Vice President Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Dr. Nagendra is Professor in Civil Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India. He has more than 22 years' research experience mainly in the field of air quality monitoring, modelling, management, control and policy implications. He has published more than 50 research publications in international and national refereed journals, one reference book, and 100 papers in conferences. He is coauthor of the book titled ‘Artificial Neural Networks in Vehicular Pollution Modelling’ published by Springer-Verlag, Germany (SCI-41, ISBN-10: 3-540-37417-5). He has been part of numerous grants involving multiple national and international partners. Much of his research interests focus on air quality management which includes monitoring, source apportionment, modelling, design and development of emission control system, development of air quality management system, personal exposure monitoring, environmental impact assessment, outdoor-indoor air pollution relationships and indoor air quality management including design and development of indoor air purifier. He is a professional member of several technical institutions and organizations of India.