Dr. Tushar Shah was appointed as "Chief Technology Officer" of ANS in 2010. In this position he is responsible for indentifying, researching and developing advanced nanomaterial technology solutions that can resolve complex customer challenges and in turn create a competitive advantage for ANS in developing next generation products. He is currently leading a team of engineers in developing "Carbon Nanotube" infused fibers that will revolutionize their use in advanced fiber reinforced composites for multiple current and future product applications. He received "Technology Innovation" award from Lockheed Martin Corporation in 2010 for his research in this area.
Dr. Shah joined Lockheed Martin Laboratories in 1981 as a research and development specialist in materials department and has spent large portion of his carrier as an innovator in this area of advanced materials. He currently has 15 issued patents under his name with 26 pending. He also has 18 technical publications. He is recipient of two "Jefferson Cup Awards" from Lockheed Martin Corporation and three outstanding achievement awards from Lockheed Martin Laboratories. He was named "Inventor of the Year" by MS2 in 2007 for his work on advanced composites.
Dr. Shah holds B.S. in Chemistry/Physics from Gujarat University/India. He has M.S. in Textile Sciences from M.S. University/India and in Chemistry from N.C. A. & T. State University. His doctorate is in Organic Chemistry from Gujarat University/India.