Navigation Links
MINDEF, NTU join hands to boost Singapore's defense R&D capabilities
Date:10/22/2009

Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are attracting outstanding talent to work on projects to strengthen Singapore's defence science and technology research and development (R&D) capabilities.

Both parties formalised their intent by inking a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the DSO National Laboratories today.

The MOU governs the setting up of the Temasek Research Fellowship and the Nanyang-DSO Post-Doctoral Fellowship schemes.

Researchers offered the three-year Temasek Research Fellowship extendable for up to another three years will undertake defence-related research at the university. They will be appointed principal investigators at the Temasek Laboratories@NTU and other NTU research centres to lead and undertake defence science and technology research.

The Nanyang-DSO Post-Doctoral Fellowship is an exclusive agreement between MINDEF and NTU. Researchers offered the two-year Nanyang-DSO Post-Doctoral Fellowship will undertake defence-related research at NTU in close collaboration with DSO National Laboratories.

Dr Su Guaning, President of NTU, who together with Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) Dr Tan Kim Siew, witnessed the signing, says: "NTU and MINDEF have been strategic partners in defence science and technology R&D for many years."

"This is yet another milestone in our collaboration with MINDEF. It signifies the trust and confidence established over the years in NTU's R&D capabilities, the calibre of our scientists and researchers, and their ability to deliver effective solutions to enhance the defence and security of Singapore."

Dr Su adds: "Some of the Nanyang-DSO post-doctoral fellows may eventually join our faculty ranks, contributing to the multi-disciplinary research landscape at NTU and further strengthening research collaboration between the two organisations. The outcome of their work will boost the capacity of Singapore to harness science and technology for a multiplier effect in defence capabilities."

The Temasek Research Fellowship and Nanyang-DSO Post-Doctoral Fellowship aim to attract outstanding young researchers with doctorates to undertake R&D that will boost Singapore's defence capabilities. They will focus on research areas such as Advanced Materials and Energetic Materials. Other scientific and technological research areas that will have a significant impact on Singapore's defence and security will also be considered.

The MOU was signed by MINDEF's Chief Defence Scientist and Chief Research and Technology Officer, Mr Quek Tong Boon, and NTU Provost, Professor Bertil Andersson.


'/>"/>

Contact: Edgar Lee
edgarlee@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6052
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. PyroHands: NC State receives grant to develop next generation firefighter gloves
2. Dog owners more likely to share germs with pets by not washing hands than by sleeping with dog
3. Novel publishing approach puts textbook in more hands
4. Guilt on their hands: tiny tags could help to solve and deter gun crime
5. Department of Energy putting power in the hands of consumers through technology
6. If you dont want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but dont shake hands
7. NIH grant will boost electron microscopy at Brandeis
8. Research network based at University of Toronto gets $5 million boost to speed up cancer detection
9. Supplementing babies formula with DHA boosts cognitive development
10. UC Riverside research on barley genome gets boost from $1 million USDA grant
11. Researchers boost production of biofuel that could replace gasoline
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Vehicle Anti-Theft System Market is ... next decade to reach approximately $14.21 billion by 2025. ... all the given segments on global as well as regional levels ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Optimove , provider of the ... as 1-800-Flowers and AdoreMe, today announced two new ... Using Optimove,s machine learning algorithms, these features allow ... recommendations to their customers based not just on ... intent drawn from a complex web of data ...
(Date:3/20/2017)... 20, 2017 At this year,s CeBIT Chancellor Dr. ... manufacturer DERMALOG. The Chancellor came to the DERMALOG stand together with the ... year,s CeBIT partner country. At the largest German biometrics company the two ... face and iris recognition as well as DERMALOG´s multi-biometrics system.   ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/19/2017)... ... May 19, 2017 , ... In response to the strong ... Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. announces the release of their Gait Trainer 3 with an ... with a biomedical system to aid in rehabilitating individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... , ... May 18, 2017 , ... ... The Tapas Cooking Challenge is a two-hour team-building package designed for groups ... created by Chef Jodi Abel, which include items, such as Blackened Shrimp with ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 17, ... ... CRO standards with psychonneuroendocrine stress expertise, and further enhances its scientific power ... researcher, Douglas A. Granger, Ph.D., has agreed to join the scientific advisory ...
(Date:5/18/2017)... ... May 17, 2017 , ... ... varying industries, including food and dairy, munitions, and pharmaceutical/biotech, recently introduced The Revolution ... ease of use. The improvement in technology comes on the heels of HOLLOWAY’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology: