Dr. Shital Pawar is a postdoctoral scholar recognized with awards from international societies such as the Polymer Processing Society and DST, India - DAAD, Germany. He has published over 25 research articles in reputed peer-reviewed international journals. He has received a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering (2017) from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. His research focus is on revealing fundamental and new insights in the designing and processing of polymer nanocomposites and blends for advanced applications such as charge storage and EMI shielding.
Sekhar Sundararaj works with the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department helping Ph.D and Masters Students with their thesis and lab work. He also helps with organizing classes and other administrative tasks (i.e. ordering supplies). Before the University of Calgary, he spent nine years at ENMAX as a mail clerk and corporate receptionist. He enjoys working with his team and looks forward to helping them achieve their goals (brother of the Principal Investigator).