Scott comes with over 16 years' experience working in education, research, and human development. Prior to Community Connect Limited and Energy Action Partners, Scott was an associate professor and Dean of Research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, where he oversaw the Institute’s energy and sustainability research and founded multiple initiatives on renewable energy and community development. He also served as the director of the Prajnopaya Foundation, leading its healthcare initiatives in northern India. Through his career, Scott has developed a strong interest in unifying human development objectives with engineering practice, particularly in the context of energy systems. Scott received a PhD in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He also acts as an advisor and consultant to various capacity building initiatives in higher education, and energy and the environment in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.