Sabic signs research agreement with National University Singapore

Sabic signs research agreement with National University of Singapore

1:00 PM, 7th July 2015
Sabic signs research agreement with National University of Singapore
The signing ceremony was presided by Janardhanan Ramanujalu, VP, Sabic, South Asia & ANZ and professor Barry Halliwell, senior advisor to NUS president and Tan Chin Tuan centennial professor of biochemistry.

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Sabic said it signed a master research agreement with National University of Singapore (NUS) to enhance research and collaboration in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering and material science and facilitate technical exchange between one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies and one of Asia’s top universities. This marks Sabic’s first research partnership of this nature in Southeast Asia, it said.

Joint research efforts will focus on advanced chemical process development for energy efficiency, development of advanced sustainable material solutions and process equipment design. The eventual aim of these efforts is to identify specific projects that will help develop material solutions that meet the demand for lighter, cleaner and more efficient sustainable solutions.

The signing ceremony was presided by Janardhanan Ramanujalu, vice president, Sabic, South Asia & ANZ and professor Barry Halliwell, senior advisor to NUS president and Tan Chin Tuan centennial professor of biochemistry, also deputy president for research and technology prior to his current role. It was witnessed by Sean Patrick Flanigan, director, industry liaison office, NUS Enterprise and Dr Atieh Abu-Raqabah, general manager, corporate sustainability, Sabic.

“The National Research Foundation funds universities in their corporate lab ventures and we look forward to Sabic’s contributions to help grow our industry R&D capabilities and nurture innovative enterprises,” said professor Low Teck Seng, CEO, National Research Foundation, prime minister’s office, Singapore.

“Singapore’s efforts to foster innovation and to be an incubator for world-leading innovation as well as R&D dovetail with our plans. Sabic sees the many challenges of tomorrow as opportunities to apply ingenuity and creativity within our business. Together with NUS, we aim to deliver innovation that will benefit the nation,” said Ramanujalu.

“Collaborations like this with industry-leading companies facilitate the sharing and transferring of customer and industry insights, practical skills and field expertise, all of which are critical to ensuring commercial viability of our research programs,” said professor Barry Halliwell.

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