MIT Scientist Honored for Designing and Commercializing Miniaturized Technologies for Biomedical Engineering

bhatiaSangeeta Bhatia, the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the 2014 recipient of the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. The prize honors “outstanding mid-career inventors improving the world through technological invention and demonstrating a commitment to mentorship in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

Professor Bhatia’s portfolio of inventions addresses complex problems in the areas of drug toxicity, tissue regeneration, cancer therapeutics, noninvasive diagnostics, and infectious disease. She was honored for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve human health.

Professor Bhatia is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in mechanical engineering. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in a joint program operated by MIT and Harvard University.

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