Eva Hemmer

Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences

University of Ottawa

Eva Hemmer
Assistant Professor

Dr. Eva Hemmer is an Assistant Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. She received her PhD (2008) in materials science from Saarland University (Germany).

During her PhD she focused on the chemical bottom-up synthesis of lanthanide-containing inorganic nanomaterials. This experience was further deepened during her postdoctoral studies at the Tokyo University of Science (Japan, 2009 to 2012) when she worked on lanthanide-doped nanoparticles for near-infrared bioimaging. In 2013 she was awarded a Feodor Lynen Research Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to develop nanothermometers based on upconverting nanoparticles at the INRS-EMT (Université du Québec, Canada, 2012 to 2015).

In winter 2016 Dr. Hemmer came to Ottawa in order to design and study novel multifunctional lanthanide-based nanocarriers for biomedical and energy conversion applications as well as to investigate fundamental aspects of lanthanide-based functionalities in materials and molecules at the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences.