ANU Scholar Awarded Student Research Prize in Boston

Oliver Johnson

Monday 21 August 2017

Aspiring biomedical engineer Oliver Johnson has been awarded the Yao Su Student Research Prize, at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Summer Institute.

The fourth year Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) and Bachelor of Science student has completed the intensive 9 week program to undertake research for cutting-edge projects at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, under the mentorship of Harvard faculty members.

"This program has been my most rewarding experience at university and I was able to gain a significant insight into the field of biomedical optics. I would like to thank the academics at Harvard for the immense help they gave during the project and the College of Engineering and Computer Science for continuing to support this fantastic program" said Oliver.

Oliver is the third ANU engineering student to take part in this program, thanks to a competitive scholarship provided by the ANU Research School of Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering. This is the second time an ANU graduate has secured the top honours, the first one being Avinash Upadhya in 2015.

For more information about the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Summer Institute, click here or contact Dr Steve Lee, the coordinator of the Harvard-ANU Summer Scholarship Exchange Program.

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