Meera Atreya, PhD

Senior Science Advisor

Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS) + Biofuel

Dr. Meera Atreya has expertise in strategic advisory, sustainability, and biomass for carbon removal.

Dr. Atreya was the lead author of Bioresources within a Net-Zero Emissions Economy, a report by the Energy Transitions Commission evaluating the role of sustainable bioresources in climate change mitigation. While at SYSTEMIQ, a sustainability-focused systems change company, Dr. Atreya provided strategic advice to a major climate-focused philanthropic foundation and co-authored a report on alleviating the plastic waste crisis; the United Nations Environment Programme intends to use this analysis as the basis for a global plastic treaty. Prior to SYSTEMIQ, Dr. Atreya was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she was designated as an Affiliate Expert in Renewable Energy & Cleantech and was a key member of the team that steered McKinsey to become carbon-neutral, globally.

Background & Bio

Dr. Atreya is based in London and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) from UC Berkeley and an A.B. cum laude from Harvard. She was awarded a US National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her doctoral research on engineering enzymes to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of converting cellulosic biomass to 2nd-generation biofuels.


Ph.D. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology)

UC Berkeley

A.B. cum laude



US National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

US National Science Foundation