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FoundHer Stories | A Fireside Chat with Nishita Deka

When: Friday, August 9, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab is hosting the FoundHer Stories series to amplify the startup stories of women scientist entrepreneurs.

Learn about Dr. Nishita Deka’s experience spinning out Sonera in 2018 while pursuing her doctorate at UC Berkeley. Dr. Deka will share how her company is building high-performance biomagnetic sensors for detecting muscle and brain activity, with the goal of building commercially viable non-invasive brain-computer interfaces. 

While the FoundHer Stories series is focused on supporting women innovators and entrepreneurs, all are welcome to register.

Please register in advance.


Nishita Deka, Ph.D., is the co-founder and CEO of Sonera. She co-founded Sonera to commercialize a novel magnetic sensing technology for human-computer interfaces, with applications ranging from next-generation interaction modalities for personal computing to advanced healthcare monitoring and diagnostic tools. Nishita earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. At Berkeley, she focused on the design and fabrication of nanoscale devices for MEMS and sensing applications.

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