Climate and Health Air Monitoring Project

Mobilizing Health Care Facilities for Air Pollution Monitoring and Communicators of Air for better Health

Dr. Suman Mor, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Environment Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has done her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), New Delhi, India  and Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Environmental Science and Engineering from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar - Haryana (India). Dr. Mor has working experience in Environment, sanitation and health, waste water treatment, waste management and Environment impact assessment. she has recieved several awards in the field of Environmental science but recently she is awarded by ‘Scientists of the Year award by National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi, India (2012).

In addition, she is also a member of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Committee, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015 onwards. Member of various Screening Committee for selection of technical officer etc for Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Expert Member, Selection Committee for Central Pollution Control Committee Chandigarh, Member, Evaluation Committee, of World Wetlands Day Reports (PSCST) Chandigarh, Member of International Advisory Board of Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram Chair For Sustainable Development, Sonepat 2012.



Ravindra Khaiwal is currently working as ‘Professors (Addl) of Environment Health’ at Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health (DCM&SPH), PGIMER, Chandigarh after working around five years as ‘Scientist’ in ‘Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR)’, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He also had the visiting professor positions at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and University of Padova, Italy. Ravindra has an outstanding academic record and obtained a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has authored more than 110 articles, including original research papers, reviews, and book chapters. Some of his articles are listed as highly cited by ‘ISI Web of Science’. His articles are cited over 8000 times, and he has a HIRSCH factor of ‘38’ based on Scopus, ISI, and other sources. He wrote/edited six books in the field of ‘Environmental Sciences’. He has guided 6 Ph.D. students, including one DM and one MD. Currently, he is supervising four Ph.D. and three MD students.


Dr. Khaiwal is leading the task to draft ‘Adaption/ Mitigation plan for diseases due to Air Pollution and Climate Change’ as his department is a ‘Center for Excellence’ under the National Mission on Health under Prime Minister Council of Climate Change, MoH&FW. He is also the nodal facilitator for the DHR-Fellowship Training Programme in the area of Environmental Health. Dr. Khaiwal also served as an expert in National Green Tribunal (NGT) cases. He is also a member of the Core Group to develop the methodology/guidelines related to health risk assessment under MoHFW. Ravindra has received several awards and scholarships in the field of ‘Environmental Science and Engineering’. He has won an ‘Environmentalist of the Year 2007: Around the Globe’ award by the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), India, and was the finalist of ‘Elsevier NASI-SCOPUS 2014’ Young Scientist Award. In 2018, he was awarded IVLP Fellowship by the US Department of State, USA. Recently in 2019, he was honored with the PN Raju Oration Award in the area of Public Health (Environment) by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), MoHFW, New Delhi, India.  

His research interests include chemical characterization/composition of pollutants, source apportionment, health risks assessment, and mitigation policies for persistent and emerging pollutants, including global climate change and environmental impact assessment. He has already worked on several international projects such as InterREG, EXPER/PF, ENVIRISK, CAIR4HEALTH, HENVINET, MEGAPOLI, and TRANSPHORM. Currently, he is working as an associate partner on UK/EU projects and jointly acquired funding of over $ 640 thousand to the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health. Ravindra is serving various international journal and grant commission as a referee and is also a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Air, Soil and Water Research, Forum Geographic, Journal of Environmental Biology (IF 0.56), Aerosol and Air Quality Research (IF 2.0), and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (IF 1.6).