Faculty

Prof. (Dr) Panuganti China Sattilingam Devara
Head -ACOAST, Professor
Atmospheric and Oceanic sciences, Aerosol Lidar Science and Technology, Active and Passive Remote Sensing, Air Pollution and Human Health, Science of Climate Change
Faculty of Science Engineering And Technology

Amity University Haryana, Amity Education Valley, Pachgaon, Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana 122413

Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

TEACHING &RESEARCH EXPERIENCE OF 34 YEARS AT IITM, PUNE & OF 6 YEARS AT AUH,
GURUGRAM

COURSE: PHYSICO-CHEMISTRY OF THE ATMOSPHERE.
COURSE CODE: AST 4101
COURSE: INSTRUMENTATION LAB
COURSE CODE: AST 4106
COURSE: AEROSOL-CLOUD-CLIMATE INTERACTIONS
COURSE CODE: AST 4201
COURSE:ATMOSPHERIC STRUCTURE, COMPOSITION & DYNAMICS
COURSE CODE: 4203
COURSE:AEROSOL-CLOUD-CLIMATE INTERACTIONS
COURSE CODE:AST 4301
COURSE: IMPACTS OF PREVENTION OF NATURAL & MANMADE DISASTERS
COURSE CODE: SAE4301
COURSE: MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES LAB
COURSE CODE: AST 4305
COURSE: BOUNDARY LAYER METEOROLOGY
COURSE CODE: AST 4307
COURSE: DISSERTATION
COURSE CODE: AST4437
AEROSOL-CLOUD-PRECIPITATION-CLIMATE INTERACTIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN
HEALTH, GROUND-BASED, AIRBORNE AND SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING, SEAMLESS MODELING
AEROSOL MICROPHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND DYNAMICS, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND
CLIMATE MODELING, INTERFACE BETWEEN AIR POLLUTION AND HUMAN HEALTH
PROF. DR. P.C.S. DEVARA, DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR (ASEES) AND HEAD (ACOAST-ACESH,
AUH)
President: Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA), 2007, Continuing
(www.iasta.org.in (under Maintenance) http://www.barc.gov.in/publications/nl/2006/200603-6.pdf,
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/22428755/iasta-2012-conference
https://www.prl.res.in/~iasta2016/docs/IASTA2016_brochure.pdf
https://cas.iitd.ac.in/iasta2018/pdf/IASTA-2018_Programme_Schedule.pdf
Editor: International Journal “Aerosol and Air Quality Research (AAQR), 2015, Continuing
(http://www.aaqr.org/about/editorial-board)
Editor, International Journal “Advances in Meteorology”, 2013 Continuing.
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amete/editors/
Editor, Editorial Board, International Journal, NavGanesana
Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Strategic Management, Mauritius
Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics
Member, Editorial Committee, Indian Meteorological Society (IMSP), Pune
Editor, Book entitled “Advances in Atmospheric Chemistry, IITM, Pune
Member, Executive Committee, Editorial Board, International Commission of Clouds and Precipitation
(ICCP)
Member, Scientific Steering Group (SSG) of SPARC (Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate)
World Climate Research Program, WMO, Geneva
Member, New York Academy of Sciences, USA
Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
Member, Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
Life Member, Optical Society of India (OSI)
Life Member, Ocean Society of India (OcSI)
Life Member, Laser And Spectroscopy of India (LASSI)
Member, Organizing Committee, Indo-US Symposium on “Air Q and Health Issues: The Global
Experiences” in collaboration with NIEHS, NYU, JHU and US-EPA, AUH 07 November 2016
Scientific Advisor, Clean Air Equipment Pvt Ltd., Australia
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, StratoClim, Germany, 2015
Expert Reviewer of:
European Science Foundation (ESF), 2015 Continuing
United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), 2013 Continuing
Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2012 Continuing
National Science Foundation (NSF), 2012 Continuing
Program Advisor, International StratoClim Science Program, participation in the Scientific Advisory
Board Meeting of STRATOCLIM, held at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain
during 16-18 November2016
MEMBER, Community of Researchers (CoRs) Joint Indo-US Effort for Combating Air Pollution in in
North India. “Indo-US Workshop on Exploring Bilateral Research Efforts to Address Air Quality and
Health Issues” in New Delhi on November 8-10, 2016
Participated and delivered Concluding Remarks at the International Symposium held at AUH on 7
November 2016
Joined the Honorable Chancellor Sir's Visit on August 20, 2017 to Amity Air Quality Monitoring Station
(AQMS) installed in the AUH Campus
Being President, IASTA, Coordinated the organization of National Conference of Indian Aerosol Science
and Technology (IASTA) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-D), New Delhi, during 26-28
November2018
Participated in the International Conference at Amity University, Lucknow; Nov. 29 to Dec.1, 2017
Participated in the 24th International Conference on Aerosol Science and Technology (ICAST), 8-9
September 2017, Taiwan
Participated in the International Conference on Environment and Disasters, ICED-2017, June 9-12, 2017,
Kunming, China
Organized a National Workshop on “Role of Aerosols in Air Quality, Weather and Climate”, organized at
Amity University Haryana (AUH), Gurugram, on 8 January 2015
Participated in the India International Science Festival, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi,
4-8 December 2015. Participation of Prof. Dr. P.C.S. Devara (left), Dr. Dimitris, Greece (middle) and Mr.
M.P. Alam (right) in the Global R&D Summit, organized by DST and FICCI, during 7-8 December 2015
Participated in the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES 2016),
AISECT University, Bhopal
Organized the Visit of Prof. Dr. Kirk R. Smith, Prof. of Global Environmental Health, University of
California Berkeley, USA, at AUH, Gurgaon during the Indo-US Workshop on Sustainable Strategies for
Reducing Air Pollution, 25-26 May 2016
Participated in the National Innovation Conclave “The Kumbh of Innovation” AUH, 5th
– 6th October 2015
Participated in the Workshop on Air Pollution at Sources and Mitigation Strategies – World
Environmental Day Celebrations, Amity University Uttar Pradesh (AUUP), Noida, 15 May 2017
Participated in the two-day International Workshop on "Tackling the Challenges at Urban Air Pollution -
Linking Research and Policy for Air Quality Improvement", scheduled to be held at the India Habitat
Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi during 6-7 March 2019.
Participated in a National Conference on “Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality, Biodiversity and
Agriculture”, Amity University Rajasthan (AUR), Jaipur, October 13-15, 2016
Meeting with High-level delegation from Teikyo University, Japan, at AUH on May 30, 2017
Organized a Visit of Prof. V. Ramaswamy, Director, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL),
Princeton, New Jersey, USA, at AUH, Gurugram on 11 April 2017. He delivered a Guest Lecture on Role
of Air Quality in Regional and Global Climate Change
Participated in the 5th International SKYNET Workshop (ISW2019), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Prithvi
Bhawan, International Symposium on SKYNET, held at MoES, New Delhi, on 13-15 February 2019
Participated in the Scientific Discussions at International Workshop on Confronting Air Pollution at
its Source, a Project sponsored by the North India Office, US Embassy during 11-12 March 2019
Participation of Prof. Dr. P.C.S. Devara in International Conference on StratoClim, AWI, Potsdam,
Germany, 20-24 May 2019
Participated in an International Conference on Molecular Medicine - From Bench to Bedside and Beyond,
AUH, Gurugram during 29-30 August 2019.
Co-organized the International Symposium on “Air Pollution: Causes, Mitigation and Strategic
Actions” held at AUH, Gurugram on 20 September 2019
Participated in a meeting between AUH and IIT-D at IIT-D in connection with setting-up of „Decision
Theatre at AUH, Gurugram, on October 25, 2019
Participated in the IHWs “Good Air Summit”, held at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on
November 13, 2019
Participated in the USAID Meeting on 'Opportunities for Cleaner Air and Better Health', held at Clairidge
Hotel, New Delhi, on December 7th, 2019.
Participated in the Scientific discussions with Prof. Tamio Takamura, Director, Centre for Environmental
Remote Sensing (CEReS), Chiba University, Japan; and Prof. Teruyuki Nakajima, Director, Earth
Observation Research Center (EORC), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAEA), Japan, during
SKYNET meeting on 14 February 2019 during the International Skynet Workshop (ISW2019), 13-15
February 2019, New Delhi
Participation in the Scientific discussions with Prof. Mukesh Khare, IIT-Delhi in connection with PM2.5
measurements at AUH, Panchgaon during days, commencing from 08 October 2018, under an
International collaborative project titled An Integrated Study of Air Pollutant Sources in the Delhi NCR
(ASAP-Delhi)
REFEREE TO JOURNALS – Atmospheric Environment International); Journal of Aerosol Science
(International); Current Science (Journal)' Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (International); Journal
of Geophysical Research (International); Environmental Pollution (International); Atmospheric Pollution
Research (International); Atmospheric Environment (International); Atmosphere (International); Plus
ONE (International); ATMOSFERA (International); Climate Dynamics (International); Science of the
Total Environment (International); Urban Climate (International); Aerosol Science and Engineering
(International); Tellus (International); Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (International); Journal of
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (international); Aerosol and Air Quality Research (International) and
Nature (Applied Physics), Singapore (International).
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2020
EMINENT SCIENTIST AWARD 2020
Potential Reviewer AWARD, Environmental Pollution, Elsevier 2017
Potential Reviewer AWARD, Atmospheric Environment, Elsevier 2017
FELLOW, 2015 Asian Aerosol Research Assembly (AARA) 2015
Potential Reviewer AWARD, Journal of Aerosol Science, Elsevier 2015
1
st GOLDEN JUBILEE Award, IITM, Pune 2012
25th SILVER JUBILEE Award, IITM, Pune 2012
EXPERT REVIEWER, WGI AR5, IPCC 2012
BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA Award 2011
BHARAT JYOTI Award 2010
FELLOW, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (APASc) 2010
FELLOW, Society of Earth Scientists (SES), India 2009
PRESIDENT, Indian Aerosol Science & Technology Association (IASTA) 2008
FELLOW, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences (MASc), India 2005
PRESIDENT, Indian Meteorological Society, Pune Chapter 2005
FELLOW, Royal Meteorological Society (RMETS), U.K. 2002
J. DAS GUPTA Award, Indian Meteorological Society (IMS) 1999
FELLOW, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) 1997
7th SILVER JUBILEE Award, IITM, Pune 1994
6th SILVER JUBILEE Award, IITM, Pune 1993
YOUNG SCIENTIST Award, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Hyderabad 1980
Funding received from more than 50 International Bodies and 60 National Bodies for attending
International/NationalConferences/Symposia/Workshops/Meetings for delivering Invited
Talks/Lead/Plenary Talks and Contributed papers on International / National Platforms.
Funding to the tune of about Rs. 8 Crores received from Government of India and Ecotech Pty Ltd.,
Australia in terms of Consortium Projects (From 2014 onwards)
Faculty of Science Engineering And Technology
Amity University Haryana, Amity Education Valley, Pachgaon, Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana 122413