Professor Ruby Sullan from the department of physical & environmental science at U of T Scarborough has been named as one of this year's Cottrell Scholars.
The scholars program, overseen by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, honours outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their potential for academic leadership.
Sullan's research is part of the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. Her lab is developing multifunctional and biocompatible nanomaterial-based therapeutics (nanotherapeutics). Complementing her nanoscale research, Sullan seeks to address a gap in undergraduate laboratory curriculum that would allow students to study and probe surfaces and materials—at the nanoscale.
"It is highly motivating knowing that your contributions at the formative stage of your career have been recognized," says Sullan. "It makes me more excited to bring our research ideas into fruition. And the Cottrell Award will be instrumental to this; I see it as a gift that will keep on giving. I am also truly excited to be part of the Cottrell community of Scholars."