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)
  • 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 Organizations:

  • PE
    • Professional Engineer, California, Electrical Engineering, License No. 23184 (2020-)
  • PEO
    • Professional Engineers Ontario, P.Eng. Full License No. 100206190 (2015-2020)
    • Greater Bay Area Chapter Head – Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America (2015-2016)
  • IEEE
    • 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)
  • Stanford
    • 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
Full list of publications is available here.

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