NTU Research Open House was convened on Thursday, 19 February 2014, between 11:00 to 5.00 pm in Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre. About 60 attendants participated in this event of which many were undergraduate students who were eager to know how they should choose their future majors. The speakers were from the different Engineering Colleges, National Institute of Education, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies as well as the Graduate Students Club.
The sessions were conducted as follows: The first session was about Research opportunities and career options and had three lecturers from three different colleges. They were: College of Engineering, College of Science and also Interdisciplinary Graduate School. This session finished with a talk on common ideas and issues and was designed by Graduate Students Club.
The afternoon session had talks from the College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, National Institute of Education, College of Business, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and agency for science, technology and research. The graduate Student Club concluded the event summarizing the key points from all the sessions.
Outside the lecture theatre there were 6 booths with space allocated for each of the schools of NTU to display catalogues related to equipment, projects, professors and research. Graduate students were also given an opportunity to present their research through posters in these booths. This was a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students to learn more about the research at NTU and graduate students to interact and network with potential collaborators and recruiters.
The following posters were identified to the best of the best
1. “Reveal the truth underneath” by Ding Sun of EEE
2. “Hydrothermal processing of sewage sludge” by Chao He of CEE
3. “Adsorbate Electric Fields on a Cryogenic Atom Chip” by Chan Kin Sung of SPMS
4. “Early Warning System for Tracking of Biofouling in Spiral Wound Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) System” by Low Jiun Hui of SBS
5. “Enabling the 2-D super-material (Graphene) in Electronics” by Jeffrey Huang JF of MSE.