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.

Pooja chairs the Scientific Committee of the Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation Canada, and sits on the Carleton University Mechanical & Aerospace Industrial Advisory Board and European Turbine Network Conference Advisory Board. She has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Carleton and a masters in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.