Natallia Eduarda Uzunbajakava PE2018

Women in photonics lunch

Making science a reality: from fundamental research to products.
Lessons learned: challenges and opportunities for women in science and engineering

We are witnessing ever-increasing progress in biology, physics, computer science, machine learning. As our knowledge expands, so do demands of patients, doctors, healthcare providers and consumers. As scientists and engineers we are relying on our innovative power to bring to consumers scientifically-proven, safe and effective solutions and services.

With all the complexity in mind, this requires transcending the boundaries of traditional research areas and creating a “new science”. And the way to do this most effectively is to adapt a collaborative way of working, breaking down barriers, asking the team to listen to each other, take the best ideas and enrich them. We are also triggered to embrace a true “end-to-end” approach: from a lab bench to marketing communication.
So the lesson here is that women in science and technology have sufficient challenges but also opportunities to leverage their expertise, skills and behaviors and to build something new.

Natallia Uzunbajakava holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics, a Degree of an Engineer and is skilled in energy-based devices for diagnostics and treatment and skin and hair physiology. She is a co-author of 33 scientific publications, 21 Patent Applications, a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and a Faculty Speaker at Dermatological conferences.