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Inventor of innovative hydrogel that outperforms commercial dehumidifiers

In 2018, a team at the Department of Material Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), created a proprietary gel material that could reduce perceived temperatures by 7 to 9 degree celsius. Since then, the research team has found numerous applications which could benefit industries and users in various ways.
In The Laboratory Researching New Technology


Read about the various applications of our technology

Scientist in Laboratory Research Design and Development


Numerous promising applications being
discovered and designed

Not only can this hydrogel be produced more easily and cheaply, it also has many properties that make it an excellent choice. Its Super-Hygroscopic nature allows it to absorbs enormous amounts of water from humid air. It helps to keep enclosed spaces dry, which is one of its many applications.
International Patent number: WO/2019/035,772



Developing more applications that could benefit everyone


Improving the quality of life in Singapore

Research for Good

Putting humidity to good use; in sustainable ways


Dr Tan Swee Ching
Dr Tan Swee Ching received his Bachelor in Physics from the National University of Singapore. He then worked in Hewlett Packard Singapore and Ireland as a Laser Process and Equipment engineer to develop new technology for silicon micromachining. During his work in Hewlett Packard, he made two major contributions which helped the company to reduce operation cost by at least US$400,000 per annum and to increase the throughput by 35% within his department. He was honoured the Award for Outstanding Achievement for these contributions to the company.

Subsequently, he gained PhD admission to University of Cambridge Electrical Engineering Department with Scholarships from Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Wingate Foundations. His PhD work was to use photosynthetic proteins as light absorbing materials for solar cells under the supervision of Professor Sir Mark Welland. After his PhD, Dr Tan then moved to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT to become a postdoctoral associate working on nanoelectronics. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National University of Singapore.