Dr. Ali Adil
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Dr. Ali Adil is an interdisciplinary urban energy scholar and experiential educator. Dr. Adil’s research focuses on interdisciplinary subjects ranging from energy, climate resilience to community development and public policy. He is interested in identifying and examining innovative strategies and approaches towards clean energy and a climate-resilient future for all. Dr. Adil draws on action-oriented research methods to grasp the material and social realities confronting ongoing socio-technical transitions that necessarily involve diverse stakeholders. He has previously worked across public, private, and non-governmental domains, with renowned organizations like ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Dr. Adil embraces a social-constructivist approach towards teaching and mentorship and conceives his interactions with students as excursions in creating new imaginaries, incorporating existing knowledge of our world with the creativity and intellectual novelty that students carry into the classrooms. He holds a doctoral degree in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington, U.S., a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management from the University of Glasgow, UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Osmania University, India.
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.
MSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management from the University of Glasgow, U.K.
B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Osmania University, India
- Journal Articles
Adil, A. and Ko, Y. (2016) Socio-technical Evolution of Decentralized Energy Systems: A Critical Review and Implications for Urban Planning and Policy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 57, 1025-1037.
Zinaman, O, Miller, M., Adil, A., et al (2015) Power Systems of the Future. The Electricity Journal 28(2), 113-126.
Zinaman, O., Miller, M., Adil, A., Arent, D., Cochran, J., and Vora, R., (2015), Power Systems of the Future: A 21st Century Power Partnership Thought Leadership Report, 21st Century Power Partnership. Denver, CO.
- Book Chapters
Adil, A. and Audirac, I. (2019) “Urban Resilience: A Call to Reframing Planning Discourses” in The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience, Edited by Burayidi, M. Twigg, J., Allen, A., Wamsler, and C. Routledge.
Adil, A. “Societal Impacts of Emerging Grassroots Energy Communities: A Capabilities based Assessment” in Energy Impacts: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of North American Energy, Edited by Jeffrey J., Julia H., and Gene T. University Press of Colorado.
Adil, A. (2017) “Democratising Energy Systems: An Opportunity for Planners as Cities Renew Commitment to Paris Climate Accord.” ACSP Blog.
Adil, A. (2021) “India’s Energy Crisis Needs Political Solutions More Than Technical Ones.” Kautilya Opinion.