Professor Provost's Chair Department Head Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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E5 02-17


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  • PhD (Chem) National University of Singapore, 2001
  • MSc & BSc (Chem) Nanjing University, 1998&1995

Awards and Honours

  • NUS Young Researcher Award (2013)
  • Faculty of Engineering Young Researcher Award, NUS (2012)
  • L’Oreal-Singapore Women in Science National Fellowship (2011)
  • Singapore National Science and Technology Young Scientist Award (2008)
  • Young Investigator Award, NUS (2006)

Research Interests

  • Conjugated Polymers
  • Biomaterials and Bioimaging
  • Biosensors and Chemosensors
  • Solar Cells

Selected Publications

Kai Li, Yutao Liu, Kanyi Pu, Sishen Feng, Ruoyu Zhan, Bin Liu*. "Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes-containing Conjugated Polymer Loaded PLGA Nanoparticles with Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) Functionalization for HER2-positive Cancer Cell Detection". Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, DOI:10.1002/adfm.201001435.

Chun Wang, Ruoyu Zhan, Kanyi Pu, Bin Liu*. "Conjugated Polyelectrolyte Amplified Bead Array for DNA Detection with Zeptomole Sensitivity and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Selectivity", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 2597-2604

Kanyi Pu, Kai Li, Xinhai Zhang, Bin Liu*. "Conjugated Oligoelectrolyte Harnessed Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane as Light-Up Hybrid Nanodot for Two-Photon Fluorescence Imaging of Cellular Nucleus". Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 4186-4189.

Yusong Wang, Bin Liu*, "Alexander Mikhailovsky and Guillermo C. Bazan. Conjugated Polyelectrolyte-Metal Nanoparticle Platforms for Optically-Amplified DNA Detection". Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 656-659.

Xizhe Liu, Wei Zhang, Satoshi Uchida, Liping Cai, Bin Liu* and Seeram Ramakrishna. "An Efficient Organic Dye-sensitized Solar Cell with in-situ Polymerized Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) as Hole Transporting Material". Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, E150-E154.