Niharika Tagotra is a Senior Research Specialist in the WRI India Energy Program.

Before joining WRI, she was working as Consultant (Energy Security) at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India. She is also the NBR Asia EDGE Fellow for the year 2021-22.

Niharika has a Masters in Nuclear Physics and a PhD in International Politics. Niharika has completed her Master in Philosophy (M.Phil) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, in International Politics. She also has an M.Tech degree in Nuclear Science and Technology from the University of Delhi, and an MS degree in Nuclear Plant Design from the University of Paris. During her Masters, she interned at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalapakkam working on the indigenously developed Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) technology. Niharika has also worked with the Atomic Energy Commission of France (CEA), Cadarache, as a Project Assistant on Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor Core (SFR) technology.

Niharika is an avid reader and a passionate cook.