Dr Pankaj Sadavarte



IASS Project

Research Interests

  • My research interests are primarily in the development of regulatory tools that link energy use and technology adoption to changes in emission and their consequent effects on air-quality and climate change at regional or global scales. I am also interested in analysis of pollutant impact through different modelling frameworks which includes air-quality and regional climate modelling and also development of multi-criteria mitigation strategies through energy and emission policy modelling.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Pankaj Sadavarte, completed his PhD (2015) in atmospheric science focusing on ‘Technology-linked emissions inventory and atmospheric modelling of short-lived climate pollutants over India” from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India). Even before starting his journey as a researcher, he was a chemical engineer backed with years’ experience of working in a chemical industry as a production engineer. During his doctoral research he has successfully worked towards developing a technology-linked speciated emissions inventory for India for the years 1996-2015, including aerosols (PM2.5, BC, OC and SO2), ozone precursors (NOX, CO and NMVOC) and greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O). For the past year, he was also involved in the Global Burden of Disease - Major Air pollution Sources (GBD-MAPS) project for providing the present-day (2013) emissions for India along with assistance on building scenarios for future projection of energy and emissions.

Selected Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Sarkar M., Venkataraman C., Guttikunda S., Sadavarte P., (2016), Indian emissions of technology-linked NMVOCs with chemical speciation: An evaluation of the SAPRC99 mechanism with WRF-CAMx simulations, Atmospheric Environment, 134, 70-83, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.03.037
  • Sadavarte P., Venkataraman C., Cherian R., Patil N., Madhavan B.L., Gupta T., Kulkarni S., Carmichael G.R., Adhikary B., (2015), Seasonal differences in aerosol abundance and radiative forcing in months of contrasting emissions and rainfall over northern South Asia, Atmospheric Environment South Asian Aerosols, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.10.092.
  • Sadavarte P., and Venkataraman C. (2014), Trends in multi-pollutant emissions from a technology-linked inventory for India: I. Industry and transport sectors, Atmospheric Environment, 99, 353-364, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.09.081.
  • Pandey A., Sadavarte P., Rao A. B., Venkataraman C., (2014), Trends in multi- pollutant emissions from a technology-linked inventory for India: II. Residential, agricultural and informal industry sectors, Atmospheric Environment, 99, 341-352, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.09.080.
  • Lam N., Chen Y., Weyant C., Venkataraman C., Sadavarte P., Johnson M., Smith K. R., Brem B., Arineitwe J., Ellis J., and Bond T., (2012), Household Light Makes Global Heat: High Black Carbon Emissions From Kerosene Wick Lamps, Environ. Sci. Technol., 46, 13531-13538, dx.doi.org/10.1021/es302697h.

Further Information

  • Life time member of Indian Aerosols Science & Technology Association (IASTA).

Honors and Awards

  • Best Poster Presentation, Research Scholar Symposium, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, March 2012.
  • Best Poster Presentation, Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association, at Bose Institute, Darjeeling, March 24-26, 2010.
  • Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Fellowship (6600 USD), May-Nov 2009.