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Gokul Iyer

Integrated Modeling & Energy
PhD Intern


Gokul Iyer is a PhD candidate at the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland and works at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Joint Global Change Research Institute. Gokul's research broadly focuses on the interactions between technology and policy. Gokul's recent research has focused on using integrated assessment models to investigate the long-term implications of technology policies, technological change and investment risks for the costs and distribution of climate change mitigation.

Education and Credentials

  • 2011-present: PhD (Environmental Policy), University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
  • 2009-2011: Master of Technology (Energy Systems Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
  • 2005-2009: Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India

PNNL Publications


  • Iyer GC, N Hultman, J Eom, HC McJeon, PL Patel, and LE Clarke. 2015. "Diffusion of low-carbon technologies and the feasibility of long-term climate targets." Technological Forecasting and Social Change 90(Part A):103-118.  doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2013.08.025


  • Iyer GC, N Hultman, S Fetter, and SH Kim. 2014. "Implications of Small Modular Reactors for Climate Change Mitigation." Energy Economics 45:144-154.  doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2014.06.023

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