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20+ Years of Experience
Meet Our Team of Experts
Andrew H Dent, PhD
Executive Vice President, Research
For 20 years, Dr. Dent has helped hundreds of clients, launch or improve existing products by helping find new sustainable solutions. He has worked in both academia and industry—at Cambridge University, Rolls Royce, the U.S. Navy, NASA, and the British Ministry of Defense. Dr. Dent is also a frequent speaker on sustainable and innovative material strategies, having given talks at TEDxGrandRapids and TEDNYC, and he is the co-author of the Material Innovation book series.
Gayatri Keskar, PhD
Head of Research
Dr. Keskar has played a key role in establishing Material ConneXion as a thought leader, by creating curated content and presenting eco-innovative solutions in various conferences, webinars, and one-on-one client meetings. Dr. Keskar has served as a technical advisor to various start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including NBCUniversal, Hunter Douglas, and The Estee Lauder Companies. She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Clemson University and holds numerous patents issued and pending in next-generation materials for consumer products.
Kerrie has worked in the research, development and commercialization of advanced material technologies for over 8 years, starting at Ralph Lauren. Masone’s research guides the selection of sustainable and performance driven materials to the company’s library. From Ikea and Nike to Tesla, L’Oréal and Logitech, Kerrie has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies accelerate the success of their products through the use of innovative materials.