Alicia El Haj is awarded Midlands Women in Tech Award


By lifETIME CDT Administrator: Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham)

Photograph of Alicia El Haj. She has shoulder length blonde hair, smiles and wears a beige jumper with

Professor Alicia El Haj, Interdisciplinary Chair of Cell Engineering at the University of Birmingham and LifETIME CDT supervisor has won a Midlands Women in Tech Academic Award.

Professor El Haj is a leading figure working within the field of healthcare technologies. She has been making signification contributions with her work on bioengineering and regenerative medicine, focusing on cell and tissue engineering, to move innovative new cell-based therapies through to clinic.

Speaking of the achievement, Professor El Haj said: ‘’It is an honour to have won the 2021 Midlands Women in Tech Academic Award and be amongst a diverse group of talented women from our region. The Healthcare Technologies Institute will continue to drive forward research within the field of healthcare and medical technology and I look forward to continuing to develop research within the field of bioengineering.’’

The Midlands Women in Tech Awards recognise and highlight the ongoing contribution of women in the tech sector within the Midlands. To find out more about the 2021 recipients, please visit the Women in Tech website.