I am an Urban Energy Researcher focusing on the transactional spaces at the intersection of energy studies and social sciences. I am passionate about an energy future that is economically equitable, socially just in addition to being environmentally sustainable. My research efforts are devoted towards identifying and examining innovative strategies and creative approaches to achieve a clean energy future for all. I draw on action-oriented research methods to grasp the material and social realities confronting ongoing energy transitions, which increasingly involve a diversity of stakeholders ranging from utility executives, system designers and regulators to consumers, community organizers and clean energy advocates.
I earned my doctoral degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy from University of Texas at Arlington, U.S. and have a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management from University of Glasgow, UK and Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Osmania University, India. Prior to completing my PhD, I worked with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and also with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) during the PhD tenure.