Dr. Ronita Bardhan
Assistant Professor, Centre for Urban Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, India CWIT Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Ronita Bardhan is Assistant Professor at the Center for Urban Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India and Associate Faculty at the Interdisciplinary Programme (IDP) in Climate Studies in the same institute. She also holds the Shimizu Chair Visiting Professorship at Stanford University, USA and is a CWIT Fellow at University of Cambridge, UK. Ronita is an architect and urban educator, with a PhD in Urban Engineering as a Monbukagakusho (MEXT)Scholar from The University of Tokyo, Japan.
She works on the niche sector of habitat design, energy decisions and gender equality for low-income housing. Her tractable research informs demand-side solutions which has the power to positively affect gender equality and well-being while entailing fewer environmental risks. She believes that Design of built environments can be made efficient if it can address equity. Through her research she seeks for the transdisciplinary collaboration where she soft-couples the engineering research with social science. In short time, she was able to demonstrate gender equity through engineering. Her work is academically well published with wide media coverage. She is the recipient of The Building Energy Efficiency Higher & Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowship 2016-2017 in recognition of her work in building energy efficiency for low-income communities and was awarded the Young Researcher Award 2012 for her innovative contribution in the field of Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Japan.