since 2018


Prof. Hala Zreiqat


Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

Fulbright Senior Scholar to MIT 

Finalist AmCham Alliance Awards  (Biotechnology)


Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Payne Scott Professorial Distinction – University of Sydney award for outstanding contributions to leadership, mentoring, teaching and distinguished achievements in field

One of ‘Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers for 2020’, Create magazine, Engineers Australia


Member of the Order of Australia

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

                                Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR), International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS)

Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW – Australia’s oldest scientific society

Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology, Australian Museum


NSW Premier Woman of the Year

Order of Independence, King Abdullah II Order of Distinction of the Second Class – highest civilian honour bestowed by the King of Jordan

One of ‘10 Most Influential Women in Engineering’, Create magazine, Engineers Australia

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) award for research undertaken at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany (AU$22,000)


Professor Qing Li


 “Australia’s Research Leaders” in Engineering and Computer Science (2020)

Clarivate “Highly Cited Researcher” in Engineering (2020)

A/Prof. Rona Chandrawati


Finalist, 2021 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

NSW Early Career Researcher of the Year (Physical Sciences) winner

NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science and Engineering 2021


2020 Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, Engineers Australia

2020 Derek Hart Memorial Award

2020 Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigator, Royal Society of Chemistry

2020 Engineering Goldstar Award, UNSW Sydney

2020 NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellowship


2018 Outstanding Postgraduate Research Supervisor Award, UNSW Sydney

2018 World Economic Forum 40 Young Scientists Under 40

2018 World Economic Forum Global Future Council in Biotechnology

2018 Top 1% reviewers for Chemistry of Materials

Dr. Jiao-Jiao Li


Winner of the Falling Walls Australia 2021 competition among 9 Australian finalists

2021-22 Superstars of STEM, Science & Technology Australia;one of 60 women in STEM selected as media stars for this acclaimed national program, to act as role models for the younger generation.

Finalist (1 of 6), Research Australia Griffith University Discovery Award 2021

Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards, finalist for Griffith University Discovery Award

Winner for Falling Walls Lab NSW, a world-class pitch competition for creator and innovators.

Finalist, L’Oréal-UNESCO Australia & New Zealand for Women in Science Fellowship

Best EMCR Presentation Award, Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) Wound Healing Symposium 2021

Paper of the Month Award for Jan 2021 (Cartilage 2021, senior author), Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand (MBSANZ)



2020 Bob Fraser New Investigator Award, Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand;for outstanding research contributions as an emerging researcher (<10 years post-PhD) in matrix biology.

Matrix Biology Society of Australia & New Zealand (MBSANZ) Paper of the Month Award; for two senior author papers in BMC Molecular & Cell Biology (Oct 2020) and Cartilage (Jan 2021).


2019 Young Investigator Award, Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society; for outstanding research achievement by a young investigator (<7 years post-PhD) in the field of wound and tissue repair.

Institute of Bone and Joint Research Basic Science Manuscript Award 2019 (Li JJ et al, Advanced Healthcare Materials 2018).

Appointment to the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Young Investigator Committee as 1 of 3 new committee members selected to join from internationally competitive applicants (2019).



Dr. Lei Bi


2021 IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Distinguished Reviewer Award


2020 MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention) Student Travel Award.

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@2021 ARC Centre for Innovative BioEngineering

Level 4, J07
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
University of Sydney
Darlington NSW 2008