Ajinkya Shrish Kamat is a Principal Project Scientist at the School of Public Policy of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India. His research centers around policy questions related to capabilities building for technology innovation in emerging economies. Ajinkya’s current research focuses on the potential role of green hydrogen in the decarbonization of the energy system in India and the implications of industrial R&D by foreign multinational enterprises for innovation policies in emerging economies like India and China.
Before joining IIT Delhi, Ajinkya worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Harvard University and as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has consulted for Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET), a non-profit in the energy sector in Massachusetts, USA, on techno-economic modeling to inform Massachusetts’ transition from aging natural gas infrastructure to renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.
Ajinkya holds Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia, USA, an M.Sc. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, and B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Mumbai, India with the top rank in the university.