June 1, 2016
Prof. Hai Duong, former Postdoc in necstlab, has invented an oil-absorbing "super material" from waste paper.
Asst Prof Duong, who introduced the material at a media briefing on Monday (Feb 1), told TODAY he was inspired after being challenged by a janitor at NUS on what could be done with waste paper he threw out.
Update: June 2016
Prof. Hai Duong's invention, recyclable cellulose aerogel, won the TechConnect Innovation Award.