DR. VIKRAM RAO
Vikram Rao is executive director for the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, a non-profit agency founded by Duke University, N.C. State University, RTI International and UNC-Chapel Hill. Its mission is to illuminate national energy priorities and, by extension, those of the world, and to catalyze research to address these priorities. Rao holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India, along with a master’s degree and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from Stanford University. He is the author of more than 40 publications and has been awarded 42 US patents and foreign analogs.