Core Faculty

Nikita Kaushal

PhD, University of Oxford

I am a trained geologist and a climate researcher. I use biogeochemical tools and large dataset analysis techniques to improve future projections to the climate and carbon cycles and develop mitigation strategies.

I am passionate about using my skills to address the most pressing problems at hand. These include, first, understanding hydroclimate variability of the Asian monsoon region with 70% of the global population living in that region. And second, facilitating processes that will enable us to meet net zero carbon emission targets. I believe that tapping into talent pools with different skill sets distributed across the globe is one of the most efficient and equitable ways that we have of scaling climate solutions rapidly. At Equitech Futures, I provide an understanding of climate change, highlight critical gaps in climate solutions and facilitate climate-tech incubation.  

I hold a Bachelors and Masters in Geology from the University of Pune in India. I subsequently read for my DPhil (PhD) degree from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar followed by postdoctoral projects in the Nanyang Technological University Singapore and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Switzerland. I have worked on projects with Indian groundwater security, Singaporean coastal carbon changes in response to peatland alteration in Sumatra, and Asian monsoon changes in response to rising global mean surface temperatures.