Sangeeta N. Bhatia
“Nanoscience draws simultaneously on various fields including the engineering and medical sciences, and it empowers researchers to push the frontiers of interdisciplinary research even further. Most importantly, the impact of nanotechnology is fueled by diverse talent.”
Sangeeta N. Bhatia, National Nano Day commentary for the National Academy of Sciences, October 9, 2017
Sangeeta N. Bhatia (1968) is a biomedical engineer, professor, inventor, and entrepreneur. Trained in medicine and engineering, she draws on computer technology to design miniaturized tools to diagnose, study, and treat illness. Bhatia’s inventions such as nanoporous materials—allowing passage only of matter smaller than cells—and “micro-livers” enhance the treatment of diseases including hepatitis, malaria, and cancer. She also advocates for greater diversity in STEM and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.