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CA2DM featured in Nature Nanotechnology Editorial

In an Editorial about Singapore's golden jubilee and its strong investment in science and innovation, the editorial goes on to say that

"Nanotechnology in Singapore is taken seriously. In 2010, the National University of Singapore provided S$40 million to set up the Graphene Research Centre, which boasts state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and is home to a faculty featuring several world-renowned experts in both experimental and theoretical techniques.

In 2014, the centre expanded to become the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, thanks to a S$50 million grant from the National Research Foundation. This move strengthened the technical capabilities and human resources of the centre and reflected the current trends in research now embracing all types of layered materials beyond graphene, such as transition metal dichalcogenides and black phosphorus.

Despite the relative geographical isolation from larger academic hubs - which might be detrimental to Singaporean research - and Singapore’s tiny size, the substantial investment in scientific training and research has managed to put Singapore on the map.
 
The scientific output of the country on 2D materials, for example, is on the rise. According to Web of Science, in just 5 years, from 2009 to 2014, the number of papers published by Singaporean institutions on graphene and its cousins increased by almost a factor of 7, reaching over 400 contributions in 2014.
 
Looking ahead to the next 50 years, it is hard not to imagine that Singapore will continue to raise its profile in academic and industrial research."

The complete editorial can be found here.

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