Viraj Sawant

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Air quality and urban transportation systems in developing countries

Viraj Sawant is a first year PhD student working on designing policies to promote sustainable technologies. Before joining the program, Viraj spent two years at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in the energy & climate team working on sustainability policies including technology transfer, embodied jobs in renewable energy sector, climate financing and waste management. Prior to that, he worked as an energy market analyst at a Houston based energy advisory firm- Gelber & Associates. Viraj holds a master’s degree in Energy Economics from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

His current work with Prof. Deepak Rajagopal involves looking at electrification of public transit and ride sharing in India from investment and feasibility standpoint. In his free time he likes reading, rock-climbing and exploring food! 


film vs. digital: life cycle analysis for hbo

Film vs. Digital: Life Cycle Analysis for HBO

Filmmaking has come a long way since it first emerged in the late 1800s as silent, black-and-white short films. Today, people around the world accept movies and television as a built-in…