Margaret Hutchinson Rousseau was a chemical engineer who designed the first commercial penicillin production plant. She was also the first female member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Not a kitchen==but would make a nice design for one, I think. AP: interior design of 12 coffeeshops around the world. This one (with the world map) is my favorite :) None of them really look cozy enough, but there's some cool design/ideas