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Prof. Jackie Y. Ying, 2015 Mustafa Prize laureate, recently received the 2018 Turkish Academy of Sciences Prize in Science and Engineering Sciences from President Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara.

Prof. Ying Receives 2018 Turkish Academy of Sciences Prize

MSTF Media reports:


Prof. Jackie Y. Ying who heads A*STAR’s NanoBio Lab in Singapore has won the 2018 Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) Academy Prize in Science and Engineering Sciences. This award recognizes her pioneering work in the synthesis of advanced nanostructured materials for biomedical, catalytic, energy and advanced materials applications.


“It is a great honor to receive this Prize from the Turkish Academy of Sciences. I am grateful to be able to do exciting research with the talented scientists and dedicated staff at NanoBio Lab in Singapore. Technological breakthroughs can help to improve the quality of lives and benefit society in many ways. It is my hope that we can make a distinct impact through many successful clinical translation and commercialization of our research,” said Professor Ying. She has mentored numerous PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and research staff.


The TÜBA Academy Prizes have been presented annually since 2015 in three categories to eminent scientists who demonstrate original, leading and groundbreaking work in their fields. The three award categories are Science and Engineering Sciences, Health and Life Sciences, as well as Social and Human Sciences.


The 2018 winners received their prizes from His Excellency, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 26, 2018. Each laureate received an Academy Medal and USD 30,000.


Moreover, Omar M. Yaghi, 2015 Mustafa (pbuh) Prize laureate, won Turkish Academy of Sciences prize in the field of basic sciences and engineering in December 2016 in the field of metal-organic framework.