🏆 Winner: Taseef Farook from Bangladesh
As a respected PhD researcher, Taseef is making waves in the world of predictive modelling and artificial intelligence in dentistry. And he’s won significant funding to support his work. However, his contributions go beyond the research realm with wide-ranging involvement in his university community.
As a volunteer, Taseef contributes as a peer mentor, academic integrity ambassador and MC of the Children’s University events. With his demanding schedule, it’s impressive to see Taseef finding time to immerse himself in university culture and enjoying the spoils of the Adelaide lifestyle. But he wouldn’t have it any other way, saying, ‘I’m honoured to be part of this vibrant community that strives to help one another make a lasting impact.’
Taseef also helps dental students develop their skills and knowledge in his roles as a tutor and research assistant. All this while earnestly pursuing his research, winning awards and publishing journal papers along the way.
But for Taseef, it’s not about awards and accolades. His research was inspired when assisting a child with facial prosthetics showed him the impact he could make on the world. ‘When he flashed me a radiant smile, I knew I’d found my calling,’ Taseef says, reflecting on his desire to blend science and compassion for the betterment of the world.
As a trailblazing researcher with a heart for doing good, Taseef is the deserving winner of our 2023 International Student of the Year award.
Taseef also won the 2023 Academic Excellence: Postgraduate (Research) Award. Click here to learn more about Taseef’s determination to make a difference with his research.View all News