Gayatri Keskar

Member Since 2022

Gayatri Keskar

VP of Research

Material ConneXion

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.


  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Product Development


September 21st, 2022

The spirit in matter fueling augmented mutualism in an evolving world

Recent advances in fermentation, culturing, and engineering microorganisms and natural polymers are ushering in a new paradigm of biomolecular materials with brand-new functional and aesthetic properties.

June 29th, 2022

14 ways AI is changing the way leaders do business

It's a new day in the workplace—with creative focus time increasing and mundane manual duties decreasing.

June 10th, 2022

15 ways to engage more with environmental sustainability

Greater engagement with the corporate sustainability movement can serve your brand, its employees and its customers.

June 6th, 2022

13 ways business leaders get the most out of customer relations

Implement the following strategies to form better alliances for your products and services.


Material ConneXion

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.


  • Advanced Materials
  • Sustainability
  • Consulting