Staying Cool the Sustainable Way

Staying Cool the Sustainable Way

13 September 2019

04:00PM - 04:45PM


Genexis Theatre, Connexis Tower, Level 5

Air-conditioning is an essential part of urban living especially in tropical countries like Singapore. Research shows that average households spend about 30% of its electrical bills on air-conditioning alone and by the year 2100, energy demand in dense cities is projected to reach 72%!

Staying cool can now be done through passive window cooling technologies and the regulating of infra-red radiation to mitigate heat enveloping buildings These technologies require neither energy input nor do they contribute to more carbon emissions. Join Dr Lim Yee Fun as he shares his findings and the work IMRE is doing to lower power consumption and bring about a more eco-conscious mindset. 



Dr Lim Yee Fun

Dr Lim Yee Fun

Scientist & Deputy Head, Electronic Materials
Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR

Dr Lim Yee Fun received a B. Sc. in Physics from California Institute of Technology, USA, in 2003, which he pursued on a PSC Overseas Merit Scholarship. He was then awarded the A*STAR National Science Scholarship in 2006 to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, which he completed in 2011.

He joined the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), Singapore, as a Scientist in 2011. At IMRE, he had both led and participated in various research projects, including sol-gel deposition of metal oxides, photocatalytic water splitting, coatings for radiative cooling, and accelerated materials discovery based on machine learning and AI. 

Till date, he has authored/co-authored more than 40 international peer-reviewed journal publications with a total of more than 2300 citations (h-index of 25 according to Google Scholar), and he has filed 3 patents.