Summary: PhD candidate in Behaviour and Building Performance Group, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Employment: Researcher : CUSE, IIT Bombay and CEE, Stanford University
I am an aspiring urban scientist with a background in engineering and sustainability science which shapes my perception of engineering as a tool for reducing inequality.
In my PhD research, I am working on identifying the non-income drivers of energy demand in poverty based on the philosophical background of energy justice in poverty. In doing so, I am using a mixed-method research route to link the non-income drivers of energy demand with occupants' well-being and overall quality of life. My case study area is the slum rehabilitation housing of Mumbai. The output of this research intends to inform sustainable energy policy-making for the population living in poverty in the Global South.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports my research through the prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship under the grant number [OPP1144]. I have also received an honorary scholarship from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.