Singapore, Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

www.ntu.edu.sg
Singapore, Singapore

Nanyang Technological University is a young, research-intensive university in Singapore. It is one of the largest public universities in Singapore.NTU was inaugurated in 1991, originally as an English-medium technical and teaching college occupying the grounds of the former Nanyang University, a Chinese-medium university which had been consolidated into the National University of Singapore in 1980. Over the years, NTU has grown to become a full-fledged research university, and currently provides a high-quality global education to close to 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from more than 70 countries, the university's 4000-strong teaching and research staff also bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.In recent years, various college and university rankings have placed NTU amongst the top universities in Asia and beyond. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, NTU is ranked 39th globally , and is placed 1st in the world among young universities according to the 2014 QS Top 50 Under 50. NTU's College of Engineering is also ranked 9th in the world according to the latest 2014 QS World University Rankings by Faculty. In the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, NTU is ranked at 61st globally . NTU's business school, Nanyang Business School, was rated 64th in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2013. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-02-08

In various embodiments, a method of recycling a carrier substrate is provided. The method comprises: providing said carrier substrate; forming a buffer layer by depositing a suitable material on the carrier substrate, forming one or more component layers over the buffer layer; separation of the one or more component layers from the carrier substrate so that at least a portion of the buffer layer remains on the carrier substrate after separation; and forming a further buffer layer from the portion of the buffer layer after the separation by depositing the suitable material to recycle the carrier substrate. Also a method of recycling a substrate is provided that comprises: forming an insulating layer on a substrate; removing a first portion of the insulating layer to expose a first portion of the substrate; forming one or more component layers over the first portion of the substrate; and separating the one or more component layers from the substrate for recycling the substrate.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-03-22

Various embodiments provide a method of forming a light-emitting device. The method may include providing a multi-layer structure, wherein the multi-layer structure includes a substrate, a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, an active layer and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type in sequence, and includes at least one metal contact formed on at least one of the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer. The method further includes forming at least one trench over the at least one metal contact, and forming at least one metal support in the at least one trenches.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-03-01

The present invention is directed to enzymes having Asx-specific ligase and cyclase activity and to nucleic acids encoding those as well as methods of the manufacture of said enzymes. Further encompassed are methods and uses of these enzymes.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-02-03

A polyimide-carbon nanotube composite film is provided. The composite film includes a carbon nanotube, and a polyimide obtainable by imidizing a poly(amic acid).


There is provided a compound of formula I, having the structure: wherein R1 to R5 have the meanings given in the description.


Patent
Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-01-18

The invention provides a spectrally selective solar thermal coating, formed as a continuous uniform layer, combining a light-absorbing coating and an infrared (IR) reflecting layer positioned on top of the absorber coating. The coating of the invention is adapted for use in a plurality of applications, including amongst many control of stray light and absorptivity in thermosolar devices.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University | Date: 2017-01-06

An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is provided, having two comparators, two digital-to-analog converters (DACs), and an adder circuit. The ADC receives an input value and, over a plurality of conversion cycles of the ADC, generates an output value representative of the input value. Each respective DAC generates a plurality of threshold levels, which are defined, at least in part, by predetermined redundancy levels that are binary-scaled. The comparator arrangement provides an output code in a respective conversion cycle and, for at least two adjacent conversion cycles, the two comparators collectively provide 2-bit output codes. The adder circuit provides a plurality of output bits of the output value, and is capable of overlapping and adding a first significant bit of the 2-bit output code provided for a predetermined conversion cycle with a second significant bit of the 2-bit output code provided for a previous conversion cycle to generate one output bit.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University and Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd. | Date: 2017-08-02

The invention provides a bioreactor and methods for tissue cultivation. A bioreactor module comprises a container, a holder adapted to hold a scaffold containing an inherent vascular network, an inlet connectable to a vessel of the inherent vascular network, an inflatable device disposed within the container, and a pair of electrodes attached to opposing walls of the container, wherein the holder is removably receivable in the container and the inflatable device has a conduit extending through a wall of the container. An alternative embodiment provides an in-vitro method for tissue cultivation, comprising seeding an interior and an exterior of a vessel of an inherent vascular network of a scaffold with a first and a second cell type, respectively, and perfusing through the inherent vascular network with culture medium to facilitate compartmentalized co-cultivation of the first and the second cell type in different niches of the tissue. A further embodiment provides an in-vitro method for tissue cultivation, comprising seeding a surface of a scaffold with a predetermined cell type, and perfusing the scaffold with culture medium from an opposite surface of the scaffold through the scaffold and towards the seeded surface to create a nutrient/oxygen gradient and cause migratory diffusion induced penetration of cells towards the opposite surface.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd | Date: 2017-08-02

A probe for iridocorneal angle imaging of an eye, the probe comprising: a distal end having a corneal contact surface; a camera having an imaging lens at the distal end and an imaging axis orthogonal to the corneal contact surface; and at least two illumination sources, each illumination source having an illumination axis at an angle to the corneal contact surface such that the imaging axis and the illumination axes converge in the eye.


Patent
Nanyang Technological University and National Skin Center s Pte Ltd | Date: 2017-08-02

The present invention relates to protein nanocages comprising a melanocyte-targeting moiety and pharmaceutical compositions comprising the protein cages as well as methods for treating or diagnosing hyperpigmentation disorders or other melanocyte-related disorders using the protein nanocages or pharmaceutical compositions. In the preferred embodiment, the protein nanocage is composed of Bacillus stearothermophilus E2 protein of pyruvate dehydrogenase multi-enzyme complex (E2), with a skin penetrating and cell permeating SPACE moiety, and a melanocyte-targeting moeity of alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone.

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