Women in Engineering Workshop 

This Workshop is sponsored by the

Women in IES Technical Committee

Workshop Program

13.30-13.40  Welcome and Introduction to the Women in IES initiative

Prof. Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy, IES representative for Women in Engineering


PART I: Diversity, Talent and Excellence in Academia and Industry

Session Chair: Prof. An Braeken – Vrije Universiteit Brussel

13.40-14.05: Invited Speech

Anneke Hunninck, Academic Business Manager VUB.

Title: “From Academic Research to Societal Benefit”


14.05-14.30: Invited Speech

Kathleen Dupont, HR Director Agidens.

Title:“ Talent Development & Boosting Intrinsic Motivation“


14.30-14.55: Invited Speech

Laurence Jacobs, Business Relationship Officer AGORIA and Women in Tech Ambassador.

Title:“ The Future of digital is female - a case for more women in Tech


14.55-15.20: Invited Speech

Prof. dr. Johan Stiens – Head of Electronics and Informatics Department and director of the Biomedical Engineering program at VUB
Title:“ STEM initiatives for Low Income Countries: Creating a sustainable collaboration bridge for knowledge transfer between Academia and the South”


15.30-16.00: Mingle and Coffee Break


Part II: Research and Demo Presentations

Session Chair: Larissa Dunai


16.00-16.25: Invited Speech

Prof. Dr. Mª Cristina Rodríguez-Sánchez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

SmartE2–Improving the Quality of Life in an Accessible and Simple Way.


16.25-16.50: Invited Speech

New trends in materials for high performance electrical machines
Prof. Claudia Martis Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, Romania


16:50-17:30 Demo paper presentations

17.30-17.40: Closing Speech
Prof. Lucia Lo Bello, University of Catania, Italy

Prof. Lucia Lo Bello, IES WiE representative. Email: lobello@unict.it

Event registration: Attending the Women in IES Workshop is free but registration is mandatory, please register using the registration page of the conference (https://iecon2022.org/register/). In case of questions on the registration, please contact Prof. Lucia Lo Bello (Email: lobello@unict.it)