Ph.D. – Engineering and Public Policy – Carnegie-Mellon University – 1995
M.S. – Electrical Engineering – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – 1989
B.A. – Electrical Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay – 1982
Dr. Milind Kandlikar is an Associate Professor at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and Institute of Asian Research. His work focuses on the intersection of technology innovation, human development and the global environment.
Dr. Kandlikar’s current projects include cross-national comparisons of regulation of agricultural biotechnology; air quality in Indian cities; risks and benefits of nanotechnology; new technologies for sustainable transportation; and development and climate change. He has also published extensively on the science and policy of climate change.
A new method of communicating uncertainty that was proposed by Professor Kandlikar and James Risbey in a paper written in 2004 has become a central aspect of the guidance document on “Assessing and Communicating Uncertainty” provided to the scientist authors of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IPCC is the primary UN body providing scientific advice on Climate Change to national governments.