WHAT IS WIM?
- WIM stands for “Women in Microwaves” and is the subset of Women in Engineering (WIE) working within the field of microwave engineering and typically active within the MTT society.
- WIM is also a subcommittee under MGA within the MTT-S AdCom.
- The mission of WIM is to attract more woman graduate students and professionals to join MTT-S, and to increase the visibility of females in MTT-S throughout a variety of activities.
Upcoming WIM Events in 2022
|WIM spotlight event: Three distinguished speakers from America, Europe, and Asia with publications in Microwave Magazine and T-MTT will give review talks of the topics they are working on and advancing.||https://www.radiowirelessweek.org/||RWW
(now Delayed to April 2-7)
|Two invited speakers will give presentations on their current research and success as a woman in Engineering. At the end of the panel session a guided tour to the Cutty Sark will take place.||https://www.eumw2021.com/||EuMW
|May||WIM event – in the planning stages||Details coming soon||IWS
|WIM event – in the planning stages for the evening of Wednesday, 22nd of June.||https://ims-ieee.org/ataglance||IMS
|WIM event – in the planning stages||https://www.eumweek.com/||EuMW
|November||WIM event – in the planning stages||Details coming soon||IMWS-AMP
Microwave Magazine WIM Columns 2022
|Issue Date||Article Title||Link||Author(s)|
|February 2022||Women In Microwaves: My Story||MicrowaveMagazine_WIM_Ikossi_February2022
|Dr. Kiki Ikossi|
|January 2022||Interview With Prof. Rashaunda Henderson:
The New MTT-S President
|WIM Column January 2022 Prof Henderson||Prof. Rashaunda Henderson and Sherry Hess|
Past 2021 WIM Events
|March 1||WIM Virtual Meet-Up, featuring Dr. Debabani Choudhury of Intel Labs||Event recording||MTT-S Women in Microwaves|
|March 9||Panel session about compensation negotiations. Panel members from academia (Sveta Zinger), industry (Berber Goedhart), HR (Tomas Weijters) and self-employed (Mindy Howard), co hosted by the Career Expo||www.wiecareermonth.nl||IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering|
|March 11||Improving tenure-track policies, featuring Monique van der Veen (On her national campaign to advocate for prolonged tenure-track periods in case of parenthood)||www.wiecareermonth.nl||IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering|
|March 18||Technology in Society, featuring Cristophe Cox (On using rats to detect landmines, tuberculosis and victims under debris) and Fernanda González Guevara (On the mission of Engineers without Borders)||www.wiecareermonth.nl||IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering|
|March 23||In celebration of women’s history month, join a film screening examining the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani.||https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266412||New Jersey Coast Section|
|March 23||An inspirational talk by Maria Marced, president of TSMC Europe (On how she got to her position and advice for future engineers)||www.wiecareermonth.nl||IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering|
|March 25||Developments of the Irène Curie Fellowship, featuring Frank Baaijens (Rector Magnificus on the outcomes of the Irène-Curie Fellowships)||www.wiecareermonth.nl||IEEE Benelux Women in Engineering|
|March 30||17:30 (UTC -5) In celebration of women’s history month, join a film screening examining the life and mathematical work of Maryam Mirzakhani.||https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266412||New Jersey Coast Section|
|April 2||Dr. Alessandra Costanzo will give the invited technical talk “Batteryless RF/Microwave Systems” for the chapter chair meeting.||https://mtt.org/event_calendar/mtt-s-chapter-chair-meeting-2021/||MTT-S MGA Committee
|April 21||18:30 (UTC -8) “Persistent Autonomous Environmental Monitor for Timely Wildfire Detection (PANTHER)” by Professor Dr. Katia Obraczka and Andrea David of UC Santa Cruz 6:30pm – 7:45pm||https://www.eventbrite.com/e/persistent-autonomous-environmental-monitor-for-timely-wildfire-detection-tickets-146687352821?aff=LinkedIn1||MTT Santa Clara Valley Chapter|
|May 23-26||IWS Special Session, Women in Microwaves and Wireless: “A Better World Can Be Expected Through Our Efforts”.
Opening remarks by Prof. Jasmin Grosinger, technical report by Prof. Donglin Su, and panel discussion moderated by Prof. Wenquan Che.
|Event summary: https://mtt.org/iws21-wim-session-summary/
|IEEE MTT-S International Wireless Symposium|
|June 8||WIM Social held at The OMNI, 18:00-20:30||https://ims-ieee.org/||IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium|
|June 22||Webinar with Prof. Natalia Nikolova, Distinguished Microwave Lecturer Class of 2010||https://mtt.org/event_calendar/measured-system-point-spread-functions-enable-real-time-quantitative-imaging/||IEEE MTT-S Webinar|
|June 23||WIM virtual event associated with IMS||https://ims-ieee.org/||IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium|
|July 17-18||Virtual Colloquium on ‘Recent Trends, Techniques and Career Opportunities on Microwave & Millimeter-Wave Technologies, Antennas and Applications’||https://gecbieee.org/wim_vc/
Inaugural session: July 17 9am IST ( July 16th 11:30pm EDT)
|IEEE MTT-S Kerala chapter, IEEE AP-S SIGHT committee, and IEEE MTT-S and AP-S SB Chapters of GEC, Barton Hill, and IIST|
|August 4||On the Importance of Antenna Characterization for Practical Applications: A Tribute to Prof. Tapan Sarkar and his Multi-faceted Contributions to the Field of Antennas and Propagation
Dr. Mahta Moghaddam is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
|19:00 – 20:30 IST (9:30m – 11am EDT)
|IEEE MTT-S Kerala chapter, IEEE AP-S SIGHT Committee and IEEE MTT-S and AP-S SB Chapters of GEC, Barton Hill.|
|October 24||IMOC2021 WIM special session
Invited guest, special talk, panel session
|1 pm to 3 pm (Brazilian Standard Time, GMT-3)
|The International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference
|November 1-3||WIM special session at COMCAS, held in Tel Aviv Israel||https://www.comcas.org/||IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas, Biomedical Engineering & Electronic Systems|
|December 17-19||WIM special session at IMARC, held in Lucknow India||http://www.iitk.ac.in/mimt_lab/IMaRC_2021/index.html||International Microwave and RF Conference|
|December 22||WIM & YP special session, held in Islamabad Pakistan||https://rimms.nust.edu.pk/icmac2021/||International Conference on Microwave, Antennas & Circuits (ICMAC)|
Microwave Magazine WIM Archive
|Issue Date||Article Title||Link||Author(s)|
|February/March 2019||Let’s Keep Women in Microwaves (But Let’s Turn Down the Heat)||Let’s Keep Women in Microwaves (But Let’s Turn Down the Heat)||Kate A. Remley|
|November/December 2018||Interview with Dr. Dominique Schreurs: The Road to Becoming the First Female MTT-S President||The Road to Becoming The First Female MTT-S President||Prof. Dominique Schreurs, Sherry Hess and Wenquan Che|
|September/October 2018||A Multidimensional, Multiscale, Multifunctional Life||A Multidimensional, Multiscale, Multifunctional Life||Wenquan Che and Ye Han|
Meet the Chair and Co-Vice Chairs
- Sherry Hess brings to Cadence more than 20 years of EDA experience in domestic and international sales, marketing, support, and management. Prior to joining Cadence, she served as vice president of marketing at AWR.
- She was vice president of business development at CebaTech, Inc., where she was responsible for taking the R&D stealth-mode EDA/IP start-up to market, which included all aspects of sales, support, marketing, and business management.
- For the majority of her career, Sherry served in various positions at EDA software developer Ansoft Corporation (now Ansys Inc). She joined the company in 1990 as a sales and support engineer, and was instrumental in setting up new semiconductor / major accounts throughout North America. In 1995 Sherry was promoted to director of European operations, with responsibility for all company operations throughout Europe. In 2000 she was named vice president of marketing, directing worldwide marketing of Ansoft’s high-performance EDA software product lines until leaving the company in 2005.
- Before joining Ansoft as employee #20, Sherry spent two years with Intel Corporation, first as a graduate rotation engineer and later within its ASIC Group.
- Sherry holds BSEE and MSIA (Technical MBA) degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
- Wenquan Che received the B.Sc. degree from the East China Institute of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, in 1990, the M.Sc. degree from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree from the City University of Hong Kong (CITYU), Hong Kong, in 2004. Since 2013, she has been the Executive Dean of the College of Elite Education, Nanjing University of Science and Technology. She is currently a Professor with the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
- Wenquan Che was a recipient of the 5th China Young Female Scientists Award, in 2008. She received the 2007 Humboldt Research Fellowship presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany and the Distinguished Young Scientist award by the National Natural Science Foundation Committee of China, in 2012.
- Her research interests include microwave antenna technology, planar/coplanar circuits and subsystems in RF/microwave frequency, microwave monolithic integrated circuits, and medical application of microwave technology.
- Jasmin received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree (Hons.) in telecommunications and Dr.techn. (Ph.D.) degree (Hons.) from the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2021, she received her “Venia Docendi” in radio frequency (RF) and microwave engineering from the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria. In her postdoctoral thesis, she examines the RF design for ultra-low power wireless communication systems.
- From 2008 to 2013, she was a Project Assistant with the Institute of Telecommunications, Vienna University of Technology, where she was involved in various projects dealing with radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. In 2011, she was a Laboratory Associate with Disney Research, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, where she was involved in an RFID sensor project.
- From 2013 to 2017, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, focusing on RFID technologies research. From 2017 to 2021, she was an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering, focusing on ultra-low power RF components and systems. Since 2021, she is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering.
- She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and holds one U.S. patent. She is actively involved in Technical Program and Steering Committees of various RF-related conferences and is Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. She is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), the European Microwave Association, and the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale Austria, Commission D. She also serves as a member of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committees 25 and 26.
WIM Subcommittee Members
Photos from previous WIM Events. Photos by LylePhotos.com.