Professor Milica Radisic (supplied image)

Milica Radisic elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors

Milica Radisic, a senior scientist in the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, and professor in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has been named a 2023 Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

The NAI Fellows Program honours the achievements of outstanding academic inventors who, through interdisciplinary collaboration, dedication and innovation, have successfully translated their research into tangible commercial technologies that significantly enhance society.

The achievement underscores Radisic’s exceptional contributions to advancing research and driving the development of real-world applications.  

A Canada Research Chair in Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering, Radisic has played a pivotal role in advancing the fields of organ-on-a-chip engineering and biomaterial development. Some of her most notable contributions include leading the NSERC CREATE Program on organ-on-a-chip engineering and entrepreneurship and establishing the Centre for Research and Applications in Fluidic Technologies (CRAFT), which is dedicated to the translation of organ-on-a-chip devices into practical products.  

“We enthusiastically congratulate Dr. Milica Radisic on her well-deserved election as a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors,” said Professor Milos Popovic, director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. “Her exceptional contributions in organ-on-a-chip engineering, biomaterial development and commercialization efforts showcase her transformative impact on research and real-world applications.”

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