Prashant started as a lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey (UK), after obtaining his PhD (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2008 and a masters degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India) in 2005. Prashant's current research focuses on evaluating and mitigating the environmental impacts of road transport on urban air quality, with a special focus on measurements of atmospheric nanoparticles using advanced instruments and dispersion modelling using wind tunnel, numerical and computational tools. His secondary interests include assessment of road vehicles–derived air pollutants on climate change and public infrastructure, besides looking at the efficient energy use for future cities, and carbon capture and storage. Prashant has authored over 35 journal articles (and about the same number of conference articles) in top–ranked journals, winning awards at various international conferences for his outstanding academic performance and research contributions, and obtaining highly competitive research grants as a young researcher. He is involved in numerous research projects funded by the UK and European research councils. Prashant is currently reviewing for over 15 peer-reviewed international journals and is a member of editorial board of two scientific journals. He is supervising a number of under– and post–graduate project students, besides PhD and post-doctoral researchers.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011