The Ultimate List Of 15 Asian Scientists To Watch – Jackie Ying
By Juliana Chan | List
May 15, 2011
We have traversed the far-flung corners of science, medicine, engineering, and technology to come up with this list of 15 scientists who represent the movers and shakers of Asia.
#14: Jackie Ying, Nanotechnology Scientist
Dr. Ying is best known for establishing new frontiers in nanotechnology research, which has directly lead to another recognition – being the youngest faculty to be promoted to the rank of full professor at MIT.
Dr. Ying received her PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1991 and was an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Germany.
She is currently the executive director of the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore, which conducts cutting-edge medical research at the nano scale. Her awards include being recognized as one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2008.