Dr. Kesar Chand

Scientist-C

,North-East Regional Centre

Contact: (01360) 2216423(O) Extension :12

Area of Specialization

Climate Change

Environmental Pollution and Disaster Management

Qualification

  • Graduation in GEE (B.A.) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla Himachal Pradesh in 2003.
  • Post-Graduation in Geography (M.A.) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 2005.
  • Master of Philosophy in Geography (M.Phil) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 2007.
  • Doctorate in Geography (Ph.D) from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh in 2013

Expertise

Environmental Pollution: Air Pollution, Aerosol and Cryosphere interaction

Disaster Management: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Solid Waste Management

EIA and SIA of Small HEPs

Work Experience

Scientist-C

Research and Development

G.B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

10/09/2018-Till Date

Research Associate

Research and Development

G.B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

1/07/2013-09/09/2018

Research Associate

Research and Development

American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) New Delhi & Humboldt State University, Arcata CA,-USA

1/02/2012-31/01/2013

Senior Research Fellow

Research and Development

G.B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

21/08/2011-30/01/2012

Junior Research Fellow

Research and Development

G.B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

21/08/2009-20/08/2011

Project Fellow

Research and Development

Institute of Integrated Himalayan Studies (IIHS) UGC Centre, Himachal Pradesh University Shimla

01/11/2006-30/04/2007

Countries Visited

  • Thailand

Awards / Recognition

Qualified UGC(NET) in June 2005

Life time Member of Indian Science Congress

Affiliated Research Member of Hazard, Risk and Disaster Research Group (HRD) of Bath Spa University, U.K.

Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Geography Environmental Geography Air Pollution, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Waste management
Climate Change Natural Resource Management Pollution interaction over Glaciers and EIA & SIA of HEPs

Publications

Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Papers 12
Paper in Book chapter 5
Popular article 5
Policy Papers 1
Books 1
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Skills

Technical Skills
  • Instruments : Ion Chromatography (IC) -Dionex, Aethalometer-Magee scientific, Automatic Weather Station (AWS) -Campbell Scientific, Multiwavelength Radiometer (MWR)-ISRO, Microtops-II Sunphotometer, Fine Particulate Sampler (APM 550 NL)
  • Softwares : GIS and RS

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Trekking
  • Sports:       Badminton

Dr. Kesar Chand   kesar1982@gmail.com     kesar82@yahoo.com