The Department is pleased to congratulate Dr. Leyla Soleymani who has just been awarded the Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence. This award is given for research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems and related technologies. She accepted the award at a ceremony in Ottawa in October.
Leyla Soleymani received the B.Eng. degree from McGill University, the M.Sc. degree from University of Southern California, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Toronto. Throughout her research career, Soleymani has taken a multi-disciplinary approach in combining innovations in physics, electrical engineering, materials science, and biochemistry for solving problems in healthcare. She is currently an assistant professor at McMaster University, with research interests in areas of biosensing and nanofabrication. More specifically, she is interested developing in-vivo and in-vitro diagnostic platforms for early disease detection, modeling nano- and micro-scale sensors, fabricating hierarchical and hybrid materials using chemical deposition methods with nanometer resolution, and studying materials growth using in-situ techniques.