Shahzad Gani

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) & the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki. I am passionate about improving air quality and tackling climate change. I have a PhD in Civil Engineering and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BTech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute Technology Delhi.

Pallavi Pant

I am a Staff Scientist at Health Effects Institute, based in Boston, MA. My research has focused on characterization of urban air pollution. I also serve as the social media editor for the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, and work on initiatives to promote public understanding of air pollution and its impacts. I have worked with a range of international and Indian non-profits, and run a digital knowledge platform on air pollution in India. I have a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of Birmingham, UK and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from TERI School of Advanced Studies, India.

Milena Ponczek

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics at the University of São Paulo working to better understand and characterize aerosol life cycle in the Amazon region. I work on the interaction of volatile organic compounds with atmospheric aerosols and air quality. I have a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Lyon, France and a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from the State University of Campinas, Brazil.


Priyanka deSouza

I am a PhD candidate on a Presidential fellowship at the Senseable City Lab at MIT. I work on characterizing air pollution in cities by using mobile sensors and satellite imagery. I have a B-Tech and M-tech in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute Technology of Bombay, an MSc in Environmental Change and Management and an MBA from the University of Oxford where I was a Rhodes Scholar.