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We are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Liu Bin to head the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering commencing July 1st, 2017.

Professor Liu specializes in bringing organic soluble materials into aqueous media, with a focus on the exploration of their unique applications in biomedical research, environmental monitoring and electronic devices. Professor Liu's research has gained worldwide recognition. She was named among the World's Most Influential Minds and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters. She has been invited to serve on the editorial boards of 15 international refereed journals published by five publishers. Professor Liu has also received many prestigious awards, including the NUS Young Investigator Award in 2006, Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award in 2008, L'Oreal Women in Science National Fellowship in 2011, NUS Young Researcher Award in 2013, Asia Rising Star in 2013, Invited Lecturer of Asia Excellence, Japanese Polymer Society in 2013, Dean's Chair Professorship in 2014, Singapore National Institute of Chemistry-BASF Materials Award in 2014, Singapore National Research Foundation lnvestigatorship in 2014, Elsevier Materials in Society Lectureship in 2015, the Provost's Chair Professorship in 2016 and President's Technology Award in 2016.

As a faculty member of the NUS Engineering, Professor Liu is also passionate about nurturing the next generation research leaders and encouraging more women to pursue careers in engineering and science. In the past 10 years, Professor Liu has nurtured more than 20 alumni who have progressed on to faculty positions in other top universities around the world. Besides being a prolific researcher and an educator, Professor Liu also has a creative and entrepreneurial mindset. Professor Liu has 28 patents, of which 15 are licensed to companies across the US, UK and Asia. Professor Liu co-founded an NUS start-up company "Luminicell" to commercialize her bioprobe technology based on fluorogens with aggregation-induced emission. The technology has contributed towards the evaluation of cosmetics, healthcare, drugs and therapeutics, which are emerging or growing industry sectors in Singapore and around the world.

Prof Liu was elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016, Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering and the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials in 2017. With Professor Liu's appointment as Head of Department, we are confident that she will be able to take NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering to greater heights.