MENLO PARK, Calif.Dr. Anand R. Gopal has joined the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a program officer on the Environment Program. Jonathan Pershing, the program’s director, announced Anand’s appointment:

“We are thrilled to welcome Anand Gopal as the newest program officer at the foundation. Anand comes to us from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s preeminent research institutions, where he led efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. As a research scientist at LBNL, his research used interdisciplinary methods from engineering and economics to assess the intersection of electric power and transport. Over the past 15 years, he’s worked with governmental and non-governmental agencies in India, China, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States in all aspects of vehicles, fuels, and transport systems. Originally from India, Anand did his undergraduate engineering degree at the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, India, and his Master’s of Science and doctorate in California (the latter at UC Berkeley). He has worked as a research engineer at the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University and as a guest scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

We look forward to having Anand’s sophisticated thinking contribute to our collective effort on solving the climate problem- and given all the wildfires, the storms, and droughts and floods around the world, it is clear the urgency of our work is greater than ever.”