Events at PVSC

Women in PV Lunch


Time: Thursday, June 29th, from 12pm to 1:30pm
Location: Virginia A&B
Invited speaker: Lynnette D. Madsen, Vice-President, Svedberg Science, Inc.

Dr. Lynnette D. Madsen has worked at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Program Director in Materials Research since 2000. Additionally, through detail assignments at NSF she has dealt with international efforts with Africa, increasing the advancement of women in academic careers, and strategic human capital analysis and planning. She has led new co-operative activities with European researchers in materials; been part of the driving force in program development and initiatives in nanotechnology, manufacturing, and sustainability; and has maintained an active independent research program.

Previously, she was on faculty at Linköping University and held a visiting/adjunct faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University. Earlier, she spent a decade working in industry in Canada. She has enjoyed support from industry (ABB, Siemens and Nortel Networks) for her research and consulting. To date she has published two books, three book chapters/sections, and 99 articles; been awarded three patents; and delivered more than 100 invited talks. She has served as a panelist for the National Research Council and as a Trustee for AVS, and currently serves as an Advisory Board member for the Rosalind Franklin Society and on the Board of Directors for the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). Her qualifications include a B.A.Sc. (EE) and B.A. (Psych.) from the University of Waterloo, an M.Eng. (Electronics) from Carleton University, and a Ph.D. (Materials Sci.) from McMaster University. Dr. Madsen has been recognized by the Materials Research Society (MRS) (Impact and Presentation awards), TMS (Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award), ABET (Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity), ACerS (Fellow), AVS (Excellence in Leadership Recognition), SHPE (Junipero Serra Award), the University of Waterloo (Professional Achievement Alumni Medal from Engineering), and NSF (two Director Awards).

Dr. Madsen will share insights from her recent book, Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles, Wiley, (2016) as well as her own experience through a 30 minutes presentation followed by a Q&A session. The event is open and free to all PVSC attendees but there is limited space. Lunch will be provided.

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