Professor Ying joined the 5th EISA Summit
In December 2015, it was announced that Prof. Ying was one of the recipients of the inaugural 2015 Mustafa Prize awarded by the Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation. She was awarded the “Top Scientific Achievement” award for her outstanding contributions to the synthesis of well-designed advanced nanostructured materials and systems, nanostructured biomaterials, and miniaturized bio-systems of various interesting applications including the development of “stimuli-responsive polymeric nanoparticles” for diabetic patients. Ying’s research has made a major impact in the field of nanostructured materials through a breakthrough in the synthesis of nanoparticles, nanocomposites, and nanoporous materials.
She was born in Taipei in 1966 and raised in Singapore and New York. She received her B.E. and Ph.D. from The Cooper Union and Princeton University, respectively. She joined the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1992, where she was a Professor of Chemical Engineering until 2005. She has been the Founding Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN; as a member of the A*STAR) in Singapore since 2003. In 2017, Ying was named a Fellow of the United States National Academy of Inventors (NAI), becoming for the first time a Singapore-based scientist that has earned the highest professional accolade for academic inventors. The status is given to academic inventors, who have shown a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have contributed to society. Ying has more than 180 primary patents and patent applications, which have led to 11 spin-offs. For her research on nanostructured materials, Prof. Ying has been recognized by the American Ceramic Society Ross C. Purdy Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, American Chemical Society Faculty Fellowship Award in Solid-State Chemistry, Technology Review’s Inaugural TR100 Young Innovator Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Allan P. Colburn Award, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry-BASF Award in Materials Chemistry, Wall Street Journal Asia’s Asian Innovation Silver Award, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jubilee Medal, Materials Research Society Fellowship, Royal Society of Chemistry Fellowship, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellowship, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship, and Crown Prince Grand Prize in the Brunei Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award.
In March 2018, Ying stepped down from her position as Executive Director at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology to lead her own lab, NanoBio lab.
This event is an exceptional opportunity for scientists, who are interested in doing research in the field of advanced nanostructured materials and systems, nanostructured biomaterials, and miniaturized bio-systems, to communicate with her.