Dr. Sandeep Kumar Pathak is an Indian politician from Aam Aadmi Party and Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab since April 2022. He is a former assistant professor of IIT Delhi, former research associate at University of Oxford and MIT

He was born in Bataha village in Mungeli, Chhattisgarh to agriculturist parents. He completed his education till class 6th from his village and then moved to Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh to his aunt’s house for further studies. He completed his masters in Chhattisgarh and then moved to Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad and National Chemical laboratory, Pune for further studies.

He then moved to the University of Cambridge to pursue Ph.D on high-temperature superconducting materials. Post that he pursued post-doctoral research as research associate in University of Oxford and MIT