Webinar 'Women in Photonics'
11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Thursday 11 February
12:30 - 14:00
Title: My journey in photonics
Since April 2020, Joanne was appointed an ‘Assistant Professor’ in the Electro-optical Communication Systems group, at the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In 2006, she was affiliated to Avago Technologies in Malaysia, where she worked as an ‘Optics Design Engineer’. Shortly after, she was awarded a fellowship from the ‘Yayasan Tuanku Fauziah’ foundation for her academic and leadership achievements. As a result, she was appointed a ‘Siemens Scholar’ in March 2007, by Siemens Kuala Lumpur, where she completed an on-job training at Siemens Integrated Business Solutions business unit in Malaysia and at SIEMENS IT Solutions & Services Gmbh & Co., C-LAB Optical Interconnection Technology in Germany. After completion of the scholar program, she was assigned to Osram Opto Semiconductors R&D Asia facility as a ‘Process Development Lighting Engineer’. She was later appointed a ‘Project Leader’ in product development for solid state lighting, after which, she left to pursue her postgraduate studies in Europe.
In March 2017, Joanne completed her PhD with cum laude, in her research on ‘Free-Space Transmission with Passive Two-Dimensional Beam Steering for Indoor Optical Wireless Networks’. After obtaining her PhD, she was attached to Signify as an ‘Optical Wireless Communication Architect’ in the LiFi venture from June 2017 until April 2020.
Her current research interests are in optical wireless communication systems, optical fiber communication systems, optics, localization techniques and PICs for optical wireless communication.