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Rudy Kahsar

  • Climate-Aligned Industries

Rudy is a Manager on RMI’s Climate-Aligned Industries. He joined RMI in October 2020.


Prior to joining RMI, Rudy led the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Track in the Masters of Environment program at CU Boulder where he taught classes in energy policy, energy systems and technologies, data science and visualization in energy, the energy water nexus, and international energy and sustainability. Before that, he served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Policy Fellow in the US Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., first in the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy and then in the Advanced Manufacturing Office on the Strategic Analysis Team. He has also worked in energy consulting, focusing on measurement and verification, energy efficiency, and renewables integration for the oil and gas and electricity sectors.

Rudy’s Ph.D. focused on heterogenous catalysis with applications in bio based fuels and chemicals.


PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia


Boulder, CO