Ritesh Gautam


Ritesh Gautam is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering. He is also a participating faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies. 
Prior to joining IIT Bombay, Dr. Gautam worked at the Climate and Radiation Laboratory of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), for over 5 years, with Universities Space Research Association and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He received his PhD from George Mason University (GMU) specializing in Satellite Remote Sensing and Climatology. His research interests include remote sensing of aerosols and their climate effects, as well as assessing their potential impacts on hydrological cycle. He has also participated in two NASA/GSFC-led field experiments to study impact of aerosols on regional climate in Thailand and India.








CONTACT

Dr. Ritesh Gautam


Assistant Professor
Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
Mumbai - 400076, INDIA

Email:  rgautam@iitb.ac.in
Phone: +91-22-2576-7663


RESEARCH INTERESTS
  •  Satellite Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Aerosols, Field Measurements.
  •  Absorbing Aerosol Deposition on Snowpack, Optical Remote Sensing of Cryosphere.
  •  Climatology

"Remote sensing of aerosols and their climate effects, as well as assessing their potential impacts on hydrological cycle"


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Assistant Professor,
(2014 - Present)    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Research Scientist,
(2011 - 2014)        NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/USRA, Greenbelt, Maryland

Research Associate,
(2009 - 2011)        NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/UMBC, Greenbelt, Maryland

Graduate Research Assistant,
(2003 - 2008)        George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Graduate Student Summer Program Fellow,
(2005)        NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Undergraduate Trainee,
(2003)        Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore


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