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Ankit Kalanki

Senior Associate
  • Third Derivative

Ankit is a Senior Associate with Third Derivative, a global climate technology startup accelerator founded by RMI and New Energy Nexus in 2020. He is a recent graduate from Carnegie Mellon and brings with him a diverse skill set that includes techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, policy analysis as well as knowledge of application software such as Homer and Tableau.


Ankit worked in multiple roles in his prior engagements before coming to the United States for pursuing his Masters. As an energy engineer, he managed the operation and maintenance of thermal and electrical systems in a manufacturing setup, while also undertaking responsibilities for energy projects and environmental compliance. Later, he also worked as a consultant in the energy efficiency space, assisting clients on demand side management initiatives and impact assessment studies.

Ankit likes a work culture where everyone aims towards a common goal with passion and motivation, and this brings him to RMI. In his leisure hours, you will find Ankit watching documentaries or cooking (a very recent hobby :P).


MS, Energy Science, Technology and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

Authored Works
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Driving Window Innovation to Combat Climate Change

From urban construction trends to aesthetic appeal and the many benefits of natural light indoors, windows are dominating more wall space in buildings than ever. And this global construction phenomenon isn’t going away. But there’s a glaring problem in this new equation: most windows today are massively inefficient, causing building energy consumption to skyrocket.


How India Is Solving Its Cooling Challenge

Today, 40% of the world’s population resides within the hot tropical regions, where many of whom are exposed to potentially life-threatening temperatures for at least 20 days a year. Approximately 12,000 people die around the world annually due to heatwaves, and as our planet warms, these temperature surges are becoming more…