Elmarco and National University of Singapore have started Joint Projects
Elmarco, industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment, and National University of Singapore (NUS), a leading global university centered in Asia, today announced they have started a work on joint development projects.
Elmarco and NUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 2009 and agreed to explore novel nanoscale materials at industrial scale and contributing their respective expertise, know-how and access to relevant academic and industry networks. Successful outcomes of the agreement are anticipated to provide breakthrough in water treatment, health, energy and environment related applications.
One of the results of partnership between NUS, Elmarco and other partners will be a water filtration equipment that will use nanofiber membranes. This equipment should solve problems with drinking water in the regions, where people suffer from water contamination.
“Water is expected to be more and more valuable in the future. Therefore water pollution is becoming a global problem. New materials contribute to solving the global issue with safe drinking water“ said Mr. Ladislav Mares, Executive Director of Elmarco. Other key research topics are the development of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) and Li-ion batteries for EV by introducing nanofibers.
“The new joint development represents an important and exciting partnership” said Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, who serves as the Vice President (Research Strategy) at the National University of Singapore. He is an acknowledged global leader for his pioneering work on engineering of nanofibers for regenerative medicine, harvesting solar energy, and water treatment.
"We think it is important to pursue research that could accelerate the use of nanofibers since we believe they may play an important role in manufacturing high value added products in emerging markets" noted Ladislav Mares.
Elmarco is the industry’s first supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Partnerships with global industrial leaders and universities form the foundation for success of the company. Elmarco’s unique NanospiderTM technology is designed for ease of use, scalability, modularity and flexibility in producing the highest quality nanofibers. For more information, please visit: www.elmarco.com.
About National University of Singapore
A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. For more information, please visit: www.nus.edu.sg