IMRE scientists study the science behind why masks help prevent COVID-19 spread

IMRE scientists study why masks help prevent COVID-19 spread

Metasurface NSLM Science Paper

IMRE's work published in Science

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Structural color 3D printing published in Nature Communications

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A Novel Vitreous Regeneration Gel published in Nature Biomedical Engineering


The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), is a research institute of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Established in September 1997, IMRE has built strong capabilities in the areas of polymeric & organic materials, composite & structural materials, advanced materials characterisation & fabrication, optics and electronics. IMRE is an institute of talented researchers equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to conduct world-class materials science research to improve lives and capture economic value for Singapore.

IMRE develops core competence and interdisciplinary teams in critical technology areas, enable fundamental new discoveries and develop advanced materials that lead to new commercial products.

Through partnering international organisations, research institutes and industry in a synergistic, multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to materials research, IMRE further fulfils its vision to be the leading research institute for materials science and engineering.