Anand Patwardhan


Anand Patwardhan is professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously he has held faculty positions at the Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai and Duke University. Anand has a Bachelor of Technology in electrical engineering from IIT-Bombay and a master’s in civil engineering and holds a doctorate in engineering and public policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University. Anand’s research focuses on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change, as well as broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy and sustainable development. He has been a coordinating lead author for the I, and a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environmental Facility. He currently serves as co-chair of the Science Committee of the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP), co-chair of the Adaptation Research Alliance and co-lead of the Methodology Advisory Group for the Race to Resilience.