Materials Science and Technology of Polymers

The annual Global Young Scientists’ Summit (GYSS) took place 15 - 20 January 2017 at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The summit has a mission to engage early career researchers with Nobel Laureates, Field Medalists, Millennium Technology Prize winners, and Turing Award winners. Over 250 of the world’s most outstanding PhDs and post-doctoral fellows in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) had a chance to be inspired by the enthusiasm, determination, and persistence of the eminent scientists through plenary lectures, panel discussions, and interactive small group sessions.

During the summit, young researchers found an opportunity to visit  Singaporean universities (National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore University of Technology and Design). In addition, they also visited research centers (Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE)) which provided an insight into the research facilities and available opportunities in Singapore.

The program also included site visits to Deep Tunnel Sewerage System, PSA Corporation Limited, Housing & Development Board and Tuaspring Desalination Plant. Those visits proved that Singapore is a unique example of a country that has a vison to integrate scientific innovations for the benefits of society. 


Photo:   Sinem Tas, Justyna Chromik en Gréanne Leeftink (from left to right) together with Aaron Ciechanover (the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004)