Institute of Materials Research and EngineeringGovernment


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Foundation: 1997

Mission: We innovate in materials research to improve lives and capture economic value for Singapore Here at IMRE, we believe that materials and material systems are cornerstones of breakthrough solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges in health, sustainability and economic growth. We aspire to create new technological possibilities in partnerships with our sister A*STAR institutes, R&D institutions, local enterprises and multi-national corporations, contributing to an open innovation culture in Singapore. We aim to develop high quality programs to nurture and develop the next generation of materials experts and scientific leaders for our nation.

Vision: A Global Leader in Materials Innovation By RIE2025, IMRE will become a leading centre for advanced materials research, creativity and breakthrough innovations. IMRE will be a gathering place for brilliant minds with passion for tangible impact through materials research and technology translation. Through strong partnerships with the industry and the academia, IMRE will catalyse materials-enabled solutions to meet global challenges in sustainability, health, communications and economic growth.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionSingapore
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 915th216th10th
Chemistry 601st163rd9th
Energy 156th75th4th
Engineering +602nd194th8th
Environmental Science 144th79th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 299th78th4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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