Akshat Rathi is a London-based reporter for Quartz, where he covers science, energy, and environment. He tells stories of the people and their ideas tackling the biggest problem facing humanity: climate change. He has a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford, and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai.
In 2018, he was awarded Journalist of the Year at the Drum’s Online Media Awards and shortlisted for British Science Writer of the Year by the Association of British Science Writers. He has won fellowships from Columbia University and City University of New York to enhance his reporting work.
Previously, he was The Conversation’s science editor and has worked at The Economist and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His writings have also been published in The Economist, Nature, The Hindu, The Guardian, Ars Technica and Chemistry World, among others.