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Prof. Jackie Ying
Executive Director, Institute of Bio-engineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore.


Prof. Jackie Ying is the Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Prof. Jackie received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, and was a NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Institute for New Materials, Germany. She was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore. Her interdisciplinary research is focused on the synthesis of nanostructured materials for catalytic and biomaterial applications. She has authored over 300 articles, and presented over 330 invited lectures at international conferences. She has over 120 patents issued or pending, and has served on the Advisory Boards of 6 start-up companies and 1 venture capital fund. She serves on the editorial board of 25 journals, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today.

Prof. Ying’s awards include the American Ceramic Society Purdy Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation Young Investigator Awards, 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) Colburn Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Chemical Engineering Science Danckwerts Lectureship, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry-BASF Award in Materials Chemistry, Asian Innovation Silver Award, and International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Jubilee Medal. She was elected to the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, and named one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE in its Centennial Celebration.