Finalist for the 2017 WISE Woman in Industry
Emma Hudson is a highly skilled and motivated Materials Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the electronics industry. Her love of STEM began early and included winning the Leicestershire Schools Technology Challenge whilst at primary school.
Emma graduated from Coventry University with a BEng in Materials Technology in 1999. She spent the following six years working in automotive electronics assembly for a global tier-1 supplier. Emma started as an engineer and progressed rapidly through the company, subsequently running the Process and Materials Laboratory for three sites manufacturing safety critical electronics and extensively travelled to various international locations as a soldering expert.
In 2006, Emma joined UL and focused her previous electronics experience on helping the PCB industry through the safety certification process and making the world a safer place. She is currently UL’s Industry Lead for PCBs in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
Emma was nominated on to the board of directors of the European Institute for the PCB Community (EIPC) in 2015 and joined the BSI Electronic Assembly Technology committee in 2016. Emma is a British representative for several working groups for IEC TC 91. She is also involved in IPC PCB standards work, including the development of new specialised addendums for safety critical fields, such as automotive and medical.
She has a passion for introducing girls to and mentoring women in the field of engineering and wants to ensure they know they can achieve anything they want within the STEM environment.