This research thrust explores the integration of architecture and engineering capabilities with the objective of developing new infrastructure solutions for Singapore’s economic clusters. Research topics under this thrust include those relating to environmental sustainability and passive design, buildability and constructability (i.e. new materials, methods and construction productivity), and adaptive reuse.
Projects under this thrust includes:-
CO2 Membranes for High Performance Low Carbon Footprint Building Materials
PI: Dr Tan Mei Chee
Co-PI: Dr Richard Riman (Rutgers University)
The objective of this project is to develop technologies for the manufacturing of building and infrastructure materials with a low carbon footprint. This program will on the development of ceramic or hybrid membranes to capture and separate carbon dioxide in gas streams emanating from various potential chemical processes. We aim to design, fabricate and test the functions and performance of CO2 membranes in close collaboration with the Rutgers team. This technology is expected to be integrated with a carbonate cement concrete manufacturing processes invented by our collaborators at Rutgers University.