Samarth Kumar works as Project Manager in the International Energy Data and Modelling Hub of Agora Think Tanks (Agora Energiewende, Agora Industry and Agora Agriculture). He seeks to bring insights from data and modelling to help accelerate global knowledge transfer for the energy transition. Simultaneously, he is a PhD candidate at TU Dresden focused on security of supply in the electricity market.
Before joining Agora, Samarth was a research scholar at an interdisciplinary Boysen TU-Dresden Research Training Group. He has published scientific papers in diverse fields including energy economics, communication science and geo-informatics systems with the focus on energy transition.
Samarth did a dual master’s programme from EIT-InnoEnergy. He has a Master’s degree in Energy Technologies, and Energy Engineering and Management from KIT Karlsruhe and IST, Lisbon respectively. His master thesis was in techno-economic analysis of Power-to-Heat systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from IIT, Hyderabad.