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 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.