Dr. Rajesh Kumar
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Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Science, School of Basic Sciences and Research (SBSR), Sharda University. In addition he is the 1st year coordinator of SBSR. He is also responsible as Academic Coordinator, Ph.D. programme of Sharda University.
He had been associated with National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology (Extension Centre), Jaipur before joining Sharda University in 2010.
He has vast experience of working on the influence of changing climate and the global warming on Snow and Glacier that impacts the availability of water resources in the Indian Himalaya. Prof. Kumar has published 64 papers out of which 44 are in International journals/book/Encyclopaedia while 20 in National journal. He has 25 foreign visits in his credit for attending/presenting paper in conferences/Symposia or for the collaborative research. He has participated/presented paper in 65 National and International conference/symposia/workshops. He has also been involved in organising several National and International workshops/conferences.
Apart from teaching B.Sc., B. Tech. and M. Tech. students, he is involved in Environmental and Cryospheric research and supervising 8 Ph.D. scholars. He has completed 03 research projects as PI and currently working on 02 research projects on Himalayan glaciers which are sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India and USAID, USA in collaboration with University of Colorado, USA. He spends very hard time to trek glacier sites up to the altitude of more than 17,500 ft. and stays for a couple of weeks in those region for the collection of valuable data. He works with several instruments like Automatic Weather Station (AWS), Steam driven Ice Drill System, discharge gauge and Global Positioning System (GPS) for understanding the impact of climate change on glaciers and associated impact to future water resources availability. He has conducted experiments in the challenging environmental conditions of Himalayan glaciers and successfully generated valuable data of glaciological importance at several glaciers like Gangotri, Chhota Shigri, Kafni, Naradu and Shaune Garang. The experiments/data with his scientific background has been converted into a tangible output and presented/published papers in many national and international conferences/journals and reports.
Prof. Kumar is member of several academic societies and editorial board of national and international journals. He is also managing editor of the Journal of Scientific and Technical Research (JSTR), a journal published by Sharda University.
He has been interviewed by several electronic and print media including BBC, CNN-IBN, Aaj Tak and Hindustan Times etc.
- 16 Years
- Ph.D., M.Sc. (Tech.), DYSc.
- Environmental Sciences
- Cryospheric (Glaciology) Research (In-situ observations)
- Air pollution studies
- Application of Remote Sensing and GIS on cryospheric research
Working on High altitudes (Glaciers), Exposure of handling Environmental monitoring systems, GPS, Air pollution measuring instruments and water chemistry measurements. Trekking mountains, handling mountain gears and Glaciological instruments
- 64 (International (44), National (20) Journals, Articles in Encyclopedia and Book Chapters)
- Climate Reality Leadership Corps (February 22-24, 2015), The Climate Reality Project, 750 9th Street, NW, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20001
- Member International Glaciological Society (IGS) Membership Number: 00007607
- Life member of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Wallingford, UK (Membership No. 7553)
- Life member of the Indian Meteorology Society (IMS), New Delhi, India (Membership No. LM 695)
- Life member of Association of Agro-meteorologist’s, Anand, India (Membership No. LM 70)
- Managing Editor, ‘Jr. ‘the Researcher’, published by Vyom Foundation, Varanasi for Year 2006 and 2007
- Managing Editor, Jr. of Scientific & Industrial Research, published by Sharda University, India since 2011
- Member of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) for period 2010-2013 (Member ID- 10A111)
- Member editorial Board (since Aug., 2013), International Journal of Applied Environmental Science & Technology (ISSN 2321-8223), Published by National Printer and Publisher, Alakhnanda community Centre, New Delhi- 110019.
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