Milestones


2001

Developed the micro calorimeter for microwave power measurement

Established the a cryogenic radiometer primary standard for optical radiation measurements

Developed the primary force standard

Established a primary electrical power measurement system

Established an internet-based service for the dissemination of Singapore Standard Time

Developed the reference standards for radio-frequency voltage measurement

Provisional Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMC) published on the BIPM Key Comparisions Database (KCDB)

Singapore became a member of the Consultative Committee for Thermometry (CCT)

2002

Realisation of SI base unit for light intensity - the candela - by trap photometers

Completed a new annex laboratory for the primary resistance standards and impedance standard

Developed ac-dc transfer standards and measurement systems on planner multi-junction thermal converters

Coordinated the APMP comparison on irradiance responsivity of UVA detectors, the first such comparison in the world, involving  seven national metrology institutes

2003

Obtained the primary mass standard, the Prototype Kilogram designated as No. 83, from the BIPM

Realisation of the SI unit of ohm by the quantized Hall resistance standard system

Developed measurement systems to link the unit of capacitance to quantized Hall resistance standard

Singapore hosted the 19th APMP General Assembly and Technical Committees meeting

Elected to chair the APMP

Appointed to chair the APMP Technical Committee on Photometry & Radiometry (TCPR)

Established calibration method for thermal imagers used for measuring body temperature during the SARS outbreak

2004

Involvement in developing the world's first technical reference on thermal imagers and their applications

The 5-year Metrology Roadmap initiated to establish a robust physical measurement infrastructure for new growth industries in electronics, biomedical sciences and engineering, infocomm technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology and photonics (2004 - 2008)

Elected as member of Executive Committee and treasurer of APMP

Developed a primary ultra-high vacuum standard

NMC re-organized under SPRING Singapore

2005

Successful completion of international peer reviews on NMC's quality system and technical competence

NMC elected as member of Executive Committee and treasurer of APMP

Calibration and measurement capabilities accepted into the BIPM database under the CIPM Global MRA

Developed a primary vibration standard

Developed a primary acoustic standard

2006

Developed nanometrology capabilities in dimensional measurements.  Set up a large range metrological atomic force microscope for nanoscale measurement and a micro coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) for 3D measurement of small objects

Singapore became a member of the Consultative Committee for Photometry and Radiometry (CCPR)

Developed a primary micro- to nano-fluid flow standard

2007

Developed a hydrogen maser system as a primary time and frequency standard

Singapore became a member of the Consultative Committee for Length (CCL)

Appointed as the Chairman of the CCEM Working Group for RMO Coordination (CCEM-WGRMO)

Elected as the member of Executive Committee and treasurer of APMP

Appointed to chair the APMP Technical Committee for Length (TCL)

2008

NMC was transferred from SPRING Singapore to the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) with effect from 1 January 2008

2010

NMC and Health Sciences Authority (HSA) co-organised the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance (CCQM) Working Groups Meeting, Workshop and Symposia, held for the first time in Singapore