Katie Brinker

Katelyn (Katie) Brinker is a Senior Nondestructive Evaluation Engineer at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT. She earned B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, MO, USA, in 2017. Subsequently, she earned a thesis-based M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T in 2019. She completed her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the support of the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (’17-’21) at Iowa State University in Dec. 2022. She has served as a Student Governor and PR & Communications Committee Chair to the Board of Governors for IEEE-HKN and she is currently serving as a Member-At-Large to the AdCom of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. She was a recipient of the 2017 IEEE-HKN Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Student Award, the 2017 IEEE-USA recipient of the DiscoverE New Faces of Engineering Award, the 2018 IEEE St. Louis Section Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the Fall 2022 Iowa State Research Excellence Award.