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Dr. Uma Rajarathnam heads the Applied Research and Collaboration center at Enzen. She is responsible for technical direction and delivery of complex multi-disciplinary projects in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Uma has over 25 years of experience across a range of roles including those of business leader, research coordinator for applied and policy research, project manager and mentor, primarily in the areas of clean energy and environment.


She has worked on various assignments with international bodies namely Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), World Health Organization (WHO) The World Bank and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Her work in climate change activity was recognized as a contributing activity towards the UN International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. She has been awarded the Fulbright Indo American Environment leadership Program (Fulbright-IAELP) fellowship and Chevening Rolls-Royce fellowship on Science, Innovation, Leadership and Policy. Uma has published more than 30 research papers in peer reviewed journals and books.


Uma holds a masters’ degree in Environment Science and Doctorate from the Center for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. She is also alumnus of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA and Said Business School, Oxford. Uma has had illustrious career, and has worked with reputed institutes such as The Energy and Resource Institute (NEERI) and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute prior to joining Enzen.



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Published: 21 May 2018

Last updated: 11 Jan 2019