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Neeraj Rastogi

Present Position : Associate Professor
E-mail:
nrastogi AT prl.res.in, neeraj6676 AT gmail.com
Telephone: +91 79 2631 4258


General Research Interests:

v Geochemistry of ambient aerosols: sources, transport, transformations, and removal of ambient coarse, fine, and ultrafine aerosols

v Physicochemical characteristics of aerosols and their relation with atmospheric chemistry, cloud formation, air quality, ecosystem, and climate change

v Atmospheric supply of macro- and micro-nutrients from Indian sub-continent to oceans around India

v Application of environmental radionuclides (210Pb, 7Be, 14C) and stable isotopes in source identification, transport and deposition of species

v Developing new methods for semi-continuous aerosol measurements

 

Specific Current Research Interests:

v Characterization of secondary aerosols on time scales ranging from hourly to annual and inter-annual

v Understanding the role of source (s) versus meteorological conditions in secondary organic and inorganic aerosol formation

v Studying the role of Biomass Burning emissions on the atmospheric composition and chemistry over the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP)

v Characterizing Brown Carbon aerosols through semi-continuous measurements,

v Studying the Oxidative Potential of the atmospheric aerosols over regions dominated by emissions from anthropogenic and natural sources

v Identifying relative contribution of different sources using isotopic composition of chemical species (e.g., C, N, S and Fe)

v Understanding the effects of continental pollutants transport on the marine atmospheric boundary layer of northern Indian Ocean

Graduate Students:

Dr. Atinderpal Singh: 2012 - 2016 - Worked on Seasonality and Characteristics of Ambient Aerosols over the Northwest IGP

Mr. R. V. Satish: Since 2014 - Working on Brown Carbon Characterization through Offline and Online Measurements

Mr. Anil Patel: Since 2015 - Working on Oxidative Potential of Ambient Aerosols

Work Experience:

v 2017 - Present: Associate Professor at PRL-Ahmedabad, India

v 2011 - 2016: Reader at PRL-Ahmedabad, India

v 2009 - 2011: Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Toronto, Canada (Supervisor: Prof. Greg Evans)

v 2006 - 2009: Post Doctoral Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (Supervisor: Prof. Rodney J. Weber)

v 2005 - 2006: Post Doctoral Fellow at PRL-Ahmedabad, India (Supervisor: Prof. M. M. Sarin)

Educational Qualifications:

v Ph.D.: Aerosol and Rainwater Chemistry, 2005, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India (Supervisor: Prof. M. M. Sarin)

v B.Ed.: 1998, University of Lucknow, India

v M.Sc.: Physical Chemistry, 1997, University of Lucknow, India

v B.Sc.: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 1995, University of Lucknow, India

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

(#Student Author)

v Satish#, R. V., Shamjad, P. M., Thamban, N. M., Tripathi, S. N., and Rastogi, N., 2017. Temporal Characteristics of Brown Carbon over the Central Indo-Gangetic Plain. Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00734 (in press). (Impact Factor: 5.393)

v Rastogi, N. and Patel, A., 2017. Oxidative Potential of Ambient Aerosols: an Indian Perspective, Current Science, 112, 35-39. DOI: 10.18520/cs/v112/i01/35-39 (Impact Factor: 0.967)

v Singh#, A., Rastogi, N., Patel, A., and Singh, D., 2016. Seasonality in size-segregated ionic composition of ambient particulate pollutants over the Indo-Gangetic Plain: Source apportionment using PMF. Environmental Pollution, 219, 906-915. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.09.010 (Impact Factor: 4.839)

v Singh#, A., Rastogi, N., Patel, A., Satish, R. V., and Singh, D., 2016. Size-segregated characteristics of carbonaceous aerosols over the northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plain: Year round temporal behavior. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 16, 1615-1624. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2016.01.0023. (Impact Factor: 2.393)

v Singh#, A., Tiwari, S., Sharma, D., Singh, D., Tiwari, S., Srivastava, A. K., Rastogi, N., and Singh, A. K., 2016. Characterization and radiative impact of dust aerosols over northwestern part of India: A case study during a severe dust storm. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 128, 779-792. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-016-0445-1. (Impact Factor: 1.172)

v Singh#, A., Srivastava, R., Rastogi, N., and Singh, D., 2016. Absorbing and scattering aerosols over the source region of biomass burning emissions: Implications in the assessment of optical and radiative properties. Atmospheric Environment 127, 61-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.12.029. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Rastogi, N., Singh, A., Sarin, M.M. and Singh, D., 2016. Temporal variability of primary and secondary aerosols over Northern India: Impact of biomass burning emissions. Atmospheric Environment 125, 396-403. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.06.010. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Srinivas, B., Rastogi, N., Sarin, M.M., Singh, A., and Singh, D., 2016. Mass absorption efficiency of light absorbing organic aerosols from source region of paddy-residue burning emissions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Atmospheric Environment 125, 360-370. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.07.017. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Rastogi, N., Patel, A., Singh, A., and Singh, D. 2015. Diurnal variability in secondary organic aerosol formation over the Indo-Gangetic Plain during winter using online measurement of water-soluble organic carbon. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 15. 2225-2231. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.02.0097. (Impact Factor: 2.393)

v Singh#, A., Rastogi, N., Sharma, D., and Singh, D., 2015. Inter and intra-annual variability in aerosol characteristics over northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plain. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 15, 376-386. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2014.04.0080. (Impact Factor: 2.393)

v Akhtar, U. S., Rastogi, N., McWhinney, R. D., Bruce, U., Chow, C-W., Evans, G. J., and Scott, J. A., 2014. The combined effects of physicochemical properties of size-fractionated ambient particulate matter on in vitro toxicity in human A549 lung epithelial cells. Toxicology Reports 1, 145-156. DOI:10.1016/j.toxrep.2014.05.002.

v Rastogi, N., Singh, A., Singh, D. and Sarin, M.M., 2014. Chemical characteristics of PM2.5 at a source region of biomass burning emissions: Evidence for secondary aerosol formation. Environmental Pollution 184, 563-569. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.09.037. (Impact Factor: 4.839)

v Rastogi, N., and Sarin, M. M., 2013. Temporal variability in residence time of ambient aerosols using environmental 210Pb, Current Science, 105, 1165-1168. (Impact Factor: 0.967)

v Balachandran, S., Pachon, J. E., Lee, S., Oakes, M., Rastogi, N., Shi, W., Tagaris, E., Yan, B., Davis, A., Zhang, X., Weber, R. J., Mulholland, J. A., Bergin, M., Zheng, M., Russell, A. G., 2013. Particulate and gas sampling of prescribed fires in South Georgia, USA, Atmospheric Environment, 81, 125-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.08.014. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Padro, L. T., Moore, R. H., Zhang, X., Rastogi, N., Weber, R. J., and Nenes, A., 2012. Mixing state and compositional effects on CCN activity and droplet growth kinetics of size-resolved CCN in an urban environment, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12, 10239-10255. DOI: 10.5194/acp-12-10239-2012. (Impact Factor: 5.114)

v Rastogi, N., McWhinney, R. D., Akhtar, U. S., Fila, M., Urch, B., Abbatt, J. P. D., Brook, J. R., Silverman, F., Evans, G. J., 2012. Physical characterization of the University of Toronto coarse, fine, and ultrafine high-volume particle concentrator systems, Aerosol Science & Technology, 46, 1015-1024. DOI:10.1080/02786826.2012.686674. (Impact Factor: 2.413)

v Amatullah, H., North, M. L., Akhtar, U. S., Rastogi, N., Urch, B., Silverman, F. S., Chow, C-W., Evans, G. J., Scott, J. A., 2012. Comparative cardiopulmonary effects of size-fractionated airborne particulate matter, Inhalation Toxicology 24 (3), 161-171. DOI: 10.3109/08958378.2011.650235. (Impact Factor: 2.260)

v McWhinney, R. D., Rastogi, N., Urch, B., Silverman, F., Brook, J. R., Evans, G. J., Abbatt, J. P. D., 2012. Characterization of the University of Toronto Concentrated Aerosol Particle Exposure Facility (CAPEF) - Effects on fine and ultrafine non-refractory aerosol composition, Aerosol Science & Technology 46, 697-707, DOI:10.1080/02786826.2012.656769. (Impact Factor: 2.413)

v Rastogi, N., Zhang, X., Edgerton, E. S., Ingall, E., and Weber, R. J., 2011. Filterable water-soluble organic nitrogen in fine particles over the southeastern USA during summer, Atmospheric Environment 45, 6040-6047. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.045. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Akhtar, U. S., McWhinney, R. D., Rastogi, N., Abbatt, J. P. D, Evans, G. J., and Scott, J. A., 2010. Cytotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects of ambient and source-related particulate matter (PM) in relation to the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cytokine adsorption by particles, Inhalation Toxicology 22 (S2), 37-47, DOI: 10.3109/08958378.2010.518377. (Impact Factor: 2.260)

v Sarin, M. M., Kumar, A., Srinivas, B., Sudheer, A. K., and Rastogi, N., 2010. Anthropogenic sulphate aerosols and large Cl-deficit in marine atmospheric boundary layer of tropical Bay of Bengal, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 66, 1-10. DOI 10.1007/s10874-011-9188-z. (Impact Factor: 1.950)

v Oakes, M., Rastogi, N., Majestic, B. J., Schauer, J. J., Shafer, M. M., Edgerton, E. S, Weber, R. J., 2010. Characterization of soluble iron in urban aerosols using near-real time data. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere 115, D15302, DOI: 10.1029/2009JD012532. (Impact Factor: 3.318)

v Sunder Raman, R., Ramachandran, S., Rastogi, N., 2010. Annual and seasonal variability of ambient aerosols over an urban region in western India. Atmospheric Environment 44, 1200-1208. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.12.008. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Sunder Raman, R., Ramachandran, S., Rastogi, N., 2010. Source identification of ambient aerosols over an urban region in western India. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, 1330-1340. DOI: 10.1039/b925511g. (Impact Factor: 2.171)

v Rastogi, N., Oakes, M., Schauer, J. J., Shafer, M. M., Majestic, B., Weber, R. J., 2009. New technique for online measurement of water-soluble Fe(II) in atmospheric aerosols. Environmental Science & Technology 43, 2425-2430, DOI: 10.1021/es8031902. (Impact Factor: 5.393)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2009. Quantitative chemical composition and characteristics of aerosols over western India: One year record of temporal variability. Atmospheric Environment 43, 3481-3488, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.04.030. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2008. Atmospheric abundances of 210Pb and 7Be at low and high altitude sites in semi-arid region: Temporal variability and transport processes. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere 113, D11103, DOI: 10.1029/2007JD009298. (Impact Factor: 3.318)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2007. Chemistry of precipitation events and inter-relationship with ambient aerosols over a semi-arid region in western India. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 56, 149-163. DOI 10.1007/s10874-006-9047-5. (Impact Factor: 1.950)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2006. Chemistry of aerosols over a semi-arid region: Evidence for acid uptake by mineral dust. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L23815, DOI: 10.1029/2006GL027708. (Impact Factor: 4.212)

v Dutta, K., Bhushan, R., Somayajulu, B. L. K. and Rastogi, N., 2006, Inter-annual Variation in Atmospheric Δ14C over the Northern Indian Ocean. Atmospheric Environment 40, 4501-4512, DOI.10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.04.013. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2006. Atmospheric abundances of nitrogen species in rain and aerosols over a semi-arid region: Sources and deposition fluxes. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 6, 406-417. (Impact Factor: 2.393)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2005. Long-term characterization of ionic species in aerosols from urban and high altitude sites in western India: Role of mineral dust and anthropogenic sources. Atmospheric Environment 39, 5541-5554, DOI:10. 1016/j.atmosenv.2005.01.053. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

v Rastogi, N. and Sarin, M.M., 2005. Chemical characteristics of individual rain events from a semi-arid region in India: Three-year study. Atmospheric Environment 39, 3313-3323, DOI. 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2005.06.011. (Impact Factor: 3.459)

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