AWARDS

achievements

Oct, 2019

Congratulations to our IMRE Specialist who was among the winners of the A*STAR Awards 2019!

Mr. Leonard Verano Gonzaga (Principal Specialist) was awarded the A*STAR Go-the-Extra-Mile-for-Service (GEMS) Award for going beyond the call of duty. Leonard is an excellent mentor and team-player who consistently delivers outstanding service. Leading by example, he will personally troubleshoot and repair equipment to ensure on-time delivery of outcomes. In 2018, he demonstrated exemplary leadership and commitment to A*STAR in the redeployment of former Data Storage Institute’s Engineering Operation division and in the provision of fabrication support for 19 projects from Institute of Microelectronics. Leonard sets the bar for work outcomes and deliverables, and pays active attention to creating new opportunities and achieving greater heights for IMRE and A*STAR.

Oct, 2019

Congratulations to our IMRE Specialist who was among the winners of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Awards 2019!

Mr. Ong Kian Soo (Principal Specialist) was awarded the MTI Commendation Award, which recognises officers within the MTI family, who have consistently delivered outstanding service. He constantly goes the extra mile for his stakeholders by mentoring his colleagues and channelling his energy to industry development activities that promote A*STAR’s nanoimprint technologies. His efforts in going the extra mile for all his industry projects have earned him commendations from MNCs and SMEs. Kian Soo actively seeks collaboration with institutes of higher learning (IHLs) and sister research institutes (RIs) on nanoimprint-related research. He was also pivotal in IMRE’s relocation activities. In addition, Kian Soo was the recipient of the A*STAR Go-the-Extra-Mile-for-Service (GEMS) award in 2018.

Sep, 2018

Dr. Anjan Soumyanarayanan was one of the recipients of the Young Scientist Awards (YSA) 2018 at the President’s Science and Technology Awards ceremony on 25 September 2018.

Electronic miniaturisation and growing computing demands have fuelled the quest for fundamentally new technology platforms that are fast, stable, and energy-efficient at the nanoscale. Dr. Soumyanarayanan’s research seeks to realise such scalable nanoelectronic devices by harnessing novel quantum phenomena emerging at material surfaces and interfaces. His contributions unveiled the emergent properties of electronic materials and enabled the tailoring of two-dimensional quantum phases and spin topology towards advanced nanoelectronics. 

Dr. Soumyanarayanan’s A*STAR team recently developed material knobs to control atomic-scale spin interactions that generate magnetic particles called “skyrmions”. Their ready tunability on an industry-friendly platform is promising for fast, low-power data processing. His interdisciplinary team aims to develop these as elements for next-generation computing, to efficiently combine information storage (memory) and decision-making (logic) capabilities – much like the human brain.

The YSA recognises highly innovative and productive Singapore-based scientists and engineers who are at the age of 35 or under who have shown great potential to be world-class researchers in their fields of expertise.

Click here to find out more about Dr. Anjan's research.

Jul, 2018

Congratulations to the IMRE researchers who were among the winners of the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2018!

Dr Yao Kui, Mr Lai Szu Cheng and Mr Chen Yi Fan were recognised for their work in creating a unique UV sensing and monitoring technology which includes a battery-less and wireless UV monitoring system. The team’s technical breakthrough led to a reliable, robust, low-cost and energy-autonomous UV sensing and monitoring solution, with the potential to contribute significant value to society and the industry. The award was presented by Mr Heng Chee How, Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, at an award ceremony held on 26 July 2018.

Jun, 2018

Congratulations to the IMRE scientists who were among the winners of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Awards 2018!

Dr. Cedric Troadec was awarded the MTI Commendation Award  for his exceptional service to IMRE, A*STAR. The award aims to recognise officers within the MTI family, who have consistently delivered outstanding service to internal and external customers. Dr. Troadec was also the recipient of the A*STAR Go-the-Extra-Mile-for-Service award in 2017.

Dr. Evan Williams, Dr. Leong Yew Wei, Dr. Hendrix Tanoto and Dr. Andrew Ng were part of the Operations and Technology Roadmapping team that won the MTI Borderless Award (Silver). The winning team, which won the A*STAR Borderless Award 2018 as well,  included A*STAR colleagues from SIMTech, SME Office and the Industry Development Group. The award recognises the team for their effort in launching the OTR programme through cross agencies collaboration and its impact to the industry.