Professor Prashant Kumar

Professor & Chair in Air Quality and Health; Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), University of Surrey

Prashant is a Professor & Chair in Air Quality and Health, and founding Director of the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), at the University of Surrey, UK. His research focuses on urban air pollution, its sources, dispersion and exposure assessment. He has authored over 125 journal articles, with in excess of 2800 citations, H-index 28 and i10-index 62 (as on 12.06.2017). Prashant is an Executive Editor for the 'Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering', and an editorial board member of 10 journals such as 'Atmosphere' and 'Science of the Total Environment'. Further details about his research activities can be found on his - http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cee/people/prashant_kumar/index.htm - and GCARE's webpage - www.surrey.ac.uk/gcare.

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