Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh, Ph.D., is the recipient of a 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award given by the Mid-Atlantic Prep & IMSD Research Symposium (MAPRS). The award was presented during the symposium, held May 22-23 and hosted by the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Adwoa completed her doctorate at Virginia Tech in 2017 in materials science and engineering under the direction of Professors Rafael Davalos and Raffaella De Vita. Her dissertation centered on women’s health issues with an emphasis on the biomechanics of pelvic supportive ligaments. She also holds a B.S. degree in MSE from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in materials engineering from the University of Florida. Other honors received during her years at Virginia Tech include 2018 Outstanding Student Leader of the Year, 2018 Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Scholar, Virginia Tech Black Female Graduate Student of the Year, Dr. Gary S. Clevinger Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship. She was also a 2014 Diversity Scholar.
Currently a biomaterials research engineer at W.L. Gore & Associates in Maryland, Adwoa works in research and development in the medical technology industry with a focus on the interaction of materials with biological systems.