Dr. Sooky Winkler is an Engineering Manager at Dana Canada with senior management and operation responsibilities in technology development, product and process engineering, customer and supplier management, and problem-solving. Equipped with over 20 years experience in collaborative R&D, Sooky is passionate about building partnerships with industry, academia and government; to strengthen Canada’s leadership in innovation and promote the participation of the women in STEM within the Canadian workforce.
Sooky started her career in 1998 as a researcher in the U.K., and held progressive roles within the Canadian academic, automotive and manufacturing sector since 2003. She holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Imperial College London, U.K. and is a licensed Professional Engineer of Ontario. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo.