Carnegie Mellon University

Arnav Gautam

Arnav Gautam

PhD Student, Engineering and Public Policy


Arnav Gautam is a PhD student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Arnav holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a B.A. in Cognitive Science, from the University of California, Berkeley. Arnav previously worked as a software engineer at Clean Power Research, and has applied a variety of computational and analytical tools to address questions in climate change and renewable energy. Arnav is currently working with Dr. Destenie Nock and Dr. Amritanshu Pandey on the optimization and simulation of microgrids with distributed energy resources, to facilitate natural disaster recoveries. Arnav is interested in equitable decarbonization, infrastructure resilience to climate threats, and improving renewable energy adoption across the globe.


Electricity Decarbonization, Grid Stability and Resilience, Energy Equity

Advisors: Destenie Nock, Amritanshu Pandey