As a Senior Material Scientist, Dr. Keskar is responsible for finding innovative solutions for Material ConneXion clients, as well as bringing significant numbers of new materials to the Material ConneXion library. She is passionate about technical problem-solving, and helping clients build a competitive edge by leveraging new material and manufacturing innovations from different industries. Dr. Keskar has served as a technical advisor to various start-up and Fortune 500 companies, evaluating advanced material technologies to support acquisition, and identifying technical trends for business expansion activities via competitive market analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Clemson University and she holds numerous patents issued and pending in next-generation materials and sustainable processes for consumer products.
Throughout her career, she has promoted industry/academia collaborations and built long-term, strategic relationships with numerous universities and start-ups, which has helped her to stay current on research breakthroughs in the material world.