Anuja G. Bagul is a Senior Material Scientist, New Technologies at Material ConneXion. In this role, Anuja has spearheaded research into new materials and technologies including e-skins, soft robotics, smart haptics, wearables, e-textiles, printed and structural electronics, composites, and bioengineered materials including synthetic spider silks. In addition, Anuja works with cross-functional teams to ideate and implement new material strategies and enhance technology portfolios.
Anuja holds a Masters Degree from Cornell University in Materials Science and Engineering, focusing on functionalized nanoparticles for enhanced oil recovery systems, and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, where she served as Team Leader of the Soleca-Solar Car project in her undergraduate program.
Anuja’s prior experience includes being the youngest person ever to work in the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune, India. There, she was a part of the team that developed a new technique for the extracellular synthesis of gold nanoparticles using biological means. Additionally, Anuja worked with a leading industrial design firm in India called Design Directions, proposing alternate materials, production processes and innovative designs for a variety of projects. She is a frequent speaker on various topics relating to materials, and served as an assistant editor for Material Innovation: Packaging Design, published by Thames & Hudson.