WIE Breakfast at APEC 2018

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
8:00- 9:00 am
Room: 006A
Speaker: Prof. Azadeh Ansari

There is no cost to attend this breakfast, walk-ins are welcome, RSVP is encouraged: Sign Up Here


Breaking the Glass Ceiling- As one of the very few women in Electrical Engineering, during my post-graduate studies, I was often asked “How did you break through the glass ceiling?” To which I would simply reply: “I did not know the glass ceiling existed!” While my naiveté pushed me to aim for the sky, there were challenges and compromises to be made at each step in my academic career. In this talk, I will share my personal experience in my academic journey from my high school days in Tehran to my current tenure-track position at Georgia Tech.



Azadeh Ansari

Azadeh Ansari received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2010. She earned the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013 and 2016 respectively, focusing upon Gallium Nitride Radio Frequency MEMS devices and microsystems. She joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Georgia Tech as an assistant Professor in Sept. 2017. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral scholar the Department of Physics at Caltech.

Dr. Ansari is the recipient of a 2017 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan for her research on “Gallium Nitride integrated microsystems.” She received the University of Michigan Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for outstanding Ph.D. research in 2016.