Rajat Gupta

Rajat Gupta is Director of the multi-disciplinary Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and Low Carbon Building Research Group at Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK). He holds a senior professorial chair in sustainable architecture and climate change. Rajat’s research interests lie in evaluating building performance from a socio-technical perspective, smart local energy systems, local energy mapping, scaling up energy retrofits and climate change adaptation. As Principal Investigator (PI) he has won over £13 million in research grants to investigate these subjects.  Rajat is currently UK-PI of the £1.3 million EPSRC-DST sponsored RESIDE project on residential building energy demand reduction in India. He is Co-Investigator (Co-I) on two NERC funded projects worth £1.09 million on climate resilience of care settings. He is also Co-I on the £8 million EPSRC EnergRev project on scaling up smart local energy systems and lead academic in the Innovate UK £13.8 million smart local energy system demonstrator, Local Energy Oxfordshire. Rajat is one of the Directors of the international Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) network. He has delivered 50 conference keynotes and produced over 150 publications.