Electrical and computer engineering professor, Mahla Poudineh, awarded prestigious award for women in STEM

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor, Mahla Poudineh, won an international prize for women that recognizes excellence in science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing and design.

Poudineh, who serves as director for ECE’s IDEATION lab, is one of six recipients of the Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award for Science. All six diverse, international female recipients were selected out of a competitive global applicant pool that garnered 650 entries from 40 countries.

Poudineh’s research interests include developing biosensing approaches for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, continuous health monitoring and translating biomedical devices to the clinic and market. Her research has been selected as Science Translational Medicine Editor’s choice article and highlighted in the Nature News & Views. She has also been selected as an inaugural contributor to the Advanced Materials “Rising Stars” series and to the Nanoscale emerging investigators themed collection.

As an award winner, Poudineh receives $150,000 in research funding and three years of mentorship from Johnson & Johnson.

Mahla Poudineh