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15 Apr 2020

Singaporeans should not be boastful or “haolian” when they are doing well

Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) commented about lockdown life amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the Singaporean government should have done more about the wretched living conditions of their foreign workers.

15 Apr 2020

New Smart Anti-microbial Coating is Helping the Needy

The new smart anti-microbial coating developed by the research team led by Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and Prof. YEUNG King Lun, Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) was being used to sterilize the homes of 1,100 grassroots families under the sponsorship of the Lee Hysan Foundation.

15 Apr 2020

How social distancing might stick after the coronavirus

Prof. Donald LOW, Professor of Practice of Division of Public Policy (PPOL) commented on how lock-down life amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

9 Apr 2020

Filtration Efficiency of Surgical Masks Sold In the Market

Prof. Joseph KWAN, Adjunct Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) helped test the filtration efficiency of surgical masks sold in loose packs in the market and found that their particle filtration efficiency only ranged between 1.3% to 59.6%. Prof. Kwan said these masks give the users a sense of false security and advised against buying them.

3 Apr 2020

Startup to help the hearing impaired

An exclusive interview with Sigurd Anders BERG, Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management (T&M-DDP) alumnus – the Product Manager of a startup company Incus which was co-founded by Prof. Richard SO from Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (IEDA) and his student Calvin ZHANG. Berg talked about a novel hearing aid technology developed by Prof So’s team which could effectively differentiate environmental noise from human sound.

HK Economic Times (Subscription needed)

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3 Apr 2020

Is handmade waterproof fabric face mask a solution?

Prof. Joseph KWAN, Adjunct Professor of Division of Environment and Sustainability (ENVR) shared the pros and cons of handmade waterproof fabric face mask, saying while these masks’ filter efficiency can exceed 90%, there may be insufficient ventilation.