At the Helm: Varun Rai examines the social, institutional, economic and technological components of energy systems | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
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Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, talks with Span Magazine about his work at the Energy Institute and his interdisciplinary approach to research. 

"Rai studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and received a doctorate in the subject from Stanford University, California. He takes a global perspective on energy systems and policy, and sees energy research at UT Austin playing an important role in a world where energy access is far from universal and the impacts of climate change are already unfolding. 'I am thrilled to have the opportunity to shape the Energy Institute into a valuable asset for supporting and elevating pathbreaking energy research at UT for a better Texas, a better United States and a better world,' he says."