Prashant Kumar started as a Lecturer in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Surrey (Guildford, UK), after obtaining his M.S. degree in environmental engineering and management from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), in 2008. Kumar currently serves as a Senior Lecturer. Kumar’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 modeling using wind tunnel and numerical and computational tools. His secondary interests include assessment of road vehicles‐derived air pollutants on climate change and public infrastructure, beside looking at the efficient energy use for future cities and carbon capture and storage. Kumar has authored over 60 journal articles (and about the same number of conference articles) in top‐ranked journals, won awards at various international conferences for his outstanding academic performance and research contributions, and obtained highly competitive research grants as a young researcher. He is involved in numerous research projects funded by the UK and European research councils. Kumar is currently a reviewer for over 30 peer‐reviewed international journals and is a member of the editorial board of six scientific journals. He is supervising a number of under‐ and postgraduate project students.
Biography Updated on 13 February 2014