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Rakesh Radhakrishnan

Dr. Rakesh Radhakrishnan is a Director, Advisory Services in the Commodities and Energy group at Thomson Reuters. He has worked in the energy industry for over ten years specializing in clean energy technologies. He was previously an Associate Director in the energy practice at Navigant where he supported the implementing of clean energy initiatives in several US states. He has also developed clean energy strategies and evaluated investment opportunities for a variety of private and public sector clients. Prior to Navigant he spent several years at United Technologies Research Center where he managed clean energy projects through collaborations between industry, national laboratories and academia in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is a former Secretary for the Division of Petroleum Chemistry in the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). He is also a volunteer member for Victory Plant an organization that hopes to certify advanced biofuel projects while promoting their benefits to communities, counties, states and national governments. Dr. Radhakrishnan holds a PhD in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and has been granted six patents with several patent applications pending that focus primarily on clean tech products.