Deepak Rajagopal

Deepak Rajagopal

Associate Professor of the Environment and Urban Planning


Ph.D., Energy and Resources, UC-Berkeley; M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC-Berkeley; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

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Deepak Rajagopal is an assistant professor in the Institute of Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.

He has a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from University of California, Berkeley and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics (UC Berkeley), and Mechanical Engineering (University of Maryland, College Park) and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Madras).

Prior to coming to UCLA, was also a post-doctoral researcher at the Energy Biosciences Institute, UC Berkeley. He was visiting assistant professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana between 2013-2015.

He also three years of experience as a Structural Integrity and Reliability Engineer at United Technologies Research Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

His areas of research include Lifecycle assessment, Energy and Agricultural Economics and Policy, Climate Policy, Food-Energy-Water Nexus, Sustainability of Bioenergy systems.

The courses he teaches include Lifecycle assessment, Energy, Environment and Development, and Tools for sustainability assessment.