Under the direction of renowned nanotechnology researcher, Professor Jackie Y. Ying, the NanoBio Lab works at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, engineering, and medicine to develop new nanocomposites, biomaterials, devices and biosystems to tackle major global challenges. As a nationally funded Laboratory, we contribute toward the growth of Singapore’s economy by nurturing research talents, creating portfolios of intellectual properties, and commercializing new technologies.


Director, NanoBio Lab

  • U.S. National Academy of Engineering

  • AIChE One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era

  • U.S. National Academy of Inventors

  • Mustafa Prize Laureate

  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (Cross-Field) 2018

  • > 350 publications

  • > 170 primary patents

  • 32 licensed patents

  • Board member of 10 start-ups and 2 venture capital funds

Prof. Ying’s research is interdisciplinary in nature, with a theme in the synthesis of advanced nanostructured materials for biological, medical, catalytic and energy applications. Her laboratory has been responsible for several novel wet-chemical and physical vapor synthesis approaches that create nanocomposites, nanoporous materials and nanodevices with unique size-dependent characteristics. These new systems are designed for applications ranging from biosensors and diagnostics, immunotherapy and targeted delivery of drugs, cell culture substrates and biomaterials, in vitro toxicology and drug screening, pharmaceuticals and chemicals synthesis, to battery and fuel cells.