Professor Eva Hevia has received the inaugural Emerging Talent Award, made by the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK. The award, sponsored by Banco Santander Foundation, aims to support young talent, encourage commitment from institutions and companies and promote knowledge exchange between countries.
Professor Hevia, who joined Strathclyde in 2006, specialises in organometallic chemistry. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and has previously won the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Harrison Memorial Medal and Prize ) and the RSEQ-Sigma-Aldrich Prize.
Professor Hevia said: “Although I have carried out most of my research activity in the UK, I have always strongly engaged with and indeed treasured my connections with the community of Spanish scientists.
“This award will allow me not only to significantly strengthen these links, by facilitating new collaborations and scientific exchanges with Spanish research groups, but also to greatly increase the visibility in Spain of my own research in the area of Organometallic Chemistry.
“SRUK offers continuous support and inspiration to the increasing number of Spanish scientists working in the UK, thus I feel genuinely honoured and privileged to be the recipient of this award in the inaugural edition.”
One of the strongest
Professor Ginés Morata, chair of the award’s scientific committee, said: "Eva Hevia is one of the strongest and most promising researchers in her field at an international level. She has a breathtaking research career, unusual for her age."
Professor Hevia will use her award to support two internships in her laboratory for outstanding Spanish graduate students. She will also allocate part of the prize to reinforce relations with the Spanish scientific and raise the profile of organometallic chemistry.