Dean's Chair Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Ph.D. Chemistry, National University of Singapore (2001)
M.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China (1998)
B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China (1995)
Dr. Liu Bin obtained her Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2001 (supervisor: Prof. Yee-Hing Lai) with research focus on organic semiconductors for light-emitting diodes. During 2002-2005, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow and later as an assistant researcher with Prof. Alan Heeger and Prof. Gui. Bazan at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she extended her research directions into chem/biosensors. Dr. Liu joined NUS in November 2005 as an assistant professor. Her overall research goal is to design multifunctional materials with optimized architecture and performance for applications in bionanotechnology and sustainable energy. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 and named Dean’s Chair Professor in 2014. She also has a secondary employment at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*Star.
Dr. Liu is well recognized for her contributions in polymer chemistry and the application of polymers for sensing, imaging and solar cells. She is a recipient of many prestigious awards, including NUS Young Investigator Award (2006), Singapore National Science and Technology Young Scientist Award (2008), L’Oreal-Singapore Women in Science National Fellowship (2011), NUS Young Researcher Award (2013), Asia Rising Star, 15th Asia Chemical Congress (2013), Invited lecturer of Asia Excellence, Japanese Polymer Society (2013), Dean’s Chair Professor (2014), and Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC)-BASF Materials Award (2014). Recently, she has been identified as one of the top 1% highly cited researchers in Materials Science and was named among "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014" by Thomson Reuters.