Duane Lye Dun Wei Aery UVC Air Disinfection System
Aery UVC Air Disinfection System is Silver Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Products Design Award Category.
Aery UVC Air Disinfection System

Aery is a compact Ultraviolet-C air disinfection system developed to help people regain confidence in social interaction in a shared space. The design maximises disinfection efficacy using a dual-stage approach. This is achieved by cleverly repurposing the wasted heat from the thermal management unit and introducing an airflow control channel to impede air velocity which increases the air’s Ultraviolet-C exposure duration during the disinfection process.

Aery UVC Air Disinfection System
Duane Lye Dun Wei Aery
Duane Lye Dun Wei UVC Air Disinfection System
Duane Lye Dun Wei design
Duane Lye Dun Wei design
Duane Lye Dun Wei

Trained in Industrial Design while having a background in both Mechanical Engineering and Business, has allowed Duane to approach problems from a multi-faceted perspective. At heart, he is essentially an innovator, problem solver, entrepreneur and designer. An award-winning designer who has an insatiable thirst for challenges, he transforms ideas to reality while pushing concepts to new frontiers by generating innovative and aesthetically pleasing solutions which fundamentally centres around user experience and functionality. In SIMTech he bridges the gap between A*STAR’s patented cutting-edge technology and clients though the marketing and packaging of technologies into easily adoptable and convincing products.


A research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) develops high value manufacturing technology and human capital to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore's manufacturing industry. SIMTech's research competencies encompass automation, system and process technologies and have completed projects for various companies in the electronics, semiconductor, precision engineering, medical technology, aerospace, automotive, marine, logistics and other sectors. Our Roles: - Boost the human capital base in Singapore through manpower development initiatives such as industry research collaborations and training programmes for industry. - Generate, apply and commercialise R&D, advanced manufacturing science and technology through creating intellectual capital to enhance local industries' competitiveness. - Enrich the industrial capital base from R&D collaborations outcome with the industry and the transfer of research results through technology training.