Dr. Subhashree (Shree) Mishra is an Atmospheric Scientist working at the intersection of science and society. She is an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow working for the SunShot Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). The Sunshot Initiative was launched in 2011, with an objective to reduce the total cost of solar energy systems by 75% to make them cost competitive with other forms of energy (without subsidies) by 2020. This translates to a total cost of installed solar energy at $1/Watt or $0.06/kWh.
At SunShot, Subhashree is working on various scientific, techno-economic, and policy related projects to help achieve the target of the SunShot initiative. She has assisted in the technical management and monitoring of solar forecasting awards in SunShot Initiative’s portfolio. She has contributed to developing the vision and technical targets of funding opportunity announcements, co-chaired merit review panels, and negotiated funding awards with applicants.
Prior to being an AAAS fellow, she was a postdoctoral research scientist at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Lab. Her research background is in cloud microphysics, atmospheric remote sensing, and in-situ aircraft measurements of cloud properties and aerosols. She is passionate about climate change and clean energy research and in applying science to solve societal challenges.