Neha Patankar

Energy Modeler | Operations Research Analyst

Welcome to my website!

I am a macro-scale energy system modeler with a background in Operations Research.

I completed my Ph.D. in Operations Research at North Carolina State University in August 2019, where I also earned a Master of Operations Research in 2016. I am now a postdoctoral researcher at Andlinger Center of Energy and the Environment at Princeton University.

My research explores parametric and structural uncertainties present in energy systems. I employ uncertainty analysis techniques to support energy systems planning, investment, and policy decisions that are robust to deep uncertainty.

My future research plans are focused on creating high-quality models that provide utilities, policymakers, and other stakeholders with robust insights for technology and infrastructure deployment and policy decisions under deep techno-economic uncertainty, with a particular focus on decarbonizing the electric sector.

Dissertation Title: Addressing uncertainty in energy system optimization models over a long planning horizon


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University

Ph.D. in Operations Research (NC State University)

Advisor: Joseph DeCarolis

Postdoctoral Advisor: Jesse Jenkins