Dr. Leyla Soleymani
Inventor & research scientist
Dr. Carolyn Myers
Dr. Soleymani received her PhD from University of Toronto in 2010 in Electrical and Computer Engineering and joined McMaster as an Assistant Professor in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Engineering Physics and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster and is the Canada Research Chair in Miniaturized Biomedical Devices. Dr. Soleymani has extensive experience in designing and developing structurally and functionally tuned materials for biomedical applications. Due to her contributions to this field, she was awarded the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2016 and the Engineering Innovation of the Year Award by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (Hamilton/Halton) in 2020.
Dr. Soleymani has given several invited talks in national and international conferences, university seminars, and industry settings. She has more than 45 high-impact publications and holds several patents in the areas of biosensing and biointerfaces. She is an active member of the Biomedical Engineering community and has been invited to chair multiple scientific symposia within the Electrochemical Society (ECS) meetings, and to co-organize symposia at the ECS meetings (2016-2020), IEEE Nanotechnology (2020), and Pittcon (2019). Multiple patents from Dr. Soleymani’s research have been licensed by Canadian and multi-national biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.