Pooja Suresh is the Director of Research & Innovation at Gastops in Ottawa, Canada. In her current role, she manages the Research department and leads her team on technology advancement programs that serve the long term vision and strategic interests of the business in the aerospace, defence and energy markets. She has built Canadian and international partnerships with industry and academia to understand the future market needs and bring to market innovative technology solutions. Pooja first started working at Gastops ten years ago.

Her diverse career includes experience in environmental policy for aviation and management consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Carleton University and a masters in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, Pooja has founded two initiatives and contributes to several others with the goal of building a network of allies and advancing diversity in leadership in the aviation and technology sectors in Ottawa. She is a Women in Engineering ambassador at Carleton University and actively volunteers for STEM outreach programs.