- Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
- M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
- B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1999
Rajagopal’s areas of interest include energy markets and policy, environmental economics, lifecycle assessment for policy design, impact assessment of climate change and climate policies, as well as biofuels, renewable energy systems, and economics of food and agriculture. His latest published research specializes in the implications and challenges of biofuel policies.
Rajagopal worked for three years as a structural integrity and reliability engineer at United Technologies Research Center in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Energy Biosciences Institute, UC Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in energy and resources. He earned master of science degrees in agricultural and resource economics at UC Berkeley and in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland.