Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management

Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management (NEW-CREATE)


A collaborative research effort between NTU and HUJ in “Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management” will bring scientific excellence and innovation, leading to technology transfer, licensing and entrepreneurship.


Foster the beneficial applications of advanced materials and additive manufacturing and processes into energy and energy-water nexus technologies. To develop novel materials and devices for energy and energy-water nexus technologies. To facilitate revolutionary energy and energy-water nexus technologies based on innovative manufacturing processes. To cultivate entrepreneurial activities, transfer for technology and spin-offs based on disruptive energy and water technologies for the synergistic benefits of Singapore and Israel economy and the global research development ecosystems.

Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management (NEW) is a joint research programme between Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), to develop novel materials and devices for three themes: Printable energy materials and devices, energy modulation and storage systems for buildings, and materials and processes for energy-water nexus. This programme aims to innovate advanced materials in pushing the scientific frontiers in energy harvesting, conservation and storage and meet the energy-water nexus needs through innovative manufacturing processes. Period: 09/2016-03/2022.


The joint research programme between HUJ and NTU on “Nanomaterials for Energy and Water Management” commenced in July 2011. The research programme is funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE).

The program comprises three core thrusts:

Theme 1: Printable energy materials, processes and devices:

Provide platform technologies for fabrication of energy related devices, based on past achievements in 2D printing, and bringing new activity, 3D printing, 3D printing is achieved by using an additive process.

Theme 2: Energy modulation and storage systems for buildings

Aim at developing adaptive energy systems and materials that can be integrated into buildings and enable energy storage and focus on addressing the global challenge of excessive energy consumption for thermal management.

Theme 3: Advanced materials and processes for energy-water nexus

Focus to integrate some of the findings in the Energy and Water thrusts of Phase 1 of the program, and to bring new ideas that will enable technologies that support water-efficient energy systems or energy-efficient water systems


A total of 69 researchers are working in this programme. They consist of post-doctoral fellows, research associates, project officers and PhD students. In the research teams, there are a total of 16 Principal Investigators (PIs) from the two universities. All HUJ PIs hold a joint appointment with NTU.


During Phase I, the programme innovations brought scientific impact with over 300 papers published in scientific journals including Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, Nature Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, etc. The joint research also generated over 60 patents, which the team hopes will lead to licensing and spin-offs. Currently the program has initiated 2 spin-off companies.

The joint PhD programme between NTU and HUJ allowed the students to enjoy different academic environments through joint enrolment. The joint PhD programme enhanced the students training experience and offers access to the latest cutting-edge research. Our joint programme provides students with international travel and networking opportunities.



1 CREATE Way, Enterprise Wing #04-12
Singapore 138602

General Enquiry:
For more details about the program, please contact
Program Manager: Dr. MA Bing (

For internship and outreach, please contact:
Project Officer: Ms. JIN Hongfang (