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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