Dr. Simone Winkler, founder of inGenuyX Engineering Solutions, is an NIH-funded Stanford-based research engineer and consultant with expertise in advancing diagnostic capabilities through clinical and biomedical sciences and engineering. Dr. Winkler’s research and expertise include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics, the interaction of biological tissue with electromagnetic fields, as well as engineering development for PET/MR and Ultra High-Field MRI.
Selected Honors & Awards
- NIH K99/R00 award – “Human Connectome Mapping Using Ultra-High-Resolution MRI”, National Institutes of Health – Career transition to academic independence (2017-2022)
2021-2022 DoR Bridge Award: A Self-Tuning Liquid Metal Coil Conforming to Movement for High-Resolution Brachial Plexus MRI, award period: 2021-2022.
2021-2022 S10: 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging System for Basic, Translational and Clinical Research, Role: Technical Director, award period: 2021-2022.
- 2021 Top 10 – Office of Science and Technology Austria – ARIT poster competition
- 2021 Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for ISMRM oral conference submission
- 2020 Elected to Vice Chair, IEEE CNSV
- 2018 Elected to Senior Member, IEEE
- 2018 Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for ISMRM oral conference submission
- 2016 Elected to ISMRM MR Engineering Study Group Trainee Chair
1st place in ISMRM annual meeting MR engineering competition, Toronto, Canada, ISMRM (2015)
Magna Cum Laude Oral Presentation Award, ISMRM (2015)
Stanford GRSL high-risk initiative grant: “Magnetogenetics: A Powerful Tool for Cancer Therapy”, Stanford (2015)
Collaborative Research Grant — Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2014-2015)
Stanford RSL award, Stanford Radiological Sciences Laboratory (2013)
Post-Doc Fellowship, NSERC (2012-2014)
Notable Services and Contributions towards the Advancement of IEEE, IEEE (2012)
2012 IEEE Canada Affinity Group Outreach Accelerator Fund as Chair of WIE Montreal
- 2012 Elected to three best lecturers in electrical engineering, École Polytechnique Montréal
- MTT-S Graduate Fellowship, IEEE (2009)
- 1st rank Québec-wide in Merit Scholarship Program for Foreign Students, FQRNT (2007-2010)
- Numerous (5+) travel grants, various (2006-2013)
- Best Paper Award, IEEE CCECE (2006)
- DOC-Scholarship, Austrian Academy of Science (2005-2007)
- Completed studies in mechatronics below minimum time with distinction, JK University Linz (2005)
- Numerous (4+) awards for master thesis, Erwin Wenzel Foundation, BMGF, Tech2b, OeVE (2005)
- Professional Engineer, California, Electrical Engineering, License No. 23184 (2020-)
- Professional Engineers Ontario, P.Eng. Full License No. 100206190 (2015-2020)
- Greater Bay Area Chapter Head – Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America (2015-2016)
- Senior Member
- Vice Chair of IEEE Consultants in Silicon Valley (2020-)
- Chair of IEEE Montreal – Women in Engineering section (2011-2012)
Member of MTT, AP, EMB, and WIE societies
- Active work for the IEEE Women in Engineering Chapter Montreal (2008)
- MR Engineering Trainee Chair (2016-present),
- Trainee member (2012-2019),
- Member (2020-)
- Vice president of Student Committee for CREER Quebec (2008-2009)
- RSL trainee council (2012-2015)
- European Societies
- Member of the European Microwave Association (2005-2012)
- Member of the Austrian Academy of Science
- Member of the Austrian Electrotechnical Association (OeVE)
- Active work for FIT-Frauen in die Technik – women into engineering (2001-2005)
- Management for Austrian Student Association – support for first year students (2002-2004)
- Motovilova E and Winkler SA. Self tuning liquid metal RF coil and coil array for MRI. U.S. Provisional patent application 63/181,664 (2021) USA
- Simone Winkler, Brian Rutt, Paul Picot, Michael Thornton. “United StatesIn-Vivo Specific Absorption Rate Mapping using the Thermoacoustic Effect”, May 7, 2014
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inGenuyX provides biomedical engineering consulting services. Examples of biomedical problems we can analyze include, but are not limited to, the complex engineering environment in MRI scanners, where we can analyze not only the electromagnetic fields produced by all sets of coils but can also investigate on more secondary effects such as temperature changes in tissue and in the system.
We use advanced computational analysis and multiphysics simulation to answer your open biomedical engineering questions. Problems in the biomedical domain are almost always multiple physical phenomena that interact, such as vibrations, acoustics, and thermal interactions, as well as electromagnetic field interactions. Our multiphysics analysis can provide you with the tools that are needed to further your cost efficiency in your development process. We also offer broad practical experience in different biomedical areas to confirm the validity of these mathematical solutions.
inGenuyX has longstanding experience in RF and wireless analysis. For example, we can provide full-wave electromagnetic analysis of antennas, microwave circuits, and other electromagnetic structures. In addition, we can analyze secondary effects, such as temperature rise in microwave structures or cooling requirements of your circuits.
We use a dedicated multiphysics platform to solve these problems. In addition, we provide simulation guided design optimization, which offers you the ideal parameters of your EM architecture that yields best performance with specifically defined constraints.
inGenuyX offers simulation services for automotive engineering problems. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to, the analysis of sound pressure levels inside a vehicle, the electromagnetic interference levels observed, and more.
We use multidisciplinary simulation software that can model phenomena involving heat transfer, structural mechanics, electromagnetics, thermal engineering, and acoustics, among others.
Many industrial engineering problems include, for example, a transfer of thermal energy in steady state and transient conditions. Other areas of analysis include structural stresses, induced either mechanically or by thermal expansion. inGenuyX has expertise in solving thermal analysis and structural mechanics problems.
With our experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) we are capable of analyzing complex, coupled problems for industrial solutions and study their effect on real world products and processes.
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Please reach out with your inquiries below. inGenuyX Engineering Solutions works with companies throughout the world. We look forward to meeting and working with you.
Alternatively, reach out to: simone@inGenuyX.com.
Images/Design by eyeCatchLight Photography and Shannon Merrell.