Dr Pallav Purohit joined the Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases (AIR) Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) as a Research Scholar in September 2007. He has developed and implemented the global F-gas (HFC, PFC and SF6 emissions) module in the Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model and coordinating various policy applications involving GAINS model in industrialised and developing countries. Before joining IIASA, Dr Purohit worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Program on International Climate Policy, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Germany where his focus was on a detailed technical evaluation of renewable energy options towards a more policy-oriented analysis of the chances and risks of such technologies under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol.
Dr Purohit was also a visiting faculty member to the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland and visiting fellow at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich in 2010 and Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi in 2015. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Global Energy Issues (IJGEI) and editorial board member of Sustainability Journal.
Dr Purohit received his MSc in Physics from the H.N.B. Garhwal University, India in 1998 and his PhD in Energy Policy and Planning from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in 2005. Between 1999 and 2005, Dr Purohit worked at several institutions in India with a particular focus on energy, economic and environmental interactions. In 2005, he received the two year e8 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on Sustainable Energy Development from the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly e7 network).
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This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2019.
Information correct as on 30 April 2019 1400 HRS GMT.