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APE 2024 Site Tour 






2:00 pm

 Depature from MBS

* Gathered at MBS Car/Taxi Pick-Up/Drop-Off Points

Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre 




 Introduction of SUTD – by EPD HOP

  Cohort Classroom


  Campus tour


  1. Cleanroom, Metrology labs.More Details




  2. Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studio.More Details




  3. Optical Quasar Lab.More Details




  4. Campus tour

3:45pm -4:30pm


  *Food & Beverage will be served

  Cohort Classroom


Site Tour is an absolute must for those seeking firsthand insights into Singapore's leading companies and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the nation's thriving advanced photonics industry. Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to expand your knowledge, forge invaluable connections, and unlock boundless potential at APE 2024.

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) campus, established in collaboration with MIT, represents a blend of innovative design and technological advancement. This tour, you are able to visit SUTD Cleanroom & Metrology labs, Dyson, and Optical Quasar Lab. Join us and find the cutting-edge innovations in semiconductor, nano fabrication and precision machining, etc.

SUTD Campus Visit



March 6, 2024  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

International Marketing              Ms. Carrie Wu              Email: carrie.wu@informa.com

2. Dyson-SUTD Innovation Studio

Fifteen years ago, Dyson began its journey in Singapore with a small engineering team focused on creating the world's fastest, smallest digital electric motor. Singapore was chosen for its skilled workforce and supply chain capabilities in technology manufacturing. This venture, initially laden with challenges, eventually revolutionized global standards in home cleaning and hair styling, significantly reducing electricity consumption and material use in vacuum cleaners. Dyson's Singapore-made motors, now numbering over 100 million, reflect the country's dedication to innovation and engineering, a commitment further underscored by Singapore being Dyson's Global Headquarters. James Dyson's engineering career, rooted in design school, underscores the importance of unconventional thinking and boldness in problem-solving, principles central to Dyson's approach in research, design, and development. This philosophy drives Dyson's pioneering work in technology and is integral to the education of future engineers, fostering multidisciplinary skillsets in hardware and software integration. The collaboration with SUTD, supported by the James Dyson Foundation, aims to inspire young minds in engineering and science through hands-on experiences in advanced fields like Intelligent Robotics and Machine Learning. Dyson's commitment to nurturing future engineers is evident in their significant investment in engineering education in Singapore, emphasizing the importance of experimentation, embracing failure, and challenging norms in engineering and scientific innovation.

3. Optical Quasar Lab

Our optical Quasar laboratory is at the forefront of research in several cutting-edge fields. We specialize in Plasmonic Colors and Applications, investigating how light interacts with metallic nanostructures to produce vivid, dye-free colors. Our research in 2D Materials focuses on their use in tunable plasmonics, allowing for adjustable optical properties. We are also pioneering in Reconfigurable Metasurfaces, designing surfaces that can manipulate light in innovative ways. Our lab delves into the Quantum Dot technology, particularly in Semiconductor and Perovskite QDs, exploring their potential in displays and sensors. Additionally, we conduct significant research in Self-Assembly, Nano Cavities, and Deterministic Positioning, crucial for precise light interaction at the nanoscale. Another key area is Structural Colors and Applications, providing sustainable color production alternatives. Our expertise also extends to Nanofabrication and Thin Film Growth, essential for the development of advanced optical devices.

Established in Aug 2015, the is designed to facilitate the complete semiconductor process, nanofabrication and precision machining for both undergraduate and graduate students and research fellows.

Our Cleanroom is designed and constructed in accordance to FS209E Class 1000 (ISO Class 6), in compliance with all necessary supporting facilities like Building Automation System, Air Scrubber System, Waste Water Treatment System, Compressed Air System, Fire Protection System, Laboratory Fume Cupboard and Process Exhaust System, Security System and dedicated storages spaces.

We aim to support faculty as well as researchers through workshops, collaboration on research, and opportunities for sharing and learning through talks and seminars. We focus on building a community of practice at SUTD and collaboration with other universities.

The cleanroom has the following facilities:
  • ●  Fully automated cleanroom management system
  • ●  Extensive gas leak detection system
  • ●  Intensive fan filter management system
  • ●  Cleanroom equipment booking system
  • ●  Kanban consumable management techniques
  • ●  Smart gowning techniques
  • ●  Automated scheduled cleanroom hygiene
  • ●  Telescope robotic assistance
  • ●  SMED (Single-Minute Exchange of Dies) implementation for critical facilities

The cleanroom has the following services:
  • ●  Electron beam lithography – e-line plus Raith nanofabrication with SEM
  • ●  Nanoscribe – 3D laser writer, Singapore’s first 3D lithography system
  • ●  Electron beam evaporator – Kurt J Lesker system
  • ●  Nano-imprinter – Nanoscience precision pattern tool
  • ●  Mask aligner – EVG610
  • ●  Physical vapour deposition –CUBE balzer sputtering mainframe

The Metrology Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) was proposed as a centralized collaboration space. It was envisioned to support various research areas, including Chemistry, Pedagogy Innovation, Technology, and Design. The lab was part of an initiative funded by the SUTD-MIT IDC Infrastructure Grant, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary research and collaboration in the field of metrology and related sciences. This laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that are integral to the university's focus on research and education in digital manufacturing and design.


1. SUTD cleanroom & Metrology labs

LUX Photonics Consortium is an initiative by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) ; and is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore. This tour, you are able to visit the Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) and Centre for Optical Fibre Technology (COFT) at the Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Experience Center of SICK Singapore, and Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Join us and find the cutting-edge innovations in photonics.









 Departure from MBS

* Gathered at MBS Car/Taxi Pick-Up/Drop-Off Points

  Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre

9:30 am – 10:00 am

 Welcome Address & Introduction to The  Photonics Institute.

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 The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

10:00 am – 10:20 am

  Facility Tour (Part 1)
 Group 1: Centre for Disruptive Photonic   Technologies (CDPT)
 Group 2: Centre for Optical Fibre   

 Technology (COFT)

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 The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
10:20 am – 10:40 am

 Facility Tour (Part 2)

 Group 1: Centre for Optical Fibre

 Technology (COFT)

 Group 2: Centre for Disruptive Photonic   Technologies (CDPT)

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  The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
10:40 am  Departure from NTU  The Photonics Institute, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
11:10 am – 12:00 pm

 Facility Tour:

 The Experience Center

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 SICK Singapore
12:00 pm  Departure from SICK Singapore  SICK Singapore
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm  Arrival and Refreshments  Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Facility Tour:

 1. Institute of Microelectronics (IME)

 2. Institute of Materials Research and   Engineering (IMRE)

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 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
2:00 pm  Departure from A*STAR  Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
2:20 pm  Arrival at MBS  Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre




March 8, 2024   8:45 am - 2:20 pm

The Photonics Institute is the culmination of intense preparatory work spanning several years between NTU and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, along with support from various institutions such as A*STAR, DSO and EDB, in order to establish a world-leading centre in Singapore for photonics technology research. More info:www.ntu.edu.sg/tpi


The Centre for Optical Fiber Technology comprises of state-of-the-art equipment for realization of several kinds of optical and functional fibers, ranging from standard silica fibers to a variety of advanced specialty fibres. More info:www.ntu.edu.sg/coft

The Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies aims to be a leading player in the next stage of the photonics revolution. Combining interdisciplinary expertise within NTU with our collaborating partners in Singapore, Europe, USA, Australia and other countries, we are building a world-class centre in fundamental and applied photonics research. More info:www.ntu.edu.sg/cdpt

The Experience Center located in Singapore office, showcasing the different SICK solutions and applications.  Key takeaways for visitors includes:
•    How SICK increases flexibility and productivity of our Robotics Solutions by providing vision guidance and maintaining area safety with SICK's safety solutions.
•    SICK's first steps into Industry 4,0 and IIoT, how we aim towards a future of automated digitalization with the connectivity of our IoT gateways, connectivity, SMART Sensors, Digitalization Ecosystems and Solutions.
•    The wide range of sensors which are customizable and are able to be tailored to cater to your specific AGV needs, be it simply just detection or complex localization, with our Mobile Platform Sensor Solutions.
•    SICK as a market leader in Track and Trace applications, with a wide coverage from Airports, Ports, Warehousing, Courier Express Parcels to Traffic Management with our Logistics and Traffic Sensor Solutions.
•    How SICK ensures the availability and productivity of critical equipment/machine, providing easy and early detection monitoring of machines.

More info:www.sick.com/sg

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) drives mission-oriented research that advances scientific discovery and technological innovation. We play a key role in nurturing and developing talent and leaders for our Research Institutes, the wider research community, and industry. In this visit, you will see technologies developed by A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). The facility is a Class10 cleanroom with VC-C vibration stability about ~1200m2 in size, housing IME’s advanced tools for semiconductor research and providing services support to the ecosystem. Some of the tools include our immersion lithography tool capable of printing 45nm and above patterns for 300mm wafers, advanced metrology tools like Defect review SEM with capability of 30nm above pattern defects, surface defects, advanced overlay and CD measurement tools. In addition, you will also see devices developed and fabricated by IME and IMRE, such as flat optics and silicon photonics.

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Kindly note that the registration for site tours at APE 2024 are closed now, let's stay stuned for more at APE 2025.