Daniel Kurniawan is a solar analyst at the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), an independent, nonpartisan energy and climate policy think tank based in Jakarta, Indonesia. At IESR, Daniel covers Indonesia's solar market and policy developments and has been involved in many solar-related consultancies with government agencies and local/international counterparts. In addition to his specialization, he also supports other research and advocacy agenda on the broader climate mitigation and energy transition issues. Prior to his current role, Daniel was a solar cell researcher and was trained in materials science. Currently, he is interested in how technology, business/economics, and public policy intertwine in shaping the low-carbon energy transition. On the side, he also has a deep interest in business research and journalism. Daniel holds an MEng in energy engineering (nanomaterials science and engineering) from Korea Institute of Science and Technology School, University of Science and Technology (KIST School, UST, South Korea) and a BEng in materials science and engineering from the University of Indonesia.