Maithili Iyer is a Program Manager for the Energy Efficiency Standards Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Maithili currently leads the technical work supporting energy conservation standards for conventional cooking products, residential clothes dryers, and residential clothes washers for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Maithili has over 20 years of international experience of research and practice in the area of energy efficiency regulation and technology transfer, climate policy, low-carbon urban solutions, and strategies for climate resilience. She specializes in techno-economic analysis and impact assessments to evaluate policies as a means of moving to sustainable energy paths. Maithili has led several initiatives that focus on establishing collaborative partnerships and research consortia.
Maithili has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with her colleagues. She holds a Masters in Operations Research and a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware.
2007 Nobel Peace Prize - October 30th 2007
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory were important contributors to the research on global climate change that has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The 2007 Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and to former Vice President Al Gore, Jr., "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."
William Collins and Inez Fung of the Earth Sciences Division (ESD), and Mark Levine, Surabi Menon, Evan Mills, Lynn Price, Jayant Sathaye, and Ernst Worrell of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD) are among current members of Berkeley Lab who were leading authors of this year's IPCC working group reports.