SUTD Team won the 2nd Runner-Up Prize in the HPC Innovation Challenge for the Environment competition in September 2022. This competition intends to explore how we can tackle environmental challenges using High-Performance Computing (HPC). The SUTD team, consisting of Miss Wu Xia and Mr. Shen Tianruo, focused on the computation-aided design of “small” and “red” fluorophores (namely ‘Singapore Red”) for bioimaging and biosensing applications. Their computational design minimizes ‘trial-and-error’ in experimental synthesis and thereby reduces waste generation during the development of chemical products. This design-centric approach offers a new route to greening chemical synthesis and reducing carbon emission and waste discharge to the environment.
Both Wu Xia and Tianruo are from the Science, Mathematics and Technology Cluster, supervised by Assistant Professor Liu Xiaogang.