Kushank Bajaj is a PhD student at the Institute for Resource, Environment and Sustainability, UBC. He is supervised by Prof. Navin Ramankutty. His research focuses on Climate-Smart Agriculture in low-income countries, mainly in India. He is interested in questions at the intersection of food-water-energy nexus, especially ones with relevance to societal outcomes.
Kushank grew up in India where he received his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Earth Science. During and after his graduation, he worked with NGOs and institutes under numerous Indian government ministries. Some of the projects he undertook include-drought characterization and its drivers, resource (groundwater) vulnerability mapping of a micro-watershed using multi-criteria fuzzy logic decision making technique, water resource characterizations in different eco-systems using stable isotopes, and, enabling better decision making through past climate reconstruction and national paleoclimate database fabrication.