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Dr. Vijay Kanawade is an atmospheric scientist who completed his Ph.D. on "satellite remote sensing of carbon monoxide in the lowermost troposphere" from the University of Leicester, England in 2010 and postdoctorate research from Kent State University, Ohio, USA (2010-2012), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2012-2014) and Lund University, Sweden (2015). He has extensive experience in aerosol microphysics (atmospheric new particle formation and growth), aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, satellite remote sensing of trace gases, aerosols and clouds, and air pollution. His areas of interest include atmospheric physics and chemistry, characterization of nano-particles in diverse environments, atmospheric new particle formation and growth, linkages between new particle formation and cloud condensation nuclei, with implications for air quality, weather and climate. He has published first- or corresponding author publications in reputed and high-impact journals like Nature Communications, Journals of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and Scientific Reports. He is presently working as a UGC-Assistant Professor in the Centre for Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Physics at the University of Hyderabad. He is also serving as an Editorial Board member of the Indian Journal of Geophysical Union and Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Environmental Sciences. 

Latest News

​Article on comprehensive analyses of at least one year of asynchronous measurements of particle number size distributions and new particle formation in six different locations in India is accepted for publication in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2022, LINK
                                                              
Abin Thomas, FIRST PhD Student, successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Aerosol and Cloud Radiative Properties over India and Adjoining Seas". Abin has published 3 first-authored peer-reviewed articles (Scientific Report, Atmospheric Research and Science of the Total Environment) and contributed significantly to 4 co-authored peer-reviewed articles (Nature Communications, Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Research and Urban Climate).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Article on the impact of anthropogenic emission reductions on new particle formation and growth during the COVID-19 lockdown has been accepted in Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 2022. LINK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

A critical review article on "Atmospheric new particle formation in India: Current understanding and knowledge gaps" is published in Atmospheric Environment, 2021, LINK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Article providing direct observation-based evidence of neutral sub-3nm aerosol particles is published in Atmospheric Environment, 2021, LINK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Article providing new measurement-based evidence of the contribution of new particle formation and growth to climate-relevant aerosols is published in Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 2021, LINK