Dharik Mallapragada


Research Scientist

Dharik Mallapragada is a Research Scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative, where he leads research activities to study decarbonization pathways and the role for emerging technologies in the electric power sector and beyond. Previously, Dr. Mallapragada worked at the ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research laboratory, where he contributed to research on power systems modeling and life-cycle assessment, and also led a research program to study energy trends in developing countries. Through his PhD program and nearly five years of research experience in the chemicals and energy industry, Dr. Mallapragada has worked on a range of sustainability-focused research topics, such as designing lightweight composite materials, carbon-efficient biofuel pathways, biomass to chemical production as well as developing novel tools for energy systems analysis. His research interests include the design of novel energy conversion processes and their integration into the energy system. He received his BS in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and holds an MS and PhD in chemical engineering from Purdue University.

Sessions With Dharik Mallapragada

Thursday, 10 March

  • 09:00am - 09:30am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 03:00 pm - 10/mar/2022 03:30 pm

    Transporting Hydrogen: How mobile is it?

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Transportation & Mobility/Electrification (EVs/built environment)

    Hydrogen can move a gas, a liquid, or in a hydrogen carrier like ammonia or methanol. While the falling costs of hydrogen production have captured the world’s attention, transporting it from production site to the point of use can be most of the story. What are the “go-to-market” strategies for hydrogen?