Full Name
Job Title
Member of the IGS for 2023 GSDR
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Speaker Bio
Ambuj Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies and the founding Head of the School of Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Ambuj’s interests broadly lie at the intersection of science, technology and innovation (STI) and development. His work has focused on innovation policy for meeting sustainability and inclusivity challenges, energy innovation policy and strategies (in areas such as biofuels, clean cookstoves, coal power, automobiles, and institutional mechanisms such as climate innovation centers), climate change policy and politics, capacity development, and higher education policy.
Ambuj has been involved with a number of domestic and international scientific groups as a contributor or Board member and also has engaged with Indian Govt. ministries and multilateral and bilateral agencies. Currently he is a Lead Author in Working Group III of the IPCC and a member of the US National Academies Study Committee on Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance Agenda.
Ambuj did his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at IIT Delhi. He subsequently received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and then an M.S. in Materials Science, a Ph.D. in Polymer Science, and an M.S. in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.