劉斌 教授

Prof. Bin Liu

Important experience / 重要經歷
Provost’s Chair Professor, National University of Singapore

Head of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore

Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize (2021)
英國皇家化學會百年獎 (2021)

Kabiller Young Investigator’s Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine(2021)
Kabiller 年輕研究員獎 (奈米科學及奈米醫學) (2021)

American Chemical Society Nano Lectureship Award (2019)
美國化學學會奈米講師獎 (2019)

President’s Technology Award (2016)
總統科技獎 (2016)

Materials in Society Lectureship (2015)
Materials Today期刊Materials in Society系列講師 (2015)

Research Areas / 研究範疇

Luminescent materials (conjugated polymers and oligomers)
Organic nanomaterials
Sensing and Imaging
Solar Cells
發光材料 (共軛聚合物及寡聚物)

Introduction / 簡介

Dr. Bin Liu is currently Professor and Senior Vice Provost of the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is also a Fellow of the US National Academy of Engineering, Singapore National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Engineering Singapore, Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She received B.S. degree from Nanjing University and Ph.D. degree from NUS, before her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined NUS in late 2005 and was promoted to Dean’s Chair Professor in 2014 and Provost’s Chair Professor in 2017.    

Liu’s research is focused on organic nanomaterials for energy and biomedical applications.  She is among the World’s Most Influential Minds and Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Chemistry 2014-2021. Liu has received many prestigious awards, and the recent ones include ACS Nano Lectureship Award 2019, the RSC Centenary Prize and Medal 2021, and Kabiller Young Investigator Award 2021. Liu is passionate about nurturing the next generation research leaders and encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, engineering, and nanotechnology.   


劉博士的研究聚焦在有機奈米材料在能源及生物醫學之應用。她在2014-2021年期間,被選為世界最具影響力的科學頭腦及材料科學及化學首1%被高度引用之研究者。劉博士獲得很多的殊榮,近年獲得的包括:美國化學學會奈米講師獎 (2019)、英國皇家化學會百年獎 (2021)、Kabiller 年輕研究員獎 (2021)。劉博士亦致力於培育下一代研究者及鼓勵更多的女性投入科學、工程及奈米科技領域之發展。

Abstract / 摘要

Title: Aggregation-Induced Emission: Materials and Biomedical Applications

The recent years have witnessed the fast grow of fluorogens with aggregation-induced emission characteristics (AIEgens) in biomedical research. The weak emission of AIEgens as molecular species and their bright luminescence as nanoscopic aggregates distinguish them from conventional organic luminophores and inorganic nanoparticles, making them wonderful candidates for many high-tech applications. In this talk, we summarize our recent AIE work in the development of new fluorescent bioprobes for biosensing and imaging. The simple design and fluorescence turn-on feature of the molecular AIE bioprobes offer direct visualization of specific analytes and biological processes in aqueous media with higher sensitivity and better accuracy than traditional fluorescence turn-off probes. The AIE dot probes with different formulations and surface functionalities show advanced features over quantum dots and small molecule dyes in noninvasive cancer cell detection, long term cell tracing, and vascular imaging. In addition, our recent discovery that AIEgens with high brightness and efficient reactive oxygen species generation in aggregate state further expanded their applications to image-guided cancer surgery and therapy. Recently, we combined accurate prediction of material performance via first-principle calculations and Bayesian optimization-based active learning to realize a self-improving discovery system for high-performance photosensitizers, which can significantly accelerate the materials innovation for biomedical research. 





More about the speaker / 更多關於講者

More information / 更多資訊