Industry Development Manager, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
Reuben Bakker holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Purdue, USA, 2008) and a Bachelors in Engineering Physics (Queens’, Canada, 2002). Joining A*STAR in 2008 to work in the field of nanophotonics, Reuben has held a variety of roles of staff scientist, PI and assistant division manager. In 2019, Reuben joined industry development full time with a focus on the electronics sector. He now works hand in hand with staff scientists and industry partners to translate IMRE technology from labs to companies. Reuben is excited about the ongoing transformation in the mobility sector and sees great opportunities for Singapore and beyond.
Presentation Topic: Batteries and Power Electronics, Enabling Future Mobility
Urban mobility is an ever evolving landscape. With many countries pledging to stop selling fossil fuel vehicles within 20-30 years, key technologies for electric transport will continually grow in importance. In this talk, I will outline two key technologies currently in development at IMRE: Power Electronics and Batteries. In Power Electronics, IMRE has a newly formed program to help kickstart the Silicon Carbide Industry in Singapore. The program will develop 200mm SiC Epi wafers required for more efficient and cost effective power electronics for automotive and beyond. In batteries, IMRE’s strength is in developing materials to improve battery performance. We are looking to help grow the local battery industry to mimic what the semiconductor industry is today.