Dr Eugenia Kumacheva

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November 30, 2008

Dr Eugenia Kumacheva has been named as one of this year's five winners of the L'ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science. Kumacheva is a researcher at the Univ of Toronto's department of chemistry where she designs and develops new materials for a wide variety of applications including targeted drug delivery for cancer treatments and high density optical data storage. A holder of the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials, Kumacheva received her MSc from the Institute of Chemical Technology (now Technical University) in Saint Petersburg, Russia and a PhD in physical chemistry of polymers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry (Russian Academy of Science). Before coming to Canada, she was in the Department of Chemistry at the Moscow State University The award is sponsored by the L'Oréal Corporate Foundation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization….

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