Academic celebrated for contributions to biomedical research

16 October 2019
Engineer honoured by academy fellowship
Professor Hala Zreiqat AM has received further recognition of her innovative engineering research, inducted as a fellow into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

In what has already been an incredibly successful year, biomedical engineer Professor Hala Zreiqat has been named as a fellow by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS), a cross-sector institution that aims to advanced health and medical research.

Professor Zreiqat was inducted thanks to her research into ceramic biomaterials for musculoskeletal regeneration. She has pioneered new techniques to produce ceramics that combine high strength and bioactivity, and has developed the technology to fabricate these biomaterials as 3D-printed patient-specific implants. She is also working on tissue engineering and 3D printing organoids. 

“I am humbled and honoured to be inducted to the AAHMS Fellowship to be in the league of exceptional Fellows and to be recognised by my outstanding peers in the Sciences and health sectors.  I owe this to my amazing current and past group members to whom I dedicate this honour,” said Professor Zreiqat.

AAHMS is an independent body made up of 357 Fellows who are elected by their peers for exceptional contributions to health and medical science in Australia. The group is whole-heartedly interdisciplinary, which is a credit to Professor Zreiqat who works across faculties with academics from medicine, engineering, and science.

Professor Zreiqat has been recognised by multiple organisations for her contributions to biomedical research, topped off this year by a Eureka Prize and a Queen’s Birthday Honour. To read more about her research, visit her research page.