Eesha Khare

Eesha Khare is a rising junior at Harvard University studying Biomedical Engineering. In 2013, Eesha developed a nanomaterial supercapacitor energy-storage device with faster charging times to potentially replace conventional batteries in consumer electronics. For this research, Eesha was awarded the Young Scientist grand prize award at the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the California State Science Fair Project of the Year, and was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy. Eesha is passionate about developing technology for a sustainable world and has spoken on multiple platforms including Women in the World, Chicago Ideas Week, the Conan show and the NBC Today show.

Currently, Eesha is engaged in developing a biomaterials scaffold for tissue engineering. This summer, Eesha will be conducting materials research at University of Cambridge as a recipient of the Harvard-Cambridge fellowship. In addition to her passion for science research, Eesha is actively involved in the Institute of Politics at Harvard, where she currently serves as the Chair of the Women's Initiative in Leadership and on the Student Advisory Committee. Eesha is also a trained Indian classical dancer.

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