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Akanksha Tyagi

Akanksha Tyagi

Research Analyst

An experimental chemist by training, Akanksha contributes to ongoing work on rooftop solar and wind energy at The Council. On the solar energy front, she is developing a tool to assess the monetary value of integrating rooftop solar with the grid. She is also tracking upcoming technologies and conceptualizing an end-of-life assessment of PV modules. On wind energy, she is studying the impact of different policies on capacity addition in India and identifying interventions required to sustain sectoral growth.

Interdisciplinary research including material, analytical, and environmental science is Akanksha’s forte. Before joining The Council, she was a postdoctoral researcher at ESICB, Kyoto University, where she was developing new photocatalytic routes for organic synthesis. Having experienced the influence of national and organisational policies on scientific research, she developed a keen interest in the public policy domain.

Akanksha holds a doctorate in Human and Environmental Studies from Kyoto University, Japan. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (Hyderabad), where she completed her MSc in Chemistry. She is an avid table tennis player and ardent Agatha Christie fan.

  • 2times she’s climbed Mount Fuji
  • 0episodes of ‘Friends’ watched
  • 3km walked daily
  • What I believe in

     

    If you don’t set your own agenda, someone else will.

     

    What Others say

     

    Akanksha is the best prototype for a non-reactive catalyst (simplicity) with the enormous activation energy (high positivity) to improve the yield and purity (quality of research) of reaction products (research deliverables).

     

    Ankur Malyan

    Research Analyst