Eugenia Kumacheva

Eugenia Kumacheva

Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials University of Toronto and Canada

Eugenia Kumacheva is a University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials (Tier 1). Her primary research interests are in the materials science of soft matter, including polymer and nanoscience, and microfluidics.

Eugenia has published 2 books, 10 book chapters, and 270 papers with >60 citations/paper. She holds 40 patents and is a founder of a company FlowJEM. She has given >300 invited, keynote and plenary lectures, as well as public lectures.

Among her awards are De Gennes Prize, Killam Fellowship, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award, Clara Benson Award (CIC), Schlumberger Scholarship (U.K.), International Chorafas Foundation Award in Physics and Engineering (Switzerland), Humboldt Research Award (Germany) and the 2009 L’Oreal-UNESCO Award “For Women in Science” (given to 5 laureates in the world). In 2017, she was recipient of the Canada Institute for Chemistry (CIC) medal, “a mark of distinction and recognition to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry or chemical engineering in Canada, this is the CIC’s top award.” She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Royal Society (U.K.).

Since 2014, she is a member of the European Research Council panel (Synthetic Chemistry and Materials Science), European Commission. She served on the New Fellows Selection Committee for the Royal Society (UK) and the advisory or evaluation boards for the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Germany), Leibnitz Institute (Germany), Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA), RIKEN Institute (Japan), Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (Germany), the Triangle Materials Science and Engineering Center (USA), and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She is a member of Advisory Boards of the National Research Council and Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology. She is also involved in multiple initiatives whose aim is to advance the role of women in science. She is a member of the International Jury for the L’Oreal-UNESCO “Women in Science” Prize, a mentor for Rising Stars in Science, and an Ambassador for the Nature Research Awards for Women in Science.