Prof. Joyashree Roy is the Bangabandhu Chair Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). Prior to joining AIT, Prof. Roy was serving in the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, India. A Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, she has also been an Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) national fellow. and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA. She is currently collaborating with LBNL on indsutry energy efficiency and arsenic contamination removal from drinking water.