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Dr. Vijay Kanawade is an atmospheric scientist who did his Master of Science in Physics (Fergusson College, Pune, 2002) and Master of Technology in Atmospheric Physics (Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 2004). Dr. Kanawade was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Research Fellowship to pursue his doctoral studies on "Satellite remote sensing of carbon monoxide in the lowermost troposphere" from the University of Leicester, UK in 2010. Following this he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Kent State University, Ohio, USA (2010-2012), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2012-2014), and Lund University, Sweden (2015). Dr. Kanawade's research interests include aerosol microphysics (atmospheric new particle formation and growth), aerosol-radiation-cloud-climate interactions, satellite remote sensing of trace gases, and air pollution, with the process-level understanding of secondary aerosol formation is at the center of my research interests. Dr. Kanawade was conferred with the prestigious SERB Science and Technology Award for Research (SERB-STAR) for the year 2023.

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Vijay has relocated to The Cyprus Institute for two years on a extraordinary leave.

Vijay's co-authored paper appeared in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, Click here for details


The White Paper based on outcomes of the First International Symposium "SecoNdary Aerosol FormatioN and GrOwth  2023 (NANO-2023) submitted to i) Scientific Secretary, Office of the PSA to the Govt. of India, ii) Secretary, MoES, iii) Head and adviser International Corporation, DST, and iv) Secretary, SERB. Click here to download the White Paper.

Vijay Kanawade is inducted as a committee member of the Committee for Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (CNAA) for two years (2023-2025), a committee of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences.

Vijay Kanawade is conferred with the prestigious SERB Science and Technology Award for Research (SERB-STAR), instituted by the SERB, Govt. of India, to recognize and reward outstanding performance of Principal Investigators (PIs) of SERB Projects.

Mathew Sebastian is attending European Geophysical Union (EGU) meeting in Vienna, Austria (23-28 April 2023).

Aninda Bhattacharya's paper on "opposite trends in heat waves and cold waves over India" appeared in JESS (LINK).

Vijay Kanawade's co-authored paper just appeared in Nature Geoscience.

Vijay Kanawade is invited to deliver a keynote at the 21st International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (ICNAA) which will be held in Brisbane, Australia during 26-30 June 2023.

 The University of Hyderabad and Finnish Meteorological Institute Finland are organizing a 2-day symposium on "SecoNdary Aerosol FormatioN and GrOwth  2023 (NANO-2023) during March 13-14, 2023 at the Dr. Zakir Hussain Lecture Hall Complex on the University of Hyderabad campus, hosted by Centre for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS), School of Physics. More details can be found at

 International Advisory Board member for International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (ICNAA), 26-30 June 2023


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