Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award Winner 2018

Eva Hemmer an assistant professor for materials chemistry at the University of Ottawa (Canada).

She received a German-French double diploma in materials science from Saarland University (Germany) and EEIGM (Nancy, France) in 2004 and her PhD in materials science from Saarland University in 2008 under the mentorship of Prof. Sanjay Mathur. During her PhD, she focused on the preparation of lanthanide-containing inorganic nanomaterials. This experience was further deepened during her postdoctoral studies where she worked on lanthanide-doped Gd2O3nanoparticles for near-infrared bioimaging with Prof. Kohei Soga at Tokyo University of Science (Japan, 2009-2012). In 2013, she was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to join the groups of Profs. Vetrone and Légaré at Institut INRS-EMT (Canada) to study lanthanide-doped fluoride nanoparticles for nanothermometry.

She has published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given more than 50 presentations at international conferences, many of these organized by ACerS. In 2014, she received the Global Young Investigator Award of the ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division. Since then, she is an active member of the organization committee of the Global Young Investigator Forum as well as other symposia at ACerS conferences. Eva has served as an international member at the ECD Committee and at the ACerS Book Committee. Since 2018, she is the treasurer of the ACerS Canada Chapter.

Since 2016, her research group at the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences at uOttawa focuses on the design and study of lanthanide-based nanocarriers for biomedical and energy conversion applications as well as the investigation of optical features in lanthanide-based materials and molecules.

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