Kaveri’s research is focused on the transition of energy and related sectors in the context of climate change under deep uncertainty. She approaches problems from the lenses of complex socio-technical systems, institutional analysis, systems thinking, and economics. Prior to joining IIT Delhi-SPP, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, on various aspects of India's transitioning electricity sector. She received her doctoral degree from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where she investigated the design of renewable support schemes in Europe and its long-term impacts on the energy system. Apart from this, she has also worked on capacity market studies in Europe and on the deployment of solar energy in India. Dr. Kaveri Iychettira is also an Associate with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Fellow at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.


PhD (Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management, Delft University of Technology); MSc. Engineering and Policy Analysis (Delft University of Technology); Bachelor of Engg. in Electrical and Electronics (RV College of Engineering)

Research Interests:

Policy design and analysis; energy transitions in developing countries; institutional analyses; modelling for policy analysis (computational social science, agent-based modelling); electricity market design; decarbonizing electricity, mobility; water-agriculture-energy nexus

Courses (at IIT Delhi):

Modelling Complex Adaptive Systems for Policy Analysis

IIT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016