I am an environmental engineer interested in the intersection of energy engineering, policy, and social science. My previous work focused on early residential photovoltaic (PV) retirement and silicon PV material usage over time. I also conducted ASHRAE Level 2 energy audits on small and medium-sized commercial and manufacturing facilities in Michigan through the Michigan State Industrial Assessment Center (IAC). I currently research resilience strategies for a low-income neighborhood to become net zero. My work utilizes methods from both engineering and social science to understand community needs and to design renewable energy systems and household-level interventions to meet community needs.
MS Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 2023
BS Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 2022
M. Kothari and A. Anctil, "Evaluating the Environmental Benefit of Residential Photovoltaic Modules Early Retirement in California," 2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2022, pp. 1060-1060, doi: 10.1109/PVSC48317.2022.9938865.