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Invited Speakers

Jackie Ying (Plenary Speaker)

Jackie Y. Ying


Executive Director

Institute of  Bioengineering and Nanotechnology




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Prof. Jackie Y. Ying received her B.E. and Ph.D. from The Cooper Union and PrincetonUniversity, respectively. She joined the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992, where she was Professor of Chemical Engineering until 2005. She has been the Founding Executive Director of theInstituteofBioengineeringand Nanotechnology inSingaporesince 2003. For her research on nanostructured materials, Prof. Ying has been recognized with 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, and Crown Prince Grand Prize in the Brunei Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award.

Prof. Ying was elected a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. She was named one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE in its Centennial Celebration. She was selected by The Muslim 500 in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to be one of the world’s 500 most influential muslims. She was selected as an Inaugural Inductee for the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today, which has an impact factor of 15.000.

Representative Publications

[1] P. Pitukmanorom, T.H. Yong, J.Y. Ying, Tunable release of proteins with polymer-inorganic nanocomposite microspheres, Adv. Mater. 20 (2008) 3504-3509.

[2] Y. Wang, N. L. Ibrahim, J. Jiang, S. Gao, N. Erathodiyil, J.Y. Ying, Construction of block copolymers for the coordinated delivery of doxorubicin and magnetite nanocubes, J. Control. Release 169 (2013) 211-219.

[3] J.E. Chung, S. Tan, S.J. Gao, N. Yongvongsoontorn, S.H. Kim, J.H. Lee, H.S. Choi, H. Yano, L. Zhuo, M. Kurisawa, J.Y. Ying, Self-assembled micellar nanocomplexes comprising green tea catechin derivatives and protein drugs for cancer therapy, Nat. Nanotech. 9 (2014) 907-912.

Soochow University Biomedical Polymers Laboratory 
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