Chandan graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Mumbai, apart from having trained in solar photovoltaics and Permaculture. He currently works as a Senior Researcher at CERE. His areas of focus include environmental research, solar passive design, ecological education, and writing on ecological themes. He has worked at the Academy for Earth Sustainability on education program development and Permaculture projects, and also has experience as a product design engineer, college teacher and freelancer. His research interests include thermodynamics of living systems, sustainability and eco-friendly technology.