Dwarak Ravikumar is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS). He is currently investigating the environmental trade-offs for a circular economy for carbon emissions and evaluating if it is environmentally worthwhile to utilize the captured carbon to manufacture products in the chemical and construction sectors. Dwarak’s research interests include developing environmentally improved technologies to recycle photovoltaic systems, advancing life cycle assessment methods to evaluate emerging technologies, and improving the sustainability of renewable energy systems.
- Carbon dioxide utilization in concrete curing or mixing might not produce a net climate benefit
- The environmental opportunity cost of using renewable energy for carbon capture and utilization for methanol production
- The need for and path to harmonized life cycle assessment and techno-economic assessment for carbon dioxide capture and utilization