Ansar is a PhD Student at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is interested in all aspects of climate change related research, from clean energy technology to geoengineering techniques. Previously, Ansar worked at Xallent, a tech startup focused on nanoscale microscopy; at MIT, to develop a web-based user interface for GenX, a capacity expansion modelling software for power system planning; and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, to model charging patterns for battery electric vehicles and develop a graphics package for analyzing power systems data. Ansar grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and earned his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University.