Plenary speaker

Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Bin Liu

Liu Bin is Deputy President (Research and Technology) and a Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Liu Bin is an internationally acclaimed leader in the field of organic functional materials and is highly recognised for her contributions in polymer chemistry and applications of organic nanomaterials for biomedical, environmental and energy research. Since 2014, she has been named annually among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters and the top 1% highly cited researchers by Clarivate. She is a prolific researcher with over 450 publications and holds 30 patents with 16 of them licensed to different companies in US, UK, and Asia. In 2014, she co-founded Luminicell, a NUS spin-off company that produces organic luminescent nanoparticles for use in biomedical applications.

She has an impressively extensive list of accolades, including the National Science and Technology Young Scientist Award (2008), the L'Oréal Women in Science National Fellowship (2011), the President’s Technology Award (2016), and the American Chemical Society ACS Nano Lectureship Award (2019). In 2021, she bagged the Kabiller Young Investigator’s Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine, and the Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize. She was one of 12 women in the world who received the 2023 International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering award.

At NUS, Liu Bin has been instrumental in the development of vibrant innovation clusters across the University’s colleges, faculties, and schools, including the NUS Sustainability Cluster, as well as the strengthening of efforts to build up and develop the University’s talent pool. She is especially passionate about nurturing the next generation of research leaders and encouraging more women to pursue careers in science and engineering.

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