Jackie Y. Ying was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the Founding Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore. For her research on nanostructured materials, she has been recognized with the American Ceramic Society Purdy Award, Technology Review’s TR100 Young Innovator Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Colburn Award, Wall Street Journal Asia’s Asian Innovation Silver Award, and Materials Research Society Fellowship. She was elected a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a member of the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina. She was named one of the “One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era” by AIChE in its Centennial Celebration. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today.