Kanetkar’s research will focus on HI-AWARE’s Research Component 3, which involves the assessment of climate change adaptation practices.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. There, his final year project was on solar energy. Titled the “Evacuated Tube Solar Cooker”, the project looked at ways in which the actual cooking time involved in solar cooking can be reduced. He worked with Bosch Limited in Bengaluru from 2011 to 2015 as Senior Engineer in the Starter Motors Design and Development Department. His interest is in renewable energy technologies.