Current Ph.D. Students

Kunal Ghosh

Cont.

Role of ion in aerosol microphysical processes (modeling and experimental studies) (Thesis Submitted) 

Navaneeth M. Thamban

Cont.

Evolution of size, composition and mixing state of carbonaceous aerosols in Indo-Gangetic Plain (Thesis Submitted)

Anil Kumar Mandaria (Jointly with Dr. Tarun Gupta, CE)

Cont.

Understanding the growth of organic aerosol (OA) (Thesis Submitted)

Manish Kumar

Cont.

Study of Aerosol deposition in piping system during severe nuclear accident and its validation with ASTEC.

Gaurav Mishra

Cont.

Growth characteristics of cesium compound aerosols under various saturation conditions (Thesis Submitted)

Sidyant Kumar Rao (Jointly with Dr. Sanjay Kumar, AE)

Cont.

Study of shock wave and droplet interaction

Suneeti Mishra

Cont.

Aerosol size distribution and chemical analysis in Indian cities

Vipul Lalchandani

Cont.

Chemical characterization of particulate matter, and understanding organic aerosol sources and evolution at downwind location of Delhi during winter season

Ashutosh Shukla

Cont.

Source apportionment using UMR and PMF and network analysis

Mithun Krishnan K.V.

Cont.

Seasonal and annual variations of surface energy fluxes, parameters and it’s modeling using weather research forecast models over Indo-Gangetic basin

Himadri Sekhar Bhowmik

Cont.

Source apportionment using high end online instruments

Vaishali Jain

Cont.

Chemical characterization and source appointment of aerosols using real time instruments

Current M.Tech. Students

Ravi Prakash Maurya

Cont.

WRF-Chem Modelling

Sant Kumar Jha

Cont.

WRF-Chem Modelling

Project Members

Amit Misra

Post Doc

Study of vertical distribution of aerosol from satellite and ground based Lidar.

Ravi Sahu

Post Doc

Gargi Sengupta

Junior Research Fellow

Rishabh

Junior Research Fellow

Amit Vishvakarma

Project Associate

Calibration of air quality sensors

Vaibhav Shrivastava

Project Associate

Calibration of air quality sensors

Amit Vishvakarma

Project Associate

Calibration of air quality sensors

Vaibhav Shrivastava

Project Associate

OC-EC anlysis

Harish C. Vishwakarma

Assistant Project Manager

AERONET and MPLNET site maintenance, Technical work and official work for Projects.

Hari Shankar

Sr. Project Mechanic

Technical work and official work for Project and Lab.

Past Members

Anubhav Dwivedi (Jointly with Dr. Naveen Tiwari, CHE)

2020

Experimental and numerical study on micro-physical properties of aerosols and its behaviour under varying thermal-hydraulic conditions. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark

Manish Joshi

2018


Formation and evolution characteristics of nuclei mode particles in dense atmospheric and confined aerosol environments. Current position: Scientific Officer ‘E’, BARC, Mumbai Email: mjoshi@barc.gov.in

Shamjad P.M

2017

Impact of carbonaceous aerosol absorption and mixing state on direct radiative forcing in Kanpur-India. Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Clean Combustion Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia Email: pmshamjad@gmail.com

Chandan Sarangi

2017

Understanding aerosol­surface­cloud­rainfall interactions within Indian summer monsoon region. Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras Email: chandansarangi591@gmail.com

Abhishek Chakraborty

2016

Fog and organic aerosols interactions: processing, sources, and composition. Current position: Assistant Professor, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai Email: abhishekc@iitb.ac.in

Deepika Bhattu

2016

Effect of aerosol size, chemical composition, mixing state and volatility on cloud condensation nuclei activity in the ambient atmosphere. Current position: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Jodhpur Email: deepika.bhattu@psi.ch

Chiranjib Chaudhari

2015

Characteristics of historical climate change over Indo- Gangetic basic: Observational analysis and numirical modeling. Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada Email: chiranjibchaudhuri@gmail.com

2014


Understanding the formation of organic aerosol in urban environment during foggy and nonfoggy episodes. Current position: Assistant Professor, SoT, PDP University, Gujarat Email: dayakaul@gmail.com

J. Jaidevi

2012

Effects of fine particulate matter on human health and climate. Current position: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of TechnologyRAM, Ahmedabad Email: j.jaidevi@gmail.com

Sumit Kumar Mishra

2011

Numerical estimation of optical properties of pure and polluted mineral dust particle. Current Position: Scientist, Radio and Atmospheric Sciences Division, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi Email: mishrask@mail.nplindia.ernet.in

Sagnik Dey

2008

Aerosol radiative effects in Kanpur in the Indo-Gangetic basin, northern India. Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi Email:sagnik@cas.iitd.ernet.in

M.Tech. Thesis Students

Saurabh Kukreti

2020

Impact of variability in initial and boundary conditions of meteorology on the simulated particulate matter concentrations over Delhi during winters using WRF-Chem

Pratapaditya Ghosh

2020

Understanding the non-local and local contributions during a high PM2.5 loading winter episode over the megacity of Delhi using WRF-Chem
Current position:
Email: paditya@iitk.ac.in

Shubham Naresh

2019

Spatial and temporal variability in ionic and metal composition of PM2.5, across five sites of Gangetic plain; seasonality in secondary inorganic aerosol and preliminary source apportionment. Current position: Environmental Engineer, THDC India Limited, Tishikesh, Uttarakhand Email: sshubham93naresh@gmail.com

Himadri Sekhar Bhowmik

2019

Inter and Intra seasonality in carbonaceous species (EC, OC) of PM2.5 aerosol over five sites of Indo-Gangetic plain, preliminary source apportionment and case study on multi-day regional SOA formation during winter at Faridabad. Current position: Pursuing PhD under my guidance in Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Saad Ahmed

2018

Application of microwave radiometer in nowcasting of convective activity. Current position: Senior Engineer, Tata Consulting Engineers, Noida

Mithun Krishnan K.V.

2017

Seasonal dynamics of surface energy balance over a semi-natural grass land in central Indo-Gangetic Basin. Current position: Pursuing PhD under my guidance in Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Geet George

2017

Characterisation of cloud vertical structure (CVS) and cloud radiative forcing (CRF) over Kanpur. Current position: PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Bhuvana Joshi

2016


Real time size resolved analysis of organics in Kanpur city: A comparative study between fog and no-fog periods. Current position: Assistant Professor – Civil Engineering, Govt. Engineering College, Banswara, Rajasthan

Kuntamukkala Pavan Kumar

2016

Black carbon aerosol microphysical properties variation and electron microscopy study of PM205 in Kanpur. Current position: Software Engineer at Tech Mahindra, Pune

Bharath Kumar, Dual B. Tech – M. Tech

2015

Source apportionment of sub micron aerosol over Kanpur. Current position: Business Analyst, ZS Associates, Gurgaon

Karn Vohra, Dual B. Tech – M. Tech

2015

A chamber study to understand aerosol deposition phenomena. Current position: PhD Scholar in Environmental Health Sciences at University of Birmingham, UK

Tirthankar Chakraborty

2015

Understanding urban micrometeorology and its impact on the heat island of greater Kanpur. Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Yale University, USA

Kundan Kumar

2015

Aerosol direct radiative forcing over Indo-Gangetic basin during pre-mansoon season using WRF-CHEM. Current Position: Assistant Executive Engineer, Office of the Panchayat Raj Superintendent Engineer, Panchayat Raj Circle Adilabad, Tilangana

Vipul Lalchandani

2014

he need for site-, season- and instrument-specific calibrations of a photo-reference method for determining aerosol Black Carbon concentrations and examining color signal of Organic carbon particles. Current Position: Pursuing PhD under my guidance in Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Amit Sharma

2014

Quantifying health benefits of reducing PM2.5 & ozone concentration using WRF-CHEM model. Current position: Ahmedabad

Alabhya Mishra Dual B. Tech – M. Tech

2014

Electrical properties of Titan and Earth atmospheres. Current position: Associate at BlackRock, Bengaluru

Arun Yadav, Dual B. Tech – M. Tech

2013

An evaluation of WRF-Chem model over the Indian Domain Current position: Flipkart, Bangalore

Anubhav Dwivedi

2013

Investigation of activation kinetics of laboratory generated and ambient particles Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Aarhus University, Denmark

Rosalin Dalai

2013

Role of aerosol type and mixing state on CCN activity Current position: Indian Institute of Technology Bhubneshwar

Akhilesh Rawal Dual B. Tech – M. Tech

2012

Study of ion-aerosol near-cloud mechanism to explain cosmic ray-cloud-climate conundrum Current position: Consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), India

Shamjad P.M.

2011

Hygroscopicity, mixing state and enhanced absorption of aerosols Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Clean Combustion Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Priya Choudhry

2011

Validation of MODIS-retrieved AOD over Indo-Gangetic Plain Current position: Group Engineer at SNC-Lavalin Atkins, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Monika Srivastava

2011

Aircraft-based CCN Closure Current position: BBD University, Lucknow

Pawan Kumar Bharti

2010

A study of inter and intra variation seasonal of surface Cloud Condensation Nuclei and chemical closure in Kanpur Current position: SIDBI, Ludhiana

Vishnu Patidar

2009

First surface, spatial and vertical measurements of Cloud CondensationNuclei (CCN)over Indian CTCZ region. Current position: Environmental Engineer

Jariwala Chinmay G.

2009

An observational and laboratory study on the effects of Cloud CondensationNuclei and black carbon aerosol on fog persistence. Current position: Environmental Engineer, Dar AL-Handasah, Pune

Vivek Pratap Singh

2008

An experimental investigation of the effects of environmental and fog condensation nuclei parameters on rate of fog dissipation. Current position: Engineer, Manali

Sanjay Prakash Baxla

2008


A study of ambient ultra fine aerosols using SMPS. Current Position: Sr. Process Design Engineer at SS GAS LAB Asia Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

Anirban Roy

2008

Measurement and simulation of particulate aerosols. Current Position: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Anilkumar D. Vanga

2007

A numerical study of new particle formation in cirrus cloud. Current Position: Engineer, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mumbai

Sudip Chakraborty

2006

Long term changes in surface and columnar water vapor over North India. Current Position: Research Scholar, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Defense & Space, Pasadena, CA

Abani Patnaik

2006

Climatology of cloud and aerosol over the Indian subcontinent and adjoining oceans. Current Position: Offshore Structural Engineer, L&T, Mumbai

Roma Srivastava

2006

Study of trace gas concentration over Kanpur region. Current Position: Lecturer, Hindustan College of Engineering, Agra. Email: romasrivastava@gmail.com

Parul Sharma

2006

Study of aerosol chemical composition over Kanpur region. Current Position: Sr Director (HTEM) at Fraud and Identity, Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions, Milpitas, California

Tanveer Ahmed

2005

Charging of radioactive aerosols containment wall of pressurized water reactor. Current Position: Data Scientist, Enterprise Intelligent Automation Practice, Tata Consultancy Services – North America

Nagesh Chinnam

2005

Analysis of ambient particles by high volume sampler and PM10

Shyam Kishor

2005

Investigation into seasonal and diurnal formation of atmospheric nitrate.

B. Tech. Project

Praveen/Naveen

2007

A study of effects of black carbon on cloud microphysical properties using a two-dimensional cloud model.

Nikhil/Gaurav

2006

Retrieval of aerosol organic carbon obtained due to biomass burning from various location of the world.

Shiwesh/Sameer

2005

Parameterization of collision efficiency between of electrically charged aerosol particles and cloud of droplets.

Ashwyn/Sandip

2005

Numerical investigation of atmospheric fogs.

Abhishek/Chandel

2004

Comparison of satellite derived aerosol parameters with ground measured data over Gangetic Basin.

Project Employees

Kuldeep Dixit

Current Position: Project Scientist, CAS, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Email: dixitkuldeep252@gmail.com

Dinesh Nath

Current Position: Email: dinesh2n@gmail.com

Shilpa Shirodkar

Current Position: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Email: md161shilpa@gmail.com

Pravin Kumar Verma

Current Position: Mumbai Email: pravin8724@gmail.com

Vijay Kanawade

Current Position: UGC-Assistant Professor, Centre for Earth and Space Sciences (UCESS), University of Hyderabad, Prof C R Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500 046 Email: vijaypk06@gmail.com

M S Gandhi

Current Position: Pennagaram, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu Email: gandhitnau@gmail.com

Mary Michael

Current Position: Trivandrum Email: mary@iitk.ac.in

Beena Umrao

Current Position: New Delhi Email: umrao.beena@gmail.com

Bhola N. Singh

Current Position: Branch Manager, SBI, Lucknow Email: hellobns5@gmail.com

A.R. Ragi

Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Department of CAS, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Email: ar.ragi@gmail.com

Arindam Ghosh

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Japan Email: arindamgr@gmail.com

Tanmay Dhar

Current Position: Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Email: tstorm.tanmay@gmail.com

Litty Thomas

Current Position: Kerala

Desh Deepak

Current Position: Mumbai

Nikita Tripathi

Current Position: Chandigarh

Bodhaditya Santra

Email: bodhaditya.santra@gmail.com

Rishi Jain

Email: rishij@iitk.ac.in

M. S. Modgi

Email: moni_g4@yahoo.com

Sanjeev Kumar

Current Position: Self-Employed Email: sanjeev@engineers-india.com

Rina Dutta

Current Position: Doctoral Student, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (WB)

Manoj K. Sagar

Current Position: Bangalore

Saurav Dayal

Current Position: Research Engineer Email: sdayal183@gmail.com

Nimisha Srivastava

Current Position: Research Engineer Email: nimmi30@gmail.com

Narayan

Current Position: Doctoral Student, Mississippi State University, USA Email: narayan.phy@gmail.com

Praveen Pandey

Current Position: Doctoral Student, Katholik University of Leuven, Belgium Email: praveen183@gmail.com

Atul Srivastava

Current Position: Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, New Delhi Email: atulkms@gmail.com

Subhash Tiwari

Current Position: Self employe Email: stewari@iitk.ac.in