The UFFC Society encourages active participation in the Society by its student members. According to the UFFC-S Bylaws: "There shall be up to six student representatives to AdCom, no more than two from any of the three Society technical areas. The Student Representatives are appointed by the President." In addition, a UFFC member may serve as an advisor to the student representatives.
IEEE UFFC-S AdCom Student Advisor
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Andreja Erbes received the M.Eng., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, in 2011, 2014, and 2015, respectively. In 2009, he spent one year abroad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge-MIT Exchange Program) and took part in an undergraduate-research opportunity program with the Weinstein HybridMEMS Group, where he was involved in the field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS). In 2015, he joined Huawei Technologies where he is now leading the MEMS Development Platform team for RF and sensor/actuator solutions. His research interests include the design of MEMS resonators and CMOS circuits for low power wireless communications, timing applications, and electrical interfacing of MEMS-based sensors.
It is a great pleasure for us to serve you as UFFC Student Representatives this year. Let us first briefly introduce ourselves to you:
2021-2022 Student Representative for Ultrasonics
Maryam Basij received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in biomedical engineering from Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. program in Biomedical Engineering with Functional and Molecular Ultrasound Research Laboratory, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA, focusing on the development of combined medical imaging technologies for advanced screening, diagnostics, and therapeutics. She worked on a variety of biomedical images such as IVUS, breast MRI, karyotype images, and in different areas of research such as nanotechnology.
2021-2022 Student Representative for Ferroelectrics
Federica Benes is a PhD student in the team of Dr Marco Deluca at the Materials Center Leoben, Austria. She attended the University of Trieste in Italy, where she obtained her Bachelor´s and Master´s degree in Chemistry. After an internship at CeramTec, Germany, she joined the ERC-funded CITRES project where her main focus is the sol-gel synthesis and deposition of lead-free ferroelectric thin-films for energy storage purposes.
2021-2022 Student Representative for Frequency Control
Etienne Batori has always wanted to study Physics, and did so in Switzerland. Today, he’s doing a PhD on compact cold atom clocks at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He always tried to be involved in its community and has a strong interest on communication and teaching. Aside from research, his main interests are climbing (recently ice climbing), running and trekking.
2020-2021 Student Representative for Ultrasonics
Madeleine Hertel is a PhD student at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in Germany. Her research interests include fusing x-ray and ultrasound diagnostics into one system in order to enable ultrasound screening without affecting the highly standardized screening workflows of x-ray mammography.
2020-2021 Student Representative for Ferroelectrics
Kerisha Williams is a PhD student in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she studies the functional responses of relaxor-ferroelectric solid solutions at the microscale. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon and worked as a materials characterization engineer at United Technologies Research Center.
2020-2021 Student Representative for Frequency Control
Kai Yang is a PhD student in the School of Microelectronics at the University of Science and Technology in China. He is currently working on piezoelectric RF-MEMS resonators, sensors, and oscillators, under the supervision of Prof. Chengjie Zuo.
We are very excited to serve you regarding all your concerns within the UFFC society. As our predecessors have done, we will continue to represent you on the administrative committee of the UFFC society and try to secure or even expand benefits for student members. We will also advertise UFFC and its activities among universities around the world, and contact IEEE student branches of UFFC related departments. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestion or need any assistance. Meanwhile, we sincerely welcome you to contribute your service to UFFC, and share any ideas, academic, social, or career-related, with us. We will, together with you, try our best to make our UFFC student chapter grow better and stronger.
Student members can learn more about upcoming activities and communicate with one another via the UFFC - Student Society site.