Ranjit Deshmukh

Assistant Professor
Environmental Studies

Office Location

Bren Hall 4003


Energy systems and policy analysis; electricity sector planning, operations, and markets; geospatial analysis of energy resources; energy access in developing regions


  • 2016 Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2008 M.S., Environmental Systems, Humboldt State University, California
  • 2001 M.S., Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1998 B.E., Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune, India


Ranjit Deshmukh is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies department at the University of California Santa Barbara. Ranjit’s research interests lie at the intersection of energy, environment, and economics, specifically in low carbon energy systems, clean energy access, and electricity markets.

Prior to joining the University of California Santa Barbara, Ranjit was an ITRI-Rosenfeld postdoctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Ranjit holds a PhD in Energy and Resources from the University of California at Berkeley, master’s degrees in Engineering from Humboldt State University and University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree from the Government College of Engineering Pune, India. He was a Siebel Scholar and a Link Energy fellow while at UC Berkeley and a Schatz Energy fellow at Humboldt State University.