Energy Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
San Jose, CA, USA
Prateek Joshi is an energy engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He works on NREL's international portfolio by providing technical assistance to partner governments to enable clean energy deployment. He also supports climate resilience efforts for federal agencies, decarbonization projects for major transportation hubs such as airports and seaports, and electricity grid analysis for various stakeholders. Prateek is originally from San Jose, California and earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University. While at Brown, he worked on energy and sustainability projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arup, and Newport Renewables. Prateek earned an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University with scholarships from the California Homebuilding Foundation and the Construction Management Association of America. He was a 2020 Shultz Fellow at the Western Interstate Energy Board, a 2021 Rising Environmental Leaders Program Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a 2021 Centennial Teaching Assistant Award winner at the School of Engineering. His research project with the Bill Lane Center for the American West focused on developing a framework for a Western Interconnection-wide �Wildfire Mitigation Data System� to reduce the ignition risks of electric utility infrastructure.