mishrask@nplindia.org

Dr. Sumit Kumar Mishra
Designation:
Sr. Scientist
Department:
Radio & Atmospheric Sciences
Email address:
mishrask@nplindia.org
Brief Biodata:

Current position and Address:

Scientist, Radio & Atmospheric Sciences,
National Physical Laboratory,
Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi - 110012

R. No. 236, Main Building,
Tel: +91-11-45609387 (Off.),
+91-11-45608621 (Lab),
Fax: +91-11-45609310, E-mail: mishrask@nplindia.org

Educational Qualifications:

S.No.

Degree

Subjects

University/Institute

Year

1

B Sc

Physics, Chem., Maths

Lucknow University

2001(May)

2

M Sc

Physics (LASER &Opto-electronics)

Lucknow University

2003(May)

3

M Tech

Atmospheric Physics

Pune University & IITM

2004 (Dec)

4

Ph D

Environmental Engg.

(Civil Engg.)

IITK, Kanpur

2011

Title of M Tech thesis: SCAVENGING RATIOS OF IONIC POLLUTANTS

Name of the guide who supervised the M Tech work : Dr P. S. P. Rao (Scientist-E, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune)

 

Title of Ph D thesis: NUMERICAL ESTIMATION OF THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PURE AND POLLUTED MINERAL DUST PARTICLES

Name of the guide who supervised the Ph D work : Dr S. N. Tripathi (Prof., Dept. of Civil Engg., IITK, Kanpur)

 

Date of Joining NPL: 16.04.2009

Current research :

1.  Characterization of aerosol morphology, mineralogy and mixing state using state of art microscopic and spectroscopic techniques.

2.  Numerical simulation of optical and radiative properties of aerosols using optical models (like Mie-code, DDA, T-matrix, GOA, Modified T-matrix method, SIEM/M, MSTM etc.) and radiative models (SBDART, Monte Carlo Radiative model) constrained with the observed aerosol physico-chemical properties.

3.  UAV/tethered balloon based observations to study the physico-chemical properties of aerosols collected from various altitudes in troposphere.

4.  Study of cloud optical and radiative properties based on observed physico-chemical properties of Cloud Condensation Nuclei (CCN).

5.  Qualitative and quantitative analysis of various organic functional groups in aerosols using FTIR.

6.  Observation of the trace gas profile in the atmospheric column using OP-FTIR.

7.  Understanding the effects of aerosol physico-chemical properties on human health.

8.  Development of light weight remote operated aerosol sampling devices.

Professional Association

1. American Geophysical Union (AGU member)

2. The Society of Earth Scientists, India (member)

3. The International Association of Engineers-IAENG (member)

Publications :

SCI Journals

Conference/ proceedings

Books

Total

16

40

Nill

56

Monograph

Co-authored a monograph “Calibration/Validation of INSAT-3D Satellite: First Joint Campaign in Jaisalmer During 14-23, December 2013”; Meteorological Monograph No.ESSO/IMD/SATMET/01/2014/07, published by India Meteorology Department (IMD).

Teaching

Faculty member (Assistant Prof. since 2012 till date) in The Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR) for a course on “Advanced Computational Physics” taught to Post Graduate Research Programme in Engineering (PGRPE) and Ph D students at CSIR-NPL.

Ph D Thesis Supervision

1)  Mr Ajit Singh Ahlawat; Ongoing

2)  Mr Vikas Goel; Ongoing

M Tech Thesis Supervised

Supervision of 7 theses for students with academic backgrounds inElectronics and Communication Engineering; Materials Science and Nanotechnology; Nanotechnology; Nanotechnology (Electromechanical); Energy and Environment Engineering; Nano Science and Nanotechnology

M Sc Thesis Supervised

Supervision of 2 theses for students with academic backgrounds in Applied Chemistry

B Tech Thesis Supervised

Supervision of one thesis for student with academic background in Engineering Physics

Training

Training programme in Metrology in Chemistry organized by PTB Germany, NPL, IITR Lucknow, Jan, 11-15, 2010.

Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received:

             
Year  Professional Recognition, Awards, Fellowships
2004 – 2009  MHRD-fellowship from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
2006  Grant for visiting scientist from Department of Network and Computer Engineering, Tokai University, Japan (worked with Prof T Nakajima).
2012  Indo-US Research Fellowship to work at SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (worked with Prof V Ramanathan).
2012  Best Paper Award for the co-authored paper 'Absorption Enhancement of polydisperse Aerosols under varying Hygroscopic Conditions' in IASTA National Conference held in Mumbai, India from December 11-13, 2012. The simulation/modeling plan was designed by me.
2014  CSIR Young Scientist Award for the year 2014 in " Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences " for original contribution in the area of numerical simulation of optical properties of dust aerosols accounting for the observed dust morphology, mineralogy and mixing states.
2015  CITAC (Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry) best paper award for the co-authored paper "Traceability issue in PM2.5 and PM10 measurements" published in Mapan-MSI, 2013.
  CITAC was created in 1993 with the mission to improve traceability of the results of chemical measurement everywhere in the world and to ensure that analytical measurements made in different countries and/or at different times are comparable.

Other relevant information:

»  Passed with Honors (with all subject distinction) in 10th standard examination, in U. P. Board 1995.

»  Held the post of Ph. D. senator at IITK student senate, 2007-2008.

»  Full/Partial grants from the International Radiation Commission, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology to attend the International Radiation Symposium: IRS 2008 held in FozdoIgasu, Brazil, 2008.

»  Grant from the organizer to attend the 11th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference, ELS-XI held in University of Hertfordshire (UK), 2008.

»  Team member of the CSIR Network project titled, “Probing the Changing Atmosphere and its Impacts in Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) and Himalayan Regions (AIM – IGPHim)” where I am working on “Morphological, mineralogical characterization and the mixing states of region specific aerosol and their numerically estimated optical properties in the Indo-Ganges and Himalayan regions” [Feb, 2013-onwards].

»  Successful CMC (Calibration and Measurement Capability) for the National level primary ozone standard. I have contributed to the same by generating the uncertainty budget associated with the ozone measurement by the primary standard.

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