University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Prof Prashant Kumar is a Chair in Air Quality and Health, the founding Director of the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE) at the University of Surrey (UK), and has a PhD (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge, and an MTech (Environmental Engineering & Management) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. His research builds an understanding of the formation and emission of particles, both from vehicle exhausts and non-vehicular sources. He investigates their contribution to pollution, especially in megacity contexts. He is developing approaches to low-cost sensing and contributing to the development of exposure control technology and guidelines for policymakers to curtail pollution exposure in cities, with associated health benefits. With over 130 articles in top-ranked journals (h-index, 30; i10 index, 70; citations, 3,000+ as on 10.10.2017), his research has attracted over £3.5 million of individual funding. He is collaborating with industry to translate the impact of his scientific research into practical innovative solutions to inform policies and support the general public. His research has featured in well-read media outlets such as the BBC and The Times.
(i) Atmospheric ultrafine/nanoparticles and aerosols (ii) Urban Air Quality (iii) Wind Engineering