Faculty Profile


Sachchida Nand Tripathi

B.Tech., IT-B.H.U., Varanasi, 1992  
Ph.D., Reading University, UK, 2000

Room: 314 Faculty Building
Phone: (91-512) 259 7845
eMail: snt[AT]iitk.ac.in
Web: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~snt/


  • Aerosol Optical and Microphysical properties
  • Cloud Microphysical Properties and Cloud Electrical Properties
  • Fog Microphysics
  • Electrical Properties of Planetary Atmospheres


  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) prize in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 2014.
  • Best Paper Award for the paper ‘Absorption Enhancement of Polydisperse Aerosols under varying Hygroscopic Conditions’ in IASTA National Conference held in Mumbai, India from December 11-13, 2012.
  • Mention in IIT Kanpur academic senate minutes for outstanding performance as tutor in Computational Methods in Engineering course in 2011-12 Second Semester, 2012.
  • Mention in IIT Kanpur academic senate minutes for outstanding performance as tutor in Mechanics of Solids course in 2011-12 First Semester, 2012.
  • First consolation poster prize in IASTA national conference held at Bose Institute Campus, Darjeeling, March 24-26, 2010
  • NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award 2009
  • Sir M. Visvesaraya Research Fellowship 2009-2012
  • NASA Senior Fellowship 2009-2010
  • Mention in IIT Kanpur academic senate minutes for outstanding performance as tutor in Mechanics of Solids course in 2008-09 First Semester
  • Best paper award during Tropmet Conference held in Pune, November 2006
  • Second best paper award in IASTA national Conference held in NPL, Delhi, India November 14-16, 2007
  • Best Paper award in IASTA national conference held in IIT Kanpur, November, 2004
  • AICTE Young Career Award 2003-2006.


  • Misra, A., Abhishek Gaur, S.N. Tripathi et al., An overview of the physico-chemical characteristics of dust at Kanpur in the central Indo-Gangetic Basin, Atmospheric Environment, 97, 386-396, 2014.
  • Kanawade, V.P., S.N. Tripathi, et  al., Observations of new particle formation at two distinct Indian subcontinental urban locations, Atmospheric Environment, 90, 370-379, 2014.
  • Huttunen, J., S.N. Tripathi, et al., Effect of water vapour on the determination of Aerosol Direct Radiative Effect based on the AERONET fluxes, Atmospheric Chemistry and Chemistry, 14, 6103-6110, 2014.
  • Kanawade, V., S.N. Tripathi, Deepika Bhattu and P.M.  Shamjad, Sub-micron particle number size  distributions characteristics at an urban location, Kanpur, in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Atmospheric Research, 147-148, 121-132, 2014 .
  • Alabhya Mishra, Marykutty Michael, S.N. Tripathi, Christian Béghin, Revisited modeling of Titan's middle atmosphere electrical conductivity, Icarus, 238, 230-234, 2014.
  • Dumka, U.C., S.N. Tripathi, Amit Misra, D.M. Giles, T.F. Eck, Ram  Sagar and B.N. Holben, Latitudinal variation of aerosol properties from Indo Gangetic Plain (IGP) to central Himalayan foothills during TIGERZ campaign, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119, 4750-4769, 2014.
  • Kirpa Ram, S.N. Tripathi, M.M. Sarin and Deepika Bhattu, Primary and secondary aerosols from an urban site (Kanpur) in the Indo-Gangetic Plain: Influence on CCN, CN concentrations and optical properties, Atmospheric Environment, 89, 655-663, 2014.
  • Kaul, D.S., T. Gupta and S.N. Tripathi, Source apportionment for water soluble organic matter of submicron aerosol: A comparison between foggy and nonfoggy episodes, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14, 1527-1533, 2014.
  • Bhattu, D. and S.N. Tripathi, Inter-seasonal variability in size-resolved CCN properties at Kanpur, India, Atmospheric Environment, 85, 161-168, 2014.
  • Ghosh, S. and S.N. Tripathi et al., Chemical characterization of summertime dust events at Kanpur: Insight into the sources and level of mixing with anthropogenic emissions, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14, 879-891, 2014.
  • Renard, J.B., S.N. Tripathi, et al., In situ detection of electrified aerosols in the upper troposphere and stratosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 1-8, 2013.