Science, Technology, and Engineering Seminar
Varun Rai, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty Fellow, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy (CIEEP), University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: Laura Diaz Anadon, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Co-Faculty Chair, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Associate Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy program, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Chair: Tarun Khanna, Director, South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
Cosponsored by the Harvard University Center for the Environment
Dr. Varun Rai is an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Energy Systems Transformation Research Group. His principal research interests are in innovation and diffusion of energy technologies; energy and development; and climate change policy. He is a Faculty Affiliate at UT Austin’s Energy Institute and at the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy. Dr. Rai received his Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with specialization in energy systems and technologies and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.