Women in Engineering Day 2019: Employee Profile

June 23, 2019

Surya Ramachandran is one of the people changing the face of engineering in the medical device field, “The field needs people with different talents and perspectives,” she said.

Only 13% of engineers are women (according to 2018 data from the Society of Women Engineers), but the field would benefit from a more diverse workforce says Surya, “It’s important to get more women involved in engineering—not just to overcome stereotypes and provide opportunities, but to improve the profession itself.”

Surya joined Nonin Medical in 2014 as a software engineer, her journey was sparked at a young age by two engineer parents. During college she focused on electrical engineering and shifted to software engineering during her graduate studies based on her interest in programming, mathematics and algorithms.

At Nonin, Surya enjoys the ability to not only put her impressive skill set to good use but to change the quality of people’s lives through the important projects she works on. She is currently developing software for a universal oximetry system that allows noninvasive measurement of carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), methemoglobin (MetHb), and peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) in the bloodstream, a potential game changing improvement to technology in the industry.

Nonin is a great place for engineers because the variety of projects and leadership team that is perceptive to ideas from all employees keeps things fresh, “Nonin has been good about listening to what employees want to do and finding a role that suits what kind of work you want to do, I would recommend the medical device field and Nonin specifically for engineers looking to make a difference,” said Surya.

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