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Sarath Guttikunda

Founder, UrbanEmissions.info
Affiliate Asst. Research Prof., Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

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Dr. Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow and an affiliate assistant professor at Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, and the founder of the independent research group UrbanEmissions.Info, based in New Delhi, India. His research interests include the impact of urban emissions at local, regional, and global scales. He is the developer of the SIM-air (Simple Interactive Models for Better Air Quality) family of tools, dedicated to sharing information on air pollution and climate change among developing country cities with applications in cities such as Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Dhaka, Manila, Hanoi, Shanghai, Ulaanbaatar, Lagos, and Tana. In addition, he was part of the team which built India's first air quality forecasting system, piloted for Delhi during the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Dr. Guttikunda received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2002, and holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1997). He also spent 5 years at the World Bank Environment Department in Washington D.C. as part of the Air Quality Management Thematic Group (2002-06). See http://www.urbanemissions.info for more information on the speaker.