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Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air *CERCA* Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Dr. Sachchida Nand Tripathi is a Higher Administrative Grade (Senior) Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur. He is the recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award and the J C Bose National Fellowship. Prof. Tripathi holds the Arjun Dev Joneja Chair at IIT Kanpur. He is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI) and recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus award of Banaras Hindu University. He was a Senior Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre. He has made impactful contribution to address challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change. Prof Tripathi has built ground-breaking innovative approaches for indigenously built low-cost sensor-based network technologies for nation-wide urban air quality monitoring and Real Time Source Apportionment (RTSA). His work on Taj Mahal discolouration led to policy interventions in Agra city. His pioneering work in aerosol-induced cloud invigoration effect (AIvE) and synergy of coupling between urban land use, land cover and Cloud Condensation Nuclei-induced AIvE has contributed significantly in future urban planning to avoid flash floods.

He is also the Coordinator of the National Knowledge Network, formed under the National Clean Air Program and an expert member of Steering Committee and Monitoring Committee, National Clean Air Program and member of Executive Council, Climate Change Program, Department of Science and Technology.

Latest Updates

  1. Prof. S.N. Tripathi on “Post box no.111,  subject “Jai Anusandhan”, covering the highlights of IINvenTiv 2022 held at IIT Delhi
  2. Prof. S.N.Tripathi featured in the “Idea exchange-Newsmakers in the Newsroom”, Indian Express, November 7, 2022.
  3. Prof. Tripathi as a panelist on Sansad TV , discussing issues related to air pollution , October 25,2022
  4. Stubble burning factor for 10-15 days, weather & geography also play a role: Sachchida Nand Tripathi, November 5, 2022, Indian Express
  5. Recent publication accepted in Atmospheric Environment is one of the first kind to focus on advance source apportionment method by combining non refractory and refractory (metals +soot) can reveal unique information about sources of particulate matter.
  6. Prof. Tripathi featured in 75 indigenous technologies showcased at “IInvenTiv” a mega FAIR organised by  IITs from across the country , hosted  at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on 14th & 15th October 2022. He and his team showcased sensors for air quality monitoring
  7. Air_IITK Project:- Film on “Streaming Analytics over Temporal Variables from Air quality Monitoring (SATVAM)”
  8. “1 million green jobs in air quality domain alone, says IIT Professor”, India Clean Air Summit 2022 (ICAS 2022) organized by CSTEP, August 25,2022.
  9. Prof. S.N. Tripathi as a speaker at an online conference “Advancing Environmental Innovations In India, Insights from Experimental Research, July 22, 2022, hosted by Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago.
  10. IIT-Kanpur to establish network of air-quality sensors to measure pollution in rural India, July 10, 2022
  11. Prof. S.N. Tripathi as a panelist on Sansad TV, discussing “Perspective: Environmental Performance Index- 2022”,13 June 2022.
  12. Prof. S.N. Tripathi has been appointed as an External member, Research and Development Board, Coal India Limited, June 2022.
  13. Tweet NDTV #DelhiPollution
  14. Reasons for the increase in Delhi NCR Air Pollution
  15. Air Pollution in Delhi NCR and other parts of India

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