Sayantan Sarkar

Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: sayantan.sarkar [at]
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Research Interest:

    1. Chemical characterization, mass balance and atmospheric transport of fine mode aerosol. 2. Aerosol source apportionment using receptor modeling approaches, especially to distinguish local-scale urban emissions from regionally transported plumes. 3. Measurement of atmospheric black carbon and other light absorbing species using chemical and optical approaches; Reconstruction of historical atmospheric black carbon. 4. Distribution and sources of tropospheric halocarbons and other VOCs.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Environmental Science), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2012
  2. M.Sc. (Chemistry), Sikkim Manipal University, 2007
  3. B.Sc. (Chemistry), Asutosh College (University of Calcutta), 2004

  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Research Fellow, NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore (2015 - 2017)
  3. Research Affiliate, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, USA (2013 - 2015)
  4. Adjunct Research Scientist , Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York – Albany, New York, USA (2013 - 2015)
  5. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Change Programme, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2012 - 2013)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Sat Paul Mittal Fellowship in Environmental Sciences from Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population & Development (IAPPD) (2008)

Selected Publications:
  1. Sarkar, S; Fan, W H; Jia, S; Blake, D R; Reid, J S; Lestari, P and Yu, L E. 2018. "A quantitative assessment of distributions and sources of tropospheric halocarbons measured in Singapore." Science of the Total Environment, 619-620, 528-544
  2. Sarkar, S; Ahmed, T; Swami, K; Judd, C D; Bari, A; Dutkiewicz, V A and Husain, L. 2015. "History of atmospheric deposition of trace elements in lake sediments, ~1880 to 2007." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres , 120, 5658-5669
  3. Sarkar, S and Khillare, P S. 2011. "Association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and metallic species in a tropical urban atmosphere – Delhi, India." Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 68, 107-126
  4. Sarkar, S; Khillare, P S; Jyethi, D S; Hasan, A and Parween, M. 2010. "Chemical speciation of respirable suspended particulate matter during a major firework festival in India." Journal of Hazardous Materials , 184, 321-330
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