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Cambridge, MA, 02138
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Nidhi Santen's research focuses on improving numerical modeling methods to study the trade-offs between different types of environmental and technology policies for electric power system air emissions management. Prior to receiving her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she worked as an air pollution permitting specialist and federal climate policy associate for a large electric utility in South Texas. She has also held various science and policy intern and staff positions with U.S.-based NGOs in Washington, D.C., and Texas including Environmental Defense Fund, the Nature Conservancy, and the Alliance to Save Energy.
In addition to her Ph.D., Nidhi holds an M.P.A. in Environmental Policy and M.S. in Environmental (Atmospheric) Science from Indiana University-Bloomington and a B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.