Professor Mukesh Sharma

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Areas of Interest:

Air Quality Monitoring, Modelling and Management, Environmental Risk Assessment, CO2 Sequestration, Air Pollution Control Technologies.


Source-Receptor Air Quality Modelling, Dispersion Modelling, Air Pollution Control Plans, Pollutant Exposure Assessment, Control of VOCs and Mercury

Consultancy Areas:

Air pollution control plans, air quality modelling, environmental impact assessment, environmental audit.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Development of National Air Quality Standards, National Air Quality Index, Development of Photocatalyst Technology for VOC control, Air Pollution control Plans of Delhi and Kanpur.

Professional Experience:

  • Professor (2003 - present), IIT Kanpur
  • Associate Professor (1997 - 2003), IIT Kanpur
  • Environmental Engineer (1988 - 1997), Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi


Air quality, Volatile Organic Compounds, Photocatalyst, TiO2, EIA, Environmental Audit, Mercury control


Contact Information


Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Kanpur 208016

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  • BE (Civil Engineering), 1980, University of Indore, Indore, India
  • M. Tech. (Civil Engineering), 1982 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
  • Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), 1994, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

- Fellow of National Academy of Engineering, 2014
- Kong Ha Award in Air Quality from Clean Air Asia, 2012
- Hiyoshi Environmental Award by Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan, Excellence in Research and Technology, 2012
- Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor, 2014-2017
- Excellence in Research and Technology Development, Ministry of Environment (Ontario), Canada, 1994

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2014

Year of Birth: 27 May, 1959