Aerosol Characterization and receptor modEling

Welcome to the Aerosol Characterization and receptor modEling (ACE) group in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at IISER Bhopal. The overall research goal of our group is to provide policy relevant inputs for mitigating and managing ambient aerosol induced burden on air quality, health and climate over locations in India. The research expertise of our group lies in the area of receptor modeling for aerosol source apportionment. Thank you for stopping by our page and we do hope you will enjoy exploring it.

About Us

We conduct extensive field studies to monitor and measure ambient aerosol physical and chemical properties. These measurements are then used as inputs to several advanced factor analytic models. We are also working on using Bayesian approaches for source apportionment. The output from these models is also used in conjunction with air-parcel trajectory ensembles to identify aerosol source locations and preferred transport pathways. Currently, we are involved in understanding the behavior and sources of ambient aerosols over locations in Central India.

The ambiance in our group is welcoming and friendly. While every student is expected to be sincere and hard-working, the learning experience is enjoyable and fun! There are plenty of opportunities to conceive and work on research problems that truly excite you.


National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme- CarbOnaceous AerosoL Emissions, Source apportionment & ClimatE impacts (COALESCE)

2nd Technical Workshop - June, 2018

Student Achievements!

Best Poster Award!

Ms. Shilpi Samiksha won the best poster award at the International Aerosol Conference, St. Louis, MO 2018


Proficiency Medal!

Ms. Akanksha Singh won the proficiency medal for outstanding academic performance in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, IISER Bhopal in the batch of 2014

She also got admit as a graduate student from University of Maryland, with Dean's fellowship

We are constantly looking for motivated BS-MS and PhD students to work with us. Our group also offers excellent opportunities for project assistants, summer and winter interns, and research fellows. We welcome post-doctoral fellows with innovative ideas interested in developing new projects and to participate in the on-going work. Please Contact us for additional information.