Originally from Gijón (Spain), Eva Hevia is currently a Reader in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. She received both her MSci degree in Chemistry and her Ph.D. degree from the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) in 1998 and 2002 respectively. After a three-year postdoctoral period at the University of Strathclyde as a Marie Curie Fellow, in 2006 she took up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship and Lectureship there.
Eva Hevia’s main research interest targets the design and application of polymetallic reagents which combine metals with distinct polarities and integrate them with different ligand sets into a unified molecule. Cooperative effects between the metals enable the opening up of new and exciting areas of chemistry centred on metal-mediated organic synthesis and supramolecular structure building.
She has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in the area and to date her research has been recognised with the Harrison-Meldola Memorial Medal and Prize (2009) and the Sigma-Aldrich Emerging Investigators Award awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ) respectively. Currently she also holds an ERC-Starting Grant of €1.49 M (awarded in 2011).