Iowa State University Alumni Association

Emily R. Kinser 2015

BS Materials Engineering ’04
BA Political Science ’04  
MS Materials Science and Engineering ’05  
New Haven, Conn.

Emily Kinser is a patent engineer for IBM in East Fishkill, N.Y., and a graduate research assistant at Yale University, where she has earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science and is currently pursuing a Ph.D., sponsored by IBM. She is a technical expert in the fields of semiconductor processing and integration, as well as biosensor technology, who already has issued 27 patents in her young career.

Kinser is a rapidly rising star at IBM who won the Women Inventors Patent Challenge grand prize in 2007 and participated in the Corporate Services Corps program in Egypt in 2010. She has been involved in numerous outreach and professional development opportunities at IBM over the last decade. Kinser presently works as a patent engineer for IBM Corporate while pursuing her Ph.D.

She is a member of the ISU Materials Science and Engineering Advisory Board; ASM International; The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS); the Materials Research Society; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has been recognized as a Dutchess County, N.Y. “40 Under 40” selection and an ISU Alumni Association Iowa STATEment Maker. In 2015, Kinser was also named the first recipient of the ASM International Bronze Medal. She is active in the community as well, volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Junior League of Poughkeepsie, and the Rhinebeck Science Foundation.

She is a life member of the ISU Alumni Association.

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