Our Team

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Dr. Sushant Jha
Technical Advisor

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James Gateau
Strategic Advisor

Dr. Rahul Bhowmik
CEO and Senior Scientist

Dr. Rahul Bhowmik is the founder of Polaron Analytics with a corporate vision of facilitating his company to become a leading provider of Research and Development services utilizing data analytics techniques. Dr. Bhowmik has worked on several defense contracts for the past 11 years and has more than 14 years of experience in computational modeling and simulations with in-depth expertise in many advanced data analytics techniques. In his recent work with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Dr. Bhowmik has used molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning methods to predict polymers' thermal properties. In another project work with AFRL researchers, Dr. Bhowmik used multi-scale simulations to predict surfaces' wetting by various solvents, useful to print robust 3D structures.

Dr. Sushant Jha has worked on several Department of Defense programs for the past 15 years; most spent as an on-site contractor in the AFRL. He is currently working as a principal materials engineer with the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). He has more than 15 years of experience in materials fatigue and durability in aerospace applications, probabilistic fatigue life prediction modeling, and data science. His life prediction models have been adopted in several key AFRL-led programs and in the Federal Aviation Administration sponsored code DARWIN. Recently, he has led the efforts to develop methods for additively manufactured parts under the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center programs conducted by UDRI. Dr. Jha’s research is being adopted to optimize the additive manufacturing (AM) process and qualification of fatigue-critical AM parts.

James Gateau has extensive experience in government and large and small business roles. He currently serves as a Chief Growth Officer at the Peerless Technologies Corporation, where he leads a team that identifies opportunities and develops strategies to win government contracts. He also worked at the Tyto Athene LLC and AT&T corporation, managing multi-million-dollar programs. James has over two decades of experience in the US Navy. He served in various critical roles, such as Chief Operating Officer, Deputy N6 / Knowledge Manager, Deputy Chief, CIO Division, Combat Information Systems Officer, and others.