Dr. Sushant Garud is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the prestigious National University of Singapore, as well as the co-founder of Aleph Digital Technologies. He's a passionate researcher, engineer, and entrepreneur who has a unique mix of process engineering and industrial digitalization skills. Through his work at Aleph Technologies, he's been helping process and chemical industries become more energy-efficient and sustainable using their software solutions.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Garud served as a Senior Consultant at Aspen Tech, where he led several digital transformation projects for multinational companies in the Asia-Pacific-Japan region, covering pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, and mining. During his doctoral and post-doctoral research, Dr. Garud collaborated with industry leaders such as Pfizer, ExxonMobil, and SLNG to develop cutting-edge digital twinning, process modeling, and operational optimization solutions. As a result of his extensive research and industrial experiences, Dr. Garud has honed his expertise in machine learning, cognitive digital twins, operational optimization, as well as process modeling and simulation.