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Bin Liu

Bin Liu 


Provost's Chair Professor

Head, Deparment of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

National University of Singapore



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Prof. Bin Liu received her BS degree and Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University and National University of Singapore (NUS), respectively, before her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined the NUS in late 2005, where she is currently Professor and Head of Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Her research is focused on organic nanomaterials for biomedical and energy applications. Prof. Liu has received many highly prestigious awards, including Singapore President's Young Scientist Award 2008, L'Oréal Women in Science National Fellowship 2011, Asia Rising Star 2013, BASF Materials Award 2014, Materials in Society Lectureship 2015, Singapore President's Technology Award 2016, and Asian Scientist Top 100 List in 2017.

Prof. Liu was named as The World's Most Influential Minds and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters during 2014-2017. She is the Fellow of Singapore Academy of Engineering, Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials, the Royal Society of Chemistry and serves as the Associate Editor for Polymer Chemistry.

Representative Publications

[1] Wenbo Wu, Bazan Guillermo, and Bin Liu* Conjugated polymers amplified sensing, imaging and therapy, Chem. 2017, 760–790.

[2] Wenbo Wu, Duo Mao, Shidang Xu, Dan Ding, Deling Kong, Bin Liu* A Highly Efficient and Photostable Near-Infrared Photosensitizer with Aggregation-Induced Emission for Image-Guided Photodynamic Anticancer Therapy, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1700548.

[3] Bobo Gu, Wenbo Wu, Gaixia Xu, Guangxue Feng, Feng Yin, Peter Han Joo Chong, Junle Qu*, Ken-Tye Yong* and Bin Liu* Precise Two-Photon Photodynamic Therapy Using Efficient Photosensitizer with Aggregation-induced Emission Characteristics, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1701076

[4] S. M. Ali Fateminia, Zhiming Wang, Chi Ching Goh, Purnima N. Manghnani, Wenbo Wu, Duo Mao, Lai Guan Ng, Zujin Zhao,* Ben Zhong Tang,* and Bin Liu* Nanocrystallization: A unique approach to yield bright organic nanocrystals for biological applications, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1604100.

[5] Chong-Jing Zhang, Jigang Wang,* Jianbin Zhang, Yew Mun Lee, Guangxue Feng, HanMing Shen, Qingsong Lin,* and Bin Liu* Mechanism-Guided Design and Synthesis of Mitochondria-targeting Artemisinin Analog with Enhanced Anticancer Activity. Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2016, 55, 13770-13774.

[6] Xiaolei Cai, Aishwarya Bandla, Guangxue Feng, Wei Qin, Lun-De Liao*, Nitish Thakor, Ben Zhong Tang and Bin Liu* Biocompatible Red Fluorescent Organic Nanoparticles with Tunable Size and Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristic for Evaluation of Blood-Brain Barrier Damage, Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 8760-8765.

[7] Youyong Yuan, Shidang Xu, Xiamin Cheng, Xiaolei Cai, and Bin Liu* Bioorthogonal Turn-On Probe based on AIEgen for Cancer Cell Imaging and Ablation, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 2016, 55, 6457-6461.

[8] Chong-Jing Zhang, Guangxue Feng, Shidang Xu, Jien Wu* and Bin Liu* Structure-Dependent cis/trans Isomerization of Tetraphenylethene Derivatives: Consequences for Aggregation-Induced Emission, Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 2016, 55, 6192.

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