deepak rajagopal

Deepak Rajagopal

Associate Professor; Director, Leadership in Sustainability Certificate Program

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

(310) 794-4903

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567


Research Interests

Lifecycle assessment, Energy Economics and Policy, Agricultural Economics and Policy, Climate Policy


  • Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Ongoing research

  1. Electric vehicles in ride-sourcing applications, public buses and heavy-duty trucks with a focus on developing countries
  2. Life cycle assessment
  3. Economics of Biofuels

Open research positions

Positions for graduate students interested in electric vehicles research.


Environment 159: Life Cycle Analysis and Tools for Sustainability Assessment

Environment 157: Energy, Environment and Development

Environment 180: Senior Practicum

Undergraduate Mentoring

Recent blog posts

Personal blog: Watt’s green?