Sachin S. Gunthe

Professor Sachin S. Gunthe

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Dr. Sachin S. Gunthe
Dr. Sachin S. Gunthe received his PhD in Physics (Atmospheric stream) from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune in association with Pune University in 2006 (Awarded in 2008). After working for five years in Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, he moved back to India in 2011. Since then he is working as Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. His research mainly focuses on aerosol-biosphere-climate interaction with special emphasis on impact of biological aerosols on climate and human health, cloud condensation nuclei properties of atmospheric aerosols and impact on cloud formation and precipitation in the context of Indian summer monsoon. His group is investigating these phenomenon by means of field measurement campaigns, laboratory studies, and numerical mondeling. He has authored ~25 research papers, published in top peer reviewed journals including journal like Science. He also heads a Max Planck Partner Group on Bioaerosol Research at IIT Madras and is co-editor of Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (IF 5.053).

His work as a Fulbright fellow at Harvard would mainly focus on the formation of secondary organic aerosols in the context of Indian climate system, where volatile organic compounds – predursors for secondary organic aerosols, and its temporal and spatial variability associated with anthropogenic and biogenic VOC emissions.


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