Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan is an engineer-turned development researcher with an M.Tech. in Thermal Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Ph.D. in Development Studies from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Prior to joining IRMA, he was with National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore in the Energy Environment Programme since February 2012. He had industry experience as a software professional at Infosys Limited, Bangalore (during 1998-99) and Geometric Global, Mumbai (during 2001-04). As a part of civil society interventions through Peoples Foundation for Scientific Socio Economic Development (PeFSSED; www.pefssed.org), he has been involved in education, health, and livelihood issues in urban slums and remote villages of Maharashtra, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Nathan has won the Elsevier-National Academy of Sciences, India Young Scientist Award 2017 in Social Sciences. He was the Subir Chowdhury Post-doctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics for the academic year 2016-17. Montreal during 2019. Dr. Nathan is also one of the winners in the GDN Awards and Medals Competition 2013 in the category of Outstanding Research on Development. He is a recipient of Young Scientist Award conferred at Odisha Environment Congress-2012. In the doctoral years, his research papers have received best paper awards in four colloquiums: Doctoral Colloquim-2010 (IIM, Ahmedabad), COSMAR-2007 and 2008 (IISc, Bangalore), and SCODER-2007 (IGIDR, Mumbai). Dr. Nathan's most significant research contributions are 'Conceptualized and developed frameworks for both, structuring and selection of sustainable development indicators'; in a co-authored works he proposed an alternative approach to measure human development index and conceived a novel method to assess energy poverty.
For details of his work, see - http://works.bepress.com/hippu.
"Indivisible Morality" - Comment #68069 on "Intrinsic honesty and the prevalence of rule violations across societies", by Simon Gachter & Jonathan F. Schulz, Nature 531, 496-499. Published on 11 Apr, 2016. Jointly with Venkat Posina Rayudu. [text]