Women in Microwaves (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 also increase the visibility of females in MTT-S through various activities.


Next Wim Virtual Meet-up

April 2021 – stay tuned for event details

Upcoming Wim Events

Date Event Registration Hosting Group
8-Mar-2021 WIM Virtual Meet-Up, featuring Dr. Debabani Choudhury of Intel Labs Event recording MTT-S Women in Microwaves
9-Mar-2021 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
11-Mar-2021 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
18-Mar-2021 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
23-Mar-2021 19:30 (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
23-Mar-2021 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
25-Mar-2021 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
30-Mar-2021 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
2-Apr-2021 17:00 (UTC +0) 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
21-Apr-2021 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

WIM Officers

Meet the Chair and Co-Vice Chairs
Sherry Hess
Sherry Hess
Cadence - Director of Product Marketing

    • 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 (Cherry) Che
    Wenquan (Cherry) Che
    South China University of Technology - Professor

      Jasmin Grosinger
      Jasmin Grosinger
      Graz University of Technology Austria - Professor

        • 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
        Chair                        Sherry Hess
        Vice-Chairs           Wenquan (Cherry) Che
                                           Jasmin Grosinger
        Members                Sara Barros
                                            Charlotte Blair
                                            Fauziahanim Che Seman
                                            Alessandra Costanzo
                                            Helen Duncan
                                            Monica Fernandez Barciela
                                            Ye Han
                                            Kiki Ikosi
                                            Xiuping Li
                                            Sivada M S
                                            Rodica Ramer
                                            Aqeela Saghir
                                            Dominique Schreurs
                                            Jonmei “Johanna” Yan
                                            Qiaowei Yuan
        Coordinator           Kim Eilert


        WIM Column in IEEE Microwave Magazine: A platform for sharing, welcome to submit your paper.


        Rashaunda Henderson – I am an engineer
        Sherry Hess – Interview on Women in Engineering
        Charlotte Blair – Women in Engineering: Current Perspective

        Photos from previous WIM Events. Photos by LylePhotos.com.