- Professor, TERI University; Director, TERI Energy and Resources Institute
Dr Ritu Mathur is a Professor at TERI University and Director of the Energy and Resources Institute at TERI.
Over the last two years, she has been leading the Modelling and Scenario Building activities at TERI and is currently also associated with the TERI University in the Department of Energy and Environment.
An economist by training, her work largely focuses on addressing policy and regulatory aspects related to the energy sector. She examines the potentials and challenges to cleaner energy choices, while addressing energy security and development related considerations of developing countries, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of synergies and trade-offs of alternative technological and policy pathways etc.
She has led several national and international interdisciplinary projects and has authored several papers, reports and books related with energy use and its implications on the environment at the local and global levels, in order to inform and influence various stakeholders in decision making.
Ritu is a member of several committees including the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth, Steering Committee on Energy Sector for India’s Five Year Plans, and Sustainable Growth Working Group of the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue led by Niti Aayog (formerly Planning Commission of India). She was also a lead author in Working Group III of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report that deals with mitigation.
Ritu completed her PhD in Energy Science at Kyoto University, Japan.