Professor Milica Radisic has been inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. She is among six U of T Engineering faculty members and five alumni to join the ranks of Canada’s most accomplished engineers who have demonstrated their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the nation. This year’s 43 new fellows were inducted on June 27 in Winnipeg, as part of the Academy’s annual meeting.
Milica Radisic is an international leader in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering. She has pioneered the technique of electrical field stimulation for cultivation of functional heart tissue in the laboratory, leading to innovative new approaches to testing drugs in vitro on arrays of human tissues. Radisic’s groundbreaking research on the design and development of bioreactors for cardiac tissue engineering based on stem cell derived cardiomyocytes and biomaterials has led to accolades such as the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Engineers Canada Young Engineer Award, induction into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and inclusion as one of MIT Technology Review’s Top 35 Innovators under 35.
“The induction of these outstanding Engineering alumni and faculty members to the Academy is a testament to the respect in which they are held by their peers and the impact of their accomplishments as engineering innovators, researchers, educators and industry leaders,” said Dean Cristina Amon. “On behalf of the Faculty, I congratulate the inductees on this prestigious and richly deserved recognition.”
—This story originally appeared in U of T Engineering News on June 27, 201