Female Professionals Famous Female Electrical Engineers

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List of famous female electrical engineers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female electrical engineers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being electrical engineers. There are thousand of females working as electrical engineers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic electrical engineers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a electrical engineer then the people below should give you inspiration.

Claire J. Tomlin and Naomi Halas are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

While this isn't a list of all female electrical engineers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female electrical engineers?" and "Who are the best female electrical engineers?"

Claire F. Gmachl is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. She is best known for her work in the development of quantum cascade lasers. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria

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Claire J. Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Electrical Engineers
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Claire Jennifer Tomlin is a British researcher in hybrid systems, distributed and decentralized optimization and control theory. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

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Hertha Marks Ayrton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Electrical Engineers
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Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton was an English engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor. She was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 69 (1854-1923)

Birthplace: Portsea, United Kingdom

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Yoky Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Electrical Engineers
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Yoky Matsuoka is the VP of Technology and Analytics at Twitter, and formerly the Vice President of Technology at Nest, where she was in charge of UX and the learning aspects of Nest's thermostat. Previously, she was an associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, director of that university's Neurobotics Laboratory, director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. She is a 2007 MacArthur Fellow, commonly referred to as Genius Award. At UW, her research combined neuroscience and robotics—sometimes referred to by Matsuoka by the portmanteau neurobotics—to create more realistic prosthetics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

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