- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Clinical Associate Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
- Associate Director for International Intiatives and Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
Nalini Chhetri is the associate director for international initiatives and a clinical associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and with the School of Sustainability. She holds a doctorate in education policy studies with a minor in demography, and an MSc in cyto-genetics. Chhetri’s work centers on climate impacts and communication, technology in developing nations, knowledge systems, gender, and urban sustainability. Her career also included overseeing large sustainable development programs for international nongovernmental organizations. She works with think-tanks and agencies in China, Ghana, India, Jordan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, and Thailand. She has consulted for United Nations and European bilateral agencies.
- PhD, Education Policy and Comparative International Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2005
- MS, Cyto-genetics, University of North Bengal, 1987
- BS (with honors), Zoology, University of North Bengal, 1984
- Partnerships for the Goals
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-Being
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Reduced Inequalities
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Climate Action
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- climate change adaptation
- citizen engagement in science
- participatory research methods
- alternate knowledge systems
- urban development
- civil society and NGOs
- comparative and international education
- technology and development
- science policy
Middel, A., N. J. Selover, B. Hagen and N. Chhetri. 2016. Impact of shade on outdoor thermal comfort—a seasonal field study in Tempe, Arizona. International Journal of Biometeorology Open Access:1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-016-1172-5. (link )
Middel, A., N. Chhetri and R. Quay. 2015. Urban forestry and cool roofs: Assessment of heat mitigation strategies in Phoenix residential neighborhoods. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 14(1):178-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2014.09.010. (link )
Thomas, G., N. Chhetri and K. Hussaini. 2008. Legitimacy and the rise of NGOs: The global and local in south Asia. Journal of Civil Society 4(1):31-42. DOI: 10.1080/17448680802051139. (link )
Johnson, B. and N. Chhetri. 2002. Exclusionary policies and practices in Chinese minority education: The case of Tibetan education. Current Issues in Comparative Education 2(2):142-153. (link )
Chhetri, N. and N. Chhetri. 2015. Alternative imaginations: Examining complementarities across knowledge systems. Pp. 11-24 In: Sumida Huaman, E. and B. Sriraman eds., Indigenous Innovation: Universalities and Peculiarities. Sense Publishers. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN: 9789463002257.
O'Neill, D., J. H. Takamura Jr., N. Chhetri, M. Henderson and B. Rogers. 2012. Frugal Innovation. Pp. 96-113 In: Colledge, T. H. ed., Convergence: Philosophies and Pedagogies for Developing the Next Generation of Humanitarian Engineers an Social Entrepreneurs. International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. (link )
Chhetri, N. B. and N. Chhetri. 2010. Sustainability science: Transition towards production of knowledge systems. Encyclopedia Geographic. SAGE Publications.
Middel, A., N. J. Selover, N. Chhetri and B. Hagen. 2015. Outdoor thermal comfort under photovoltaic canopy structures -- a field study at Arizona State University. Poster presented at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, January 4-8-, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. (link )
Middel, A., N. J. Selover, N. Chhetri, B. Hagen, B. Mackowski and C. J. Sisodiya. 2015. Microclimate effects of photovoltaic canopies: Ongoing research projects. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdlae, AZ. (link )
Middel, A., N. J. Selover, B. Hagen and N. Chhetri. 2016. How to stay cool in the desert - the benefits of photovoltaic canopy shade. Presentation at the American Association of Geographers 2016 Annual Meeting, March 29-April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA. (link )
Middel, A., N. J. Selover, B. Hagen and N. Chhetri. 2016. Impact of photovoltaic canopy shade on outdoor thermal comfort in a hot desert city. Presentation at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria. (link )
Selover, N. J., A. Middel, N. Chhetri, B. Mackowski and C. J. Sisodiya. 2016. Can solar shade structures significantly reduce interior automoble temperatures?. Presentation at the American Meteorological Society 96th Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016, New Orleans, LA. (link )
Galluppi, K., H. Putnam, N. Chhetri, N. J. Selover and A. Middel. 2015. Informing emergency and risk management with climate knowledge in arid urban areas. Presentation at the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Pratice, American Meoteorological Society 95th Annual Meeting, January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. (link )
Middel, A., N. J. Selover, N. Chhetri and B. Hagen. 2015. Outdoor thermal comfort under photovoltaic canopies. Presentation at the 9th International Conference on Urban Climate, 20-24 July 2015, Toulouse, France. (link )
Roach, M., N. Chhetri, W. Chuang, N. J. Selover, D. M. Hondula, A. Middel and A. Karner. 2015. Building resilience against climate effects in Arizona: Lessons learned implementing CDC's BRACE Framewwork. Presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ. (link )
Selover, N. J., A. Middel, N. Chhetri, B. Mackowski and C. J. Sisodiya. 2015. Impact of solar shade structures on automobile's interior temperatures. Presentation at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, IL.
Rogers, B., N. Chhetri, M. R. Henderson, K. D. Hristovski, B. L. Ruddell and J. H. Takamura. 2013. A systematic methodology for the development of enterprise at the base of the economic pyramid. Presentation at the 2013 ASEE International Forum, June 22, 2013, Atlanta, GA. (link )
White, D. D., R. Quay, D. B. Ferguson, J. L. Buizer, Z. Guido and N. Chhetri. 2013. Linking climate change science and adaptation policy at the community scale through anticipatory governance: A review of concepts with application to Arizona communities. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.
McClintock, S. and N. Chhetri. 2012. Communicating climate science to stakeholders: Tilting scientific language toward common English. Presentation at the Culture, Politics, and Climate Change, 13--15 September 2012, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
Chuang, W., A. Karner, N. J. Selover, D. M. Hondula, N. Chhetri, A. Middel, M. Roach and B. Dufour. 2015. Arizona Extreme Weather, Climate and Health Profile Report. A report prepared for Arizona Department of Health Services and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative. Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )
Selover, N. J., A. Middel, N. Chhetri, B. Mackowski and C. J. Sisodiya. 2015. Impact of Solar Parasol Shading on Automobile Temperatures. Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link )
Middel, A. and N. Chhetri. 2014. City of Phoenix Cool Urban Spaces Project—Urban forestry and cool roofs: Assessment of heat mitigation strategies in Phoenix. Center for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges, Arizona State University.