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Famous Female Electrical Engineers

Updated June 14, 2019 26.7k views11 items
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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
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
  • Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Claire Jennifer Tomlin (born 1969 Southampton, England) is a British researcher in hybrid systems, distributed and decentralized optimization and control theory and holds the Charles A. Desoer Chair at the University of California, at Berkeley....  more
    • Age: 52
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton (28 April 1854 – 26 August 1923) was a British engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor, and suffragette. Known in adult life as Hertha Ayrton, born Phoebe Sarah Marks, she was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1854-1923)
    • Birthplace: Portsea, United Kingdom
  • Photo: flickr / CC0
    Yoky Matsuoka (born c. 1972 in Japan) is the CTO of Google Nest. She was a co-founder of Google X and previously held roles as CEO of Quantus, as a technology leader at Apple, and as VP of Technology at Nest.Previously, she was an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University and an associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, director of Washington's Neurobotics Laboratory, director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. She is a 2007 MacArthur Fellow, commonly referred to as Genius Award. At University of Washington, her research combined neuroscience and robotics—sometimes referred to by Matsuoka by the portmanteau...  more
    • Age: 49