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Q&A With Avantika Singh

The new Manufacturing Mastermind series showcases some of NREL's outstanding researchers in advanced manufacturing. In the latest article, Avantika Singh shares why she hates waste and what she's doing to help combat it as an expert in market analysis and sustainable materials, working with research teams to design new, cost-effective ways to manufacture and recycle plastics so they don’t keep piling up in landfills. She also talks about her twisty path to plastics, how her mother’s green thumb inspired her commitment to sustainable living, and her ideal world and advice.

Professional headshot of Avantika Singh.

The scientific and engineering research in NREL's Advanced Manufacturing Program is focused on the identification and development of advanced materials and advanced processes that drive the impact of new energy technologies. Our world-class manufacturing analysis yields insights that support industry decisions about R&D targets, investment strategies, and policy evaluation.

NREL partners with industry members to bridge innovation gaps in advanced manufacturing research, helping to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation technologies and processes. We also have facilities dedicated to the R&D needs of manufacturers and other facilities that have the flexibility to adapt to those needs.