Author: Editorial Team

4C nanodiamond

World’s hardest material, diamond, is flexible

Diamond, the world’s hardest material, turns out to be flexible. Scientists from NTU Singapore, MIT, City University of Hong Kong and South Korea made the surprising discovery and found that diamonds can be stretched by up to 9% without breaking. This could lead to new applications in computing, healthcare and materials engineering.

Keeping an eye on glaucoma

Glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, is caused by damage to the optic nerve from an increase in fluid pressure. Most cases of glaucoma remain undiagnosed, especially at...

Unparalleled funding for the future

To help the next generation of brilliant scientists bring promising ideas to fruition, NTU President Prof Subra Suresh has created the NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship (PPF). Each two-year-long fellowship comes...

Making a splash in 3D printing

NTU’s water technology start-up Nano Sun has opened a 3D-printing facility to manufacture nanofibre-based water treatment membranes. Unlike conventional membrane-manufacturing processes, which use more than ten different chemicals including toxic...

Presidential honours for NTU researchers

Three NTU faculty have been recognised with Singapore’s highest honours for scientists and engineers, the President’s Science and Technology Awards. Built on a strong foundation in science and engineering, NTU’s...