Principal Investigator
Dr. Sachchida Nand Tripathi

A Higher Administrative Grade (Senior) Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur, Prof. Tripathi is also the Coordinator of the National Knowledge Network, formed under the National Clean Air Program and an expert member of Steering Committee and Monitoring Committee, National Clean Air Program and member of Executive Council, Climate Change Program, Department of Science and Technology.
The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, the Distinguished Alumnus award of Banaras Hindu University, the J C Bose National Fellowship and a Senior Fellowship at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre are just a few of his many accomplishments. He holds the Arjun Dev Joneja Chair at IIT Kanpur and is an elected fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI).

Prof. Tripathi has made significant contributions to addressing the challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change. He has developed innovative low-cost sensor-based network technologies for nation-wide urban air quality monitoring and Real-Time Source Apportionment (RTSA). His work on the Taj Mahal discolouration led to policy-level interventions in Agra city. He is also known for his pioneering work in aerosol-induced cloud invigoration effect (AIvE) and synergy of coupling between urban land use, land cover and Cloud Condensation Nuclei-induced AIvE has contributed significantly to future urban planning to avoid flash floods.

Co-principal Investigators

Dr. Vipul

Dr. Arora is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Purushottam

An Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur.

Dr. Piyush

An associate professor in Computer Science & Engineering at the IIT, Kanpur.

Dr. Saurabh Mani

He obtained his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Dr. Krishna Balasubramanian

He is currently associated with the department of Material Science and Engineering at IIT – Delhi

Dr. Hemant

Dr. Hemant Gehlot is an Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Kanpur.


Mr. Ronak Sutaria

Founder, Respirer Living Sciences

Ms. Namita Gupta

Founder, Airveda

Project Consultant

Sundaram B. M.

Project AMRIT

Post Docs

Dr. Onam Bansal

Dr. Krishna K. Shukla

Dr. Anil Kumar


Mr. Vinay Kumar Maurya

Mr. Vikas Kumar Maurya

Mr. Sachin Kumar

Mr. Amit Vishwakarma


Mr. Himadri Bhowmik

(pursuing PhD)

Ms. Akanksha

(pursuing PhD)

Mr. Nishant Ajnoti