Bhatia is the only non-Australian Fellow elected in this year’s cohort
(BOSTON) – A Nobel prize laureate, leaders tackling the Aussie engineering shortage, climate change innovators, research translation superstars, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM education champions are among the distinguished cohort of Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) this year.
The 2023 new ATSE Fellows have been chosen for their game-changing contributions in fields spanning artificial intelligence, marine biology, photonics, cancer therapy, battery and energy innovation, and more.
Wyss Associate Faculty member, Sangeeta Bhatia, Ph.D., is this year’s only non-Australian Fellow. Bhatia develops nano-scale technologies which mimic those found in the body’s tissues. Her world-leading technology includes human micro-livers, to test new drugs and study liver disease.
ATSE President Dr. Katherine Woodthorpe said the new Fellows are creating a better Australia through their work.
“As we face global challenges such as climate change, the digitization of our economy, and the massive challenge of building a diverse and skilled STEM workforce, technological innovation is the lynchpin for shaping our future. It’s looking bright thanks to the extraordinary contributions of our 33 newest Fellows.”
“It is a proud moment to be elected by your peers and acknowledged for your lifelong achievements. ATSE Fellows are truly exceptional at what they do, and Australia is all the better for them.”