Key Messages

An interview with Dr Sreekanth Vakacherla (Senior Research Scientist, CAPS)

"In order to improve air quality, we must first measure it"


This is at the heart of Dr Sreekanth’s work. As a Senior Research Scientist working with the Centre for Air Pollution Studies at CSTEP, Dr Sreekanth focuses on gathering evidence for air pollution in urban and rural areas of Bengaluru, through mobile measurement studies. He is setting up a reference-grade air quality monitoring station at CSTEP, which will both measure ambient air quality and evaluate low-cost sensors. Dr Sreekanth is most interested in areas such as air quality and atmospheric aerosol monitoring, aerosol remote sensing, and aerosol instrumentation.

Measuring exposure to air pollution is crucial to understand its impact on health