Small spider-shaped robots bag Singapore Design Mark

IDC faculty, Mohan Rajesh Elara’s project Scorpio project has been awarded the Singapore Good Design Mark award for 2017 and was featured in The Straits Times.

Launched by the Design Business Chamber Singapore (DBCS) in 2013, the mark aims to recognise well- designed products and services.

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Remembering our Founders: The Making of a Memorial

SUTD has been heavily involved in the Founders’ Memorial Committee’s Phase 2 engagement with the public from September 2016 to February 2017. The committee was led by Chairman of SUTD’s Board of Trustees, Mr Lee Tzu Yang. IDC Co-Director, Professor Kristin Wood has worked together with him to develop the methods to engage public using […]

IDC Co-Director Professor Kristin Wood as panelist for the Innovation by Design Conference

IDC Co-Director, Professor Kristin Wood, was invited as a panelist for the recent Innovation by Design Conference, held on 7 and 8 March, as part of the Singapore Design Week. Other panelists include

Other panelists include Mr Patrick Chia from the Design Incubation Centre, National University of Singapore and Mr Tim Kobe of Eight Inc. The session […]

Constraints and Viewpoints: The Integrated Design and Management Program blends creativity, analysis, and empathy

MIT HAS AN ESTABLISHED TRADITION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION that combines engineering and management. A new master’s program has developed a third component: the integrated design process and the power it brings to solving not just management and engineering problems but social problems as well.

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Technological progress alone won’t stem resource use

A study led by MIT IDC Co-Director Professor Christopher Magee, finds that technological advances alone will not bring about dematerialization, or the reduction of the amount of materials needed to produce goods and services.

This research was funded in part by the IDC.

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Singapore not meeting its air quality targets

IDC faculty Assistant Professor Lynette Cheah is currently conducting a 6-month study on the harmful effects of diesel vehicular emissions. The study is commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

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Wear a ring to board a train

One of our funded projects, the Ring Theory, is being featured on The Straits Times.

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Tiny optical amplifiers on a chip

Assistant Professor Dawn Tan’s research on a telecommunications light amplifier is featured on Novus Light Technologies.

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Assistant Professor Foong Shaohui on UAV drones

Assistant Professor Foong Shaohui was featured on The New Paper for an article on drones and UAVs.

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VeSuRo featured on Lianhe Zaobao

One of IDC’s funded projects, the VeSuRo, was featured on the cover page of local newspaper Lianhe Zaobao. The project is led by Senior Lecturer Mohan Rajesh Elara. Please see below, a translation of the article.



Lianhe Zaobao, 28 Dec 2016, Locally developed robot can kill mosquitoes in drains

Researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design […]