Image: Associate Professor Lee Heow Pueh (second from left) and Associate Professor Lim Kian Meng (third from left) with the award.
Inspired by several things, including an owl’s silent flight, a collaborative project by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) had developed a new noise barrier design that reduces noise by up to 30 per cent.
The innovation clinched a merit award at the Minister for National Development’s Research & Development Award, given out by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Thursday morning (June 29).
NUS ME Associate Professors Lee Heow Pueh and Lim Kian Meng worked with LTA on this project, which spanned 1.5 years. The noise barriers has been implemented at the East Coast stretch of the Thomsom-East Coast Line construction sites, and LTA plans to implement the new design at its future work sites.
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