Yunus Kinkhabwala, PhD, joined PSE in 2021 as a clean energy scientist where his work focuses on the public health and economic impacts of clean energy transitions and how such impacts are distributed among populations. Dr. Kinkhabwala received his PhD in Applied Physics from Cornell University as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellow where he developed methods inspired by statistical physics to forecast small area demographic changes.

Prior to his PhD, Dr. Kinkhabwala taught secondary math and science at schools in Austin, TX and Dakar, Senegal; served as a U.S. Peace Corps Education and HIV/AIDS outreach volunteer in South Africa; and earned his BS in Physics.