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.