Meet the women inventors at Honeywell

Meet the women inventors at Honeywell

 April 10, 2019

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Patents exist to protect innovation. And that's something that the talented female patent-holders at Honeywell really understand. As engineers and inventors, they've earned patents for their technologies and their work has included creating algorithms to help manage energy consumption and predict corrosion on metal. 

Below, we meet some of these inspirational Honeywell women and share their advice for aspiring inventors

Lavanya Bhadriraju, Technology Specialist

Lavanya (pictured above) has been working with Honeywell for 20 years, and is based in Bangalore, India.

She develops Niagara-based tools for CCS control products - and has an impressive 6 patents. 

Lavanya says her favorite patent is: "A mechanism to create generic control applications library that can be reused for LON and BACnet Spyder Controllers." 

Her advice for other women is: "Pursue goals until the result is achieved and do not give up."

Barnali Chetia, Senior Project Manager 

Barnali has been with Honeywell for an impressive 15 years, and is also based in Bangalore, India.

Her main role is to work on technology related to thermostats for commercial spaces to help people feel comfortable and efficiently manage energy consumption.

She has 3 patents and her favorite is a high volume alarm management system. She says: "This is a vendor-neutral algorithm used for filtering and routing actionable alarms. The algorithm defines properties of the alarms, such as a critical alarm, and routes information to appropriate people to act while ensuring that no critical alarm has been missed."

And her advice for other women? Barnali says: “We should keep ourselves updated to the new trends in technologies. Everything out there is very exciting we have ample opportunities to use technologies to solve people’s problems.”

Lalitha Eswara, Research Lead

Lalitha has been at Honeywell for 15 years, and she too is based in Bangalore, India. Her job is to create new solutions to Honeywell products.

Lalitha has 8 patents and her favorite is: "System and method for prediction of pitting corrosion growth - pitting corrosion forms holes on metal surfaces. The holes spread inside the material and make the material more porous, which, with time, gets weak and breaks. The patent creates a method to mathematically represent and understand the formation and progression of pitting corrosion in materials."

Her advice for other women is: “All of us can innovate. Seek alternative solutions, question the novelty and walk the extra mile.”

Angela Lordi, System Hardware Engineer

Angela has been working for Honeywell for an amazing 29 years, and is based in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Angela collaborates with global teams to create, research and design various parts of the Process Control System, including processor boards, IO interface boards, power supplies and cabinet infrastructures.

Angela has 5 patents and her favorite is: "The transmission line driver test integrity circuit: This is used in many controller products and provides additional system communication robustness."

Her words of wisdom for other women are: “Follow your instincts, be prepared and embrace your individuality. We all encounter setbacks and failures, remember to learn from them and move on.”

Edith Flanigen, Consultant for Honeywell UOP

Edith has spent a grand total of 31 years with Honeywell, and she is based in White Plains, New York. She works with people in the new materials group in the research department. 

Edith has an amazing 109 patents under her belt! She has two favorite patents: zeolites and synthetic emeralds. 

She advises other ambitious women to “look for mentors, I had a couple of good ones early in my career. And master the skills of writing, communicating and working in teams".

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