Deepak Rajagopal

Deepak Rajagopal

Associate Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


(310) 794-4903

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

Bio

Research Interests

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

Education

  • 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.

Teaching

Environment 159: Life Cycle Analysis and Tools for Sustainability Assessment

Environment 157: Energy, Environment and Development

Environment 180: Senior Practicum

Recent blog posts

Personal blog: Watt’s green?

 

Projects

Overhead view of containers in a port.

Supply Chain: 2018-2019 Focus

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Corporate Partners Program will focus on the supply chain. The program will explore recent trends and developments in sustainable supply chain management, accounting, and reporting.  The kickoff event for this year’s CPP program took place on October 2. Panelists at the event included Chuck Gatchell (VP/GM of Olympics and...

Increasing the Beneficial use of Organic Waste in California

Background California’s dairy industry has a long and rich history.  It stands today as the largest dairy state with some of the most unique laws and regulations in the country. Our project aims to provide more clear information on sustainable dairy farm processes, advocacy and policy. Policy, climate, culture and size all contribute to the...

Publications


A step towards a general mathematical framework for Consequential Life Cycle Assessment

D. Rajagopal

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Industrial Ecology


On mitigating emissions leakage under biofuel policies

D. Rajagopal

Published Work | 2016 | Gcb Bioenergy



Enabling energy conservation through effective decision aids

S. Z. Attari and D. Rajagopal

Published Work | 2015 | Journal of Sustainability Education


Quantifying the causes of the global food commodity price crisis

G. Hochman, D. Rajagopal, G. Timilsina and D. Zilberman

Published Work | 2014 | Biomass and Bioenergy


Consequential life cycle assessment of policy vulnerability to price effects

D. Rajagopal

Published Work | 2014 | Journal of Industrial Ecology


Multi-criteria comparison of alternative fuel policies: Renewable fuel standards, clean fuel standards and fuel GHG tax

D. Rajagopal, R. Plevin, G. Hochman, and D. Zilberman

Published Work | 2011 | Journal of Regulatory Economics