Women in Photonics

A high-tech field of operations such as photonics has, in addition to many male scientists, also expressly ensured a growing number of female scientists. In everyday practice this gives an ever more tangible implementation of UN Global Goal 5 the sustainable goal that focuses on achieving gender equality and emancipation for all women and girls worldwide.

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At the University of Twente, for example scientist Loes Segerink is working on microfluidic systems for medical and biomedical applications, thus increasing knowledge of biological systems and improving the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In her work she conducts, for example applied research at the DNA level into the fertility of male seed, based on the ‘lab-on-a-chip’.

Congress lunch with female guest speaker

During the Photonics Event 2018in Twente a congress lunch has been organised for women in photonics and this is also in line with greater diversity. The guest speaker is Natallia Uzunbajakava. As a student she obtained a degree in engineering at the University of Twente, and subsequently gained her doctorate in biophysics.

Light-based diagnosis

As a senior scientist Natallia Uzunbajakava conducts industrial research within Philips Personal Care & Wellness and is working on such areas as sensitive skin, light-based diagnosis and treatment, energy-based appliances, skin rejuvenation, wound healing and renewed hair growth. The key question in her research is how human skin can be influenced in a positive way using what are known as ‘energy-based devices’. These are appliances that make use of, for example the energy of light, radio frequency or ultrasound. As co-author she has made a substantive contribution to 33 scientific publications and 21 patent applications. Natallia Uzunbajakava is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and a regular speaker at conferences on cosmetic dermatology, aesthetics, and skin and hair biology.

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Date: 18 June 2018
Source of tekst: Universiteit Twente
Author: Twente.com