Builds machines from living cells.
“My goal is to teach the next generation of inventors to build with biological and synthetic materials in synchrony. I appreciate that L’Oréal recognized not only women who are pursuing research in science and engineering, but those who have dedicated a lot of time to STEM outreach and education.”⠀
Drive positive social change with STEM! Dr. Ritu Raman is an engineer that studies the dynamic ways in which biological materials sense and respond to their environment. She is passionate about introducing biohybrid (part biological, part synthetic) materials into the machines that engineers build. Her goal is to design biohybrid implantable devices that dynamically adapt to the human body and help us lead healthier lives. Ritu is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, and her goal is to use STEM innovation as a force for positive social change.More About Ritu