Jackie Y. Ying received Ph.D. from Princeton University. She was Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT (1992–2005). She is Founding Executive Director of Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore (2003-present). For her research on nanostructured materials, Prof. Ying has been recognized with American Ceramic Society Purdy Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, American Chemical Society Solid-State Chemistry Award, Technology Review’s Inaugural TR100 Young Innovator Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Colburn Award, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Jubilee Medal, Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame, Academy of Sciences of Iran Medal of Honor, Islamic World Academy of Sciences Ibrahim Award. She is a fellow of German National Academy of Sciences, MRS, RSC, AIMBE, AAAS, and Singapore National Academy of Science. She was named one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE. She is selected by The Muslim 500 as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. She was the inaugural winner of Mustafa Prize “Top Scientific Achievement Award” for her research in bio-nanotechnology. She is Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today.