Women in Engineering (WIE)

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WIE Committee for IEEE UFFC

IEEE UFFC liaison to WIE

Estelle Camus is in charge of the intracardiac imaging portfolio and strategy at Siemens Healthineers. She received her Engineering Degree from “Ecole Centrale Lille”, France and M.Sc. in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA in 1996. In 1997, she started her research on ultrasound propagation in bone at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan and pursued it at the CNRS Parametric Imaging Laboratory in Paris, France. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Paris in 2000. She has led several research projects targeted at improving imaging technologies for minimally invasive interventional radiology and cardiology procedures as well as computed tomography at Siemens Healthineers. She is currently studying towards an MBA from Steinbeis University Berlin.

Estelle’s research interests include (i) ultrasound and x-ray medical imaging, (ii) multi-modality imaging and (iii) navigation technologies. She has published more than 20 papers and holds more than 25 patents. She received the Best Poster Award at the 2000 Young Investigators Symposium, the Best Paper in Navigation Award at MICCAI 2009 and the 2011 Siemens Innovation Summer Camp Award. She has given seminars on medical imaging at the National Engineering School of Tunis, Tunisia.

IEEE UFFC WIE Committee, Ultrasonics

Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell is an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University, where she founded and directs the Photoacoustic and Ultrasonic Systems Engineering (PULSE) Lab. Her research interests include ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging, coherence-based beamforming, image-guided surgery, robotics, and medical device design. Prof. Bell obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University (2012) and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (biomedical engineering minor) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006). In addition, she spent a year abroad as a Whitaker International Fellow, conducting research at the Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital in the United Kingdom (2009-2010), and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at Johns Hopkins University. These experiences resulted in over 60 published journal articles and conference papers, a patent for short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) beamforming, and numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, including the NSF CAREER Award (2018), MIT Technology Review's Innovator Under 35 Award (2016), the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2015), the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013), the UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2012), the UNCF-Merck Graduate Research Dissertation Fellowship (2011), and the Whitaker International Fellowship (2009). Prof. Bell was a member of the 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) Organizing Committee, and she is currently serving on the 2018 IEEE IUS Organizing Committee as the Communications Chair.

IEEE UFFC WIE Committee Member, Ferroelectrics

HONG WANG is a Chair Professor, Associate Dean for Research of College of Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology since the fall of 2017. Before that she was s professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University. She has received several awards from the Ministry of Education of China, and the Government of Shaanxi Province of China. Her research interests include dielectric materials, multifunctional composites, dielectric measurements. She has developed a series of novel dielectric ceramics with ultra-low sintering temperatures for Low Temperature Cofired Ceramics (LTCC) devices, multifunctional microwave composites with unique magnetic and electric properties, scalable nanocomposites for energy storage and electronic package applications. She is the member of Administrative Board of The Chinese Ceramic Society, IEEE Women-in-Engineering (WIE) Chair for Ferroelectrics.


IEEE UFFC WIE Committee, Frequency Control

Sarah Bedair has been a Staff Researcher in the Power Sciences Branch at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) since June 2009 and is currently the team leader for the Microsystems Power Components Team. Her current research interests include the modeling and fabrication of MEMS-based power devices, specifically for single-chip-scale power conversion and RF electronics. She has contributed to more than 60 research publications and is co-inventor on eight patents / patent applications.  She received the B.S. degree in applied sciences & computer engineering from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She also received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, in 2004 and 2008.  She spent one year (August 2008-June 2009) as an Oak Ridge Associated University Post-Doctoral Fellow at ARL. Dr. Bedair has been the recipient of fellowships and awards in academics and research. These include the Phillip and Marsha Dowd-Institute for Complex Engineered Systems Fellowship and the James D. Crawford Award at UNC-Chapel Hill. She was also the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Federal Career-Technical and Scientific Rookie of the Year Award and the 2009 Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award.