Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Aarhus University
Additive Manufacturing Division, Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden
Prof. Dr. Shweta Agarwala got her B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering from M. J. P. Rohilkhand University, India. She pursued her M.Sc from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore with specialization in microelectronics. She obtained her Ph.D in 2012 from National University of Singapore (NUS) on 'nanostructured materials for dye-sensitized solar cells'. She joined Energy Research Institute, Singapore as post-doctoral researcher and worked on building library of lead-free and lead based perovskite materials. Later she joined Singapore Center for 3D Printing, Singapore to engage in printed electronics research. Her research vision is to achieve sustainability in electronics through soft and biodegradable electronic materials. Her research group is working towards building biodegradable material library with novel electronic functionalities. They are using printing route to enable flexible and bio-electronic device with applications in healthcare, wearables, smart textiles and soft robotics. She is IEEE senior member and Chair of Women in Engineering (WiE) affinity group, Denmark section, IEEE. Outside work she is a STEM advocate, avid reader and fitness enthusiast.
Dr.-Ing. Elena Lopez studied chemical engineering at the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. She finished her PhD thesis on the topic of plasmachemical etching of silicon solar wafers at the Technische Universitaet Dresden. She is Head of Department for Additive Manufacturing at the Additive Manufacturing Center Dresden (AMCD) at Fraunhofer IWS and teaches AM as an adjunct professor. She also represents Women in 3D Printing as Regional Director Europe.