LocationE5 02-17


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

Awards and Honours

  • NML Researcher Award (2018)
  • Fellow, Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (2017)
  • Fellow, Singapore National Academy of Engineering (2017)
  • President’s Science and Technology Awards (2016)
  • Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science (2014-2017)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
  • Materials in Society Lectureship (Elsevier, 2015)

Research Interests

  • Luminescent materials (conjugated polymers and oligomers)
  • Organic nanomaterials
  • Sensing and Imaging
  • Solar Cells

Selected Publications

Hu, F.; Mao, D.; Kenry; Cai, X.; Wu, W.; Kong, D.; Liu, B.* “A Light-Up Probe with Aggregation-Induced Emission for Real-Time Bio-orthogonal Tumor Labeling and Image-Guided Photodynamic Therapy” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 10182.

Guo, B.; Sheng, Z.; Hu, D.; Liu, C.; Zheng, H.*; Liu, B.* “Through Scalp and Skull NIR‐II Photothermal Therapy of Deep Orthotopic Brain Tumors with Precise Photoacoustic Imaging Guidance” Adv. Mat., 2018, 30, 1802591.

Wang, B.; Feng, G.; Seifrid, M.; Wang, M.; Liu, B.*; Bazan, G. C.* “Antibacterial Narrow‐Band‐Gap Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes with High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 16063.

Fateminia, S. M. A.; Mao, Z.; Xu, S.; Yang, Z.; Chi, Z.; Liu, B.* “Organic Nanocrystals with Bright Red Persistent Room‐Temperature Phosphorescence for Biological Applications” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 12160.

Wu, W.; Mao, D.; Hu, F.; Xu, S.; Chen, C.; Zhang, C. J.; Cheng, X.; Yuan, Y.; Ding, D.; Kong, D.; Liu, B.* “A Highly Efficient and Photostable Photosensitizer with Near-Infrared Aggregation-Induced Emission for Image-Guided Photodynamic Anticancer Therapy” Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1700548.