Women in Engineering

Meet Inspirational Women in Engineering

Wiley works with global Authors, Editors and Editorial boards to publish quality, pioneering Engineering research. Here, we celebrate some of the inspirational women we have the pleasure to work with.

Women in Engineering Video Interviews

Interview with Thereza Macnamara

Interview with Dr. Lucia Rapanotti

Interview with Professor Isabel C. Escobar

Interview with Dean Jennifer Sinclair Curtis

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“I am in the 3D visualization field using Virtual and Augmented Reality. I like to simulate anything and see through the infinite world, any imaginative world as well as the universe”

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
Editor-in-Chief, Computer Animation & Virtual Worlds
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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“I . . . contributed to solve border technical problems with colleagues in Europe as well as in all the areas of the world, from Argentina to Canada, from Australia to China, from South Africa to Algeria”

Lucia Faravelli
Editor-in-Chief, Structural Control & Health Monitoring
University of Pavia, Italy

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“It is exciting to see your work being used on a spacecraft going to Mars or as the power system for the rover on the surface of the planet”

Sheila Bailey
Editorial board, Progress in Photovoltaics

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“Engineering gives the possibility to improve life for many people. It offers opportunities for people to travel to different countries . . . [and] gives the possibility for people to communicate across nations all over the world”

Marika Torbacke
Author, Lubricants: Introduction to Properties and Performance
HEAD Engineering, Sweden

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“Engineering is great training for solving all kinds of problems. There are lots of jobs in Engineering where you can help people, the environment, etc.”

Maura Borrego
Deputy Editor, Journal of Engineering Education
University of Texas, Austin, USA

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“It is exciting to work with people from different backgrounds and create something new, hoping that we may contribute to . . . society”

Marie Oshima
Editorial board, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
The University of Tokyo, Japan

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“I work in applied research and I like that all the time new projects come with a feeling of doing new things”

Hannele Holttinen
Associate Editor, WIREs Energy & Environment
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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“Don‘t choose me because I’m a woman, choose me because I‘m the best”

Thereza Macnamara
Author: Introduction to Antenna Placement and Installation
BAE Systems (retired), UK

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“[As Engineers we] change the world by building new artefacts . . . lots of it is radical, it‘s never been done before so there are lots of challenges . . . there is this duality between changing the world and at the same time having a foot in science . . . I love that”

Lucia Rapanotti
Editorial board, Expert Systems
The Open University, UK

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“My project about photovoltaic solar systems in a remote area of Indonesia . . . was very exciting . . . the location in the tropical forest was amazing and . . . the impact of the solar project on the quality of local electricity supply was very satisfying for the end-users”

Angèle Reinders
Editor-in-Chief, Photovoltaic Solar Energy: From Fundamentals to Applications (forthcoming) and The Power of Design: Product Innovation in Sustainable Energy
University of Twente, The Netherlands

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“Engineering changes the world, and we need plenty of positive perspectives to make that world whole, healthy, safe, equitable, and fair”

Traci Nathans-Kelly
Author: Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields
Cornell University, USA

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“Every single day is different: new people, new activities, new knowledge – widening horizons in all respects!”

Ivana Kovacic
Author: The Duffing Equation: Nonlinear Oscillators and their Behaviour
University of Novi Sad, Serbia

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“Rather than just accepting at face value that the solution [users] tell you they want is actually what they want . . . for me as an engineer the outcome is more important, and . . . it is my job to give them the solution which will ultimately give them that outcome”

Ita Richardson
Editorial board, Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
University of Limerick, Ireland

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"Engineering requires people with a wide variety of interests, skills, and perspectives; this means there’s room for everyone to participate.”

Kendra M. L. Cooper
Editor, Journal of Software: Practice and Experience
Independent Scholar, Canada

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"My passion for creativity and technology made me realize that, through engineering, we can have solutions to all societal problems in a smarter way.”

Manjula R Bharamagoudra
Co-author: Agent‐based secure routing for underwater acoustic sensor networks

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"I (find) it fascinating how the things work, and how it is possible to construct new things to make the world a better place.”

Rosalba Galvan Guerra
Co-author: Integral Sliding‐Mode Observation and Control for Switched Uncertain Linear Time Invariant Systems: a Robustifying Strategy

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"I find it’s challenging nature to be inspiring.”

Shufali Ashraf Wani
Co-author: Diagnosis of incipient dominant and boundary faults using composite DGA method

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"The more women are in engineering fields, the stronger voice women can have.”

Su-Hyeon Kim
Co-Author: Natural convection of melted core at the bottom of nuclear reactor vessel in a severe accident

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"I’m inspired by the breadth of the field – from nanotechnology to biotechnology, environmental remediation to space exploration, engineers are making an impact on all aspects of our lives.”

Nathalie Tufenkji
Treasurer for the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE), which publishes the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

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