Dr. Uma Rajarathnam heads the Applied Research and Collaboration Center (ARC) at Enzen. The ARC looks into the future of energy and water networks. It conducts collaborative research and brings together the best ideas and brightest minds from across the globe together the best ideas and brightest minds from across the globe to define, influence and prepare for the energy and water future.
As a member of the prestigious Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which was recognised with a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Uma carries with her close to three decades of global experience in the energy and environment sectors.
Through a career spanning stints at National Environmental Engineering Research Institute(NEERI), The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) and Enzen, she has worked very closely on a number of engagements with various international bodies. These include United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Health Organization (WHO), The World Bank, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Health Effects Institute (HEI).
A passionate researcher, Uma has conducted several studies nationally and internationally on topics such as environmental health energy and environment linkages, air pollution and renewables technologies, amongst many others. She has published more than 30 research papers in various peer reviewed journals, books and publications.
Dr. Uma, a recipient of the Fulbright and Chevening Rolls Royce fellowships, also holds a doctoral degree (PhD) from the Center for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. She is also alumnus of the Stanford Graduate of Business, USA and Said Business School, Oxford University, UK