EnSilica’s Vasiliki Xiradaki named among UK’s best young engineers in a trio of prestigious industry awards

TechWorks/UK Electronic Skills Foundation

Electronic Weekly’s BrightSparks Awards

The IET Future Talents Scholarship.


EnSilica’s Vasiliki Xiradaki was named among the UK’s top 3 student electronic engineers at the annual TechWorks industry awards  ceremony on the 7th December. The award category, run and presided over by the UK Electronic Skills Foundation follows hot on the heels of Xiradaki being declared among the UK’s 30 best engineers under 30 in Electronics Weekly’s BrightSparks Awards, which was presented just one week earlier on the 30th November.


Completing a hat trick of awards, this month has also seen Xiradaki be awarded Future Talents Scholarship by the IET.


EnSilica CEO Ian Lankshear said: “We’re delighted for Vasiliki and so proud of her, the awards are so very, very deserved.


“Helping young, talented engineers to develop and flourish is an exceptionally important part of our culture and these two awards coupled with Omotade Iluromi winning last year’s TechWork’s Young Engineer of the Year Award are testament to the support given here.”


Xiradaki has been working with EnSilica as an UKESF scholar since for 13 months and is in her 3rd year of an electronic engineering degree at the University of Birmingham. At EnSIlica Xiradaki has played an active role in the company’s satellite communications IC projects, working on both verification and on module design for projects including a Satellite Communications on the Move chip to give commercial, military and disaster recovery vehicles access to high-speed communications anywhere on the planet.


Outside of EnSilica, Xiradaki is an advocate for women in engineering and for engineers from diverse backgrounds. For this, she has been actively participating in many outreach activities across different age groups, visiting more than 10 schools to help bring under-represented groups of people into STEM subjects and electronic engineering degrees. This has helped her be selected by the UKESF to participate in the Academy Achiever’s #BeMeDigitalInclusion charity STEM event which is targeted at black girls from vulnerable backgrounds.