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Webinar Series - GH2Fuels Expert Talk 7

Air Quality Measurements: Particulate Matter as Source of COx in Atmosphere

Dr. Shankar G. Aggarwal

Dr. Aggarwal did his PhD in Analytical Chemistry with Prof. K.S. Patel from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (CG), India in 1999. After his PhD award, he worked with Prof. C. J. Tsai at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan and at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the Designated Institutes of Taiwan for several years on gas and aerosol-related research. In 2003, he was involved in the development of an emission control technology for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which is a leading chip-making company in the world. Currently, this technology has been used by several units of TSMC. Thereafter he received a JSPS fellowship and worked at Hokkaido University, Japan, with Prof. K. Kawamura on aerosol chemistry/geo-chemistry and its microphysical properties before he joined CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India in April 2009. At CSIR-NPL, he is working as a Principal Scientist, and his current research focus is ‘‘metrology for national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)’’ in which he involves in the preparation of gas standards and PM2.5 sampler and its calibration work, performance evaluation of air monitoring instruments, sensors, etc. Also, they have designed and developed an aerosol wind tunnel facility at CSIR-NPL for cutoff size calibration of aerosol samplers, the first in India. So far, 4 students have been awarded PhD degrees under his supervision. At present 6 students are registered with him for PhD degrees. So far, he has published more than 80 research papers in high-impact factor journals and was awarded 5 patents (Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shankar_Aggarwal). Apart from this, he has published more than 150 articles, including book chapters, conference proceedings, reports, institutional journals and magazines. He has been given more than 150 talks on national and international platforms (including talks in >20 different countries). He has organized several conferences and is also part of scientific program committees of >50 national and international conferences. He is the PI of several national and international scientific projects. He is the course coordinator of PhD credit course “Air Quality Measurement Science and Technology” for AcSIR. He also serves his duties as assessor (ISO 17034: 2016 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017) for National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). He is also a member of gas and air pollution-related committees of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). He is the Associate Editor of 2 international journals. He is a life member of several scientific societies, including MSI, IASTA, ISAS, IAAPC, etc.

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