AsianScientist (May 31, 2019) – Liu Bin, head of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department at the National University of Singapore (NUS), has been awarded the 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) Nano Lectureship Award for Asia/Pacific.
A leader in the field of organic functional materials, Liu’s research focuses on the design and synthesis of organic nanomaterials and their applications in solar cells, bioimaging and cancer therapy.
The ACS Nano Lectureship Awards honor the contributions of scientists whose work has significantly impacted the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Three award recipients from around the world are honored each year, with one awardee each from the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific.
“I am deeply honored to receive the ACS Nano Lectureship Award for Asia/Pacific,” said Liu. “This is not only a recognition of my own research, but also reflects the excellence of the multidisciplinary materials research community at NUS. I am also grateful to the University and Singapore for their generous support of my research, and will strive to deliver even greater impact.”
Liu will be presenting an award lecture at this year’s ChinaNano meeting, which will be held in Beijing, China, from August 17 to 19, 2019.
Previous accolades include the L’Oréal Women in Science National Fellowship in 2011 and the 2016 President’s Technology Award. In 2014 she co-founded Luminicell, an NUS spin-off company that produces aggregation-induced emission dots, which are organic luminescent nanoparticles for use in medical and biological applications.
Liu is a fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering, the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She serves on the editorial advisory boards of more than ten peer-reviewed chemistry and materials journals and has been named one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in materials science by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics since 2014.
Source: National University of Singapore.
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