Women-in-Electronics/Photonics Symposium
To promote personal and professional growth for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics (STEM), a Women-in-Electronics/Photonics symposium with two sessions will be
arranged as part of CSW2021 in the afternoon and evening on Monday, May 10, 2021. Eight
female invited speakers will present their scientific results with theme on Electronics/Photonics.
This symposium aims to inspire young professionals and PhD students to embrace the new
technology leap in the STEM fields.


Afternoon session (13:00-15:00 CET)

Chair: Dr. Ayodeji Coker, Science Director from USA Office of Naval Research Global

13:00 Charlotte Karlsson, Vice President RISE, Welcome speech
13:10 Prof. Deepa Venkitesh, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Title of talk: IEEE Photonic
Society Women in Photonic Initiative
13:30 Prof. Andrews Nirmala Grace, Centre for Nanotechnology Research, Vellore Institute of
Technology, India. Title of the talk: Vanadium nitride nanostructures as efficient Pt-free counter
electrodes for dye sensitized solar cells
14:00 Dr. Linda Hoglund, IRnova AB. Title of the talk: T2SL and QWIP infrared detectors for gas
sensing applications
14:30 Prof. Irina Bouianova Linkoping University, Sweden. Title of the talk: III-V nanowires from
highly-mismatched alloys

Evening session (18:00 to 20:00 CET)

Chair: Dr. Ayodeji Coker, Science Director from USA Office of Naval Research Global

18:00 Dr. Linda Mondin, European Space Agency (ESA). Title of the talk: Laser Interferometer
Space antenna
18:30 Prof. Qin Wang RISE/KTH. Title of the talk: GaN based HEMTs for power and RF
19:00 Dr. Ani Khachatrian, USA Naval research Lab (NRL). Title of the talk: Single Event Effects
in wide bandgap semiconductors
19:30 Dr. Shouleh Nikzad, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Title of the talk: Nanoscale
Engineered Silicon Imagers Reaching Theoretical Limit Performance and their Application in
Space Exploration and Synergistic Fields

Time: Monday, May 10th, 13:00-15:00 CET and 18:00 to 20:00 CET
Place: Online
Organizer: Prof. Qin Wang, RISE/KTH and IEEE Photonics Sweden Chapter
The symposium is sponsored by IEEE photonics Society and RISE/KTH