The Open Atmospheric Science Journal

ISSN: 1874-2823 ― Volume 11, 2017


Yoav Yair (Biography
Yoav Yair

Prof. Yoav Yair is the Dean of the School of Sustainability at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). He holds the UNESCO chair in Sustainability in Israel. His main research fields include atmospheric electricity, thunderstorms and lightning (on Earth and other planets), space weather, climate effects of solar-terrestrial relations and transient luminous events (sprites). Prof. Yair earned his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Tel-Aviv University, 1995 (com laude). He is the author of several text books in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences and authored (and co-) over 75 refereed papers. He is also an expert on ICT and Learning Technologies, and served as head of the Center for Technology in Distance Education at the Open University of Israel (2004-2009), and Dean of Development and Learning Technologies at the Open University (2009-2012). From 2012-2014 he headed the Israeli national Inter-University Center for Learning Technologies.


School of Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya


Michael Bittner
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)

Xiushu Qie (Biography
Xiushu Qie

Dr. Qie got her Master and PhD degree in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Currently Dr. Qie is a Professor in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has published more than 200 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 10 issued Chinese patents.

Dr. Qie is currently the Co-Editor of this journal published by Bentham Science Publishers. She is also an associate Editor of Atmospheric Research published by Elsevier, and an Editor of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences and Journal of Meteorological Research published by Springer Publishers.


Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ilan Koren
Department of Environmental Sciences
Weizmann Institute

Bo Thidé
Department of Astronomy and Space Physics
Uppsala University

Associate Editor:

Ying I. Tsai (Biography
Ying I. Tsai

Dr. Ying I. Tsai has received his Ph.D. degree in National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, in 1999. Currently, he is working as Tenured Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Science and Director at the Indoor Air Quality Research and Service Center, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan. He has honored many times as Yearly Talent Subsidy Incentives of Distinguished Talents Award of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was interested in the chemical properties and long-range transport of aerosol, but recently he extended his attention to the emission identification in nano/micron aerosol from incense burning.


Department of Environmental Engineering and Science
Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
Tainan City

Editorial Board Members:

G. Ahmadi (Biography
G. Ahmadi

Dr. Ahmadi is a Clarkson Distinguished Professor, and Robert R. Hill Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. He has obtained his MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of ASME, ISME and ISCE. Among his many awards, he received the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award.

He has authored three books and over 600 publications in archival journals. He also has made more than 1100 presentations including 20 plenary and keynotes at national and international technical conferences, and has given more than 160 invited talks and short courses at other institutions. He has been serving as the editor, editorial board and/or editorial advisor board of fifteen international journals.


Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

H.C. Boeckmann (Biography
H.C. Boeckmann

Christine Böckmann is a Professor of Numerics of Inverse Problems at the Institute of Mathematics, Potsdam University. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Dresden University of Technology and a Habilitation degree in Atmospheric Physics and has more than 35 years’ experience in numerical research with respect to inverse ill-posed problems and regularization techniques as well as in application of mathematical methods in atmospheric physics. Christine Böckmann has published more than 60 scientific papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and she works as reviewer for international journals. She has more than 20 years’ experience in management and coordination of several research projects at national and European Union level. Christine Böckmann has been a principal investigator within EARLINET-Project (2000-2003), EARLINET-ASOS-Project (2006-2011) and Marie-Curie-Project ITaRS (2012-2016).


Institute of Mathematics
University of Potsdam

H. Chandra (Biography
H. Chandra

Prof. H Chandra obtained masters in Physics from Agra University in 1964 and started research work in ionospheric physics at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded Ph. D. in 1971 for work in equatorial ionosphere based on ionospheric drifts and radio soundings from Thumba near magnetic equator. Prof. Chandra, currently honorary Professor at PRL has worked on a variety of ground-based radio and optical methods to probe middle-upper atmosphere-ionosphere and on rocket-borne Langmuir probe experiments to study equatorial spread-F and mesospheric turbulence. He has worked at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and University of Wales in UK for a number of years. He has published over 220 papers in scientific journals and is in the editorial board of Asian journal of physics.


Department of Space
Physical research Laboratory (PRL)

H. Choi (Biography
H. Choi

Dr. Choi received 2 Ph.D. degrees from Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (USA, 1984) and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University (China, 2004) was an overseas invited senior researcher of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (now, KIOST) by Korean Government, a high level researcher of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI) nominated by President of Korean Government, and Dean of the Graduate School of Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea. He is Editor-in-chief of 10 International journals (Editor of 20 ones) in USA, UK, India, and Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute (Korea), High-end foreign expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China) and Adjunct Professor of Zhejiang Ocean University (China).


Department of Atmospheric Environmental Sciences
Kangnung National University
South Korea

D. Contini (Biography
D. Contini

Dr. Contini is a physicist and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Florence in 1999. He became senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate of the Italian National Research Council (ISAC-CNR) and became Head of Division in 2009 at ISAC-CNR. His research interest is in atmospheric sciences, micrometeorology and pollution dispersal with specific focus on particulate matter and atmosphere composition. He his member of the Directive Committee of the Italian Aerosol Society (from 2012) and Secretary General of the European Aerosol Assembly (2016-2018). He coordinated several research projects at national and international levels and supervised several Ph.D. works being member of the Ph.D. evaluation board in environmental sciences at the University of Urbino. He has published more than 70 papers on International Scientific Journals.


Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC)
Italian National Research Council (CNR)

G. A. Degrazia (Biography
G. A. Degrazia

Dr. Gervásio Annes Degrazia obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Natural Sciences (NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. Dr, Degrazia also holds a Scientific Masters in Physics from the Federal University of the Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Currently Dr. Degrazia is also a Full Professor in the Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil). He is a permanent invited researcher in the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR), Italy. He has authored or coauthored 33 book chapters and more than 150 papers in international journals. He has also supervised 20 M.Sc. and 21 doctoral Theses, and bears the insignia of the Brazilian National Order of Scientific Merit as a commendation holder (“comendador”).


Department of Physics
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

F. Delfino (Biography
F. Delfino

Dr. Federico Delfino (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering) is Full Professor of Power Systems Engineering at the University of Genoa – Italy.

His scientific activity is mainly related to: power system modeling and control, power system transients and transmission line modeling. On such topics, he is the author or co-author of 3 book chapters and more than 180 papers published in peer reviewed international journals or presented at international scientific conferences and he holds 2 patents.

He is also the Responsible of the University of Genoa Savona Campus research and teaching facilities since 2008.


Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Genoa

S. Dunnett (Biography
S. Dunnett

Sarah Dunnett received her BSc and MSc degrees in Mathematics from London University, U.K. and her PhD from Leeds University U.K. She has worked as a lecturer at Leeds University and as a senior research officer at the Health and Safety Laboratories in the UK and is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University. She has over 50 publications in international journals and numerous conference contributions.


Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Loughborough University

A.G. Elias (Biography
A.G. Elias

Ana G. Elias received her Ph.D. in Physics from the National University of Tucuman, Argentina, in 1999. She works there now as a Researcher from the CONICET (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas) and as Professor of Statistical Physics. Research interests have included: variability of the upper atmosphere, solar and geomagnetic activity, and stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). Her research now is mainly focused in ionosphere long-term variations, and its connection to secular variations of the Earth’s main magnetic field and increasing greenhouse gases concentration.


Department of Physics
National University of Tucuman

A. Gagnon (Biography
A. Gagnon

Dr Alexandre Gagnon is a Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland with research interests in Climatology, notably vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. He obtained a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Toronto, a MSc in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alberta and a BSc in Physical Geography from Concordia University. Dr Gagnon is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society and also serves as co-leader of the Transformations in Society and Environmental Policy theme of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).


Centre for Environmental Research
School of Science and Sport
University of the West of Scotland

P. Gupta (Biography
P. Gupta

Dr. Gupta is lead of NASA ARSET Air Quality Team and a research scientist in Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), USRA at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has nearly 15 years of experience in research on atmospheric aerosols and remote sensing techniques of earth-atmosphere system. Dr. Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to air quality and climate change around the globe.


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD

G. Huang (Biography
G. Huang

Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University(Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 800 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 55 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences.


Institute for Energy
Environment and Sustainable Communities
University of Regina
Regina, SK

V. Naddeo (Biography
V. Naddeo

Vincenzo Naddeo joined the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Salerno in 2006, after earning his MSc degree with honors in Civil Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. From 2014 dr. Naddeo is associate professor in Sanitary Environmental Engineering. He is expert of the European Union from 2007 in the seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) first and now in Horizon 2020.


Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno

F. Rachidi (Biography
F. Rachidi

Dr. Farhad Rachidi (IEEE Fellow) is currently a Titular Professor and the head of the EMC Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Dr. Rachidi is the author or coauthor of 150 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and over 350 papers presented at international conferences. He has received numerous awards including the 2005 IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award, the 2006 Blondel Medal from the French Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology and Communication, and the 2016 Karl Berger Award.


Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

T. Weidinger (Biography
T. Weidinger

Dr. Weidinger obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in geography (meteorology) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He also C.Sc (Candidate of Sciences) in Mathematical and Physical Sciences from Russian State Hydrometeorological University (Sankt Petersburg). Dr. Weidinger holds a Master’s degree in Meteorology from the Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary). Currently Dr. Weidinger is a habilitated Associate professor at Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Lorand University. His main research topics are surface-biosphere-atmosphere exchange processes (measuring and modeling), boundary layer meteorology, dynamical meteorology. His main teaching activities are general meteorology, dynamical meteorology, micrometeorology and applied numerical modeling. He is author or co-author of more than 70 refereed scientific journal publications.


Department of Meteorology
Eotvos Lornad University (ELTE)

J. Yang (Biography
J. Yang

Dr. Yang joined Institute of Atmospheric Physics (CAS) in 2008. She has focused on studying lightning, sprites, jets and their effects in near-earth space environment. Her research involves building optical imaging systems, developing magnetic field measurement tools and analyzing data collected from ground- and satellite-based measurements. Her work has been published in JGR, Atmos. res., JASTP, TAO, Chin. Sci. bull., Adv. Atmos. Sci., etc. She received Award for Meteorological Science and Technology Outstanding Paper for Young and Middle-aged Scientist in 2014, Youth Innovation Promotion Association of CAS in 2013, Xie Yibing Meteorological Science and Technology Award for Yong Scientist in 2012, President Scholarship of CAS in 2008.


Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation (LAGEO)
Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences

J.L. Awange
Department of Spatial Sciences
Curtin University of Technology

K.N. Dirks
School of Population Health
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

X. Liang
Department of Natural Resources
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

S.-I. An
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Yonsei University
South Korea

U. Akkemik
Department of Forest Botany
Istanbul University

A. Arola
Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland
Finnish Meteorological Institute

D.P. Bacon
Center for Atmospheric Physics
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
McLean, VA

P.G. Bakir
Department of Civil Engineering
İstanbul Technical University

M. Baldi
Institute of Biometeorology
National Research Council (CNR)

M.M. Baskaran
School of Meteorology
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

C. Baumstark-Khan
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

F. Biondi
Department of Geography
University of Nevada Reno
Reno, NV

P. Bonnefond
Observatory of the Côte d'Azur
Laboratoire GEMINI

A. Bracher
Institute of Environmental Physics
University of Bremen

S. Brener
Department of Geography and Environment
Bar Ilan University
Ramat Gan

C. Bruno
Institute for Applied Physics "Nello Carrara"
Italian National Research Council (IFAC-CNR)

P.J.A. Burt
Natural Resources Institute
University of Greenwich at Medway

W. Cai
Oceans and Atmospheric Research
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

F. Castellvi
Department of Environmental soil science
University of Lleida

H. Chang
Department of Geography
Portland State University
Portland, OR

T. Chshyolkova
Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK

S.A. Cieslik
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Joint Research Centre (JRC)

C.F. Clement
Environmental Control Research and Consulting
Enviros Ltd.

M.E. Conti
SPES - Development Studies Research Centre
Sapienza University of Rome

F. D’Alessandro
ERICO Lightning Tasmanis
ERICO International Corporation

K. Dethloff
Research Unit Potsdam
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

L.M. Druyan
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Columbia University
New York, NY

K. Eftaxias
Department of Solid State Physics
National and Kapodistrean University of Athens

B.N. Goswami
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences
Indian Institute of Science

N. Hatzianastassiou
Laboratory of Meteorology
Department of Physics
University of Ioannina

G.V. Jandieri
Physics Department
Georgian Technical University

R.H. Kripalani
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Ministry of Earth Sciences

M. Kulmala
Department of Physical Sciences
University of Helsinki

A.E. Leotjevich
Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics
Russian Academy of Sciences

R.S. Nanjundiah
Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science

A.B. Pedrajo
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Mexico City

H. Rowe
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

M.D.P.C. Troncoso
Geography and Civic Education
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

J.S. von Storch
Institute of Meteorology
University Hamburg

R. Wilson
School of Geo Sciences
Edinburgh University

S. Basu (Biography
S. Basu

Sukanta Basu is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology. His previous academic appointments were at Texas Tech University (assistant professor, 2005-2010) and at North Carolina State University (associate professor with tenure, 2010-2016). Dr. Basu received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2004. His current research interests include wind energy, atmospheric optics, turbulence modeling, and numerical weather prediction. His research has been disseminated through more than forty peer-reviewed publications in the fields of fluid mechanics, meteorology, nonlinear physics, atmospheric optics, and engineering.


Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS)
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

G. Cao (Biography
G. Cao

Dr. Cao obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy). Dr. Cao also holds a Master in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy). Currently Dr. Cao is also Chairman of the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sardinian Aerospace District. He has published more than 170 scientific publications and is a named inventor of more than 10 issued worldwide patents.


Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials
University of Cagliari

A. Chandrasekar (Biography
A. Chandrasekar

Professor Chandrasekar obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in the area of Fluid Mechanics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Professor Chandrasekar served as faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India for 21 years including a one year stint as Head, Center for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences at IIT Kharagpur. Currently Professor Chandrasekar is serving as a Senior Professor in Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvanathapuram, India since July 2009. He is also the Dean (Academics) at IIST and is also presently holding the additional charge of Registrar of IIST. Professor Chandrasekar has authored a book titled ′Basics of Atmospheric Sciences′ published by Prentice Hall India Limited in 2010. He has published several scientific publications and has recently contributed a chapter to the monograph titled ˈData Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II)ˈ eds. by Seon Ki Park and Liang Xu and published by Springer in 2013.


Department of Space, Govt. of India
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

S. Chiao (Biography
S. Chiao

Over 15 years of experience in modeling and data analysis with emphasis on meso-tropical research including tropical cyclogenesis, dust outbreak, long-range transport of aerosols and trace gases, and cloud microphysics. My goal is to advance our understanding of fundamental science in the areas of weather and climate change, and their linkages to our environment. My research activities are conducted using many different methods striving to achieve high standards of understanding, depth and completeness.


Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
San José State University
San Jose, CA
United States

X. Cui (Biography
X. Cui

Dr. Cui obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in atmospheric science from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He has published more than 80 scientific publications.


Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences

S. Das (Biography
S. Das

Dr. Someshwar Das is presently working as Scientist-G/ Project Director jointly with National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, NOIDA and India Meteorological Department, New Delhi. He received Ph. D. degree in Atmospheric Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1987 and M. Sc. Degree in Meteorology with specialization in Numerical Weather Prediction from Andhra University, Waltair, India. His main areas of interests are cumulus convection, cloud microphysics parameterization, mountain meteorology, global and mesoscale modeling with special emphasis on simulation of high impact severe weather systems. Dr. Das has published more than 125 research papers in peer reviewed journals, proceedings of scientific conferences/ symposia and scientific reports.


Meteorological Department
The National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF)

J.L. Domingo (Biography
J.L. Domingo

Jose L. Domingo was born in Tortosa (Catalonia, Spain) in 1951. He became Full Professor of Toxicology at the Universitat “Rovira i Virgili” (Tarragona/Reus, Spain) in 1993. Prof. Domingo is author or co-author of almost 600 papers (Scopus) published in international peer-reviewed journals. According to Google Scholar, these papers mean over 19,000 citations (h-index 70). Prof Domingo has received recognition by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher (2002-2012) in the field of Agricultural Sciences and again in December 2015 (period 2003-2013). This makes him one of the top 1% of the most cited for his field.


Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Rovira i Virgili University

G. De Gennaro (Biography
G. De Gennaro

Researcher of the Environmental Chemistry and Cultural Heritage at the Department of Biology of the University of Bari Aldo Moro. Environmental Chemistry Lecturer at the Degree in Chemistry of the University of Bari (from 2011). Chairman of the Master's Degree "The REACH and CLP Regulations: value to sustainability of production processes and the protection of health" at the Uni of Bari. Vice President of the Company Italian Aerosol (IAS). Atmospheric chemistry expert and monitoring air quality indoor and outdoor, with particular reference to particles into the atmosphere and volatile organic compounds. It deals with the evaluation of emissions from materials, odor emissions, the human breath characterization. It has expertise on REACH and CLP Regulations and to the assessment of environmental sustainability of methodologies processes and products. He is the author of numerous publications on national and international scientific journals in which works as an editor and a referee. He is a member of scientific committees of numerous conferences and schools organized by national and international scientific societies.


Department of Chemistry
University of Bari

A.V. Eliseev (Biography
A.V. Eliseev

Prof. Dr. Alexey V. Eliseev obtained a PhD in Atmopsheric Physics in 1998, from the A.M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia). In 2011, he get a habilitation from the same Institute. Currently, he is a Leading Scientist at this Institute and a Professor of Meteorology and Climatology at Kazan Federal University (Kazan, Russia). His scientific activity is focussed on climate modelling with an emphasis on the development and numerical experimentation with a global climate models, studies with conceptual climate models, interactions between climate and biogeochemical cycles and modelling of the soil processes in the permafrost-covered regions. He has published more than 200 scientific papers.


A. M. Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (RAS)
Russian Academy of Sciences

L. Gimeno (Biography
L. Gimeno

Luis Gimeno is a professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Vigo, Spain. He received the Ph.D. degree in atmospheric physics from Complutense University, Madrid, in 1994. From 1991 to 1997, he worked for the Spanish Meteorological Institute. In 1997, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Physics at University of Vigo at Ourense, Spain and since 2009 as Professor. Dr. Gimeno is a Member of the American Geophysical Union, the European Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society. He has been working on several aspects of atmospheric sciences, mainly in troposphere-stratosphere coupling, climatic validation of synoptic conceptual models, and atmospheric moisture transport. He serves or has served in the Editorial Board of multiple journals such as Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Research or Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.


Faculty of Ourense
University of Vigo

T. Gupta (Biography
T. Gupta

Teaching and research at IIT Kanpur since june, 2006. Graduated 6 PhD and 31 M.Tech. students.

Has published more than 85 articles in ISI indexed journals, 4 book chapters, numerous conference papers and filed 3 applications for Indian Patent and 3 design applications.

A submicron aerosol sampler designed, developed and evaluated at IIT Kanpur has been commercialized by Envirotech (Delhi). Has developed several low flow rate as well as high flow rate impaction based samplers and a non-selective membrane based diffusion denuder.

Awards and Distinctions: Selected member of INYAS (2016), NASI Scopus Young Scientist (2015), INSA Young Scientist (2011), INAE Young Engineer (2009), IEI Young Engineer (2008).


Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur

A. Mazzarella (Biography
A. Mazzarella

Degree in Physics; he is an Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climatology about University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy; he is head of Meteorological Observatory of University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy; he is coordinator of different European and National projects of Environment Meteorology and Climatology; he has published more than 100 peer review papers on environmental topics like Urbanization and climate, Global warming and Chaotic and fractal characterization of natural phenomena.


Department of Earth Science
University of Naples Federico II

L. Ning (Biography
L. Ning

Dr. Liang Ning is an associate professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the Nanjing Normal University, and is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Liang Ning got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University on 2012. His research expertise includes climate change and variability, climate dynamics and modeling, climate extreme events, and applications of climate changes on hydrological, ecological and environmental studies.


Department of Geosciences
University of Massachusetts
United States

C.G. Tzanis (Biography
C.G. Tzanis

Dr Chris G. Tzanis is an Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include Climate Physics, Climate Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Remote Sensing, Air Pollution, Aerosols.


Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

K. Vinay (Biography
K. Vinay

Dr. Kumar is a research Scientist at Texas A&M university, Corpus Christi, USA. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the weather-climate research, multi-model ensemble schemes, downscaling, extreme rainfall prediction, modeling suing WRF and data handling. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Meteorology from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India and MTech from Pune University, India in Atmospheric Science. Notably, Dr. Kumar has authored more than 30 manuscripts including 2 book chapters.


Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Texas A&M University
Corpus Christi, TX

P. Alpert
Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Tel-Aviv University
Tel Aviv

U. Dayan
Department of Geography, Synoptic Meteorology and Climatology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

D. Ducci
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Naples Federico II

B. Yu
Climate Research Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada

E.N. Anagnostou
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

E.A. Araujo-Pradere
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

A.T. Atimtay
Environmental Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University

G.A. Baigorria
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

A. Baklanov
Department of Meteorological Research
Danish Strategic Research Center for Energy
Environment and Health (CEEH)

J.B. Basara
School of Meteorology
The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

E. Batchvarova
Earth System Science and Environmental Management (ESSEM)
National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology

J. Bech
Department of Meteorology
Catalan Meteorological Service

K. Blennow
Institute of Mathematics
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

B.M. Bowen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

S. Bradley
Department of Physics
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

M. Brunet
Climate Change Research Group
University Rovira i Virgili

S.N. Bulgakov
Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology
Guadalajara University

A. Busuioc
Department of Meteorology
National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology

Z. Cao
National Research Lab for Nowcasting and Remote Sensing
Meteorological Service of Canada
Toronto, ON

F.B. Chaaban
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
American University of Beirut

S.Y. Cho
Department of Environmental Engineering
INHA University
S. Korea

H.Y. Chun
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Yonsei University
South Korea

M. Civilini
Department of Food Science
Udine University

T.J. Considine
Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

R.M. Cox
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
12901 Science Drive
Orlando, FL

A. Dell’Aquila
Climate Modeling and Impacts Laboratory
Atmospheric simulation Unit (ENEA CRC)

H.F. Diaz
NOAA/Climate Diagnostics Center
PanAmerican Climate Studies (PACS)
Boulder, CO

P.B. Duffy
Atmospheric Sciences Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA

G. Gerosa
Department of Matematics and Physics
Università Cattolica del S.C.
via Musei 41
25121 Brescia

Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Pusan National University
South Korea

Z. Hu
NOAA/ National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center
University Research Court
College Park, MD

B.V. Kandalam
Atmospheric Science Section
National Remote Sensing Agency

T.N. Krishnamurti
Department of Meteorology
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

W.K.M. Lau
Laboratory for Atmospheres
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD

C.A. Mazaudier
Centre for the Study of Earth and Planets Environments (CETP)
C.N.R.S National Center for Scientific Research

D. Niyogi
Departments of Agronomy, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Purdue Climate Change Research Center-Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

S.C. Pryor
Department of Geography
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

C.A. Skjøth
Department of Atmospheric Environment
Aarhus University

A.B. Vilarrasa
International Mine Action Standards (IMAS)
Hospital del Mar

X.L. Wang
Ontario Climate Research Division
Meteorological Service of Canada
Toronto, ON


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(Indiana University School of Nursing, USA)

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(Centre Antipoison-Centre de Pharmacovigilance, France)

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(UCB S.A., Belgium)

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(St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, USA)

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(Indiana University School of Medicine, USA)

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(Naval Postgraduate School, USA)

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(Westat, USA)

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(University of Oxford, UK)

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(Almac Sciences, Northern Ireland)

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(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

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(Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy)

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(Paris University, France)

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(Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Spain)

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(University Clinic of Navarre, Spain)

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(University of Vienna, Austria)

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(University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

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(INIFTA, Argentina)

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(Chiba University, Japan)

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(Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

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(National Central University, Taiwan)

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