8 The Green Magnet
Built to attract the world’s top researchers, Singapore’s lush and bright
CREATE campus is designed to foster the entire innovation process.
10 A Pinnacle of Energy Efficiency
Given the goal of creating a net-zero energy laboratory to house energy
research, HDR Architecture designed a laboratory that will serve as an
example for years to come.
12 Improving Past Excellence
A groundbreaking building in 1981, the Sherman Fairchild Biochemistry
Building received a 2012 sustainable, flexible, and bright face lift from
14 Joining Forces
Wanted: A new paradigm for forensic sciences that promotes
collaboration and co-location of services and facilities.
16 2013 Laboratory of the Year Judges
16 2013 Laboratory of the Year Vital Stats
18 Multiphysics in the Design of Lithium-Ion Batteries
The increasing complexity of the now de facto advanced electric energy system demands
design analyses employing a multitude of physical parameters.
22 Swiss Army CFD
Once the specialized tool of aerospace corporations, CFD has become an indispensable
tool for product designers and industry.
24 A Symbolic Release
Maple 17, the newest release from Maplesoft, reveals more than just a new set of useful
software tools for engineers and scientists.
25 New Multi Multiphysics
26 Recent Advancements in Polymer Characterization
A collaborative effort brings forth a new era in chromatography.
28 PEMs Stack Up to the Competition
Hydrogen generators are being eyed as the key to a
renewable energy future. But in laboratory research, they are
already a common fixture.
30 Vacuum Pump Evolution
Despite the maturity of vacuum pump designs,
manufacturers show even in well-established technologies
key innovations are there for the taking.
32 Software Takes Driver’s Seat in Test Systems
The emergence of hybrid test systems, which operate on
a blend of hardware architectures, has highlighted the
importance of the underlying software.
34 From Legos to Medical Devices
An early interest in robotics led Nikolai Begg to the medical
device field, where he found a new solution for surgical
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