Dr. Sachchida Nand Tripathi, who is currently Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from University of Reading, UK, in 2000. He completed his M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering from MNIT, Allahabad, in 1994, and B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from IIT, BHU, in 1992.
Dr. Tripathi said that his field of specialisation is Atmospheric Science. “I conduct laboratory experiments of aerosols to quantify their spectral absorption, hygroscopic and microphysical properties,” he told Project Monitor. Along with his team he is also formulating various modelling tools to improve process-level understanding (e.g. role of mixing state, brown carbon) of these properties including new particle formation.
In addition, Dr. Tripathi is conducting comprehensive analyses to improve the 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,” he explained. He is also interested in the development of new techniques for measurement of aerosol absorption.
Dr. Tripathi has been honoured with many awards. To mention a few, Lech award in the final year of Ph.D. in 2000; All India Council of Technical Education’s Young Teacher Career Award in 2003; Best Paper Award at IASTA Meeting and International Conference on ‘Aerosols, Clouds and Indian Monsoon’ held in IIT, Kanpur, in 2004; NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award in earth sciences for highest citation, in 2009; NASA Senior Fellowship 2009-2010; and Sir M. Visvesaraya Research Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and Research, in (2009-2012). He is currently the Academic Editor of PLOS ONE, 2014.
Dr. Sachchida Nand Tripathi is also associated with the Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering.