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Climate, Health & Air Monitoring Project

Communicating, Engaging & Empowering Communities & Health Professional for Clean Air & 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.


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Ravindra Khaiwal is currently working as ‘Professors of Environment Health’ at the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health (DCM&SPH), PGIMER, Chandigarh, after working for around five years as ‘Scientist’ at the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He also had visiting professor positions at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and 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 over 150 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 12,000 times, and he has a HIRSCH factor of ‘52’ based on Scopus and other sources. He wrote/edited six books in the Environmental Sciences field. He has guided 8 Ph.D., 1 DM, 6 MD and 11 MPH, students. Currently, he is supervising 5 Ph.D. and 1 MD students. 

Dr. Khaiwal developed the ‘Health Adaption plan for diseases due to Air Pollution and Climate Change’, including Health Sector Preparedness Infographics under the National Programme on ‘Air Pollution and Climate Change’, adopted by the Ministry of Health, India. He is the nodal officer of the ‘Center for Excellence on Air Pollution and Climate Change’ under the National Mission on Health under the Prime Minister Council of Climate Change, Ministry of Health, India. 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 Core Group member in developing the methodology/guidelines for health risk assessment under the Ministry of Health, India, including a member of the Technical Resource Group, Central Health Education Bureau. Health Ministry has recently nominated him as WHO country consultant for air pollution. 

Ravindra has received several awards and scholarships in the field of ‘Environmental Health’. 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 the ‘Elsevier NASI-SCOPUS 2014’ Young Scientist Award. In 2018, he was awarded IVLP Fellowship by the US Department of State, USA. He was honored with the PN Raju Oration Award 2019 in Public Health (Environment) by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), MoHFW, New Delhi, India. He has been conferred the ‘Presidential Award 2021’ award by the Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (IAPSM), India, for his services to improve public health. Recently he has been listed among the top 1% of Environmental scientists from India, having Indian rank 1st and international 184th by Stanford University in Atmospheric Science category. 

His research interests include health risks assessment, chemical characterization/composition of pollutants, source apportionment, 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. He is currently working as an associate partner on UK/EU projects and jointly acquired over $ 750 thousand to the Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health. Ravindra is serving various international journals and grant commissions as a referee and is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Air, Soil and Water Research, Forum Geographic, Journal of Environmental Biology (IF 0.7), Aerosol and Air Quality Research (IF 4.5), Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (IF 3.2) and Frontiers in Sustainable Cities.

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