Dr. Hema Wadhwa’s diverse career path has spanned Academic Research, Engineering, Business Development and Innovation. Hema is passionate in driving development of the engineering industry, creation of innovative. Hema played a key role in exporting specialised Houston-developed capabilities into the Perth market, creating valuable differentiation in a competitive segment. She is a thought leader and collaborates to propose and deliver best solutions for clients. Hema has also worked on a model testing campaign as a hydrodynamics SME at the Neutral Buoyancy lab at NASA. She has authored and co-authored several technical papers and has presented technical work at local and international conferences. She was also recognised in the top 25 migrants by the ‘Skilled Migrant Professionals’ summer magazine issue in 2017. Hema is an elected board member and office bearer of Society of Underwater Technology. She also enjoys the ‘pay it forward’ opportunities by mentoring at IMNIS and UWA.