Jackie Y. Ying is executive director of the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore. She was previously a professor of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Ying has received a number of awards, including the American Ceramic Society Ross C. Purdy Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship, Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Investigator Awards, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, American Chemical Society Faculty Fellowship Award in Solid-State Chemistry, TR100 Young Innovator Award, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers Allan P. Colburn Award. She was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and is currently the youngest member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists, Leopoldina.
She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University in 1991 and was an NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow and Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in Germany before she joined the faculty of MIT in 1992.