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Engineering alumna Dr Selena Milanovic listed in Forbes Italia Under 30 in Science category

The list, chosen by Forbes Italia comprises hundreds of the most promising Italian innovators under 30 in the country in 20 categories – helping to revolutionise the way we live, work, eat, and have fun.

Engineering alumna Dr Selena Milanovic

Dr Selena Milanovic (DPhil in Engineering Science 2017), was recently selected by Forbes Italy among the Under 30 talents in Science for 2022.

"Receiving this award is a tremendous honour but it is also an opportunity to do more", says Selena. "At the awards ceremony which was held in Milan, I met the other young and ambitious price recipients, having therefore the chance to more clearly define how we can jointly contribute to a prosperous and sustainable future". 

"Receiving this award is a tremendous honour but it is also an opportunity to do more and contribute to a prosperous and sustainable future".

The award ceremony for Italian talents Under 30 who are committed to changing the world was held last July 14th in Milan, at the Principe di Savoia Hotel.

Selena is now a Strategy Consultant (Healthcare) at Siemens Advanta Consulting. As a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science, she designed mathematical models to better understand the relationship between metabolism and blood flow in the brain, as well as being the student representative of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and an active member of Women in Engineering. During her time at Oxford, Selena was also dedicated to science communication and gender equality, two passions that she brought to life by giving public talks in the UK Parliament, global summits and public schools.

"We need to act together, promoting talent and innovation regardless of gender, race or any other limitations in mindset."

"Popularising science and technology is an imperative in today's world, given the global environmental threats and healthcare challenges that stand before us”, she says. “We need to act swiftly and to do that, we need to act together, promoting talent and innovation regardless of gender, race or any other limitations in mindset."