materials chemistry

Meet Singapore’s Materials Man (VIDEO)

From smart masks to innovative eye polymers, Professor Loh Xian Jun is revolutionizing materials science at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s January 2021 Roundup

Starting the year with surprising uses for human waste in space and ancient worm fossils, here are five of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top pieces from January 2021.

Aerogel Harvests Water From Thin Air

A single kilogram of this new aerogel can generate enough drinking water to meet a household's daily needs

The Best Of Both Worlds For New Glow-In-The-Dark Compounds

By combining the conventional metal-ligand system and aggregation-based system, scientists have designed glow-in-the-dark compounds that can be both tuned and controlled.

Scientists Develop Solid CO2 Sorbents With High Surface Area

Thanks to its morphology, fibrous nanosilica would allow for better carbon capture capacity, kinetics and recyclability.

Ink-Based Capacitors Flex Their Strengths

A manganese oxide-based conductive ink could help make the production of energy storage devices cheaper and more eco-friendly.

For Self-Healing Solar Panels, Just Add Gas

Scientists have developed a cheap and simple way to regenerate smooth surfaces on perovskite crystals.

A Surprisingly Elegant Formula For Molecular Aggregates

A mathematical formula can describe the physical processes underlying whether milk turns into butter or curd, scientists say.

Turning Pee Into Power

Scientists have demonstrated that human urine is a potent source of carbon catalysts, which could help power supercapacitors and batteries.