Pooja Ramamurthi

STEP Ph.D. 2023

I am a Ph.D. student in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) program. My research interests lie in the areas of modern energy access, climate change and sustainability. My work has always been multidisciplinary, where I look at technical, socio-economic, political and developmental aspects of energy. Within STEP, I am interested in understanding the relationship between human decisions and their impacts on climate change and energy. In order to hasten access and reliability of modern energy services, I want to study how environmental and energy based choices/behaviours are made in developing countries.

Prior to coming to Princeton, I worked at premier think tanks in India, including the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago and the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy. I have also worked on projects in Ghana and Cambodia. My work has resulted in me being invited to international level conferences and publications in peer reviewed publications and articles in leading newspapers.

I received my double Masters degree in Sustainable Energy from the Royal institute of Technology, Sweden and Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal via the Innoenergy scholarship granted by the European Commission.

Selected Publications

Quality of life for all: A sustainable development framework for India's climate policy reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Byravan,Sujatha; Mohd, Ali Sahil; Ramakrishnan Ananthakumar, Murali;Goyal, Nihit; Kanudia, Amit; Vijay Ramamurthi, Pooja; Srinivasan, Swetha, Paladugul, Anantha Lakshmi. Energy for Sustainable Development,39, 2017 p.48-58.

National Level Implications of the Implementation of SDG7: Access to ModernCooking Fuels in India. Vijay Ramamurthi Pooja; Srinivasan, Shweta; Swamy, Deepthi; Kuttickat, Rahul. Southern Voice Occasional Paper 36, November 2016.

Political Economy of Renewable Energy Deployment in India. Vijay Ramamurthi, Pooja. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 38, September, 2016.

Utilisation of rice residues for decentralised electricity generation in Ghana: An economic review analysis. Vijay Ramamurthi, Pooja; Cristina Fernandes, Maria; Nielsen, Per Sieverts; Pedro Nunes, Clemente, Energy,111,2016 p.620-629

Logistics cost analysis of rice residues for second generation bioenergy production in Ghana. Vijay Ramamurthi, Pooja; Cristina Fernandes, Maria; Nielsen, Per Sieverts; Pedro Nunes, Clemente. Bioresource Technology, 173, 2014 p. 429-438