Ye Liu is a senior scientist at the Soft Materials Department (SOF) of the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, and has been associated with it since 1999. Prior to this, he was associated with the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, first as a lecturer and then as a professor. He has also been a research assistant (engineer) at the Institute of Polymer Materials, Anhui University, China, and assistant lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, Anhui Normal University, China. Dr. Liu has received the 1991 President’s Award of the Chinese Academy of Science. He has published more than 100 papers and filed 19 patents. His research areas include the synthesis and applications of well-defined polymers, polymer-functionalized nanosized silica and carbon materials, self-assembly of functional polymers, and applications of functional polymers in consumer care and health care.