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of Sydney; ARC Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineeringSynthetic Futures: How Chemistries and Emerging Technologies Are Transforming Tissue Engineering
Hala Zreiqat, AM, is a professor of biomedical engineering
at The University of Sydney and Director of the ARC Training Centre for Innovative BioEngineering. She was a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow from 2006-2020 and a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University from 2016-2017.
She is an associate of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and an honorary professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Zreiqat is a trailblazer in the field of biomaterials and tissue engineering
and has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications with over 6,000 citations. She is a national leader in advancing collaborative research ventures between academics, clinicians and industry in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and biomaterials
research, which has led to four awarded and four provisional patents and more than $18 million in competitive funding, including major grants from the NHMRC, ARC and the NSW Medical Devices Fund.
Zreiqat’s extraordinary contribution to
regenerative medicine and orthopedic research has led to a number of national and international awards, including being named a member of the Order of Australia (2019), the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s Woman of the Year, the King Abdullah II Order
of Distinction of the Second Class (2018), Eureka Prize winner for Innovative Use of Technology (2019), and University of Sydney Payne-Scott Professorial Distinction (2019). She is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences,
the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering, and the International Orthopaedic Research Society, and is a past president of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society.