Dr. Harsha Blumer is a Technology Transfer Manager at the Partnerships, Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation Office of the University of Manitoba. In this role, she supports the university’s knowledge exchange, manages intellectual property and technology transfer activities. She also holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy of West Virginia University and her research focuses on the radio and high-energy astrophysics of pulsars and magnetars.
Harsha obtained an M.Sc. in Physics, an M.Tech. in Space and Atmospheric Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Manitoba, where she received the prestigious Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. She completed her postdoctoral research at West Virginia University, where she also served as a Research Scientist and Project Director for Pulsar Search Collaboratory, an astronomy education program for high school students and teachers. She has a deep passion for empowering young minds, women, and minorities to pursue STEM careers, and strongly advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion in the realms of science and technology.