Reader in Wind Engineering, University of Surrey

Prashant is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, UK. He obtained his PhD (Engineering) from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a masters degree (MTech) in Environmental Engineering and Management from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India). Prashant's research is focused on three key areas: (i) airborne nano/ultrafine particles and aerosols, (ii) urban air quality, and (iii) wind engineering.

Please visit his webpage (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cee/people/prashant_kumar/index.htm) for further details.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey
  • 2009–2012
    Lecturer, University of Surrey
  • 2008–2009
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Imperial College London

Education

  • 2008 
    University of Cambridge, UK, PhD (Engineering)
  • 2005 
    Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, MTech (Environmental Engineering and Management)

Publications

  • 2015
    The rise of low cost sensing for managing air pollution in cities, Environment International
  • 2015
    Gaseous emissions from agriculture activities and wetlands in national capital territory of Delhi, Ecological Engineering
  • 2015
    Occupational exposure to particulate matter in three Indian open cast mines, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
  • 2014
    ubmicron aerosols at thirteen diversified sites in China: size distribution, new particle formation and corresponding contribution to cloud condensation nuclei, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics
  • 2014
    Concentrations, physicochemical characteristics and exposure risks associated with particulate matter in the Middle East Area - A review, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
  • 2014
    Ultrafine particles in cities, Environment International
  • 2014
    Recycling concrete: An undiscovered source of ultrafine particles, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2014
    Water-energy-pollution nexus for growing megacities, Urban Climate
  • 2014
    Number size distribution of airborne nanoparticles during summertime in Kuwait: First observations from the Middle East, Environmental Science & Technology
  • 2014
    A review of fundamental drivers governing the emissions, dispersion and exposure to vehicle-emitted nanoparticles at signalised traffic intersections, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2014
    The influence of roadside vegetation barriers on airborne nanoparticles and pedestrians exposure under varying wind condition, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2014
    Prediction of ultrafine particle number concentration in urban environments by means of Gaussian process regression based on measurements of oxides of nitrogen, Environmental Modelling & Software
  • 2014
    The exposure to coarse, fine and ultrafine particle emissions from concrete mixing, drilling and cutting activities, Journal of Hazardous Materials
  • 2014
    Engineered nanomaterials: Knowledge gaps in fate, exposure, toxicity and future directions, Journal of Nanomaterials
  • 2014
    Influence of pedestrian trajectories on school children exposure to PM10, Journal of Nanomaterials
  • 2014
    Nanomaterials and the environment, Journal of Nanomaterials
  • 2014
    Comparative assessment of IGCC plants with various CO2 capture technologies producing electricity and hydrogen, Energy & Fuels
  • 2014
    Identifying public preferences using multi-criteria decision making for assessing the shift of urban commuters from private to public transport: A case study of Delhi, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
  • 2014
    Nanoparticle emissions from traditional pottery manufacturing, Environmental Science: Process & Impacts
  • 2014
    Impact evaluation of green-grey infrastructure interaction on built-space integrity: an emerging perspective to urban ecosystem service, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2013
    Indoor–outdoor concentrations of particulate matter in nine microenvironments of a mixed used commercial building in megacity Delhi, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health
  • 2013
    Footprints of air pollution and changing environment on the sustainability of built infrastructure, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2013
    Nanoparticle emissions from 11 non-vehicle exhaust sources - a review, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2013
    Fast response sequential measurements and modelling of nanoparticles inside and outside a car cabin, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2013
    Can a “Blue Sky” return to Indian megacities?, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2013
    The behaviour of traffic produced nanoparticles in a car cabin and resulting exposure rates, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2013
    An integrated statistical approach for evaluating the exceedence of criteria pollutants in the ambient air of megacity Delhi, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2013
    Energy-pollution nexus for urban buildings, Environmental Science & Technology
  • 2012
    Indoor air quality: Current status, missing links and future road map for India, Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2012
    Wind tunnel measurements for dispersion modelling of vehicle wakes, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2012
    Particles, Air Quality, Policy and Health, Chemical Society Reviews
  • 2012
    Seasonal differences of the atmospheric particle size distribution in a metropolitan area in Japan, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2012
    Nanoparticles in Indian environment: Known, unknowns and awareness, Environmental Science & Technology
  • 2012
    Field comparison of cyclonic separator and mass inertial impactor for PM10 monitoring, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2012
    New Directions: Airborne ultrafine particle dust from building activities - a source in need of quantification, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2012
    Wintertime spatio-temporal variation of ultrafine particles in a Belgian city, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2012
    PM10 and heavy metals in sub–urban and rural atmospheric environments of northern India, ASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management
  • 2012
    Release of ultrafine particles from three simulated building processes, Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • 2011
    An overview of experimental results and dispersion modelling of nanoparticles in the wake of moving vehicles, Environmental Pollution
  • 2011
    Preliminary estimates of particle number emissions from road vehicles in megacity Delhi and associated health impacts, Environmental Science & Technology
  • 2011
    Dynamics and dispersion modelling of nanoparticles from road traffic in the urban atmospheric environment - a review, Journal of Aerosol Science
  • 2011
    Ground-fixed and on-board measurements of nanoparticles in the wake of a moving vehicle, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2011
    Footprints of airborne ultrafine particles on urban air quality and public health, Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2011
    Technical challenges in tacking regulatory concerns for urban atmospheric nanoparticles, Particuology
  • 2010
    Nanoparticle emissions from biofuelled vehicles - their characteristics and impact on the number based regulation of atmospheric particles, Atmospheric Science Letters
  • 2010
    Comparison of the behaviour of manufactured and other airborne nanoparticles and the consequences for prioritising research and regulation activities, Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • 2010
    A review of the characteristics of nanoparticles in the urban atmosphere and the prospects for developing regulatory control, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2009
    Comparative study of measured and modelled number concentrations of nanoparticles in an urban street canyon, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2009
    Fast response measurements of the dispersion of nanoparticles in a vehicle wake and a street canyon, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2009
    Street versus rooftop level concentrations of fine particles in a Cambridge street canyon, Boundary-Layer Meteorology
  • 2009
    Hydrogen Fuel: Opportunities and Barriers, ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science & Technology
  • 2009
    Real world driving cycle for motorcycles in Edinburgh, Transport Research Part D: Transport and Environment
  • 2008
    Pseudo–simultaneous measurements for vertical variation of coarse, fine and ultra fine particles in an urban street canyon, Atmospheric Environment
  • 2008
    Effect of wind direction and speed on the dispersion of nucleation and accumulation mode particles in an urban street canyon, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2008
    Measurement of particles in the 5–1000 nm range close to road level in an urban street canyon, Science of the Total Environment
  • 2008
    Treatment for the losses of aerosol particles in long sampling tubes during ambient particle measurements, Atmospheric Envionment