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.


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

2nd Technical Workshop

3-13 June, 2018

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal


Research Highlights

Title: PM10 and PM2.5 chemical source profiles with optical attenuation and health risk indicators of paved and unpaved road dust in Bhopal, India. (Environmental Pollution) 2017

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.11.067

Title: Inorganic ions in ambient fine particles over a National Park in central India: Seasonality, dependencies between sulphate, nitrate, and ammonium, and neutralization of aerosol acidity. (Atmospheric Environment) 2016

DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.037

Title: A facile and visual approach for the detection of trace level ammonia vapours under ambient conditions. (J. Mater. Chem. C ) 2016

DOI: 10.1039/C6TC00426A

Conference Presentations

AAAR 36th Annual Conference 2017

Title: Choice of OC/EC Ratio in the EC Tracer Method to Estimate Secondary Organic Carbon Over a National Park in Bhopal, India: A Sensitivity Analysis

Authors: Shilpi Samiksha, Ramya Sunder Raman and Samresh Kumar

AAAR 36th Annual Conference 2017

Title: A Comparison of the Source Apportionment of Fine Particles Measured over a National Park in Central India using PMF2 and US EPA PMF5

Authors: Samresh Kumar, Ramya Sunder Raman and Jayant Nirmalkar

European Aerosol Conference 2017

Title: Source Apportionment of PM2.5 Mass Over an Ecologically Sensitive Zone in Central India by Positive Matrix Factorization

Authors: Jayant Nirmalkar, Ramya Sunder Raman and Samresh Kumar

European Aerosol Conference 2017

Title: Anomalous Si/Al Ratios in PM10 and PM2.5 Road Dust at Several Locations in India

Authors: Shilpi Samiksha and Ramya Sunder Raman

European Aerosol Conference 2017

Title: Investigating the nature and sources of non-water soluble sulfate sulfur in fine particles over a National Park in Central India

Authors: Samresh Kumar and Ramya Sunder Raman

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.