Kiourti named a Role Model by CALIPER Project

Posted: June 1, 2022

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Asimina Kiourti has been recognized as a role model to women in STEM by the CALIPER Project.

The CALIPER Project seeks to improve gender equality in STEM fields and promote better engagement of female researchers with decision-making bodies in nine countries across Europe, including Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Georgia, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey.

A native of Greece, Kiourti completed her PhD at The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), where the CALIPER Project is very active. She was chosen to be featured by CALIPER because of her innovative research with the Wearable and Implantable Technologies (WIT) group at The Ohio State University.

Kiourti heads the WIT group, located in the College of Engineering’s ElectroScience Laboratory. The research team is carrying out interdisciplinary research at the intersection of electromagnetics, sensors, materials and medicine. The group is developing wearables and implants that outperform the state-of-the-art in terms of seamlessness, capabilities and performance.

As part of the Role Models video series, Kiourti was interviewed by Dr. Maria Flouri from NTUA. Kiourti spoke about her journey from when she first discovered her love of science to her education to her current position at Ohio State. She also gave advice to other young women in STEM, encouraging conversation and collaboration between one another.

“When I was younger, it never crossed my mind to ask female professors how they got there and what difficulties they faced,” Kiourti said, “So, I’d like to tell young women interested in STEM that they shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch with others.”

To watch the full interview, click here.