Akshat Rathi is a senior reporter for Quartz, where he covers science, energy, and the environment, and a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. Previously, he was The Conversation’s science editor and has worked at The Economist and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His writings have also been published in Nature, The Hindu, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Chemistry World.

He is the author of an award-winning series titled The Race to Zero Emissions, where he writes on the technologies, businesses, and policies needed to hit global climate goals. His most recent work has explored batteries, electric cars, and carbon-capture technology. He holds a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai.