Hala Zreiqat is a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Sydney and a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow. Her research is on the development of novel engineered materials and 3D-printed platforms for regenerative medicine, particularly in orthopedic, dental, and maxillofacial applications. She has established national and international industry collaborations to translate her discoveries into approved medical devices.
Zreiqat’s overall objective during the fellowship year is to advance collaborative research ventures and build educational and industry linkages between Australia and the United States in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and biomaterials research and development and to gain skills in expediting the translation of discoveries from bench to market.
Zreiqat received her PhD from the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, in 1998. She is the founder and chair of the Alliance for Design and Application in Tissue Engineering (ADATE), from 2006 to the present, and a past president of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society. She has also been an advisor of the World Orthopaedic Alliance since October 2012. An honorary professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and visiting academic at Drexel University, Zreiqat won the 2012 Leopold Dintenfass Memorial Award and the 2015 John and Eileen Haddon Memorial Award for Geriatric Research, both from the Rebecca L. Cooper Medical Research Foundation.