NUS scientists have found a way to turn plastic bottles and other wastes into 'one of the most promising materials in the 21st century 


Aerogels from Environmental Wastes for Novel Engineering Applications

Associate Prof. Hai Minh Duong and Prof. Nhan Phan-Thien, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Dr Duong Hai Minh has been working at the National University of Singapore for 10 years.


(Left to right) Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree Chairman; Professor Tan Eng Chye , NUS President; Mr Tan Wah Yeow, Mapletree CSR Board Committee Member; Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer, Mapletree; and Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mapletree, at the exhibition, hosted by Associate Professor Hai Minh Duong, Principal Investigator, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUS College of Design and Engineering.


Marine plastics have put our oceans in danger. By 2050, it is estimated the volume of plastic will be greater than that of fish in the sea. Countries in East Asia and the Pacific contribute the most to marine plastic pollution. For World Oceans Day 2019, we are shining a spotlight on innovators working to stem the tide of marine debris in the epicenter of this crisis.


Assoc Prof Duong Hai Minh (left), lead researcher behind the aerogels, introduces the exhibits to Mr Edmund Cheng (centre) Chairman of Mapletree, and Prof Tan Eng Chye (right), NUS President.


The NUS research team (left to right): Assoc Prof Duong Hai-Minh, Nguyen Thai Thien Phuc, Loh Jing Wen, and Assoc Prof Phan Toan Thang. (PHOTO: NUS)

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