My research interests lie in the areas of energy, development, and climate policy. I have worked on trying to integrate perspectives from the natural sciences, engineering, and the social sciences to understand the interconnected aspects of energy production and access, scientific and technological advancement in this sector, and policy shifts and instruments, in terms of their importance for ensuring the development and economic wellbeing of people, especially in the era of acute environmental crises such as climate change.I will be offering a course on Energy Modeling (3 credits) in the upcoming semester though.
Co-developed a Master’s Program in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
The M.A/M.Sc. Program in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies was launched in 2012. It is a unique program designed to equip students to understand and address the intertwined challenges of environmental protection and development in an inter-disciplinary manner. The particular focus is climate change.
Developed a Master’s Program, Post-Graduate Diploma Program and Certificate Course in Climate Change and Sustainability Studies for the BRICS University, In 2017
I was responsible for developing a similar program but in three different formats, to be offered as part of the BRICS University initiative of the Government of India. A two year graduate degree program, a one year post-graduate diploma program, and a 1 month certificate course, all oriented towards national and international students from BRICS countries was developed.