Gordana Vunjak Novaković
Engineering technologist
Belgrade, 26 August 1948

Foreign member

Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences


Membership of SASA
Foreign member since 1 November 2012

BSc (1972); MSc (1975); PhD (1980), Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, assistant (1974); full professor (1992‒1999); visiting professor (2009‒); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (МIT), professor (1993‒2005); Tufts University, USA, professor (1993‒2005); Columbia University, professor (2005‒); became a University Professor (2017‒); the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel, visiting professor (2009‒); Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, leader; Bioreactor Laboratory at the Tissue Engineering Resource Centre of the National Health Institute of America, associate director; Stem Cell New York Stem Cell Science, director

Membership of editorial boards
Biomedical Microdevices: BioMEMS аnd Biomedical Nanotechnology (Springer), editor-in-chief

Membership of other academies
National Academy of Engineering, USA; National Academy of Medicine, USA; National Academy of Inventors, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academia Europaea

Awards and recognitions
Clemson Award of the Biomaterials Society (2010);
Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award of the Biomedical Engineering Society;
Four NASA awards for patents;
Women in Technology International Hall of Fame ‒ one of five leaders in science and technology (2008);
Team award ‘for the best science in orthopaedics’ (with Meinel, Ziechner, Fajardo, and Kaplan) of the Association of Orthopedic Research, Switzerland, (2005);
Outstanding Performance Medal, World Congress of In Vitro Biology (2004)