Heather Maynard

Heather Maynard


Dr. Myung Ki Hong Professor in Polymer Science

Email: maynard@chem.ucla.edu


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Professor Maynard received her B.S. degree in Chemistry with Honors in 1992 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.S. degree in Materials Science in 1995 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2001 from the California Institute of Technology. After working as an American Chemical Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and University of Zurich, she joined the faculty at UCLA in 2002.
  • Protein-polymer conjugates
  • Nano medicine
  • Biomimetics
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chemistry B.S. 1992
  • University of California, Santa Barbara Materials Science M.S. 1995
  • California Institute of Technology Chemistry Ph.D. 2000
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Biomedical Engineering Postdoc 2000-02
  • Howard Reiss Career Development Chair 2002-2007
  • Amgen New Faculty Award 2004
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 2006-2008
  • Women Chemist Committee ACS Lecturer, Southern Methodist University 2006
  • Selected as an Outstanding Emerging Investigator in Materials Chemistry 2007
  • NSF CAREER Award 2007-2012
  • Seaborg Award for Outstanding Research in Chemistry 2007
  • Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching 2007
  • Young Academic Investigators Symposium Lecturer, ACS, New Orleans 2008
  • Walter F. Enz Lecturer, University of Kansas 2008
  • National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers Fellow 2011
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry 2011
  • Leverhulme Fellow 2012
  • Eastman Chemical Company Lecturer, University of Akron 2013
  • Polymer Chemistry American Chemical Society Fellow 2013
  • Herbert Newby McCoy Award for Outstanding Research 2013
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Lecturer, University of Utah 2015
  • Leading Edge Lecturer, City of Hope 2015
  • US Defense Science Study Group Member 2016-2017
  • Fulbright Specialist, New Zealand 2017
  • Novartis Lecturer, MIT 2017
  • Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering American Chemical Society Fellow 2017
  • Dr. Myung Ki Hong Endowed Chair in Polymer Science 2017-present
  • UCLA Student Development Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award 2018
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society 2018
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award, American Chemical Society 2019
  • Covestro Lecturer, Cornell University 2019
  • Frontiers Lecturer, Georgia Tech 2019
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow 2021
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow 2021
  • Macro Group UK Medal for Outstanding Achievement 2022
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow 2023