Eugenia Kumacheva

Eugenia Kumacheva is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto and a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Functional Materials. Her research interests span across the fields of fundamental and applied polymers science, nanotechnology, microfluidics, and interface chemistry. She was awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science in 2008 "for the design and development of new materials with many applications including targeted drug delivery for cancer treatments and materials for high-density optical data storage". In 2011, she published a book titled "Microfluidic Reactors for Polymer Particles " co-authored with Piotr Garstecki. She is currently a tier 1 Canadian researcher in Advanced Polymer Materials and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Royal Society (UK).

Kumacheva's awards and honors include:

  • 1992: Minerva Foundation Fellowship (Germany)
  • 1994: Imperial College London Visiting Fellowship (UK)
  • 1999: Premier Research Excellence Award (Canada)
  • 2000: International Chorafas Foundation Award
  • 2002: Recipient of Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials/Tier 2
  • 2003: Schlumberger Scholarship University of Oxford
  • 2004: Clara Benson Award (CIC Award)
  • 2005: Macromolecular Science and Engineer Award, Chemical Institute of Canada
  • 2006: Recipient of Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials/ Tier 1
  • 2007: Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)
  • 2017: E. Gordon Young Lectureship, The Chemical Institute of Canada
  • 2008: L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Prize (Laureate for North America)
  • 2009: Japan-Canada WISET lectureship, Royal Society of Canada
  • 2010: Killam Research Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts
  • 2011: Distinguished Lecturer, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.
  • 2011: Connaught Innovation Award, Connaught Foundation.
  • 2012: Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany).
  • 2012: Inventor of the Year, University of Toronto
  • 2013: University Professor (a distinction given to <2% of Faculty at the University of Toronto
  • 2016: Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) the British National Academy of Science
  • 2017: Schmidt Lectureship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2017: Chemical Institute of Canada Medal
  • 2019: 3M Lectureship
  • 2019: De Gennes Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry