Mehra Haghi was awarded the degree Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Sydney in an official graduation ceremony. Mehra started her PhD in 2009 in the Faculty of Pharmacy under the supervision of Paul Young, Daniela Traini (WIMR) and Mary Bebawy (UTS). Mehra submitted her thesis, entitled 'Deposition, diffusion and transport of aerosol micro-particulates across lung epithelia' within 3 years of commencing. Dr Haghi is now employed at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) as a Postdoctorate Researcher in Respiratory Technology. Mehra has made an outstanding achievement as an early career researcher and has already published 8 research articles in high impact journals within her field, as well as a number of peer reviewed full conference papers.
In the same ceremony, Kanika Jetmalani was awarded Master of Philosophy. Kanika was supervised by Daniela, Paul and Peter Stewart (MIPS, Monash) and finished her degree within one year; publishing a journal article on agglomerated systems for enhancing respiratory drug delivery . Kanika is now undertaking a PhD program under the supervision of Greg King in the Airway Physiology and Imaging Group at the WIMR. The Respiratory Technology Team would like to congratulate both Mehra and Kanika for their achievements.