Shahzad Gani

I am an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). I am passionate about improving air quality and tackling climate change. I have a PhD in Civil Engineering (2019) and a MS in Environmental Engineering (2016) from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BTech in Civil Engineering from the IIT Delhi (2013). Prior to joining IIT Delhi, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki (2020–2023), where I continue as a Visiting Researcher.

Pallavi Pant

I am the Head of Global Health at Health Effects Institute, based in Boston, MA. I work on air quality and health at the intersection of science and policy. I have worked with a range of nonprofits, 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 Masters 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.