Abhishek Chaudhary

Ph.D. (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering




  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland (2015)
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A (2010)
  • Bachelor of Technology, Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India (2007)



  • Evaluating the impact of human consumption activities on different environmental domains (climate change, water use, land use, biodiversity, eutrophication, acidification)

  • Generating quantitative information to guide transition towards sustainable technology, systems and human behaviors

  • Developing methods for biodiversity and ecosystem service impact assessment

  • Environmental life cycle assessment (LCA)

  • Product environmental footprint (PEF) assessment

  • Characterizing the sustainability status of global diets and food systems through nutrition, human health and environmental indicators

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India (2018-present)

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2016- 2018)

  • Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2012- 2015)

  • Environmental Engineer, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Cincinnati, U.S.A (2009- 2012)

  • Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A (2007- 2009)

  • 7. Initiation grant, IIT Kanpur (2020-22)

  • 6. National research project grant, Swiss National Science Foundation, Switzerland (2017-20)

  • 5. Research grant, The Netherlands Environmental Protection Agency (PBL), The Netherlands (2017)

  • 4. Research grant, Pulse Canada (2017)

  • 3. Research grant, The Nature Conservancy, USA (2016)

  • 2. Research grant, United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA (2010-12)

  • 1. Student contractor research grant, United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA (2009-10)

  • 18. Conference grant, Uppsala Health Summit, Sweden (2022)

  • 17. Conference grant, World Biodiversity Forum, Switzerland (2022)

  • 16. Conference grant, Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung, Germany (2022)

  • 15. Visiting professorship, University of Zurich, Switzerland (2022)

  • 14. Conference grant, Purdue University, USA (2022)

  • 13. Conference grant, International Conference of Agricultural Economists (2021)

  • 12. Travel grant, International congress for conservation biology, Malaysia (2019)

  • 11. Travel grant, International Workshop on Bending the Biodiversity Curve, The Netherlands (2019)

  • 10. Travel grant, Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Programme, Switzerland (2019)

  • 9. Travel grant, International Meeting on Science-based Targets for Species, U.K (2019)

  • 8. Travel grant, Workshop on Innovating global fruit and vegetable food systems, Keystone, CO, USA (2018)

  • 7. Travel grant, Workshop on quantitative indicators of food systems resilience, Beijing, China (2018)

  • 6. Postdoctoral fellowship, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2016)

  • 5. PhD scholarship, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2012-2015)

  • 4. Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Scholarship (2012) (declined)

  • 3. Graduate scholarship, University of Cincinnati, USA (2007-09)

  • 2. Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship (2007) (declined)

  • 1. Masters scholarship, Singapore NTU-Stanford Environmental Engineering Partnership (2007-09) (declined)

  • 47. Anastasiou, K., Chaudhary, A., et al. (in review). Conceptualizing the drivers of ultra-processed production and consumption and their environmental impacts: a group model-building exercise. Global Food Security.

  • 46. Gumbs, R., Faith, D., Pellens, R., [….], Chaudhary, A., et al. (in review). The post-2020 global biodiversity framework must safeguard the Tree of Life. Conservation Biology. Preprint here.

  • 45. Markotter, W., [.....]., Chaudhary, A., et al. (2023). One Health action for health security and equity. The Lancet.

  • 44. Chaudhary, A., Akhtar, A. (2022). A template for evaluating cradle to site environmental life cycle impacts of buildings in India. ACS Environmental Au.

  • 43. Perez-Escamila, R., Corvalan, C., [....], Chaudhary, A. (2022). Healthy and sustainable diets. Med (Cell Press) 3, 723-726.

  • 42. Estrada, A., Garber, P., Garnett, S., [….], Chaudhary, A. et al. (2022). Role of Indigenous people lands in global primate conservation. Science Advances.

  • 41. Chaudhary, A., Maier, L., Strassburg, B., Menon, V., Brooks, T.M., McGowan, P.J.K. (2022). Sub-national assessment of threats to Indian biodiversity and habitat restoration opportunities. Environmental Research Letters. 17(5), 054022.

  • 40. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A., Mathys, A. (2022). Dietary change and global sustainable development goals. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 6, 771041.

  • 39. Adisasmito, W.B., Almuhairi, S., [….], Chaudhary, A., et al. (2022). One health: a new definition for a sustainable and healthy future. PLOS Pathogens. 18(6), e1010537.

  • 38. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A., Mathys, A. (2021). Nutritional adequacy of global food production. Frontiers in Nutrition 8, 739755.

  • 37. Kimani-Murage, E., Gaupp, F., Lal, R., Hansson, H., Tang, T., Chaudhary, A., et al. (2021). An optimal diet for planet and people. One Earth, 4(9), 1189-1192.

  • 36. Kastner, T., Chaudhary, A., Gingrich, S., et al. (2021). Global agricultural trade and land system sustainability: implications for ecosystem carbon storage, biodiversity and human nutrition. One Earth. 4(10), 1425-1443.

  • 35. Chaudhary, A., & Krishna, V. (2021). Region-specific nutritious, environmentally friendly, and affordable diets in India. One Earth, 4, 531-544.

  • 34. Mair, L., Bennun, L.A., Brooks, T.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Bolam, F.C.,…….Chaudhary, A., et al. (2021). A metric for spatially-explicit contributions to science-based species targets. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1-8

  • 33. Metson, G.S., Chaudhary, A., et al. (2021). Nitrogen and the food system. One Earth, 4(1), 3-7.

  • 32. Ramesh, R., Kalin, L., Hantush, M., Chaudhary, A. (2020). A Secondary Assessment of Sediment Trapping Effectiveness by Vegetated Buffers. Ecological Engineering, 159, 106094

  • 31. Leclere, D., Obersteiner, M., Barrett, M., Butchart, S.H., Chaudhary, A. et al. (2020). Bending the curve of terrestrial biodiversity needs an integrated strategy. Nature, 585(7826), 551-556

  • 30. Estrada, A., Garber, P., Chaudhary, A. (2020). Reconciling Current and future trends in socio-economic, demographic and governance factors affecting global primate conservation. PeerJ, 8, e9816.

  • 29. Chaudhary, A., & Tremorin, D. (2020). Nutritional and environmental sustainability of lentil reformulated beef burger. Sustainability, 12, 6712.

  • 28. Green, A., Nemecek, T., Chaudhary, A., Mathys, A. (2020). Assessing nutritional, health, and environmental sustainability dimensions of agri-food production systems. Global Food Security, 26, 100406.

  • 27. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A., Mathys, A. (2020). Nutritional and environmental losses embedded in global food waste. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 160, 104912.

  • 26. Verones, F., Hellweg, S., Anton, A., Azevedo, L.B., Chaudhary, A. et al. (2020). LC-IMPACT: a regionalized life cycle damage assessment method. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(6), 1201-1219.

  • 25.Rust, N., Ridding, L., …..Chaudhary, A., et al. (2020). How to transition to reduced-meat diets that benefit people and the planet. Science of the total environment, 718, 137208.

  • 24.Harwatt, H., Ripple, W.J., Chaudhary, A., Betts, M.G. and Hayek, M.N. (2019). Scientists call for renewed Paris pledges to transform agriculture. The Lancet Planetary Health, 4(1), e9-e10.

  • 23. Chaudhary, A. (2019). Sustainability assessment of Indian diets: A modeling study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 3, S9.

  • 22. Chaudhary, A., Krishna, V. (2019). Country-specific sustainable diets using optimization algorithm. Environmental Science & Technology 53, 7694-7703

  • 21. Estrada, A., Garber, P.A., Chaudhary, A. (2019). Expanding global commodities trade and consumption place the world’s primates at risk of extinction. PeerJ, 7, e7068.

  • 20. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A., Mathys, A. (2019). Dietary Change Scenarios and Implications for Environmental, Nutrition, Human Health and Economic Dimensions of Food Sustainability. Nutrients, 11(4), 856.

  • 19. Willett, W., Rockstrom, J., Loken, B., Springmann, M., …., Chaudhary, A. et al. (2019) Our food in the Anthropocene: The EAT-Lancet commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet, 393, 447-492.

  • 18. Chaudhary, A. & Mooers, A. (2018).Terrestrial vertebrate biodiversity loss under future global land use change scenarios. Sustainability, 10(8), 2764.

  • 17. Chaudhary, A. et al. (2018). Nutritional Combined Greenhouse Gas Life Cycle Analysis for Incorporating Canadian Yellow Pea into Cereal-Based Food Products. Nutrients, 10(4), 490.

  • 16. Chaudhary, A. & Brooks, T.M. (2018). Land use intensity-specific global characterization factors to assess product biodiversity footprints. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(9), 5094–5104

  • 15. Chaudhary, A., Gustafson, D., & Mathys, A. (2018). Multi-indicator sustainability assessment of global food systems. Nature Communications, 9(1), 848.

  • 14.Steel, M., Pourfaraj, V., Chaudhary, A., Mooers, A.O. (2018). Evolutionary isolation and phylogenetic diversity loss under random extinction events. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 438, 151-155.

  • 13. Chaudhary, A., Pourfaraj, V. & A.O. Mooers. (2018). Projecting global land-use-driven evolutionary history loss. Diversity and Distributions, 24, 158-167.

  • 12. Chaudhary, A. & Brooks, T.M. (2017). National Consumption and Global Trade Impacts on Biodiversity. World Development, 121, 178-187.

  • 11. Chaudhary, A.,Carrasco, L.R., Kastner, T. (2017). Linking National Wood Consumption with Global Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Losses. Science of the Total Environment, 586, 985-994.

  • 10. Chaudhary, A. & Hantush, M.M. (2017). Bayesian Monte Carlo and Maximum Likelihood Approach for Uncertainty Assessment and Risk Management: Application to Lake Oxygen Recovery Model. Water Research, 108,301-311.

  • 9. Chaudhary, A., Pfister, S. et al. (2016). Spatially Explicit Analysis of Biodiversity Loss Due to Global Agriculture, Pasture and Forest Land Use from a Producer and Consumer Perspective. Environmental Science & Technology, 50, 3928–3936.

  • 8. Chaudhary, A., Burivalova, Z., Koh, L.P., Hellweg, S. (2016). Impact of Forest Management on Species Richness: Global Meta- Analysis and Economic Trade-Offs. Scientific Reports, 6, 23954.

  • 7. Chaudhary, A., & Kastner, T. (2016). Land Use Biodiversity Impacts Embodied in International Food Trade. Global Environmental Change, 38, 195-204.

  • 6. Chaudhary, A., et al. (2015). Quantifying Land Use Impacts on Biodiversity: Combining Species–Area Models and Vulnerability Indicators. Environmental Science & Technology,49(16), 9987–9995

  • 5. Verones, F., Huijbregts, M. A., Chaudhary, A., et al. (2015). Harmonizing the Assessment of Biodiversity Effects from Land and Water Use within LCA. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(6), 3584–3592

  • 4. Steubing, B., Suter, F., Heeren, N., Chaudhary, A., et al. (2015). What are the most ecologically sustainable uses of wood? [in German]. Swiss Journal of Forestry, 166(5), 335-338.

  • 3. Chaudhary, A., & Hellweg, S. (2014). Including Indoor Offgassed Emissions in the Life Cycle Inventories of Wood Products. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(24), 14607-14614.

  • 2. Hantush, M. M., & Chaudhary, A. (2013). Bayesian Framework for Water Quality Model Uncertainty Estimation and Risk Management. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(9), 04014015.

  • 1. Abhishek, A., Lee, J. Y., Keener, T. C., Yang, Y. J. (2010). Long-term wind speed variations for three Midwestern US cities. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 60(9), 1057-1064.

  • 40. Chaudhary, A. Identifying future global hotspots of deforestation and biodiversity loss to inform One Health risk. 7th World One Health Congress (WOHC). Singapore; 11/2022.

  • 39. Chaudhary, A. The impact of global food consumption on different domains of the environment. Keynote lecture for Food4Climate Pavilion at COP27 of UNFCCC in Egypt. Online; 11/2022.

  • 38. Chaudhary, A. Food trade and species diversity. Keynote lecture at webinar organized by Japan Wildlife Conservation Society (JWCS). Online; 10/2022.

  • 37. Chaudhary, A. Ecosystem services, biodiversity and anthropogenic capital embedded in internationally traded goods. Workshop organized by German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research. Leipzig, Germany; 09/2022.

  • 36. Chaudhary, A. Environmental Impact and Nutritional Value Embodied in Food Waste and Diets of Countries. 1st International Conference on Food Waste to Food Sustainability. Online; 08/2022.

  • 35. Chaudhary, A. Impact of climate change and environment on zoonotic disease emergence. 12th National conference on One Health Initiative . Online, 07/2022.

  • 34. Chaudhary, A. Use of countryside species-area relationship in assessing impacts of land-based products on biodiversity. Science Based Target Network (SBTN) Land Hub workshop. Online, 06/2022.

  • 33. Chaudhary, A. Sustainability Data Analytics: Transforming data into knowledge for a more sustainable world. Mapping and matching interest workshop by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Online, 05/2022.

  • 32. Chaudhary, A. Modeling past and future land-use change driven biodiversity loss globally. Managing the global Commons conference organized by Purdue University. West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. 04/2022.

  • 31. Chaudhary, A. Sub-National Assessment of Threats to Indian Biodiversity. 30th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Online, 12/2021.

  • 30. Chaudhary, A. Keynote lecture on Food and Sustainable Development. World Food Day event organized by IIT Guwahati. Online, 10/2021.

  • 29. Chaudhary, A. Understanding species threats in a globalised world: Supply Chain assessments in conservation. IUCN World Conservation Congress. Marseille, France, 09/2021.

  • 28. Chaudhary, A. Land-use change driven biodiversity loss under future global socio-economic and climate scenarios. 31st International Conference of Agricultural Economists. Online; 08/2021

  • 27. Chaudhary, A. Sustainable food consumption for health and planet. Invited talk at virtual event on ecosystems restoration in light of World Environment Day organized by Barclays Real Estate Environmental Management team. Online, 06/2021.

  • 26. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. How much can food waste reduction in each country contribute towards global nutritional and environmental sustainability? Planetary Health Annual Meeting (virtual), São Paulo, Brazil; 04/2021

  • 25. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. Multi-dimension evaluation of dietary sustainability with a case study for Switzerland. 12th International Congress on LCA FoodBerlin, Germany; 10/2020

  • 24. Mathys, A., & Chaudhary, A. Challenges, needs and tools for holistic sustainability assessment of global food systems. 13th International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF13),Melbourne, Australia; 09/2019

  • 23. Chaudhary, A. Identifying Hotspots and Drivers of Biodiversity Loss under Future Global Climate and Socio-economic Scenarios. 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 07/2019.

  • 22. Chaudhary, A. Phylogenetic diversity loss associated with global food production, consumption and trade. 4th Global Land Programme Open Science Meeting (GLP OSM), Bern, Switzerland; 04/2019.

  • 21. Chen, C., Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. Nutrition combined Environmental Assessment of Global Diets. Planetary Health Alliance Annual meeting. Stanford, USA; 09/2019.

  • 20. Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. Nutritional combined Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of National Diets. The 13th Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance. Tokyo, Japan; 10/2018.

  • 19. Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. Integrated sustainability assessment of national food systems through nutritional, environmental and social indicators. 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress. Mumbai, India; 10/2018.

  • 18. Chaudhary, A. Food system sustainability performance metrics. Workshop on quantitative indicators of food systems resilience, jointly organized by Oxford University and Tsinghua University. Beijing, China; 09/2018.

  • 17. Chaudhary, A. Sustainability performance metrics for fruits and vegetable crops. Workshop on Innovating global fruit and vegetable food systems to help bring sustainable nutrition security, organized by Aspen Global Change Institute. Keystone, Colorado, USA; 08/2018.

  • 16. Chaudhary, A. Biodiversity Threats Embodied in Global Trade: Moving beyond species richness. 5th European Congress for Conservation Biology. Jyväskylä, Finland; 06/2018.

  • 15. Chaudhary, A. et al. Incorporating Canadian Yellow Pea into Cereal-based Food Products as an Ecological Approach to Managing Diabetes. 36th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition organized by the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group. Opatija, Croatia; 06/2018.

  • 14. Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. Nutrition combined Environmental Assessment of Global Diets. Planetary Health Alliance Annual meeting. Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 05/2018.

  • 13. Chaudhary, A. The global trade impact on multiple indicators of biodiversity. Invited lecture at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute.Frankfurt, Germany; 04/2018.

  • 12. Chaudhary, A. Product Biodiversity Footprinting. 2nd meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on biodiversity assessment of livestock supply chains, hosted by ILRI and FAO of United Nations. Nairobi, Kenya; 01/2018.

  • 11. Chaudhary, A. Biodiversity footprinting methodology using countryside species-area relationship. Invited lecture at the meeting of TAG on biodiversity and ecosystem services, LEAP partnership. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, Italy; 09/2017.

  • 10. Chaudhary, A. & Mathys, A. Targeting Human Consumption and Dietary Changes for Global Biodiversity Conservation. 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Cartagena, Colombia; 07/2017.

  • 9. Hantush, M.M., & Chaudhary, A. Application of Bayesian Monte Carlo methods to a lake oxygen recovery model. World Environment and Water Resources Congress, West Palm Beach, USA; 05/2016

  • 8. Chaudhary, A. The global impact of wood consumption on biodiversity. 60th LCA Discussion Forum - Environmental Use of Wood Resources, Zurich, Switzerland; 12/2015.

  • 7. Chaudhary, A. & Hellweg, S. Combining Species-Area Relationships and IUCN Vulnerability Indicators for Assessing Land Use Impacts on Biodiversity. 25th Meeting of SETAC Europe, Barcelona, Spain; 05/2015.

  • 6. Chaudhary, A., Pfister, S., Hellweg, S. Spatially Explicit Global Analysis of Biodiversity Loss from Agricultural Land Use. 20th SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium, Novi Sad, Serbia; 11/2014.

  • 5. Chaudhary, A. & Hellweg, S. Indoor exposure to emissions from wood products: Complementary views from life cycle assessment and risk assessment. 24th Meeting SETAC Europe, Basel, Switzerland; 05/2014.

  • 4. Hantush, M.M., Chaudhary,A., Kalin, L., Isik, S. Analytical Modeling of Diffusive Processes at Media Interfaces. International Conference on Simulation and Modeling of Diffusive Processes and Applications (ICMSDPA12), Banaras Hindu University, Banaras, India; 10/2012.

  • 3. Chaudhary, A., Lee, J. Y., Keener, T. C., & Yang, Y. J. Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality for Three Midwestern USA Cities. 102nd AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Detroit, USA; 06/2009.

  • 2. Chaudhary, A., Lee, J. Y., Keener, T. C., & Yang, Y. J. Climate Change and Energy Policy Analysis. University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio; 3rd Annual Meeting and Workshop, Columbus, USA; 04/2009.

  • 1.Chaudhary, A., Lee, J. Y., Keener, T. C., & Yang, Y. J. Long term wind speed trends in Midwest USA. 101st AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Portland, U.S.A; 06/2008.

  • 1. FAO (2021). Integration of environment and nutrition in the life cycle assessment of food items: opportunities and challenges . Rome, Italy. ISBN: 978-92-5-135532-9. Available here.

  • 2. FAO (2020). Biodiversity and the livestock sector- Guidelines for quantitative assessment – Ver 1. Rome, Italy. ISBN: 978-92-5-132745-6. Available here.

  • 1. Owen, N., Chaudhary, A., et al. (2021). Conservation of evolutionary heritage supports the transformative change required for the CBD post2020 Framework: proposed phylogenetic diversity indicators as a contribution from non-state actors. Submission from the IUCN SSC Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force. 2020, Available here.

  • 2. Chaudhary A. et al. (2020). Environmental, nutritional and cost impacts of beef-lentil blended burgers. Available here.

  • 3. Chaudhary, A. et al. (2018). Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Productivity and Consumption are Needed to Achieve Global Nutrition Security. Position paper from workshop organized by Aspen Global Change Institute at Keystone, Colorado, USA. Available here.

  • 4. Abell, R., et al. (2017). Beyond the Source: The Environmental, Economic and Community Benefits of Source Water Protection. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA. Available here.

  • 5. Chaudhary, A., et al. (2016). Potential species loss from land use. LC-Impact methodology for LCA. Available here.

  • 6. Chaudhary, A. (2015). Towards Improved Assessment of Environmental Impacts Embodied in Agricultural and Forestry Products. Dissertation, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Available here.

  • 7. Abhishek (2010). The Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality for Midwest USA. MS thesis, University of Cincinnati, USA. Available here.

  • 15. Akhtar, A. (ongoing). Environmental impacts of infrastructure projects in India. MTech thesis, IIT Kanpur

  • 14. Chen, C. (2021). Nutritional combined environmental impact assessment of global food systems. PhD thesis, ETH Zurich (co-supervision)

  • 13. Tangri, S. (2021). Environmental sustainability in defense sector of India. MTech thesis, IIT Kanpur

  • 12. Patidar, P. (2021). Land use change and ecosystem service loss in India. MTech thesis, IIT Kanpur

  • 11. Singh, A. (2021). Sustainability Assessment of Dairy, Meat and Fisheries Sector in India. MTech thesis, IIT Kanpur

  • 10. Navin, N. (2020). LCA of a building at IITK campus. MTech thesis, IIT Kanpur (co-supervision)

  • 9. Sachan, N. (2020). Assessment of biodiversity threats in India. MTech thesis, IIT Kanpur

  • 8. Yadav, S.S. (2019). Environmental impact of construction materials in India. BTech summer project, IIT Kanpur

  • 7. Chen, C. (2018). Swiss Food Sustainability Analysis. MSc thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 6.Pezzati, L. (2015). Using GLMs to Assess Biodiversity Recovery in Global Wetlands. MSc thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 5. Catteau, B. (2015). Quantifying human toxicity impacts of common indoor products. BSc thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 4. Messmer, A. (2015). Life cycle assessment of adhesives used in wood constructions. MSc thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 3. Luck, M. (2015). Quantifying the impact of Swiss food imports on biodiversity. BSc thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 2. Hirschberg, J. (2014). Characterizing regionalized land use and land use change flows for forestry products and quantifying their impact on biodiversity. BSc thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 1.Deshpande, P. (2013). Assessment of Pollutant Emissions and Occupational Exposure in the Informal E-Waste Recycling and Disposal Facilities. MSc project thesis, ETH Zurich

  • 1. Received an Honorable Mention at the 2023 James J. Morgan Early Career Award by the American Chemical Society's journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T).

  • 2. Among the six global scientists recognized as '2022 Rising Stars in Environmental Research' by the American Chemical Society's open-access journal ACS Environmental Au.

  • 3. Received letter of appreciation from the Director, IIT Kanpur for outstanding performance in teaching the course CE213A (Introduction to Environmental Science) based on getting > 3.5 out of 4 in student course evaluation survey (January 2020)

  • 4. Received letter of appreciation from the Director, IIT Kanpur for outstanding performance in teaching the course CE667A (Principles of Environmental Management) based on getting > 3.5 out of 4 in student course evaluation survey (August 2019)

  • 5. Engineer in Training (E.I.T) certificate, State of Ohio, USA, 2011

  • 6. Certificate of achievement, German as a foreign language, level A2.1 (2014)

  • 1. Invited lecture on the impact of climate change and environment on zoonotic disease emergence at the 12th National conference on One Health Initiative. YouTube recording here.

  • 2. Excerpts of interview in Nature news article 'What humanity should eat to stay healthy and save the planet' (2021).

  • 3. Interview on live telethon hosted by national news channel NDTV on October 3, 2021. The topic was Swasth Bharat, Sampann Bharat (Healthy India, Prosperous India) with Amitabh Bachchan (2021)

  • 4. Op-ed article on the urgent need for changes in the Indian dietary habits in order to achieve SDGs by 2030 published in the national newspaper The Indian Express.(2021)

  • 5. Excerpts of interview on impact of Brazilian soybean exports on biodiversity appeared in Mongabay article (2019).

  • 6. Excerpts of interview on healthy diets that can save the planet published in Indian national newspaper article (2019).

  • 7. Research on impact of livestock sector on climate change appeared in The Guardian newspaper (2019).

  • 8. Research on impact of livestock sector on climate change appeared in CNN news (2019).

  • 9. Presentation at Swiss National Science Foundation meeting (2018). YouTube video recording here.

  • 1. Member, One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) led by the Tripartite (WHO, OIE and UN FAO) plus UNEP. The mandate of the panel is to provide policy relevant scientific assessment on the emergence of health crisis or pandemics arising from the human-animal-ecosystem interface and guide these organizations on One Health related matters. One of the 26 global scientists and the only one from India on this panel. (2021-present)

  • 2. Member, Early Career Editorial Board for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). Profile here. (2021-present)

  • 3. Member, International research group led by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that will provide the best-practice guidance on how to conduct nutritional combined environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of food products. One of the 30 global scientists and the only one from India on this panel. (2021)

  • 4. Member, Advisory board for the United Kingdom’s Trade, Development, and the Environment Hub (2021-present)

  • 5. Member, Advisory board for the French Agri-TE project on evidence-based synthesis of the impacts of agro-ecological transition at the global scale (2021-present)

  • 6. Member, Food Sustainability Advisory Team (Food-SAT) for the New Zealand’s INFORMAS project that will help guide the development of indicators to monitor sustainability of national food environments worldwide. (2021-present)

  • 7. Member, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)-Species survival commission (SSC), Phylogenetic diversity task force (2019-present)

  • 8. Judge for evaluating the student presentations at the 1st Satellite Meeting of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2021.

  • 9. Member, EAT-Lancet commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems (2018-19)

  • 10. Member, Society for Conservation of Biology (2017-2020)

  • 11. Selected as a member of technical advisory group (TAG) on biodiversity and ecosystem services, Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance partnership (LEAP), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2017-18

  • 12. Member, UNEP-SETAC working group for assessing land use impacts on biodiversity in LCA, 2014-16.

  • 13. Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) (2013-2015)

  • 14. Member, Air and waste management association (AWMA), USA, Cincinnati chapter, 2008-2010.

  • 1. Member, Department Post Graduate Committee, IIT Kanpur (2020-21)

  • 2. Member, faculty search committee, IIT Kanpur (2019-21)

  • 3. Member, committee to review the performance of Infrastructure, Engineering and Management program of the department of civil engineering at IIT Kanpur (April 2020)

  • 4. Member, committee to collect faculty data for review of the performance of civil department, IITK (February 2020)

  • 5. Member, national audit committee to review the performance of Uttarakhand Environmental Protection Agency (June 2019)

  • 6. Member, committee to select student counselling supervisors at IIT Kanpur (February 2019)

  • 1. Funding proposal reviewer for European Commission’s Horizon projects (2022)

  • 2. Funding proposal reviewer for United States National Science Foundation (03/2020)

  • 3. Funding proposal reviewer for Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (12/2019)

  • 4. Funding proposal reviewer for Biodiversa (06/2018)

  • 5. Reviewer for the following international journals – Nature; Nature Communications; Nature Ecology and Evolution; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS); The Lancet Planetary Health; Global Change Biology; Global Environmental Change; PLoS Biology; Environmental Science & Technology; Global Food Security; One Earth; International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment; Earth’s Future; Journal of Cleaner Production; Science of the Total Environment; Resources, Conservation & Recycling; Sustainability; Ecological Economics; Food Research International; Public Health Nutrition; Environment, Sustainability and Development.

Total citations (as of January 24, 2023) = 8985

i10-index = 39

h-index = 29

Lab homepage: https://chaudhary-lab.weebly.com/
ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abhishek_Chaudhary7
Google Scholar ID: https://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=kOOiIKQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra


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