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Two-day joint workshop

Event Name (Full/Detailed): 
IIT Bombay and WUStL organizes a two-day joint workshop on 'Aerosol and Air Quality'

Aerosols have come to play a major role in air quality and climate change studies and in advanced nano-particle applications. In this context, it is necessary to take stock of the progress in the fields of aerosol physics and chemistry encompassing the basic principles of their formation, growth, and evolution, as well as the techniques for measurement, characterization, and modeling of their properties. Advances in these cross-disciplinary areas of research are pivotal for improving our understanding and estimation of climate forcing; ensuring air quality protection; assessment of health impacts; and enabling of advanced material synthesis.

Over the years, findings of large variations information pathways, morphology, chemical composition and optical properties of aerosols have spurred a rapid growth of interest in this discipline. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together a group of researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Washington University in St. Louis (WUStL) with diverse interests and expertise in nucleation, transport, growth, instrumentation, characterization, and multi-scale modeling of aerosols to discuss recent advances, current challenges, and new directions.


June 8, 2017

8:30 am: Welcome Remarks - IIT Bombay Director Prof. Devang Khakhar

8:40 am: Welcome Remarks - WUStL Dean Aaron Bobick

8:50 am: Workshop Logistics Rajan Chakrabarty (WUStL) and Prof. Virendra Sethi (IIT Bombay)

Session I: Aerosol Processes & Monitoring: Source and Atmospheric Moderators: Prof. Rajan Chakrabarty (WUStL) and Prof. Virendra Sethi (IIT Bombay)

9:00 am: Prof. Brent Williams (WUStL)

9:20 am: Prof. Rajan Chakrabarty (WUStL)

9:40 am: Prof. Pratim Biswas (WUStL)

10:00 am: Prof. Virendra Sethi (IIT Bombay)

10:20 am: Prof. Jay Turner (WUStL)

10:40 am: TEA BREAK

11:10 am: Prof. Rudolf Husar (WUStL)

11:30 am: Prof. Harish Phuleria (IIT Bombay)

11:50 am: Prof. Chandra Venkataraman (IIT Bombay)

12:10 pm Discussions


Session II: Particle Technology

Moderators: Prof. Pratim Biswas (WUStL) and Partha Sarathi Goswami (IIT Bombay)

14:30 pm: Prof. Pratim Biswas (WUStL)

14:50 pm: Prof. Rochish Thaokar (IIT Bombay)

15:10 pm: Prof. Richard Axelbaum (WUStL)

15:30 pm: Prof. Ratul Dasgupta (IIT Bombay)

15:50 pm: TEA BREAK & Group photograph on ground floor

16:10 pm: Prof. Partha Sarathi Goswami (IIT Bombay)

16:40 pm: Prof. Jyoti Seth (IIT Bombay)

17:00 pm: Prof. Y. S. Mayya and Prof. C. Venkataraman (IIT Bombay)

17:20 pm: Discussions - All participants: Propose potential research areas for collaborative work


June 9, 2017

10:00 am: Laboratory visits & meetings with MPCB, CPCB, NEERI, PRL(ISRO) for air pollution mitigation plans

12:00: Re-convene for informal group discussions


14:30 pm: Firm up collaborations / White Paper(s)

16:00 pm: Time lines

17:00 pm: Closure of workshop






Event Date: 
8 June 2017 - 8:00am to 9 June 2017 - 5:00pm
Jal Vihar Guest House
IIT Bombay, Powai