Women in Engineering Breakfast at ECCE-NA 2019

Join us for the WIE Breakfast, where our speakers are prominent women in power electronics and engineering. Over breakfast, we listen to a dynamic woman speaker share her career challenges and triumphs and invite discussion on relevant topics. The WIE Breakfast is open to all who support our efforts in providing mentorship to women in engineering and is free of charge.

Event: Women in Engineering Breakfast

Date and Time: Wednesday, 2 October at 8:00am-9:00am

Location: Room 325

RSVP: There is no cost to attend this breakfast, please RSVP to help with our headcount.


Speaker: Dr. Tanya Gachovska, Solantro Semiconductor

Title: The Role of Mentorship in My Career Path from Bulgaria to Canada

Abstract: In this talk I will share my personal story of mentorship and the mentors in my life and how they helped shape my career path from high school in Bulgaria to my current position as Senior Verification Engineer in Canada. 

Tanya Kirilova GachovskaBiography: Tanya Kirilova Gachovska received her M.Eng., and Ph.D. Degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Ruse, Bulgaria, in 1995 and 2003. She earned her second Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics), at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Lincoln, USA in 2012. Her Ph.D. thesis was “Modeling of Power Semiconductor Devices”. She worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Ruse from 1999 to 2003. She conducted research from 2004 to 2006 and taught for a semester in 2006 at McGill University in Montréal. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the area of Pulsed Electric Fields at UNL from 2012 to 2013. During her Ph.D. studies at UNL, she taught various courses and labs, and continued a collaboration in Pulsed Electric Fields research with McGill University, University of Ruse, University of Djiali Liabes, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria and École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, El Harrach, Algeria. She joined Solantro Semiconductor, Corp., Ottawa in 2013. Dr. Gachovska authored or coauthored more than 30 technical papers and conference presentations, two books, and two book chapters and holds a world patent in Pulsed Electric Fields. In 2019 Dr. Gachovska become a professional engineer of Ontario. She is a vice chair of IEEE-IAS Power Electronics Devices and Components Committee and Co-chair of PELS Ottawa. She is also a senior IEEE member.