Honoring outstanding women in the sciences and engineering

Women in lab

At Case Western Reserve University we recently recognized outstanding women in science for International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Get to know just a few of our outstanding women faculty in the sciences and engineering:

🏥 Radhika Atit

Principal investigator on a five-year National Institute of Health R01 award for $2.6 million to study the role of fat cells as a new player in skin fibrosis in collaboration with Yale University.

🗣️ Lauren Calandruccio 
Psychological Sciences

Received a grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to create the Innovative Mentoring and Professional Advancement through Cultural Training (IMPACT) program, providing formal mentoring to undergraduates in communication sciences from underrepresented backgrounds.

🔬 Jennifer Carter
Materials Science and Engineering

Received an NSF Major Research Instrumentation Grant to fund a new variable pressure Scanning Electron Microscope, which will allow researchers to explore the fundamental materials science necessary to understand and improve devices ranging from batteries to high-temperature sensors and actuators to thin-film solar cells. 

🤖 Kathryn Daltorio
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Received a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research from the National Academy of Engineering to support work on autonomous responsive control of modular robots for confined spaces. In 2019, she was one of 25 recipients of the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.

⚕️ Christine Duval
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

One of 75 scientists nationally to receive funding for research as part of the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. Her research is focused on pioneering a faster and more sustainable means for increasing the national supply of radiotherapies for cancer treatment.

🔥 Ya-Ting Liao 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Awarded an NSF Early CAREER Award for a project focused on understanding the role of buoyancy flow for accurate and robust scale modeling of upward flame spread.

🧠 Pallavi Tiwari
Biomedical Engineering

Recognized by Johnson & Johnson as a Women in STEM2D Scholar for her cutting-edge research in the field of computational imaging, artificial intelligence and machine learning to address some of the most critical clinical problems in brain tumors.

🌱 Joy K. Ward

Named a fellow to American Association for the Advancement of Science for her research on how plants respond to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide over geologic and contemporary time.

🔢 Elisabeth Werner
Mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics

Chosen as a 2020 Simon Fellow, and worked at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing in Berkeley and the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany.

At CWRU, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most brilliant minds in their fields. And they can’t wait to teach you, mentor you and cheer you on.