Graduate Research Assistant
Applied Science Complex III, Room 101
Katelyn Brinker is a PhD candidate in electrical engineering at Iowa State University (ISU) who has been supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (2017-2021) and an Iowa Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowship (2021-2022). In 2017 she earned dual B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) and in 2019 she earned her M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T. Her research at the ISU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) involves developing wireless passive microwave sensors for materials characterization and structural health monitoring applications. She currently serves as the PR and Communications Committee Chair of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) and as an elected member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Administrative Committee. She is also the winner of the 2017 IEEE-HKN Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award and the 2017 DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering – IEEE-USA award.
Chipless RFID, Materials Characterization, Embedded Sensors, Antenna Design