Dr R Subramanian

Sector Head – Air Quality

Dr R Subramanian is Sector Head – Air Quality.


He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has also trained as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Droplet Measurement Technologies (DMT). He has completed his MTech in Energy Systems Engineering from IIT-Bombay and his BE in Automobile Engineering from the University of Mumbai.


Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked as a Senior Scientist at the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, as a Chercheur/MOPGA laureate at OSU-Efluve/LISA/CNRS in Creteil, France, and as a Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, RTI International, and DMT.


He is currently a Research Fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (Kigali, Rwanda), a Visiting Researcher at OSU-Efluve/CNRS, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).


His areas of interest include air pollution characterisation and source apportionment through measurements and modelling, using a variety of research-grade and low-cost instruments and tools.