Katia Grenier received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toulouse, France, in 2000. After a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Agere Systems (Bell Labs, USA) in 2001, she joined the LAAS-CNRS in France and was engaged in RF MEMS circuits on silicon. From 2007 to 2009, she was with the Laboratory for Integrated Micromechatronic Systems of CNRS (LIMMS-CNRS) in the University of Tokyo, Japan, where she was engaged in launching research activities on miniature microwave-based biosensors. Since 2009, she is heading a research group at LAAS-CNRS with interests are focusing on the interaction of RF electromagnetic waves with complex fluids. It involves the development of microwave-based systems based on dielectric spectroscopy for biological and medical sensing applications as well as for evaluating electromagnetic waves effects on the living.
Dr. Grenier is a member of the Technical Committee dedicated to Biological Effects and Medical Applications of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and of the European Microwave Association. She serves as Program Committee member of several conferences, including the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium and the European Microwave Week. She also chaired the IEEE BioWireleSS 2015 & 2016 conferences, was the General Chair of the IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference 2020. She has acted as Guest Editor in several Special Issues in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (IEEE T-MTT) and IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (IEEE J-ERM). She is also regularly involved in Women in Microwave events' organization. She has authored and co-authored over 220 technical conference, letter, journal papers and book chapters, holds 4 patents and is involved in the spreading of microwave techniques within industrial products.