Dr. Nikit Abhyankar is a Senior Scientist at the Center for Environmental Public Policy of the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves as a Guest Faculty for the executive education program at University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on a range of key energy issues such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and energy access in the United States and other key economies such as India, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. He regularly advises national / state governments, regulators, and utilities in multiple countries on designing clean energy policies and programs. Nikit has published over 60 journal articles, research reports, and conference papers, and his research has been widely covered in the media. Nikit has a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University.