T. S. Gopi Rethinaraj

Visiting Professor

Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Indian Institute of Science,

Email: gopir@iisc.ac.in

Tel: +91-80-2293-2030


B.Sc, 1993,Physics,Bharath idasan University,Tiruchirapalli,India.

M.Sc, 1995, Physics,Bharath idasan University,Tiruchirapalli,India.

Ph.D, 2005, uclearEngineering,University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign,USA.

Research Interests
  1. Energy and Climate Policy.
  2. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Policies.
  3. Science and Technol- ogy Policy.
  4. Computer Simulation and Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis.
  5. Science Communication.
Previous Appointments

2014-2018 :
AssociateProfessor ,Energy and Environment Programme,NIAS

2015 –2018 :
Adjunct Associate Professorof Public Policy ,NUS,Singapore

2015 – 2017 :
Academic Head & Chair ,PhD Programme,NIAS

2016 :
VisitingProfessor ,Nazarbayev University,Astana,Kazakhstan

VisitingScholar ,University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign,USA

2016 :
VisitingProfessor ,AzimPremji University,Bengaluru,India

2009 :
VisitingScholar ,Kennedy School of Government,HarvardUniversity,USA

Visiting Associate Professor of Public Policy ,University of Tokyo,Japan

VisitingFellow ,American Association for the Advancement of Science,USA

2005-2014 :
AssistantProfessor ,LKY School of Public Policy,NUS,Singapore

1999-2005 :
Teaching and Research Assistant ,University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign,USA

VisitingFellow ,Bullet in of the Atomic Scientists,Chicago,USA

1995-1999 :
Science Reporter ,Indian Express,Mumbai,India

Awards & Honors

1999:Investigative Journalism Award,Mumbai Journalists’Association,India

  1. “Path ways for a more sustainable electricity sector in India”(withS.Chakravarty and D.R.Ahuja),in Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives . Cambridge University Press. 2018(Forthcoming)
  2. “Social Dimensions of India’s Energy Future” (with Baldev Raj and Hippu S K Nathan), RITES Journal . January2016. pp. 12.1-12.20
  3. “Nuclear Power and Energy Security: Prospects,Risks and Uncertainties”. Con- ferencePaper. International Conference on Risks in International Society and New Dimension of Security . Tokyo. Japan. January29-30,2016
  4. “India’s Nuclear Weaponisation: Warheads, Delivery Systems, and Doctrinal Compatibility”in India’s Military Modernisation ,OUP.2015. pp67-88
  5. “HowChina’s Options Will Determine Global Warming”(with Clifford Singer and Timothy Milligan). Challenges Vol. 5,pp. 1-25. 2014
  6. “Fukushima and Thereafter: Reassessment of Risks of Nuclear Power” (with T.N.Srinivasan). EnergyPolicy . Vol. 52. January2013. pp. 726–736
  7. “Nuclear power and the environment: Riskvs. Perception”in Nuclear Powerand Energy Security in Asia . Routledge,2012. pp.
  8. “Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT): Revisiting Indian and Pakistani Options”(with Clifford Singer). Swords and PloughShares . Fall2010
  9. “Probability distributions for carbon emissions and atmospheric response”(with Clifford Singer et al.) Climatic Change . Vol: 88,No. 3-4,2008
  10. “US-India nuclear deal: regionals ecurity implications for Asia”. Jane’s Intelligence Review . January 2007
  11. “China’senergy and regional security perspectives”. Defense and Security Analysis . December2003
  12. “Asia looks to nuclea rpower for energy security”. Jane’s Intelligence Review . November2003
  13. “Bang or whimper? Reconsidering India’s nuclear capabilities”. Jane’s Intelligence Review . December 2009
  14. “Threats and perception of nuclearwar in South Asia”. Swords and PloughShares .Summer 2002
  15. “Nuclear diplomacy returns to South Asian security agenda”. Jane’s Intelligence Review . May2002
  16. “EnergyWars: Past,PresentandFuture”. (withCliffordSinger) Jane’s Intelligence Review . June2001
  17. “GoingGlobal: India aims for acredible nuclear doctrine”. (with Clifford Singer) Jane’s Intelligence Review . February 2001
  18. “In the comfort of secrecy”. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists . November/December 1999
  19. “Indian blasts surprise the world, but leaves fresh doubts”. Jane’s Intelligence Review . July1998
  20. “ATV:all at sea before it hits the water”. Jane’s Intelligence Review . June 1998
  21. “Tritium breakthrough brings India closer to H-bombarsenal”. Jane’sIntelligence Review . January1998
Invited Talks
  1. Review of NFCSS TECDOC for IAEA’s Nuclear Fuel CycleS imulation Systm (NFCSS).IAEA.Vienna,Austria,October2017
  2. Nuclear Risks vs. Security. Policy Alternatives Research Institute(PARI),Tokyo, Japan,January30,2016
  3. Global Uranium Supply and Nuclear Power Future. Public Lecture in Astana, Kazakhstan,September23,2016
  4. Modelling India’s nuclear energy future NFCSS. IAEA. Vienna, Austria, Octo- ber2015
  5. Nuclear Regulation in India. University of Tokyo,Japan,February2013
  6. Impact of Fukushima on China,India,and ASEAN.University of Tokyo,Japan, March2,2012
  7. Nuclear Safety and Regulation in Southeast Asia. CSIS, Jakarta, Indonesia, September2007
  8. Asian Energy Security and Environmental Protection. Industry Seminar, Uni- versityofTokyo,Japan,July2007
  9. Nuclear Proliferation in Asia: Implications for Future Regional Security. United Nations Association of Singapore,May2007
  10. U.S.-India Nuclear Deal. U.S. Congressional Research Service, Capitol Hill, Washington,D.C.,June2006
  11. Nuclear Energy Futures. Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, June 2006
  12. U.S.-IndiaRelations. U.S.DepartmentofState,Washington,D.C.,June2006
  13. Energy future and sustainability. International Conference on Global Sustainability and Regional Diversity,Bangkok,Thailand,March2006
  14. Future of civilian nuclear industry and proliferation concerns in Asia. International Symposium on Science and World Affairs,Moscow,Russia,July2003
  15. Energy Security and International Conflict. International Symposium on Science and World Affairs,Berlin,Germany,July 2001
  16. Tritium production and nuclear arms control. International Symposium on Science and World Affairs,Moscow,Russia,August 2000
  17. Analysis of Indian Navy’s budget. Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA March 2000
Teaching Experience

    Course coordinator for“Foundations Course”and“ Research Methodology Course”for PhD studentsat NIAS in 2015,2016,and2017

    Developed and taught the core course for students in the energy and environment research programme in 2014 and 2015(withS.Chakravarty)

    Faculty Coordinator for “Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Science, Technology and Society” and “Science Policy and General Management” courses for senior scientists and managers in November 2014,August 2015,and February 2017

    Taught “Technology Policy Analysis” at the Center for Study of Science, Technology,and Policy(C-STEP),Bengaluru

    Taught“Energy Security and Sustainable Development ”at the School of Development,Azim Premji University during January-May 2016


    Teaching “Science, Technology, and Public Policy” at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstanfrom October-November 2018

    Taught “Energy Systems and Climate Policy” and “Statistical Techniques for Public Policy” at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan from August-December 2016

    Taught the following courses at NUS, Singapore:“National Science and Technology Policy Analysis”;“WMD Proliferation and International Security”;“Energy Systems and Climate Policy”;“Energy Security Policy in Asia”;“Empirical Analysis for Public Policy”; “Dynamic Modelling of Public Policy Systems”; “Policy Analysis Exercise(PAE)”

    Taught “Energy Technology Policy” at the Graduate School of Public Policy, UniversityofTokyo,JapanduringSummer2007

    Teaching Assistant for the following coursesat the University of Illinois: “Introduction to Nuclear Engineering”;“Advanced Energy Systems”;“Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, and Arms Control”; “Nuclear Economics and Waste Management”

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