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Funding and Honors

Awards

2022     Distinguished Reviewer Award from the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

2022     Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for ISMRM conference abstract "MRSaiFE: towards the real-time prediction of SAR in 3T and 7T MR RF coils - a feasibility study with 10 body models"

2021     Top 10 – Office of Science and Technology Austria – ARIT poster competition

2021     Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for ISMRM oral conference submission "Self-tuning stretchable RF receive coil concept using liquid metal encapsulated within an elastic polymer"

2020     Elected to Vice Chair, IEEE CNSV

2018     Elected to Senior Member, IEEE

2018     Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for ISMRM oral conference submission "First clinical pilot study using screen-printed flexible MRI receive coils for pediatric applications"

2016     Elected to ISMRM MR Engineering Study Group Trainee Chair

2015     1st place in ISMRM annual meeting MR engineering competition, Toronto, Canada

2015     Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for ISMRM oral conference submission "Comparison of New Element Designs for Combined RF-Shim Arrays at 7T"

2013     Stanford RSL Exemplary Service Award

2012     - Notable Services and Contributions towards the Advancement of IEEE and the Engineering Professions as Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering Montreal

             - Selected for IEEE Canada Affinity Group Outreach Accelerator Fund as Chair of WIE Montreal

             - Elected to three best lecturers in electrical engineering, École Polytechnique Montréal

2009     IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award, IMS Symposium 2009, Boston, USA

2008     Finalist for Best Paper Award at GSMM2008, Nanjing, China

2006     - Best paper award at the IEEE CCECE 2006, Ottawa

             - GIT Award (Austrian Electrotechnical Association) for outstanding master thesis

             - Tech2b award: 2nd prize for master thesis with high industrial impact

             - Hedy-Lamarr award: Young talents award in telecommunications

2005     - Graduation from the University of Linz with distinction below minimum time

             - Erwin-Wenzel Award for outstanding master thesis

2004     University Linz: Award for excellent university grades

2000     Graduation from Secondary School with distinction

1997-1999        Physics Olympics Austria: Rank 1, 3, and 5 (National)

Grants and Scholarships

2022-2026        NIH R01 A Self-Tuning Liquid Metal Coil Conforming to Movement for High-Resolution Brachial Plexus MRI

2021-2022        DoR Bridge Award: A Self-Tuning Liquid Metal Coil Conforming to Movement for High-Resolution Brachial Plexus MRI

2021-2022        S10: 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging System for Basic, Translational and Clinical Research, Role: Technical Director

2017-2022        NIH K99/R00: Human Connectome Mapping Using Ultra-High-Resolution MRI: A Technological Pathway, PI: Dr. Simone Winkler

2015                  Stanford GRSL Innovation Challenge: "Magnetogenetics: A Powerful Tool for Cancer Therapy", PIs: Dr. Simone Winkler, Dr. Ryan Spitler

2014-2015        Burroughs Wellcome: Collaborative Research Grant with Harvard Univ., PI: Dr. Simone Winkler

2014,15,16        ISMRM Educational Stipend x3

2012-2014        NSERC Post-Doctoral Grant: “Innovative High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Advanced Biomedical Microwave Techniques”

2009                  Austrian Research Association: collaborative travel grant with Dr. Steve Maas, Nonlintec

2007-2009        FQRNT: first rank in the province of Québec for PhD fellowship

2006-2008        DOC fellowship: Austrian Academy of Sciences: research support for PhD students with outstanding qualifications

2005                 - University Linz: Scholarship for research activity in Canada

                         - Upper Austria: Scholarship for research activity in Canada

                         - City of Linz: Scholarship for research activity in Canada

2005-2014       - Various conference travel grants from the Austrian Research Association

                         - Student travel grant from the European Microwave Association

2004                 - University Linz: Scholarship for International Studies in New Zealand

                         - Upper Austria: Scholarship for International Studies in New Zealand

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