Svetlana Sukhishvili
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

Early Career Panelist
Svetlana Sukhishvili earned her Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the Moscow State University, Russia. After working as a research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she joined the Stevens Institute of Technology in 2000 as an associate professor, where she was promoted to full professor in 2008. She is now a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include responsive polymer-polymer and hybrid polymer-inorganic assemblies, controlled delivery materials, and nanotechnology-enabled chemical sensing. She authored and co-authored several patents and over 100 research articles. She is a recipient of an Institutional Research Excellence Award, an Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement from the American Coating Association, and holds an honorary degree from Stevens Institute Technology. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a recent recipient of a Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Sukhishvili has been a strong advocate of inclusion of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and building inclusive workspace culture. She has served on an Institutional NSF ADVANCE committee and has been extensively involved in outreach activities with undergraduate and K–12 students. She has been a faculty advisor to the American Chemical Society Student Chapter at Stevens Institute of Technology, and is currently an advisor to Women in Materials Science (WIMS) organization at Texas A&M University.