Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is a vessel to support and inform a global community on the best practices and visions in the marketplace for attracting and retaining women engineers and scientists. IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

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WIE Committee for IEEE UFFC

IEEE UFFC liaison to WIE

Zhen Xu is an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2005. Her research is focusing on ultrasound therapy, particularly the applications of histotripsy for noninvasive surgeries. She received the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society Outstanding Paper Award in 2006; American Heart Association (AHA) Outstanding research in Pediatric Cardiology in 2010; National Institute of Health (NIH) New Investigator Award at the First National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Edward C. Nagy New  Investigator Symposium in 2011, and The Federic Lizzi Early Career Award from The International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound in 2015. She is currently an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Ultrasound, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC), and WIE chair for IEEE UFFC.
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IEEE UFFC WIE Committee, Ultrasonics

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.
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IEEE UFFC WIE Committee Member, Ferroelectrics

Michelle Dolgos is an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University in the Department of Chemistry.  She received her PhD in Chemistry at Ohio State University in 2009 where she studied structure-property relationships in complex oxides.  She then held a position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool in the UK for three years. There, she worked on the synthesis of novel ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials.  Her current research focuses on understanding the structure-property relationships in ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials, with a focus on local structural studies.   In addition to her research, she is a member of the SNS/HFIR User Group (SHUG) Executive Committee which acts as a liaison between the Neutron Scattering user community and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  She is also working to transform graduate education by developing a Research/Innovation/Leadership curricula that helps STEM students acquire the necessary skills needed to succeed in the 21st century work force.
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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.
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