North Carolina State University
Linnyer Beatrys Ruiz Aylon
State University of Maringá
Leda Lunardi is a professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North
Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics
from the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in
electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. After her doctorate studies, Dr.
Lunardi joined AT&T (then Bell) Labs first in Murray Hill then in Holmdel, NJ where her
research was on high speed heterojunction devices, novel structures, long wavelength
optoelectronic receivers and optical microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Prior joining
academia, she had a brief stint as a senior scientist and group leader at JDS Uniphase (now
Aviva), and as a technical consultant for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
in Arlington, VA. From 2005-2007, she served (under the interpersonal act of 1967) as a
program director for the Electrical, Cyber and Communication Systems Division, at the
National Science Foundation (Engineering Directorate) in Arlington, VA. Under her direction,
she started the hybrid communication systems program sponsoring research in free space
optics, Terahertz components, RF and microwave devices and subsystems. She was the
Director of Graduate Programs of the ECE Department in 2007, one of the largest programs
among the southeast universities. From 2008-2011, she was the Education and Diversity
Director of NSF-ERC Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM)
Systems Center. Her research interests include optical MEMS, transparent electronics, energy
harvesting, and photonic devices. Most of the research has been funded by the National
Dr. Lunardi has been a volunteer for more than three decades in professional organizations. She has served on numerous IEEE executive and technical committee conferences, editorial board of journals, and national and international governments’ ad-hoc committees for grants and projects reviews. Presently she is the vice-chair for the 2019 IEEE Fellow Committee, and member of the 2020 IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award and 2020 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal committees. She has authored and co-authored more than 90 publications and conference proceedings, been granted 5 patents, and given invited talks and short courses at conferences. She co-shared the 2000 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award and is an IEEE Life Fellow.
Linnyer Beatrys Ruiz Aylon is Professor at the Informatic Department at State University of Maringá – Paraná. Presently, she is the Administrative Director of the Microelectronics Brazilian Society.