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CUS focuses on two R&D thrusts of Solid Waste Management and Recycling for Strategic Building Materials, and Food Waste Reduction and Recycling.

With the mission to achieve sustainability in resource management and production through materials innovation, CUS capabilities include R&D at the national level; value-added industry engagement; and alignment of research and service with education. The Centre works also include creation of intellectual properties (IPs); licensing of raw ingredients and finished products; as well as commercialisation of IPs.

Research Capabilities

Consultancy Services

Physical Properties Testing: 


  • Instron mechanical tester/ Vickers hardness tester
  • TGA and DSC
  • Malvern nanosizer/ Zeta potential
  • Ultrasonic pulse velocity tester
  • Contact angle measurement
  • Thermal conductivity equipment
  • Drop weight impact test
  • Mobile surface roughness tester
  • UV vis spectrophotometer with rotating sphere (powdered sample)
  • Powder flow meter
  • Penetrometer
  • Rotational viscometer 
  • Indirect tensile test, Triaxial test (creep parameter) 
  • Wheel tracker (simulate wheel frictional forces on asphalt)

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Industry Consultancy Projects:


  • Waste plastics in hot mix asphalt for infrastructural application
  • Bi-functional cold sprayed TiO2 composite
  • Environmentally friendly, reusable and cost-effective grease removal material
  • Development of thermal insulation composite material from renewable resources
  • Development of cellulosic insulation materials for buildings
  • Study of waste aggregate fines as partial replacement of cement and sand in mortar composites


CUS is fully equipped with instrumentation to perform research and development of sustainable materials for building and infrastructure application. 


  • Materials Development Laboratory

  • Materials Testing Laboratory

  • Fermentation Laboratory


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Contact Details

  • Dr Miao Huang
  • 67804163
  • 8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Mon to Thu)
    8.30 am to 5:30 pm (Fri)
    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • ASC General Office Address:

    Temasek Polytechnic
    School of Applied Science
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3
    21 Tampines Avenue 1
    Singapore 529757