Dr. Nilmini Silva-Send is the Assistant Director and the C. Hugh Friedman Fellow in Energy Law and Policy at the Energy Policy Initiatives Center (EPIC) at USD School of Law. In this role, she contributes research and analysis to EPIC’s ongoing energy and climate change projects. In recent years she has focused on transportation energy use and researches costs of measures to develop greater efficiency in road transportation in the San Diego region. She is also a researcher in a recently awarded multidisciplinary National Science Foundation Climate Science Education project.
Dr. Silva-Send is presently working as Co-Principal Investigator of a $ 7 Million project on climate change funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr.Silva-Send was a Lecturer at the University of Kiel in Germany during 2002-2004 lecturing on International Environmental Law and Introduction to English Legal system. During the period 2005-2007 she was at the University of Strasbourg, Austria speaking on International Environmental compliance.
She has held other high-level positions in her career and also served on Advisory Committees with regards to energy, air pollution etc. In addition, she also has many publications and addressed several conferences in her field of profession. She presently resides in Del Mar, California.