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Vijay Modi

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science


Vijay Modi is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University. (Ph.D. Cornell 1984, postdoctoral work MIT 1984–1986). His expertise is in the field of: energy sources and conversion, heat/mass transfer, and fluid mechanics. His current areas of research interest are related to: energy infrastructure, CO2 sequestration (with Prof. Lackner in Earth and Environmental Engineering), fuel cells, distributed sensing/control of flow, and heat transfer.

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December 18, 2015 Commentary Climate Change

Paris COP21 Commentary

Following the historic Paris Agreement last weekend, the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy collected commentary on the agreement from several of our scholars and Faculty Affiliates across Columbia University

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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the central challenges of the 21st century. Building and linking the policies, technologies, financial systems, and markets needed to achieve climate goals is key to addressing this challenge.