Here, you will be introduced to the six main research departments and its individual capabilities. You will also be able to identify key areas of interest within the six departments. In the quest to build Singapore's talent pool in today's knowledge-based economy, IHPC's vision is to be an internationally recognised institute in research, development and application of modelling, simulation and visualisation techniques.
The Engineering Mechanics (EM) Department aims to advance science and technology in the fields of mechanics, mechanical and
thermal properties of materials and mechanical and thermal engineering by using and developing novel computational models, methods
and tools. Key to this is the use of computer simulations to discover the new fundamental understandings in mechanical and thermal
science, mechanical and thermal engineering and their coupled fields, and to solve engineering problems in relevant industries in order
to enhance their competitiveness and productivity.
The mission of the Fluid Dynamics (FD) Department is to develop new modelling and simulation methods for fluid mechanics, thermal management and fluid related multi-physics phenomena. The research focuses on advancement of the fluid physics and discovery of new fluid behaviour, as well as to support industry innovation and technology through simulation and optimisation.
The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department aims to use modelling and simulation techniques to advance materials science and target leading edge applications relevant for industry especially the consumer care, chemical, aerospace, electronics, oil and gas, and marine and offshore industries. MSE researchers combine atomistic simulations with other methods including informatics, CALPHAD and phasefield methods to understand bulk properties.
The mission of the Electronics and Photonics (EP) Department is to advance the fields of photonics, plasmonics, and radio frequency / microwave science and technologies by leveraging and developing novel computational modelling techniques.
The Computing Science (CS) Department develops techniques that draw out the efficiency, insight and intelligence in computing to
empower scientific discovery and technological advances over a wide spectrum of real-life applications. The capabilities offered by the
CS Department can enhance the performance of software codes, scale up computing throughput of applications, process of a wide
variety of data types, provide value and insight into data, create intelligent systems that can interact in a socially-appropriate manner, and
provide methods for understanding complex interactions between systems.
The Social and Cognitive Computing (SCC) Department aims to develop adaptive technological capacities for the new social era. The
research programmes are grounded in multi-disciplinary research and advanced engineering domains in psychological measurement,
data analytics, computational modelling, machine cognition, human-machine interactions, ubiquitous sensing and data storage.