University Awards

University Research Recognition Award

Innovate the design and synthesis of organic molecules and nanomaterials to advance biomedical research and cancer treatment. Prof LIU Bin
Senior Vice Provost (Faculty and Institutional Development)
Distinguished Professor
BS, MS (Nanjing University)
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Design and Engineering
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  • Well-recognised in the field of organic functional materials for her contributions in polymer chemistry and applications of organic nanomaterials for biomedical research and energy devices
  • Invented light-up molecular probes and nanoparticle probes for cancer cell detection, biological process monitoring and image-guided cancer therapy
  • Raised research grants of over $35 million as Principal Investigator
  • Filed 30 patents with 16 of them licensed to different companies in the US, UK, and Asia
  • Co-founded Luminicell, an NUS spin-off company that produces organic luminescent nanoparticles for biomedical applications
  • Published 510 peer-reviewed articles and edited / co-edited five books
  • Obtained over 46,000 total citations with a Hirsch index of 109
  • Achieved 36 world’s Top 1% highly cited publications and 252 world’s Top 10% highly cited publications from 2011 to 2020
  • Deputy editor of ACS Materials Letters (since 2019) and associate editor of Polymer Chemistry (2014 – 2018)
  • Member of editorial advisory boards of 18 peer-reviewed chemistry and materials journals
  • Among the world’s most influential scientific minds: Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers, in Chemistry, Materials or Cross-Field by Clarivate Analytics (2018 – 2021) and Thomson Reuters (2014 – 2017)
  • International Member, US National Academy of Engineering (2022)
  • Kabiller Young Investigator Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine (2021)
  • Centenary Prize and Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry (2021)
  • Distinguished Woman Chemist Award, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry − Asian Crystallographic Association (2021)
  • ACS Nano Lectureship Award, American Chemical Society (ACS) (2019)
  • President’s Technology Award (2016)
  • Materials in Society Lectureship, Elsevier (2015)
  • L’Oréal Women in Science National Fellowship (2011)
  • National Science and Technology Young Scientist Award (2008)
  • Fellow, Singapore National Academy of Sciences (2020); Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (2017); Singapore National Academy of Engineering (2017); and Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
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