Jackie Y. Ying received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She was Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT (1992-2005), and Founding Executive Director of Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (2003-2018). She is currently A*STAR Senior Fellow and Director of NanoBio Lab, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and A*STAR Infectious Diseases Labs.

For her research on nanomaterials and bioengineering, Prof. Ying has been recognized with the American Ceramic Society Purdy Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, ONR Young Investigator Award, NSF Young Investigator Award, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, ACS Faculty Fellowship Award in Solid-State Chemistry, Technology Review’s Inaugural TR100 Young Innovator Award, AIChE Colburn Award, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jubilee Medal, Mustafa Prize “Top Scientific Achievement Award”, Turkish Academy of Sciences Academy Prize in Science and Engineering Sciences, and Journal of Drug Targeting’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prof. Ying is an elected Member of the German National Academy of Sciences - Leopoldina, and U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She is a Fellow of Materials Research Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and U.S. National Academy of Inventors. She was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University.