Simar grew up in Chandigarh, a city in North India. She received her B.Tech + M.Tech (Dual Degree) in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2020. In MIT she is co-advised by Prof Rohit Karnik (MIT MechE) and Prof Zach Smith exploring nanoporous graphene membranes and polymeric carbon molecular sieves as a part of her PhD. She is interested in improving science communication, and understanding the interaction of science, technology and society. Outside of lab she loves to go for long walks, specially along the river, with her camera ready to capture all colors of nature. She also enjoys exploring new brunch places and taking guided tours of historical sites and on quieter days enjoying the company of a book.