Eugenia Kumacheva

University of Toronto

Eugenia Kumacheva is the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials (Tier 1) at the University of Toronto with an international reputation for her interdisciplinary research in the field of "soft matter". Current research in the Kumacheva group includes six major themes: polymer materials science (including gels and hybrid polymer-inorganic materials), nanoscience, self-assembly, microfluidics, and fate of CO2 in liquid reactive and non-reactive environments. Her achievements have been recognized by the University of Toronto by being named the Inventor of the Year in 2012 and a University Professorship (a distinction reserved for <2% of the Faculty) in 2013. She has received many national awards and honours including the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award and the Clara Benson Award. She was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007 and Royal Society (U.K.) and received a Killam Research Fellowship in 2010. Her international awards include a Schlumberger Scholarship (UK), a Chorafas Foundation Award in Physics and Engineering, a Humboldt Research Award, and the 2009 L'Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.