Sivaraman (Siv) Balachandran

Senior Vehicles Engineer

Sivaraman Balachandran is a senior engineer in the Clean Vehicles Program studying the impacts of extracting conventional and unconventional fossil fuels. He also researches strategies for policies that can reduce oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.

Dr. Balachandran earned his M.A. and PhD in environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he used statistical air quality models to estimate source contributions to fine particulate matter. He also investigated air pollution emissions from prescribed fires in the southeastern U.S. He has seven peer-reviewed publications with three as first-author and has presented his research at several national academic conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a second in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Balachandran previously worked as a transportation engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Seattle Department of Transportation.

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