About the speakers
Professor Hala Zreiqat | Professor of Biomedical Engineering | University of Sydney
Hala Zreiqat is a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Sydney and both a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow (2006-2020); Director of the Australian Research Training Centre for Innovative Bio-Engineering; Co-Director of the Shanghai-Sydney Joint Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine Lab at Shanghai JiaoTong; Honorary Professor Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Adjunct Professor Drexel University.
She promoter of national and international technology development, and has received national and international awards, including the Order of Australia; the 2018 New South Wales Premier’s Woman of the Year; The King Abdullah II Order of Distinction of the Second Class - the highest civilian honour bestowed by the King of Jordan (2018); Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research (FIOR) of the ICORS International College of Fellows.
Professor Gregg Suaning | Professor of Biomedical Engineering | University of Sydney
Professor Sauning has over a quarter of a century of experience, authored over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has played a leadership role in in competitive research programs with funding in excess of $60M during his academic career.
The Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology bestowed the Bartimaeus Award to Prof. Suaning in recognition of his contribution to the blind community and perpetuating collegiality within the visual prosthesis research community. He and his team have won two Innovation Awards from the technology transfer department of the University of New South Wales. Gregg is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and has been an active contributor to the IEEE's Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society since 1998, serving as Associate Editor for many years and as a member of the Conference Organizing Committee for the 2017, 2018 and 2023 annual conferences.
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