Dr. Pallavi Saxena 

Chair & Assistant Professor,

Environmental Science, Hindu College,

University of Delhi,

Delhi, India.

Dr. Pallavi Saxena is an Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. She has been awarded DST Fast Track Young Scientist Award for handling 31.50 rupees lakhs project for 3 years i.e. 2014-17 at School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has done her Post Doc from Space and Atmospheric Sciences Division, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India from 2013-2014. She has completed her Graduation, Post Graduation, master of philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science from University of Delhi. Dr. Pallavi has defended her work on “Effect of Photochemical Pollutants on Plant Species (2007-2013). Her area of interest is air pollution and plant physiology. She has been working in this area from last 12 years. She has also been awarded UGC, JRF (2007-08), Jawaharlal Nehru Doctoral Scholarship (2009-2010) and  CSIR SRF (2012-2013) during her doctoral studies. She has been a recipient of post doctoral fellowships like ISRO fellowship in PRL (2013-2014) and DST Fast Track Young Scientist at School of Environmental Sciences to pursue her independent project over there (2014-2017). She has published 18 research papers in international and national journals with high impact factor. She has also been an Invited Speaker on “Variation in the Concentration of VOCs in Atmosphere at Selected Sites in Delhi”, at the  “bVOCs Monitoring and Modelling” workshop at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK (2011). She is also a co-author and collaborator from India of TOAR International Meeting which focuses on tropospheric ozone and its impact on vegetation from 2015 onwards. In addition to that, she has been a recipient of various awards like Young Scientist Award from Indian Society of Plant Physiology (2013), DBT BioCaRe Award (2014). Several travel grant awards  from WMO, IGAC and NOAA to participate as an expert in Ozone Pollution and Its Impact on Vegetation in TOAR Meeting (2015-16). She has also reviewed of research articles for reputed journals like “Atmospheric Environment” (Elsevier) and “Mitigation and Adaptation of Strategies for Global Change” (Springer), “Environmental Technology” (Taylor and Francis), “Polish Journal of Environmental Studies”, “Environmental Monitoring and Assessment” (Springer), “International Journal of Physical Sciences” (Academic Journal). She has  participated in various national (10) and international conferences (16) and presented several papers. Dr. Saxena has also participated in various workshops and trainings (19) in the area of air pollution and plant physiology.

Abhishek Mishra

Ph. D Student,

 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,


Skype id: abhishekmishra837


I am a Research Scholar & doctoral candidate working at Atmospheric chemistry and Emission Research group at IISER Mohali. 

My present work is along the following dimensions:

- WRF-CHEM modelling of Trace gases over Indo-Gangetic plains
- In-situ measurements of Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), trace gases like ozone, Carbon monoxide and green house gases at a sub-urban site in Mohali.

I have also been a part of couple of field campaigns. WIFEX - Winter fog experiment 2015 and 2016 and CINDI-II (Cabauw Intercomparison of Nitrogen Dioxide Measuring Instruments 2). 

My fundamental research interest is understanding the tropospheric chemistry & other processes which control the concentration of trace species using modelling & in-situ measurements.

Ms. Manisha Gaur

Ph.D Student

Environmental sciences Division

CSIR-Central Road Research Institute

Mathura Road, Delhi – 110025



I am Manisha Gaur from India. I wish to introduce myself as a young and passionate researcher in the field of environmental sciences. I am a Ph.D. student  in AcSIR- Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi. Currently, I am writing thesis on profiling and characterization of volatile organic compounds in Delhi. This research is supported by the fellowships and grants from the University Grant Commission (UGC-NET JRF), Delhi. My academic credentials include a postgraduate degree, M.Sc. Environment Management from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashtha University, New Delhi and a graduate degree, B.Sc. Life Sciences from University of Delhi. In addition, I have experience working as a project assistant in the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and research trainee for Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Delhi for a period of 6 months. I am very interested in conducting research in the field of Environmental Sciences.


Maryam Sarfraz

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Islamabad, Pakistan

I am Maryam Sarfraz from Pakistan. I have completed my bachelor degree in Environmental Science and now, continuing my Master Degree in the same subject. Currently I am perusing my research part. From the start of my Course work, I was indulged in Climate Change and how this is triggering everything like butterfly effect. It was hard to select one dimension of climate science as every topic seemed challenging and innovative. However, Interconnection of Biosphere and Atmosphere, or one can say Amalgam of these sphere grabbed my attention and I chose my research topic. I am student of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and working on my dissertation entitled “Spatial and Temporal trends of NO2 emissions over South Asia using Ozone Monitoring Instrument’ under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Fahim Khokhar. I presented my Poster work in ACAM and now working on Publications.

Niharika Sharma

Doctoral Candidate

Senior Research Fellow

Geosciences Division

Physical Research Laboratory

Ahmedabad, India- 380009

Office Ph: +91-79-2631-4267



Niharika Sharma is a graduate student working in the Geosciences Division at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, which is a fundamental research unit under the Department of Space, Government of India. Her research interests broadly lies in understanding the cycling of nitrogen and carbon in terrestrial ecosystems. Her current research focuses on the estimation of gross nitrogen transformation rates in soils from different ecozones of India using stable isotope techniques. She also aims to investigate nitrous oxide emission budget and source identification using isotopes. Niharika has extensive experience of working on state of the art stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer attached to different peripherals such as Elemental Analyzer, Gas Bench, PreCon, Kiel Carbonate device for stable isotope measurements in different kinds of samples.

Saraswati Shrestha

National Atmospheric Resource and Environment Research Laboratory (NARERL)

Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu



I am Saraswati Shrestha from Nepal. Currently, I am involved in meteorological as well as air pollution dispersion modeling at National Atmospheric Resource and Environment Research Laboratory (NARERL) at Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. Being a Physics student, I came across to this particular field of interest of mine through a requirement of partial fulfillment of my master’s degree programme at Tribhuvan University. I started my research at NARERL through the elective course ‘Atmospheric Physics’ for the dissertation entitled “Study of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Characteristics and Air Pollution Potential over the Kathmandu Valley” under the supervision of Professor Ram Prasad Regmi since 2015. I could join some conferences as oral presenter at some conferences in Nepal, published two papers at a national journal and completed my graduation last year. Most recently, through my research work, I was able to participate at the ILEAPs workshop and conference 2017 at Oxford, UK.

Mr. Saurabh Sonwani

Ph.D Student

School of Environmental Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi – 110067



Mr. Saurabh Sonwani is a Senior Research Fellow at School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. He had completed his M.Phil. in Environmental Sciences from SES, JNU, New Delhi and M.Sc. (Environmental Sciences) from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. He has been awarded CSIR-JRF and SRF (Earth, Atmosphere, Planetory and Ocean), Sudent Travel Grant-2017 (American Geophysical Union), and Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET). He has been working in the area of Air Pollution, climate change and its Impact on Environmental Health. He had published several papers in reputed International journals indexed in Thompson-Reuters, SCI and listed in United Grant Commission (UGC). He had also published several book chapters in reputed book published in reputed International publishers like Springer- Nature, NOVA, Cabi, and ANE. He is a lifetime member of various scientific community like IASTA, AOGS, AGU and VIBHA. He has also attended and presented papers/poster in several International and National Conferences and Workshops related to Air pollution and climate change, air pollution Impact assessment and health risks. He had also worked as volunteer, trainer, and organiser in several International and National events/conferences such as Inspire student program, VIBHA, JAN-JAN JNU and YES+.

Dr.Sayani Mukhopadhyay,

Associate Professor in Geography, Asutosh College,(affiliated to University of Calcutta)


Dr.Sayani Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor in Geography, Asutosh College,(affiliated to University of Calcutta) has been teaching and conducting research since 2000. She is the Chairperson, Post Graduate Expert Committee in Geography, Asutosh College.Dr. Mukhopadhyay has edited a book Geospectrum, the compendium volume of UGC sponsored National Conference on Recent Researches in Earth System Science, Kolkata. ISBN 81-87500-70-0 and has several research publications to her credit. She did her Ph.D. thesis on “People’s Perception on Flood and its Management in the Mayurakshi Basin” from the Viswa Bharati University. She has also co-authored a publication on the Climate change vulnerability in the flood plain region of West Bengal published by the WWF-India. She is working on a UGC Minor Research Project on “An  Analysis  Of  Gender  Disparity  In  Literacy  And      Its  Reflections  On   Social  Stratification :  A Comparative Study In  Haora Sadar  Subdivision, Haora District And  Barasat Sadar Subdivision,North Twenty Four Parganas, West Bengal,India. She has been engaged in PhD supervisation of   UGC Research Fellows and   supervised more than 20 Post Graduate Dissertations have been guided on various topics related to Social and Environment Geography. She has published 20 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Her current research areas are climate change and flood events, Flood disasters and its impact on society, issue and impact of development activities on environmental sustainability and various  Socio-cultural issues and its impact on social and natural environment as well as its potentials in community development, especially in rural areas.

Dr. Arti Choudhary

SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellow

Environmental Sciences Division

CSIR-Central Road Research Institute

Mathura Road

Delhi - 110025



A short bio sketch 

I am Arti Choudhary from India. I recently finished my PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. My research is focused on on-road emission characterization and emission modelling. This research is funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. I also worked in IIT Delhi on the source apportionment of aerosols as a part of my M.Tech dissertation project. I did M.Tech from Thapar University, Patiala. I also awarded SERB-National post-doctoral fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Currently, working on SERB-DST funded project, as a post-doctoral fellow in CSIR-CRRI New Delhi, India.

Dr.Vinod Kumar

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

IISER Mohali, Punjab


Vinod works on the regional modeling of air pollution and comparison with MAX-DOAS and satellite measurements. He graduated from IISER Mohali, India in 2017 where he worked on quantification of the impact of large-scale crop residue fires on atmospheric chemistry using OH reactivity, VOCs and trace gas measurements. He also focuses on the analysis of long-term measured dataset using these tools to quantify the effect of anthropogenic perturbations on the change in reactive pollutant loading and ozone formation potential in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Vinod was awarded Best Student Paper by International Journal of Mass Spectrometry for the year 2015.
When not thinking about science, he spends time on fitness training and makes his travel plans.

Abhinav Garg

Contact Number: 9899605809

Email Address:

I am bachelors in Bio-Medical Sciences (B.Sc (H)), from University of Delhi, and learned about various physiological and biochemical processes (among others) within Human Body; from here I got curious to understand the relation between Environment and how its influence Living Beings. So to understand more about Environment, I did Masters in Environmental Biology, University of Delhi. In my masters I learned about how our Environment/Ecosystem works and impacts living beings and vice versa. Though predecessor is more dominating, so I took up my masters’ dissertation (from University of Delhi) in Understanding impacts of Anthropogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BTEX) on Plant and Human health. It was a small research work, with limited observations; so for a complete picture I took up my PhD. with theme - Assessing Indoor Air Pollution and Its Human Health Impacts with respect to Different Socio-Economic Classes in Urban Environment.

For now, I am working as Senior Research Fellow (UGC) – Environmental Studies and is about to submit my PhD.. During PhD., I have published many peer reviewed papers, along with participation to various International and National conferences/workshops/schools. In my PhD tenure I have received fellowship from three sources, one after another. I have also taught Environment as a subject to under-graduate students.

Akanksha Roy


I am Akanksha Roy from India. Currently I am pursuing my PhD in environment sciences from School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi under the supervision of Prof. Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha. My research is mainly focused on Atmospheric chemistry and climate change. I did my MSC in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Chaitri, Roy

Young Scientist

Center for Climate Change Research (CCCR),

 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology,



Contact No.: +91-8806215596


My research is mainly focused on atmospheric chemistry, trace gases, upper troposphere lower stratosphere (UTLS), aerosols and their interaction with Indian monsoon. I am using climate models for addressing various scientific problems. Recently, I have investigated the changes in ozone in the UTLS, temperature, radiative forcing in response to changes in NOx emissions. This work is published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Also, I have worked on interactions of pre-monsoon aerosols in modulation of Indian summer monsoon rainfall during El Niño which has been published in the journal Climate Dynamics. Following is the list of my major publications:

  • Chaitri, Roy; Fadnavis, Suvarna; Rolf Müller, Ayantika D.C.; Felix Ploeger.; Alexandru Rap.; Influence of enhanced Asian NOx emissions on ozone in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) in chemistry climate model simulations; [Published, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 17, 1297-1311, 2017]

  • Fadnavis, Suvarna; Chaitri, Roy; Sabin, T.; Ayantika, D.C.; Ashok, Karumuri; Potential modulations of pre-monsoon aerosols during El Niño: Impact on Indian summer monsoon; [Published online; Climate Dynamics, 2016]

  • Anoop Mahajan; Isabelle De Smedt; Mriganka S Biswas; Sachin Ghude; Suvarna Fadnavis; Chaitri Roy; Michel  van Roozendael; Inter-annual variations in satellite observations of nitrogen dioxide and formaldehyde over India [Published, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 116, 194–201, 2015]

  • Fadnavis, S., W. Feng, Gordon G. Shepherd, J. M. C. Plane, S. Sonbawne, Chaitri Roy, S. Dhomse, S. D. Ghude; Preliminary observations and simulation of nocturnal variations of airglow temperature and emission rates at Pune (18.5° N), India; [Published, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 149 : 59-68, 2016]

Mahendra Ram

Ph.D. research scholar

IIT (BHU) Varanasi

I am Mahendra Ram from India. I did post-graduation (M. Tech) in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT (BHU)), Varanasi, India.Currently, I am working on green energy production from waste biomass via gasification as a Ph.D. research scholar at IIT (BHU) Varanasi. This research is funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. After graduation (B. Tech), I also worked in Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited, Rehla, Palamau, India, as a process engineer, my duties were to monitor the whole process.

Manish Soni

PhD scholar

Department of Physics,

Birla Institute of Technology Mesra,

Ranchi, India


I am Manish Soni from India. I am a PhD scholar at Department of Physics, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, India. My research focuses on Modeling of particulate matter over North West India to study the air quality and its impacts over health. My recent findings suggest that the status of air quality is a serious health hazard for people particularly at the traffic intersection as well as near the high industrialization areas. Part of research is funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST) , Government of India. Before doing PhD, I did MCA from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University(MLSU), Udaipur, Rajasthan. My research interests include analyzing satellite data especially for Aerosols, Numerical modeling of weather and climate, effect of aerosols on climate etc.

Palak Balyan

Research Scholar

University of Delhi


I, Palak Balyan, am a Research Scholar from University of Delhi, India. I am perusing my PhD from the Environmental Pollution Laboratory, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, in collaboration with University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS). My research focuses on “Bioaerosols enumeration, characterisation &their Health impacts in an Urban Environment”. My researchbroadly explores interactions between bioaerosol concentration, micro-environments, meteorological factors, and corresponding respiratory morbidities. My research deals with working on GIS applications for spatial data analysis, multi-level modelling and temporal analysis. My other area of interests are inorganic air pollution, Gene-environment Interactions and biochemical analysis of physiological intermediated. Currently,I am also working on MoEF&CC funded project, as a RA fellow.


Papori Dahutia

Ph.D. Scholar

Department of Physics,

Dibrugarh University, India


I am Papori Dahutia from India. I am currently pursuing PhD from the Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University, India. My current research is focused on regional characterization of aerosols and its climatic implication over Northeast India. I am also working as a project assistant in ISRO-GBP Aerosol Radiative Forcing over India (ARFI) project. 


Priyanka Sharma

Senior Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Studies,

University of Delhi


I Priyanka Sharma, is a Senior Research Fellow in Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi andpursuing my Ph.D. on the topic “Phytotoxic Effect of Atmospheric Particulate Matter”.  After completing my Masters in environmental Studies from school of environmental studies, university of Delhi, I was awarded with UGC-NET fellowship to undertake my research in Environmental Sciences. My interest area comprises of Particulate matter and its heavy metal enrichment, Evaluating Tolerance and sensitivity of plants to air pollution, Dose Response study and Impact analysis of metal pollution on naturalized vegetation.


Ph.D. Scholar

AcSIR, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory,

New Delhi, India


I am Saraswati from India. I am currently pursuing my PhD from AcSIR, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India. My research is focused on the characteristic features of ambient NH3, which plays an active role in forming the secondary particulates through gas to particle conversion over Delhi, India.  I also worked in CSIR-NPL on “Chemical properties of aerosol emitted from biofuels and ambient air over northern India” as a part of my M.Tech dissertation project. I did M.Tech from GJU, Hisar. I have also worked at CSIR-NPL as project Assistant on “study of distribution and sources of ambient ammonia over national capital region”. I also awarded Junior Research Fellowship by UGC, Government of India. Currently, working as a Senior Research fellow in CSIR-NPL, New Delhi, India.



Sarkawt Hama

Ph.D. Scholar

University of Leicester (UK)

In November 2013 I started my work as a PhD student at the University of Leicester (UK) in the research group “Atmospheric Chemistry” of Prof Paul Monks. I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Surrey (UK) in the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE; group led by Prof Prashant Kumar. I am working on the UK-India NERC funded project: An Integrated Study of Air Pollutant Sources in the Delhi NCR (ASAP-Delhi). The project includes substantial monitoring and aims to understand the air pollution sources in and around the Delhi to support pollution mitigation strategies. Research interests  Ultrafine particles (UFPs), Particle number and Black carbon in ambient air  Chemical composition and source apportionment of Particulate Matter  Atmospheric Chemistry of trace gases
1. Sarkawt. M.L Hama, Nan Ma, Rebecca L. Cordell, Gerard P.A. Kos, Alfred Wiedensohler, and Paul S. Monks, 2017. Lung deposited surface area in Leicester urban background site/UK: Sources and contribution of new particle formation. Atmospheric Environment, 151, 94-107.
2. Sarkawt M.L Hama, Rebecca L. Cordell, Gerard P.A. Kos, E.P. Weijers, and Paul S. Monks, 2017. Sub-micron particle number size distribution characteristics at two urban locations in Leicester. Atmospheric Research, 194, 1-16.
3. Sarkawt M.L Hama, Rebecca L. Cordell, and Paul S. Monks, 2017. Quantifying primary and secondary source contributions to ultrafine particles in the UK urban background. Atmospheric Environment, 166, 62-78.
4. J. Hofman, J. Staelens, R. Cordell, C. Stroobants, N, Zikova, Sarkawt M.L. Hama, K.P. Wyche, G.P.A. Kos, S. Van Der Zee, K.L. Smallbone, E.P. Weijers, P.S. Monks, E. Roekens, 2016. Ultrafine particles in four European urban environments: first results of a continuous long-term monitoring network. Atmospheric Environment, 136, 68-81.
5. R. L. Cordell, M. Mazet, C. Dechoux, Sarkawt M.L. Hama, J. Staelens, J. Hoffman, C. Stroobants, E. Roekens, G.P.A. Kos, E. Weijers, K.F.A. Frumau, P. Panteliadis, T. Delaunay, K. P. Wyche and P. S. Monks, 2016. Evaluation of Biomass Burning across North West Europe and Its Impact on Air Quality. Atmospheric Environment, 141, 276-286.

Dr. Monojit Chakraborty

post-doctoral fellow

Institute of Sustainable Agriculture,

ETH Zurich, Switzerland,; +91-9873442834 (m)


I’m post-doctoral fellow of Institute of Sustainable Agriculture, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, working on sustainable agriculture to explore how farmers in Uttarakhand can intensify their farms in a sustainable way of farming by taking care of climate change issues. I’ve done Ph.D. in Environmental Science from BHU, Varanasi and CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. I did masters in Environmental Science from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. I did graduation in Environment & Water Management from University of Burdwan, W.B. I’ve almost 11 years of research experiences in atmospheric science. In my prime research focus on the atmospheric science and climate change. GHGs and other trace gases emission inventory & research on natural & anthropogenic sources viz. river, lake, agriculture, municipal solid waste & waste water. Also worked on vehicular emissions, emission from thermal power plants, and emissions estimation from Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) sector. I also worked in atmospheric chemistry and aerosol modeling and impact on glacier melting (ShauneGarang glacier, Himachal Pradesh).  


Ph.D. Scholar

School of Environmental Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi


I am Sunaina from India. Currently I am pursuing my PhD in environment sciences from School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi under the supervision of Prof. Umesh c Kulshrestha. My research is mainly focused on Atmospheric chemistry and climate change. I have been worked with NAM science and technology centre which is an inter-governmental organization and funded by DST. I was a Research associate for the period of eight months during which I have got the opportunity to be the participant in ISTIC Training Programme on STI Policy and Management for Developing Countries (ITPS) held in Kaula Lumpur Malaysia.

Thuy-Huong Nguyen,


Hanoi University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH),

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.


Huong currently works in Laboratory of Remote sensing and Modeling of Surface and Atmosphere (REMOSAT), Department of Space and Aeronautics, at University of Science and Technology of Hanoi. She had four years of doing research, participating projects on environmental quality assessment and was awarded the first Master degree from Vietnam National University of Science. Then she chose climate change as her research interest in her second Master in Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, her research focused on detecting long-term regional precipitation change. Now she continues this research with outputs of Regional Downscaling Models to estimate Time of Emergence of different variables based on Regional Climate Models over Vietnam. She has passion in defining the timing and the vulnerable regions based on cost and benefit of climate change under different scenarios. She hopes to develop a method that can create the reliable result to communicate efficiently with policy makers and the community.


Ms. Rachana Kulkarni

Ph.D Student

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology,

Dr. Homi Bhabbha Raod, Pashan, Pune, 411008




Mis Rachana Kulkarnihas earned master degree in Environmental Science and currently pursuing PhD on “Investigation of Microphysical and Chemical Properties of Winter Fog in Megacity Delhi” from the Department of Environmental Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. She is involved in Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) Government of India’s Winter Fog Experiment (WiFEX),which is escorted by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) Pune, and leading chemical and microphysical measurements at IGI Airport, New Delhi.All of her work on chemical and microphysical properties of fog is presently being used by modelling community to understand the challenges in numerical predication models for predicting visibility. 

On the next level of research, Rachana is currently involved in Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India’s new endeavour on developing advance air quality forecasting setup for Delhi. More specifically, she is developing chemical data assimilation, particularly for satellite AOD and ground based PM25, in WeatherResearch Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) in collaboration with National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA. The goal of her work is to improve numerical predication of air quality and winter-time fog in Delhi. Rachana is recipient of several academic and cultural awards such as Avishkar best scientific innovation award (Year 2013 on the hands of the then President of India, Shrimati Pratibhatai Patil) and student of the year and Gold medal award during 2014. She has over 9 refereed publications, 4 conference papers and is a member of American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) of India.

Dr. Chinmay Mallik

Assistant Professor

Department of Atmospheric Science

School of Earth Sciences

Central University of Rajasthan

Dr. Chinmay Mallik is an Assistant Professor in the Central University of Rajasthan, a Government sponsored university located in the western part of India.  He has obtained his Ph.D. at the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India, which is a reputed research unit under the Department of Space, Government of India. During his Ph.D., he has investigated the impact of meteorology, atmospheric transport and chemistry on the fate of atmospheric trace gases like ozone and its precursors. He made the first comprehensive ship-borne measurements of ozone and its precursors (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons) in the Bay of Bengal during post-monsoon season to understand the impact of emissions from different parts of Asia on ozone production. He has worked extensively on atmospheric sulfur gases in India, having made the first time simultaneous measurements of atmospheric carbonyl sulfide and reduced sulfur gases in India using a gas chromatographic setup that he developed in-house at PRL.  He has nearly five years’ experience as a post-doctoral researcher in the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry where he has investigated the role of atmospheric oxidation chemistry in pollution processing using measurements and modeling of the atmospheric hydroxyl radical, also known as the detergent of the atmosphere. Apart from his expertise in atmospheric chemistry measurements and modeling, Dr. Mallik also has experience in the field of micrometeorology, having been intensely involved in the successful establishment of a micrometeorological observatory in the Birla Institute of Technology at Mesra in the Eastern part of India. This observatory was established to study the dynamics of the Indian Summer monsoon. Dr. Mallik has also served as a reviewer of many reputed international journals like Atmospheric Environment, Climate Dynamics etc. He is currently engaged in  setting up a state of art atmospheric science observatory in the Central University of Rajasthan to investigate the linkages between atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, climate change and human/plant health.

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