Varun Mehra


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Technology and Policy Program


Peer-to-peer electricity distribution


Rajeev Ram


Varun is pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Technology and Policy Program. He is Tata Fellow working with a team developing the uLink, a peer-to-peer microgrid system for rural electrification. Before joining MIT, Varun was with the Technology-to-Market team at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy, within the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Varun holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is from the San Francisco Bay Area. In his spare time, Varun enjoys traveling, hiking, mountain biking, and a variety of sports.


Scaling the Himalayas to help light up remote Phugtal Monastery