Emma R. Master is a professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. She holds a B.Sc. from McGill University and a Ph.D. From the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include biomolecular synthesis of sustainable materials and chemicals. The aim of her research program is to harness recent advances in life science technology to discover and develop enzymes and non-catalytic proteins that can be used to sustainably synthesize high-value chemicals and polymers from renewable plant resources. Given the complexity and highly functionalized chemistry of plant macromolecules (e.g. hemicellulose and lignin), the reactive specificity of many enzymes is particularly valuable in the development of new bio-based materials that have tailored and reproducible performance. For a fuller bio see here: http://www.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/faculty-members/emma-r-master/.