Materials Student named in Top 100 Future Leaders

15 March 2016

UNSW has been awarded "Most Employable University" at the Top 100 Future Leaders Awards, with 16 UNSW students making the list. Our own Siddharth Doshi, who is currently studying a Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering / Master of Biomedical Engineering, was one of the students named.

The awards aim to find the “cream of the crop” in the graduate employment stakes and are hosted by graduate job website GradConnection and the Australian Financial ReviewStudents took part in a selection process similar to one used by Australia’s major employers, including written applications, psychometric testing and video interviews to discover the top 100. Winners of the 19 industry and occupational awards were then selected through face-to-face interviews.

Sid is currently undertaking a research project under the supervision of Dr John Daniels, who speaks highly of his student:  "Outside of my research group I know Mr Doshi has also taken every opportunity to get involved in a broad range of extracurricular activities, from the development of solar car technology to novel biomedical process design.  Academically, Mr Doshi is one of our top performing students.   I think the combination of academic excellence and his desire for novel innovative solutions to clear problems will guarantee that Mr Doshi has a highly successful future in science, whether it be an academic track or within the private sector."

Gold Class at Harvard

Sid has recently returned from Harvard University's prestigious BIOMOD championships, where the UNSW group (Team Injectimod) placed in the Gold category for their innovative vaccine research. This international biomolecular design competition saw 30 student teams from around the globe use the "molecules of life" to build everything from autonomous robots to molecular computers and prototypes for nanoscale therapeutics.  Read more here.

HSCI Internship Program at Harvard

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP) provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. Interns are exposed to different professional options within the scientific arena through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Students present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium—a requirement of all program participants.

You guessed it - Sid will be one of the interns in this year's program, commencing in June 2016.

Congratulations to Siddharth Doshi on his outstanding achievements (so far) as a student of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW.