Milica Radisic, P.Eng., Ph.D.
Dr. Milica Radisic is a Professor at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering. She obtained her B.Eng. from McMaster University in 1999 and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004 - both in Chemical Engineering.
Dr. Radisic has received numerous awards and fellowships, including MIT Technology Review's Top 35 Innovators under 35. In 2010, she was named "The One to Watch" by the Scientist and the Toronto Star, and also received the McMaster Arch Award. She was a recipient of the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards Young Engineer Medal in 2011, Engineers Canada's Young Engineer Achievement Award in 2012, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and NSERC E.W.R Steacie Fellowship in 2014. She was also elected to the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Milica is a co-founder of a start-up company called TARA Biosystems, which is focused on the use of engineered tissues in drug development.