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.

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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)
  • 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 Organizations:

  • 2016- ISMRM MR Engineering Study Group: Trainee Chair
  • 2016 Educational Session Organizer ISMRM 2016 Singapore
  • 2015- Professional Engineers Ontario, P.Eng. Full License No. 100206190
  • 2015- Greater Bay Area Chapter Head – Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America
  • 2012 Steering Committee member for the International Microwave Symposium 2012 in Montreal
  • 2012 Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering Montreal
  • 2005- Member of IEEE MTT, AP, EMB, and WIE societies
  • 2012- International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Trainee member
  • 2008-2009 Vice president of Student Committee for CREER Quebec
  • 2012- Stanford RSL trainee council
  • 2005- Member of the European Microwave Association
  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Science
  • Management for Austrian Student Association – support for first year students (2002-2004)

  • 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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