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Academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Research fellow at the Institute of Process Engineering of the CAS
Director of the State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering
Ma won the title of National Distinguished Young Scholar in 2001. She serves as the chief scientist in the creative research groups program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, council member of the Chinese Society of Particuology (CSP), deputy chairman of the Biochemical Engineering Professional Committee at the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC), and council member of the Chinese Society of Biotechnology. She is an editorial board member of Journal of Microencapsulation and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and editor for Particuology and Engineering in Life Sciences.
Ma specializes in the manufacturing of uniform bio-microspheres and bio-microcapsules and their applications in biochemical and medical engineering, and the research and development of innovative products for biochemical separation, drug delivery, immune adjuvants (vaccine delivery systems) and microcarriers for cell culture.
She has published more than 400 SCI papers in such renowned academic journals as Nature Materials, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Science Advances, Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Advanced Materials, and her works have been cited for more than 12,000 times. Three of her papers have received honors, including the Highest Cited Original Research 2006 Awards, Top 50 Highly Cited Articles by Chinese Mainland Authors (2006-10) and Top Cited Paper for 2010 and 2011 granted by Elsevier - a Netherlands-based academic publishing company. Ma has published 11 monographs in Chinese and English and written 22 chapters of academic literature, including Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook. She was the first Chinese scholastic writer to participate in the composition of the book.
Ma has obtained 88 Chinese invention patents and 12 international patents, which have been applied by more than 500 institutions in China and abroad. She has won multiple awards and honorary titles, such as second prize in the National Technology Invention Award in 2009, first prize in the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Award in 2005, first prize in the basic research achievement category of the CIESC Science and Technology Award in 2020, first prize in the CSP Natural Science Award in 2020, the CAST national outstanding scientific and technological worker in 2016 and the CIESC Hou Debang Chemical Engineering Science and Technology Innovation Award in 2014.