Member Since 2022
New York City Area
Dr. Gayatri Keskar is a vice president of research at Material ConneXion, a leading materials driven design consultancy and library, helping clients create better products through smart materials and design thinking. She holds numerous patents in next-generation materials for smart technologies and consumer products and has served as a technical advisor to several start-ups and Fortune 500s such as: NBCUniversal, Hunter Douglas, Nike, and Estée Lauder. Through her work, she identifies strategic opportunities and provides out-of-the-box material thinking and eco-conscious solutions to global brands, arming them with best practices from conceptualization to production. Gayatri earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Clemson University.
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Material ConneXion helps product ideas move from inspiration to ideation through material education, curated libraries, and experienced advisory. With 25+ years of experience, MCX experts provide a unique cross-industry perspective on material selection, sustainability, and innovation. Start-ups and Fortune 500s partner with MCX when they need help finding the best materials, process technologies, or sustainability strategies for their cutting-edge products and spaces.