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Winner of the IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists - 2009


Xing Yi Ling wins one of the five IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, for her Ph.D. thesis work entitled "From Supramolecular Chemistry to Nanotechnology: Assembly of 3D Nanostructures".

current address(at time of application)

Email: xy_ling@yahoo.com

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, 2008
  • Master in Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2004
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Adelaide University, 2000

Ph.D. Thesis

Title From Supramolecular Chemistry to Nanotechnology: Assembly of 3D Nanostructures


Professor David N. Reinhoudt
Professor Jurriaan Huskens

Essay The ability to assemble nanoparticles into well-defined and controllable ordered and stable crystals are the prerequisites for their potential application in photonic devices. This thesis integrates nanotechnology and supramolecular chemistry to control the self-assembly of receptor-functionalized nanoparticles. The aim is to use supramolecular recognition properties of the nanoparticles to generate stable and ordered 3D functional nanostructures. Firstly, the noncovalent host-guest complexation of β-cyclodextrin (CD) host molecules.....[full text; pdf file - 5.83MB]

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