Anand Patwardhan was professor in the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Patwardhan has a BTech (electrical engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a MS (environmental science & engineering) and PhD (engineering and public policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University.
Patwardhan’s research interests are in the area of environment – climate studies, focusing on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change; including the diffusion and adoption of clean technology and broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy. He has been a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF); and a coordinating lead author for the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Patwardhan is currently co-chair of the executive committee of the Global Energy Assessment, and is a member of the steering committee of the Programme of Research on Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PRO-VIA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).