Shayak Sengupta

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA. At CMU, I work with Peter Adams and InĂªs Azevedo, and I conduct public policy-relevant research at the intersection of air quality, climate change, and energy systems. In 2013, ambient air pollution was associated with 2.9 million premature deaths globally, the majority of which were in India and China. Specifically, I aim to develop and deploy analytical tools that quantify ambient air pollution, its sources, and its impacts on human health in developed and developing countries. This ultimately contributes to energy and environmental policymaking to improve air quality and mitigate climate change.

I received my B.S. from Rice University in Houston, TX, where my undergraduate research with Daniel Cohan focused on air quality and carbon footprints of transportation fleets. Most recently, I served as a Fulbright-Nehru research scholar at IIT Kanpur, where I studied air pollution control at coal-fired power plants in India.

Check out a sample of my research projects and CV. Feel free to email me or connect with me on LinkedIn.