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rapid switch: people

Tackling the urgent, complex, global energy-climate challenge requires an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team. The Andlinger Center is spearheading this international initiative, together with expert teams at Princeton University, the University of Queensland, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, Tsinghua University, and Carnegie Mellon University. The next phases will expand the program to include European, ASEAN, and African countries. This collaboration combines academic rigor with real-world perspective by leveraging partnerships with think tanks, NGOs, and the business sector. In doing so, Rapid Switch provides a strategic framework for understanding what prevents significant progress, with the ultimate goal of providing the foundations for, and implementation of, integrated and effective regional decarbonization strategies worldwide.

partner academic institutions

additional institutions of participating researchers

Centre for Policy Research (CPR), Evidn., Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), National Institute of Clean and Low-Carbon Energy (NICE), Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, University of Oxford, World Bank, World Resource Institute (WRI)

Individuals listed on this page include core project researchers and those involved in broader consultation and dialogue. More information on and contact information for each of the researchers can be found by clicking on their name or photo. General inquiries about Rapid Switch should be directed to Chris Greig.

australia researchers

Paul Dargusch

The University of Queensland
Earth & Environ. Sciences

Karen Hussey

The University of Queensland
Public Policy

John Pickering

Evidn.
Behavioral Science

Saphira Rekker

The University of Queensland
Sustainable Finance

Simon Smart

The University of Queensland
Chemical Engineering

Belinda Wade

The University of Queensland
Business

Stephen Wilson

The University of Queensland
Energy Economics

china researchers

Chongqing Kang

Tsinghua University
Power Engineering

Anthony Ku

NICE America
Energy Sys./Business Analysis

Zheng Li

Tsinghua University
Energy & Policy

Ma Linwei

Tsinghua University
Energy Systems

Ning Zhang

Tsinghua University
Electricity Systems

india researchers

Abhijit Abhyankar

IIT-Delhi
Electricity Systems

Anna Agarwal

Centre for Policy Research
Energy Policy

Patil Balachandra

Indian Institute of Science
Transition Policy/Energy Sys.

Rangan Banerjee

IIT-Bombay
Energy Systems

Shiobal Chakravarty

Divecha Centre, IISc
Policy

Rohit Chandra

Centre for Policy Research
Energy Policy

Shahana Chattaraj

WRI-India
Policy

Navroz Dubash

Centre for Policy Research
Energy & Environ. Policy

Diptiranjan Mahapatra

IIM-Sambalpur
Energy Policy & Economics

Ambuj Sagar

IIT-Delhi
Energy, Environ. & Innovation

united kingdom researchers

Matthew Ives

University of Oxford
Sustainable Development

Radhika Khosla

University of Oxford
Energy & Climate Policy

united states researchers

Marc Fleurbaey

Princeton University
Welfare Economics

Chris Greig

Princeton University
Energy & Business

Phil Hannam

World Bank
Energy Economics

Jesse Jenkins

Princeton University
Electricity Systems

Robert Keohane

Princeton University
Political Science

Atul Kohli

Princeton University
Political Science

Eric Larson

Princeton University
Energy Systems

Simon Levin

Princeton University
Ecology

Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo

Princeton University
Energy & Materials

Denise Mauzerall

Princeton University
Env. Science & Policy

Michael Oppenheimer

Princeton University
Geoscience & Policy

Stephen Pacala

Princeton University
Ecology

Wei Peng

Pennsylvania State University
Energy Policy

Anu Ramaswami

Princeton University
Urban Sustainability

Mitchell Small

Carnegie Mellon University
Uncertainty Analysis

Robert Socolow

Princeton University
Energy & Policy

Elke Weber

Princeton University
Psychology

Claire White

Princeton University
Sustainability Materials

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

Stanford University
Behavioral Decision Science