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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?"
  • Edith Clarke (February 10, 1883 – October 29, 1959) was the first female electrical engineer and the first female professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She specialized in electrical power system analysis and wrote Circuit Analysis of A-C Power Systems....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1883-1959)
    • Birthplace: Maryland
  • Esther Marley Conwell (May 23, 1922 – November 16, 2014) was a pioneering American chemist and physicist. She studied properties of semiconductors and organic conductors, especially electron transport. Conwell is best known for the Conwell-Weisskopf theory which elucidates how electrons travel through semiconductors, an accomplishment that helped revolutionize modern computing.In 1990, Conwell became an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester while still working at Xerox. In 1998, Conwell joined the University of Rochester faculty full-time as a professor of chemistry where she focused on the flow of electrons through DNA.Conwell has earned four patents, published more than 270...  more
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: New York
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Kristina M. Johnson (born May 7, 1957) is an American business executive, engineer, academic, and former government official, and 13th Chancellor of the State University of New York. She has been a leader in the development of optoelectronic processing systems, 3-D imaging, and color-management systems....  more
    • Naomi J. Halas is the Stanley C. Moore professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, and director of Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009), National Academy of Sciences (2013) and National Academy of Engineering (2014). She is a Fellow of five professional societies: the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her current work focuses on...  more