Prof Rajat Gupta
Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change, Director, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development
Rajat Gupta is Director of the multi-disciplinary Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and Low Carbon Building Research Group at Oxford Brookes University (UK), where he also holds professorial chair in sustainable architecture and climate change. Rajat’s research interests lie in evaluating building performance from a socio-technical perspective, local energy mapping, and scaling up energy retrofits. As Principal Investigator (PI), he has won over £12 million in research grants to investigate these subjects. Rajat is leading the BPN funded study on state of the nation on housing performance. He is also presently lead academic on a BEIS thermal efficiency innovation grant (T-cosy), PI of a UK-India EPSRC/DST project on residential building energy (RESIDE), Co-Investigator on £13.8 million Innovate UK funded smart local energy demonstrator (Local Energy Oxfordshire) and £8 million EPSRC funded Energy Revolution Research Consortium. Rajat has published widely, including strategic journal papers on future direction of energy demand research and evaluation of an innovative energy retrofit programme. He is Director of the international Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) network and member of the EPSRC and ESRC peer review colleges.