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Dr. Sagnik Dey received his M. Sc. degree in Applied Geosciences from Jadavpur University, Kolkata (West Bengal) in 2000 and M. Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2002. Subsequently, he joined PhD program in December 2002 in the same Institute and submitted his doctoral thesis on 'Aerosol Radiative Effects over Kanpur region in the Indo-Gangetic Basin, northern India' in July 2007. He received his PhD degree in April 2008. Dr. Dey worked three years (Aug 2007-Jul 2010) as Postdoctoral Scientist at Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He joined the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as Assistant Professor in July 2010. His research interests are to understand and quantify aerosol-cloud interaction and their impacts on climate change and health impacts of aerosols using remote sensing and in-situ observations and models. He has published more than 30 research papers and his research has been recognized in India and abroad. He received INSA Young Scientist Medal for the year 2008 for his research contribution on the problem of climatic impacts of aerosols in India. His postdoctoral work on 'MISR-based aerosol climatology over India' has been highlighted by NASA (http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/misr20100915.html). He has been awarded the NASI-SCOPUS Young Scientist AWard in Earth Sciences in January 2012 for his research contribution on the climatic impacts of aerosols in India.

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