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


April 19th, 2023

Can industry conferences make you a stronger business professional?

If you want to strengthen your professional network, skills and knowledge, making time to attend industry conferences can be a great strategy.

March 9th, 2023

10 ways leaders can encourage team collaboration instead of competition

Apply these tips to keep employees motivated without comparing themselves.

March 8th, 2023

Human-centric, eco-transformative mobility experiences charting the future on wheels

Emerging business models can promote economic sustainability through mobility as a service by lowering emissions and connecting people to nature and one another, thereby mitigating the effects of rising energy and living costs.

March 1st, 2023

13 ways companies can reduce waste and protect the environment

It's easy to help your company do its part to create a more sustainable planet. It doesn't have to break the bank.


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