Noorie Rajvanshi is Staff Scientist at Siemens with more than eight years of experience in the field of environmental impact quantification using life cycle assessment methodology.
Her most recent work focuses on evaluating environmental and economic impacts of growing cities and collaborating with cities across the North America to identify technology and infrastructure solutions that best fit the city’s energy demand and production characteristics using in-house City Performance Tool (CyPT). Her most recent publication “Technology Pathways for Creating Smarter, More Prosperous and Greener Cities” analyzes pathways that are creating more sustainable cities in North America.
Noorie graduated from the University of Florida with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering. Her graduate work was funded through an interdisciplinary NSF-IGERT fellowship program. Following the PhD, Noorie worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Life Cycle Analysis (CLCA) at Columbia University, studying the impact of crystalline silicone photovoltaics.
Recently Noorie was also selected as a Research Fellow for Project Drawdown where she authored 3 chapters in the New York Times Bestseller book “Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming”