Award Ceremony Kleinman Center Event

2018 Carnot Prize Policy Lecture and Award Ceremony


Piyush Goyal
Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India
William Burke-White
Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House
Aaswath Raman
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Frederick Steiner
Dean and Paley Professor, Weitzman School of Design


Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center
220 S. 34th St.
Fisher Fine Arts Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

On October 19th, the Kleinman Center will award its fourth annual Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions in energy policy to the Honorable Piyush Goyal, Indian minister of railways and coal.

Event Summary

The 2018 Carnot Prize, for distinguished contributions to energy policy, was awarded to the Honorable Piyush Goyal, India’s minister of railways and minister of coal, and former minister of power and renewables.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Minister Piyush Goyal could not attend this year’s Carnot Prize ceremony. We proceeded with the event, which included remarks from Frederick Steiner, dean and Paley Professor at PennDesign, William W. Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor and inaugural director of Perry World House, and a lecture from Aaswath Raman, assistant professor of electrical and systems engineering. We look forward to formally presenting the award to Minister Goyal this spring. Details to come.

Read the announcement about this year’s prize. Follow along on social media: #CarnotPrize


Watch the Full Ceremony

Watch Aaswath Raman’s Keynote Lecture

Learn more about the history of the Carnot Prize and see previous winners.