|‘Dear Dr Balachandran Suraiya,
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Professor Margaret Gardner AO – President and Vice-Chancellor, in accordance with the delegated authority of the Monash University Council, has conferred the award Doctor Of Philosophy on 14-May-2020.
Your thesis entitled, Bioengineered 3d Microenvironments For In Vitro T Cell Generation And Car-T Cell Delivery, makes a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge. It signifies that you have been admitted into the community of scholars within your chosen field of study.
In choosing Monash University to undertake your research, you have chosen to study at a university committed to research excellence which is bold and innovative, and which seeks to serve and transform lives. In less than 60 years, Monash has become one of Australia’s largest universities, and is now ranked in the world top 100.
Whether you continue to push the limits of knowledge and innovation in academia, industry, government or in the broader community, I hope that the expert research and professional skills and knowledge you have gained will benefit you into the future.
As a graduate of the University, you have become an integral part of Monash for life. Your alumni network will provide you with valuable connections with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the discovery of new knowledge. I encourage you to remain connected with the University and to the future development and success of Monash and our research endeavours.
On behalf of the University, I would like to again congratulate you on your achievement and take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for a successful future.
Sent on behalf of
Professor Matthew Gillespie
Vice-Provost (Faculty and Graduate Affairs)