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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 and Head of Department 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 lead Coordinator of the National Knowledge Network, formed under the National Clean Air Mission and an expert member of the Steering Committee, NCAP, MoEFCC and Member, Executive Council, Climate Change Program, Department of Science and Technology. He is the Principal Investigator of National Aerosol Facility created with the support of the Department of Atomic Energy.