Chathu is a Manager in RMI’s Climate Aligned Industries Program. In this role, she manages the program’s work on scaling green hydrogen to decarbonize the harder-to-abate sectors.
Prior to her current role, she focused on initiatives to reduce emissions from the oil and gas sector, creating a global market mechanism for methane emissions–certified gas (MiQ).
Before joining RMI, Chathu worked at Origin Energy, Australia’s largest energy provider, in the upstream environment, sustainability, and operations business units, where she led on air quality, water treatment and brine strategy, and chemical policy/approvals. Her expertise covers environment and health risk assessment, as well as greenhouse gas emissions profiling and mitigation.
Chathu’s interest in scaling technology for climate and health benefits led her back to university to focus her graduate research on cost-effective energy solutions for rural communities.
M.Sc., Environmental Technology, Imperial College London
B.Eng., Environmental and Chemical Engineering (dual major), University of Queensland