Umesh Kulshrestha was born in 1968. He had his primary education in his village, Bhagupur, Agra, India. He obtained his M.S. degree from Agra College, Agra, India. He received the Doctorate degree from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India. For his postdoctoral experience, he had an opportunity to work at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India and the Department of Meteorology (MISU), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. He has served as a Scientist at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India, which is a premier laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), where he developed a group on atmospheric chemistry research. Presently, Kulshrestha is working as a Professor at the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has been involved in atmospheric chemistry and climate change research focusing upon chemical meteorology aspect of atmospheric aerosols and precipitation for the last two decades. He had a very long collaboration with MISU, Sweden. He has been associated with various international programs on atmospheric science including Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX), Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC), Composition of Asian Deposition (CAD), Composition of Atmospheric Aerosols and Precipitation in India and Nepal (CAAP), and Surya-fighting for climate change. Kulshrestha is a recipient of START Young Scientist Award by IGBP-START, USA, Thomas Kuhn Honor Pin by IUAPPA and International Academy of Sciences, CSIR Young Scientist Award by CSIR India, and M S Krishnan Gold Medal by Indian Geophysical Union. He is a Fellow of Indian Geophysical Union (IGU).
Biography Updated on 20 December 2012