Neha Sharma has joined the Kimpton Acoustic Engineering team as a Products and Materials Engineer. Her journey to join us has taken her halfway across the world and through some very interesting diversions.
Speaking to Neha about her career to date she said ” I started at Cummins College of Engineering for Women, which is associated with Pune University. I completed my first Mechanical Engineering Degree there as one of 80 women engineers. I then went onto work on a special project with Cummins directly, researching mufflers for their Diesel engines and this brought me across to complete my Masters Degree at Salford University in England. I’m now a PHD Candidate at the University of Salford and a Research Staff (KTP Associate) at the University of Bradford”
Perhaps more interestingly is what drove Neha to become so interested in engineering, acoustics and how things work.
“I’m an only child of two academic parents. My mother holds a PhD in Physics and my father is a veterinarian Doctor too, so I grew up in a very scientific environment at home and was encouraged to study and learn from a very early age. I’ve always been fascinated with the relationship between man and machine, how stuff works and finding solutions to simple problems. One of my first patents is for a small device I created to help my grandfather write again. He suffers from arthritis in his hands, and I just wanted to make his life easier again. I’ve called it Lipi, which is the Sanskrit word for script or writing”
There are five other patents in progress for Neha and whilst we’re staying tight-lipped about what she’s working on here at Kimpton, you can rest assured that it’s going to be groundbreaking and will change the way that acoustic enclosure design works.
Outside of work, Neha is an avid observer of the world around her. She enjoys writing poetry and articles for local paper, as well as arts and craft including watercolour painting. She’s also a fierce chess player and enjoys outdoor sports like badminton, basketball, swimming, cycling and walking. She’s also a keen linguist and fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi, whilst beginning to master both German and Sanskrit.
We’ll share more about her work further down the line. In the meantime welcome to the team Neha, it’s a pleasure to have you with us.