Dr Sarath Guttikunda


Dr Sarath Guttikunda is a TED Fellow, founder of UrbanEmissions.Info (UEinfo, India), and an affiliate associate professor at Desert Research Institute, Reno, USA. His main research interest lies in urban emissions and finding ways to bridge the gap between science, policy, and public awareness. He is the developer of the SIM-air (Simple Interactive Models for Better Air Quality) family of tools. In 2016, UEinfo was responsible for launching public portals DelhiAirQuality.Info and IndiaAirQuality.Info, disseminating high-resolution forecasts of air quality and source contributions for the next 3 days. Dr Guttikunda received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Iowa (2002), and holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1997).