Prof. Jackie Y. Ying is Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore. Born in Taipei and raised in Singapore and New York, Prof. Ying has been on MITís Chemical Engineering faculty since 1992, and was promoted to Professor in 2001. She has been recognized with a number of research awards, including the American Ceramic Society Ross C. Purdy Award for the most valuable contribution to the ceramic technical literature during 1993, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Royal Academy of Engineering ICI Faculty Fellowship, American Chemical Society Faculty Fellowship Award in Solid-State Chemistry, Technology Review TR100 Young Innovator Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Allan P. Colburn Award for excellence in publications, and Chemical Engineering Science Peter V. Danckwerts Lectureship. She was named in the centennial issue of MITís Technology Review magazine as one of the worldís 100 young people likely to lead 21st Century innovators. In 2005, she was appointed to be among 237 leaders in the World Economic Forumís panel of Young Global Leaders, and was also elected as a member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists, Leopoldina. Prof. Ying serves on the Advisory Board of the Society for Biological Engineering and the Molecular Frontiers Foundation. In 2006, she was appointed by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering to serve on the blue-ribbon committee that identifies the grand challenges and opportunities for engineering.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore