Akshat Rathi

Akshat Rathi is a Senior Reporter covering science, energy, and environment stories for Quartz, a global business publication with twenty million monthly readers. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.

Born in India in 1987, he holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford. He has published ten peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.

Akshat began his journalistic career in 2012 as a science reporter at The Economist and then worked as the Science Editor for The Conversation. His work has also been published in the Guardian, The Hindu, Ars Technica and Nature, and cited in the Financial Times, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. In 2018 he won Journalist of the Year at the Drum Online Media Awards, was a finalist for the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism and was shortlisted for British Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers.

Akshat is a frequent media commentator on issues related to business, technology, energy and climate change. His weekly newsletter ‘The Race to Zero Emissions’ launched in December 2017. Its thousands of expert subscribers include employees of all the world’s major oil companies, utility companies, investment firms, environmental NGOs, think tanks, consultancies and politicians in the UK, US, Australia and India. He is active on Twitter.

Akshat lives in London.