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Dr. Simone Winkler

Simone Winkler, founder of inGenuyX LLC and current vice chair at IEEE Consultants of Silicon Valley, is a Stanford-trained NIH-funded Cornell professor and technology 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 Ultra High-Field MRI.


Simone Winkler graduated majoring in mechatronics with distinction from the J. Kepler University of Linz, Austria, then pursued her graduate studies in electrical engineering at the École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada, where she specialized in RF/microwave engineering. For her research work during her MSc and PhD degrees, she received numerous awards (2009 IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award, 2006 IEEE CCECE Best Paper Award, 2006 Hedy Lamarr Award, Erwin Wenzel Award, ÖVE GIT Award, Tech2b award) and took on leadership and mentorship positions as Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering chapter Montreal, and the Vice Chair of the student committee CREER. After her PhD degree, Dr. Winkler became a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, where she developed a microwave near-field imaging system used for detecting early breast cancer.

This pursuit led Dr. Winkler to her ultimate passion of working in research medical imaging. Simone then committed to a post-doctoral fellow position at Stanford University, funded by a Canadian NSERC research fellowship from 2012-2014. Dr. Winkler was promoted to Staff Scientist at Stanford University in 2015 and began her clinical/biological training part-time in clinical PET-MRI and bionic stem-cell imaging with Dr. Daldrup-Link from 2016.

Dr. Winkler has been an invited researcher with the Harvard Medical School &
Massachusetts General Hospital in 2014-2015, funded by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Grant. Simone was also awarded with the 1st place in the MR engineering competition at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ISMRM for a thermo acoustic MRI safety system and earned a 2015 Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for her oral presentation on her work on the RF-shim coil development, both of which are key components for her recently funded NIH K99/R00 grant award.

The quality of Dr. Winkler’s research endeavours have been manifested in over 50 journal, conference, and patent submissions. Simone was also honoured for her position as lecturer in electromagnetic theory; she has served on the editorial board of 9 international journals as well as scientific book publisher. Dr. Winkler received the 2013 Stanford RSL award and has supervised and co-supervised more than 15 students.


Dr. Winkler brings exceptional problem solving skills and analytical talent to complex new challenges in biomedical, rf & wireless, automotive, and aerospace engineering. Drawing on her extensive research and acute experience in the field, she is pleased to be the founder and principal of inGenuyX.

Dr. Winkler looks forward to assisting your company in developing effective technologies and achieving favorable results.


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