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2006-2010: Ph. D., University of Leicester, Leicester, England

                   Title: The Sensitivity of the Measurement Of the Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) Retrievals of Carbon Monoxide to the

                   Lowermost Troposphere, Supervisors: Prof. John J. Remedios and Prof. Paul S. Monks

2002-2004: M. Tech. (Atmospheric Physics), Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra (7.7 CGPA)

2000-2002: M. Sc. (Physics), Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra (63.65%)

1997-2000: B. Sc. (Physics), Fergusson College, Pune, Maharashtra (62.08%)


09/2023 - till date: Associate Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

04/2016 - till date: UGC-Assistant Professor, University of Hyderabad, India

02/2015 - 10/2015: Visiting Researcher, Lund University, Sweden

04/2012 - 01/2015: Senior Project Scientist, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

02/2010 - 02/2012: Postdoctoral Associate, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

10/2006 - 01/2010: Marie-Curie Research Fellow (PhD), University of Leicester, England

03/2004 - 05/2006: Project Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India


2023: SERB-Science and Technology Award for Research (SERB-STAR)

2017 : Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing' by ELSEVIER

2006 : Marie Curie Research Fellowship, University of Leicester, England                    

2006 : FELIX Award, University of Reading, England - Declined                            

2006 : Overseas Research Student Award, University of Lancaster, England - Declined

Professional Membership

  • ​​Committee member of the Committee for Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (CNAA), a committee of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences, 2023-2025.

  • Executive Member, India Meteorological Society, Hyderabad Chapter, 2022-2024

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

  • Guest Associate Editor in Atmosphere and Climate, Frontiers in Environmental Sciences - 2022

  • Technical partner to Telangana State Pollution Control Board, MoEF&CC

  • Editorial Board (Atmospheric Sciences), Indian Journal of Geophysical Union (IGU), 2017-2020

  • Life Member, South Asian Meteorological Society

  • Life Member, Indian Meteorological Society (IMS)

  • Life Member, Indian Association for Aerosol, Science, and Technology (IASTA)

  • Member, European Geophysical Union (EGU)

  • Member, Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)

  • Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

  • Alumni, University of Leicester, UK

  • Alumni, Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences, S.P. Pune University, India


Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, Atmospheric Research, Advances in Meteorology, Air Pollution Research, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Earth System Science, Atmospheres

Invited Talk

  • Resource Person – National Workshop on 'Atmospheric Aerosol Measurements and Modelling over India: Past decade, Current status, and Challenges ahead' at (NABHA) Laboratory, College of Engineering Munnar, 26-28 July 2023.

  • "Recent advancements in atmospheric observations of new particle formation studies in India", Invited keynote talk at 21st International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (ICNAA), 26-30 June 2023.

  • "Atmospheric observations of new particle formation in India", Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, 25 January 2023

  • Atmospheric observations of new particle formation in India", Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences, S.P. Pune University, 24 January 2023

  • Panellist – India Clean Air Summit (ICAS)-2022 organized by Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), Bengaluru, 23-26 August 2022.

  • "Atmospheric new particle formation in India", National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, 25 April 2022.

  • "Atmospheric new particle formation in India", National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Gadanki, 4 April 2022. 

  • "Nucleation, condensation and dynamics of aerosol particles", AICTE virtual school on atmospheric pollutants and their impact, I.I.T. Madras, March 2022

  • "Fundamentals of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts" Refresher course on "Environmental Sciences" organized by HRDC, Utkal University, 5 March 2022

  • "Atmospheric new particle formation: Current understanding and knowledge gaps" organized by Frontiers of Geosciences Research Conference at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 27-28 September 2021.

  • "Atmospheric aerosols: tiny particles of large climate significance" organized by Centre of Excellence in Water and Clean Air, Poornima University, 2 August 2021

  • "New Particle formation in India: Current understanding" organized by TSI Incorporated, USA, 2 June 2021.

  • "New particle formation and growth: Indian perspective" organized by SPASc division, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 26 April 2021.

  • "Fundamentals of aerosol microphysics and dynamical processes" organized by EWRE division of the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras as a part of a short-term training programme on "Air quality and hydro-meteorological extremes over Indian mega-cities" 22-27 March 2021.

  • ‘Climate Crisis - Challenges and Prospectus for India’ organized by Centre for Regional Studies, University of Hyderabad,13 March 2020.

  • ‘Workshop on Ocean-Atmosphere Processes and Applications’ jointly organized by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministry of Earth Sciences and University of Hyderabad, 18 February 2019.

  • 'National Seminar of Recent Environmental Trends', Arts, Commerce and Science College, Rajur, organized by S.P. Pune University, 18-19 January 2019.

  • 'National Symposium on Emerging Environmental Challenges: An Engineering Approach', BITS, Pilani, Hyderabad, 16 February 2018.

  • 'National Level Seminar on Role of Chemistry in Earth and Environmental Sciences', A. V. College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Hyderabad, 22 January 2018.

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