I am a Fellow in the Climate Change Mitigation and Development Programme in the Centre for Environment and Development at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore.
My research interests are in energy and climate policy, energy-economics modelling and the study of equity in the context of energy and climate change. My long-term research goal is to analyse energy, environment and climate change impacts on India’s economic growth in an integrated framework. The most important requirement of these analyses is that they should be envisioned at the necessary level of detail and disaggregation in order to capture the spatio-temporal diversity of the physical systems like land-use, renewable energy, energy demand and environmental impacts. An equally important focus would be to understand the socioeconomic diversity of people and how it evolves and interacts with economic growth, environmental impacts and climate change.
PhD in Physics, 2005
BTech in Engineering Physics, 1998
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, Alternative Law Forum Public Talk
Wed, May 24, 2017, NIAS Wednesday Discussion Seminar
This is a study of the relation between income, HDI, energy use, energy access and greenhouse gas emissions.
We build a model of the electric utility or electric distribution company (DISCOM) to evaluate the impact of renewables on its business model
This project estimates the global distribution of income, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and HDI and its component indices at the sub-national level.
This is a study of the rapid demographic transition and declining fertilityrates in India
We estimate the socioeconomic composition, energy use, emissions and income of India’s to decile
This study investigates the feasibility of the 1.5° scenario with and without the option of negative emissions technologies
A model of the Indian electricity grid at a spatial resolution of five grids and a temporal resolution of an hour is being developed to model variability, intermittency, operational and policy challenges of high renewables penetration.
A residential electricity demand model with sufficient detail to capture climatic and socioeconomic detail in order to model future residential demand and potential for demand response and distributed generation.
Sashikiran C.: PhD student working on Residential electricity demand in India.
Vijay C.S.: PhD student working on Renewables Integration in the Indian electricity grid.
Santosh Noubade: Research assistant working on Future of the Indian electricity distribution company (DISCOM).
Programming for data analysis and modelling, 2014-15: Introduction to Python, data analysis and statistics.
Energy Systems: Technology and Policy, 2015-16: An introductory course on energy systems, climate change and policy for PhD students (co-taught with Dr. Gopi Rethinaraj, NIAS).