Rajeeva and Sangeeta Lahri Chair Professor and Head

Department of Civil Engineering & Department of Earth Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208016



Faculty Building 314

Phone: +91-512 2597845 (Off)

+91-512-2598806 (Res)

+91-512-2597395 (Fax)






Social Entrepreneurs Programme to Fight Air Pollution and Care for Air

(January 10th, 2019)

IIT Kanpur, India




We conduct laboratory experiments of aerosols to quantify their spectral absorption, hygroscopic and microphysical properties. We also formulate various modeling tools to improve process-level understanding (e.g. role of mixing state, brown carbon) of these properties including new particle formation.

In addition, we are conducting comprehensive analyses to improve our understanding of physical and optical properties of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic Basin. This involves aerosol-related data from various platforms including long-term ground based and satellite, as well as intensive short- term campaign. Our ultimate goal is to accurately represent aerosol effects in the regional climate-chemistry models that are used to estimate the climate and health impacts of aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic Basin. We are also interested in the development of new techniques for measurement of aerosol absorption. 

I am also associated with  Centre for Environmental Science &  Engineering.


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