Bridging solutions for clean energy
“Bringing solutions to scale depends on more than technology,” said Apoorv Bhargava, MBA ’17, MS ’18. “I think it’s important to ask, ‘what are the investment and business models needed to stimulate innovation?’” Determined from a young age to help speed the adoption of clean energy technologies in the power and transportation sectors, Bhargava came to Stanford to join an elite cohort of students who earn an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business together with an MS from the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER).
As a student in E-IPER’s energy track, Bhargava focused on the potential role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the electricity sector. In 2016, he was part of an E-IPER team that presented research on energy storage and transmission to the U.S. Department of Energy and the Senate Energy Committee. “One of the most valuable things about this program is working with the other joint degree students,” he said. “Collectively they offer a uniquely sophisticated, interdisciplinary perspective that goes way beyond what we learn in the classroom.”