Ashish Sharma is a civil and environmental engineer by professional training and his interest spans across Air pollution (aerosols, air borne nanoparticles and particulate matter); Cities and mega cities; Smart cities; Interfaces of air pollution; and Sustainable transportation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from India and two master degrees from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) Gwangju (South Korea) and Macquarie University in Sydney (Australia). At University of Surrey (U.K), he has recently started his PhD in September 2017 with a major in civil and environmental engineering and he is currently engaged in an industry funded research project Mitigation of air pollution exposure to young children (MAPE) funded by the UK Engineering Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and an industrial partner BRIZI Ltd. Prior to joining University of Surrey, he has worked for 5 years as an environmental sustainability researcher with some of the prestigious research groups overseas at GIST (South Korea), The University of Toledo (USA), Macquarie University (Australia), and The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi (India). He loves travelling and exploring diverse cultures, languages and multicultural lifestyles. Apart from his engagements in engineering research projects, he is an enthusiast of TED-like conferences, and events related to Entrepreneurship, Management and Global Leadership programs. He is also a graduate of Macquarie Global Leadership Certificate (Postgraduate MQ GLP) with Macquarie University (Australia) and 2015 COBI Advanced Leadership Academy at The University of Toledo. He presented his research at on quantification of in-pram babies exposure at The Cambridge Particle Meeting 2019 at The University of Cambridge (UK), The American University of Cairo (Egypt), The University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Air Pollution Conference (4th CMAS South America) at Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Prior to this, while working as a researcher, he has given oral talks in international conferences and summits such as AWMA (The Air & Waste Management Association) Spring Conference in Toledo (USA). He delivered an oral talk on “Sustainable Transportation” at one of the biggest Smart Cities Conference held at New Delhi in year 2017. Apart from his routine engagements as an air quality researcher, he is an enthusiastic blogger and writes on trending topics at the nexus of technology, engineering, innovation, creativity and inclusive social transportation.
In the media
Particulate matter; aerosols and airborne nanoparticles; Indoor and Outdoor air pollution; Cities and megacities; Smart cities; Interfaces of air pollution; Low cost sening
Both the natural science and epidemiology approach the topic of green infrastructure and human health very differently. The pathways linking health benefits to pollution reduction by urban vegetation remain unclear and that the mode of green infrastructure deployment is critical to avoid unintended consequences. Strategic deployment of green infrastructure may reduce downwind pollution exposure. However, the development of bespoke design guidelines is vital to promote and optimize greening benefits and measuring green infrastructure?s socio-economic and health benefits are key for their uptake. Greening cities to mitigate pollution effects is on the rise and these needs to be matched by scientific evidence and appropriate guidelines. We conclude that urban vegetation can facilitate broad health benefits, but there is little empirical evidence linking these benefits to air pollution reduction by urban vegetation, and appreciable efforts are needed to establish the underlying policies, design and engineering guidelines governing its deployment.
- Sharma, A., & Strezov, V. (2017). Life cycle environmental and economic impact assessment of alternative transport fuels and power-train technologies. Energy.
- Sharma, A., & Chung, C. E. (2015). Climatic benefits of black carbon emission reduction when India adopts the US on-road emission level. Future Cities and Environment, 1(1), 13.
- Khan, I., Sharma, A. (2012). Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development: Reducing Carbon Emissions through Clean Energy Technologies. International Journal of Systems, Algorithms & Applications (IJSAA), 2(5).pp.29-32.
- Sharma, A., Islam, M., Khan, N.A. (2011). Role of Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development of Concrete. Int. Journal. of Technology And Engineering System (IJTES), 2(1).pp.16-21.
- Sharma, A., Khan, I. (2011). Low carbon Futures. Proceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Excellence, (2011), Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
- Sharma, A., Islam, S. (2010). Sustainable Sources of Energies: Promising alternatives to the conventional sources of energies. Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Environment, (2010b), Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Articles in magazines
- Ganesan, K., Chozan, R.K., & Sharma, A. (2017). Benefits of ECBC Implementation in India: A Case Study of Karnataka. Shashwat, 3(3) pp. 39-42.
- Climatic benefits of black carbon emission reduction. Spring Conference: Hot Environmental Topics in Northwest Ohio, The Northern Ohio Chapter of The Air & Waste Management Association, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA, April 22, 2015 (Oral presentation).
- Applying life cycle approach for evaluating environmental impacts of carbon nano-tube photo-voltaic systems. Spring Conference: Hot Environmental Topics in Northwest Ohio, The Northern Ohio Chapter of The Air & Waste Management Association, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA, April 22, 2015 (Poster presentation).
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