Symposium X—Bin Liu

Wednesday, November 30
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

Bin LiuBin Liu, National University of Singapore
Aggregation-Induced Emission—Materials and Biomedical Applications

It has been  textbook knowledge that chromophore aggregation usually quenches light emission. The conceptualization of aggregation-induced emission (AIE) changes this general belief and provides a new stage for the exploration of practically useful luminescent materials. The weak emission of AIE fluorogens (AIEgens) as molecular species and their bright fluorescence as nanoscopic aggregates distinguish them from conventional organic luminophores and inorganic nanoparticles, making them wonderful candidates for high-tech applications. The talk will showcase the design and synthesis of multi-functional AIEgens and their impact on biomedical applications.

About Bin Liu

Bin Liu received a BS degree from Nanjing University and a PhD degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) before her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined NUS in late 2005 and was named Dean’s Chair Professor in 2014. Her current research focuses on organic nanomaterials for biomedical and energy applications.

Liu has received many highly prestigious awards, including the 2011 L’Oréal Women in Science National Fellowship, 2013 Asia Rising Star, 2014 BASF Materials Award, and the 2015 Materials in Society Lectureship. Recently, she was named as The World’s Most Influential Minds and the Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and 2015. Liu is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and serves as the Associate Editor for Polymer Chemistry.