Professor SachchidaNand Tripathi

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Areas of Interest:

Climate change mitigation, Source apportionment of air pollution, Numerical modeling of climate and air pollution, Nuclear safety code evaluation, Design, development and evaluation of low-cost sensors.


Environmental Science and Engineering; Atmospheric Sciences

Consultancy Areas:

Dr. SN Triparthi's work is highly interdisciplinary interfacing between energy, environment and climate woven around his core expertise in aerosols. He has made laboratory measurements of optical and coating properties of the complex soot structures to determine their light absorbing properties. These properties were used with observations to identify the pollutants responsible for discoloration of TajMahal surfaces. This discovery not only led to significant changes in the environmental protection policies around this 16th century monument but also laid pathway to source mitigation. He made fundamental contribution to understanding fog-smog-fog cycle by discovering aqueous mechanism behind secondary organic aerosols formation..


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

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

Major Professional Contributions:

Air Pollution

Professional Experience:

  • Coordinator, Centre for Environmental Science &Engneering, IIT Kanpur (Nov 2014-Oct 2017)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur (Nov 2014 onwards)
  • Visiting Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (June-July 2014
  • Professor, Laboratoire de Physique etChimie de Environnement, University of Orleans, France. (May - July 2012)
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur (Mar 2012 - till date)




Contact Information


Room No.314, Faculty Building,
Department of Civil Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur-208 016,U.P.
Phone: 0512-2597845
Mobile: 09415050540
Fax: 0512-2597395

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  • B. Tech.,Civil Engineering, 1992,IIT BHU
  • M. Tech., Environment Engineering, 1995, NIT Allahabad
  • Ph.D., AerosolModeling, 2000, University of Reading, UK
  • Post-Doc, 2003, Oxford, UK


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Banaras Hindu University, 2015
  • Elected Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Shanti SwarupBhatnagar Prize in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 2014
  • NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist Award for highest citation in Earth Sciences, 2009
  • All India Council of Technical Education, Young Teacher Career Award, 2003

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1971