Professor Bin Liu is Professor and Vice President for Research and Technology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a Fellow of Singapore National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Engineering Singapore, the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Liu received her BSc degree from Nanjing University and PhD from the NUS before her postdoctoral training at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She joined the NUS in late 2005. In 2010, Dr Liu was promoted to Associated Professor, then Dean’s Chair Professor in 2014 and Provost’s Chair Professor in 2017.
Professor Liu’s research is focused on organic functional materials for biomedical and energy applications. She has received many prestigious awards, including the Singapore National Science and Technology Young Scientist Award 2008, the L’Oréal Singapore Women in Science National Fellowship 2011, Asia Rising Star 2013, the Singapore National Institute of Chemistry BASF-SNIC Award in Materials Chemistry 2014, Elsevier Materials In Society Lectureship 2015, the Singapore President’s Science and Technology Awards 2016, the ACS Nano Lectureship Award 2019, and the SNIC-AsCA2019 Distinguished Woman Chemist Award 2021. Liu has been named among the 'World’s Most Influential Minds' and 'Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers' in Materials Science and Chemistry by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics. She also serves as the Deputy Editor for ACS Materials Letters.
Liu is passionate about nurturing the next generation of research leaders and encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, engineering and nanotechnology.