Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide
Jiawen was the first and only female tenured faculty member of the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. Despite being an optical engineer, Dr Jiawen Li has also won prestigious Fellowships from Australian National Health, Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation.
She has secured >$3 million in competitive research funding as the lead chief investigator and won numerous prestigious awards/honours (including national Superstar of STEM, Australian Optical Society Geoff Opat Prize, and the Young Tall Poppy Science Award). She uses her expertise in optical engineering to build hair-sized endoscopes to explore the nooks and crannies of the body’s organs, leading to early and accurate diagnoses of various diseases.
- Young Tall Poppy Science Award
- Superstar of STEM
- L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science
- NHMRC Investigator grant Fellowship
- Heart Foundation Fellowship
- University/Faculty awards
- Optical society prizes