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 slum rehabilitation housing using social practice theory, confirmatory analysis and building energy simulations as core methodological tools. In investigating these non-income drivers, I aim to establish critical links between poor quality of the built environment, occupants' well-being and change of household practices. In doing so, my research will aid in the identification of key policy guidelines for slum upgradation and rehabilitation programmes through an energy-use and poverty lens.
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. Please see my publication link below for more information on my research: https://tinyurl.com/y8u992mn