Dr. Shruti Sharma is Program Manager for the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC), a NYS Center of Excellence, both located at Stony Brook University (SBU). As a member of the CEBIP Operations Team, Shruti interfaces with the incubator clients to understand their needs and provide support through one-on-one meetings, creating workshop solutions for professional and business development of client companies, grant reviews, etc. Additionally, she manages CEBIP collaborators and contractor relations, drives CEBIP’s client pipeline creation and intake, and handles CEBIP marketing and resource management.
Shruti has extensive experience in program management including managing diverse teams and stakeholders at academic, government and public levels through her role as a Co-Founder of VIGYANshaala, a grassroots STEM education outreach initiative. She brings engineering, scientific, grant writing and management expertise to the CEBIP operations team through her background in energy- and bio-related nanomaterials research at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory and SBU. As an Executive Board Member for both the Association of Students and Postdocs and Brookhaven Women in Science at BNL, and a mentor for Women in Science and Engineering at SBU and the New York Academy of Sciences, Shruti has worked as a champion for inclusion and diversity in STEM and promoted next generation STEM learners.
Her education includes B.Tech. with Honors in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB), India and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stony Brook University.