Sujata K. Bhatia, PhD, MD

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Sujata K. Bhatia is a physician, bioengineer, and professionally licensed chemical engineer. In addition to teaching at the Harvard Extension School, she is an associate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a faculty member in the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education Program on Innovation for Economic Development.

Bhatia has been recognized with multiple awards for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising. In 2012, she won an award from the Harvard University President's Innovation Fund for Faculty, in recognition of her innovative approaches to biomedical engineering education. In 2012, she was awarded the John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising and Counseling of Harvard Students, the highest award in Harvard College for excellence in advising. Finally, in 2012, she was selected as a Resident Fellow in the Harvard Administrative Fellowship Program, a program that prepares administrators for leadership positions in the university. She was awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in both 2012 and 2013. In 2013, Bhatia was awarded the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. She was also awarded the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising, a distinguished award from Harvard University for exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students. In 2013, she was selected by the US National Academy of Engineering for Frontiers of Engineering Education, as one of the most innovative engineering educators in the nation. In 2014, she was chosen by the American Society for Engineering Education for the "20 Under 40" list of top-twenty engineering educators in the nation under the age of 40. She was voted by students as a Harvard Yearbook Favorite Professor for both the Harvard College Class of 2014 and 2015.


  • PhD University of Pennsylvania
  • MD University of Pennsylvania