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Virtual Coffee Break Series on Diversity and Inclusion, with Dr. Sampada Bodkhe

January 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Join us for our next Diversity & Inclusion Coffee Break, featuring Dr. Sampada Bodkhe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, coming up on Friday, January 27, presented by CKN, SAMPE Canada, CACMSA and CREPEC.

In this series of virtual coffee breaks, we discuss a variety of subjects related to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). Topics will include the importance of D&I, mentorship, allyship, how to make your workplace more inclusive, unconscious bias, and more. Everyone is welcome to join.

In this session, Dr. Bodkhe leads a discussion on EDI Perspectives From Both Ends. “As an early career researcher from underrepresented and visible minorities group, I would like to share my experiences with EDI, from being part of a group and now leading a group,” explains Dr. Bodkhe. “I will present some of the policies/actions from leaders that worked in favor of increasing equity and inclusion and those that did not.”

We start things off with a presentation, followed by a moderated discussion, and provide you with an opportunity to connect with colleagues across Canada in an informal setting.


Dr. Sampada Bodkhe received her PhD from Polytechnique Montreal in 2017, where she developed piezoelectric inks and a technique to co-fabricate electrodes with piezoelectric sensors via co-extrusion based 3D direct-write technique. The research on the development of these self-powered sensors towards aero-elastic and biomedical applications was chosen as the 10 Best Discoveries of the Year 2018 by Quebec Science Magazine. As a visiting PhD student at the Organic robotics laboratory, Cornell University, she worked on SLA based 3D printing of highly flexible actuators.

After her PhD, she worked at Composite Materials and Adaptive Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich, on establishing competencies in 3D printing of adaptive systems, multifunctional materials and structures. Prior to her PhD, she worked as an Edison Engineer at General Electric aviation, India on structural and thermal evaluation of components for LEAP 1B engines. She holds a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India and a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Visveswaraya Technological University, India. She has keen interests in building an additive manufacturing platform for the fabrication of intelligent composite structures.


January 27, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am PST
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