Dr. Rao Kotamarthi is the Science Director for the Center for Climate Resilience and Decision Making (CCRDS) and senior scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory. He has nearly 30 years of experience in climate research. He is Principal Investigator for projects ranging from climate modeling to wind energy for the Department of Energy. He has led a team of scientists in developing climate projections suitable for addressing climate impacts, resilience, and adaptation challenges, at local and regional scales and its application to utilities serving power and telecommunications industries among others. He authored a book published recently titled “Downscaling Techniques for High-Resolution Climate Projections - From Global Change to Local Impacts”, published by Cambridge University Press, UK, 2021.