Nihar Shah is Presidential Director of the Global Cooling Efficiency Program
at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, leading research on alternate refrigerants and energy efficiency for Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) equipment, including Berkeley Lab's research in support of the Clean Cooling Collaborative
(formerly the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program or K-CEP) in China, India, ASEAN and various emerging economies. His other research interests include corporate disclosure of climate risk, anti-fragile
strategy, circular economy, advanced manufacturing and water technology and policy.
Nihar's work has been featured in various media including the New York Times
, Washington Post
, Forbes Magazine
and numerous other publications. He serves on a number of advisory boards and committees and regularly advises multilateral institutions, financial institutions, governments, regulators and industry on a variety of energy technology and policy issues.
Mechanical Engineering, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
Thermal and Fluids Engineering, M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2002
Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2002