Laila Fabi Moreira was born in Landsberg, Germany, in 1989. She received the degree in electrical engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2013 and the Master’s degree at the State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil, in the field of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) in 2016 and successfully presented the doctoral thesis in December 2021 in drone-borne DInSAR.
Internships: from 2009 to 2016 at Bradar – Embraer Defense and Security, Brazil, developing microwave and frequency conversion stages; in 2012 at Bonn Elektronik GmbH, Germany, developing digital and analog hardware; in 2014 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA in Pasadena, USA, with emphasis on drone borne SAR calibration.
In 2017 she cofounded Radaz Ltda., Brazil, a start-up specialized in drone borne SAR development. She has 4 patents filed for SAR sensor and its environment in Brazil and abroad.
Her experience encompasses the design of analog and digital hardware for radars. Her research interests include the field of system design optimization for SAR. She is also making part of the AESS Board of Governors, VP of the member services and representing the region 9 (South America).

Session: Women as an entrepreneur, participating in the AES and being integrated into the industry

Laila Moreira is a radar engineer working as technical director at her start-up company “Radaz”. She is also serving as VP of the Member Service, part of the Board of Governors and representing the region 9  of the AES society.
Laila Moreira will give a talk about her personal and technical experience within the Society and abroad considering her “underrepresented group” in engineering and technology. Also mentioning her participation at a start-up company. The presentation reports the interaction of the start-up company with universities, research institutes, funding agencies, potential clients and also with AES, for the development of a product in the area of aerospace and electronics. The milestones and the threads will be presented from the past, present and future, together with the related experiences. Finally, some threats and related solutions from the past will be addressed and recommendations for the integration of women in the industry will be presented.