Top Projects of SMI Research Showcase October 2016

The bi-annual SMI Research Showcase October 2016 took place at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) to showcase and raise the profile of maritime and offshore research and technology in Singapore. The third edition of the Research Showcase also recognised maritime research excellence where visitors were invited to vote for their favourite research projects.

SMI is pleased to announce the Top Projects under the SMI Research Showcase October 2016 as follow:

Top Projects

Title Project Principal Investigator Host Institution
Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance of Marine Transformers Associate Professor Sanjib Kumar PANDA National University of Singapore (NUS)
Reduction of Energy Demand by Reducing Resistance of Ships by Fitting Bow Wings Mr Subrata CHANDA Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

*Projects not listed in any particular ranking of merit

The Top Projects were determined by a Judging Panel assessment (75% weightage) and voting by visitors of the Research Showcase (25% weightage). Each of the Top Projects would be awarded S$3,000.

The next SMI Research Showcase will be taking place on 26-28 April 2017.

About the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)

The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) is a joint effort by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Established in Jan 2011, the mission of the SMI is to make a difference through world-class R&D, training & education and thought leadership in policy formulation for the maritime industry. The SMI aims to develop and pursue strategies and programmes in order to further enhance the development of the maritime industry. Key focus areas of the SMI include sectors such as shipping, port and maritime services as well as offshore and marine engineering.

SMI will partner with both the Institutes of Higher Learning and the Research Institutions under A*STAR to work closely with the industry to develop and grow the industry through knowledge and innovation. SMI will work towards attracting renowned academics and researchers to base in Singapore and groom the next generation of local maritime talent to meet the needs of the industry.

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