Dr. Sharad Gokhale Associate Professor

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Ph.D., Environmental Engineering (Air quality model for traffic pollution), IIT Delhi.

M. Tech., Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay.

B. E., Civil Engineering, Pune University

Positions held:

  • 2009 Jun – 2010 Jun (during long leave from IITG): Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Korea Maritime University, Pusan 606791, South Korea.

  • 2008 Feb – todate: Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Guwahati 781039 Assam, India.

  • 2004 Dec – 2008 Feb: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, Guwahati 781039 Assam, India

  • 2004 Jul- 2004 Dec: Research Associate & Adjunct faculty in School of Advanced Studies, Center of Environmental Studies, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Darbari Seth Block, Lodhi Road, India Habitat Place 110 003 New Delhi, India.

  • 2000 Jul – 2004 Jun: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India on topic “A Hybrid Model for the Prediction of Carbon Monoxide from Vehicular Exhausts in Urban Environments

  • 1998 Oct – 2000 Jul: Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Pravara Rural Engineering College (PREC), LONI, Dist- Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

  • 1996 Apr – 1998 Jun:Project Engineer, Environment Management Division, Montgomery Watson Harza India (Pvt.) Ltd., Udyog Bhavan, Goregaon (E), Sonawala road, Mumbai, India.

  • 1994 Jul – 1996 Mar: M.Tech. in Environmental Science & Engineering, Center for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Powai, India on topic “Monitoring and Prediction of Aerosols from Vehicular Sources”.

Research Areas:

  • Urban Air and Noise Pollution, atmospheric diffusion, source apportionment, indoor air quality, effect of heterogeneous traffic flow on air quality, human exposure in traffic corridor and environmental noise


  • Air quality modeling - stack dispersion, vehicular emissions, urban air quality near road junctions and intersections, power plants, industries and airport

  • Environmental noise modeling - traffic, community, and airport

  • Environmental impact assessment - biomass based power plant, thermal power plant, and transportation projects

  • Source apportionment by CMB


  • German DAAD fellowship, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Department of Exposure & Epidemiology, (University of Leipzig), Leipzig, Germany, 2007.

  • Certificate of Merit for the review paper “Statistical Methodologies and Modeling in Air Pollution” paper published in the Institution Journal, Institution of Engineers ( India ), 2002-2003

  • French Government short-term fellowship, Ecole des Mines de Nantes (EMN), France , 2002.

  • Full time institute scholarship, IIT Bombay, (July 1994- Mar1996)

  • Full time institute scholarship, IIT Delhi, (July 2000- June 2004)


Peer reviewed international journals:

  • Gokhale, S. (2012) Urban air pollution exposure - measurement, modelling and assessment. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Bentham Open, Editorial,Vol.6.  Link -  http://www.benthamscience.com/open/toascj/openaccess2.htm

  • Gokhale, S. (2012) Impacts of traffic-flows on vehicular-exhaust emissions at traffic junctions. Transportation Research – Part D Transport and Environment, Vol. 17 (1), 21-27.

  • Gokhale, S. (2011) Traffic-flow pattern and meteorology at two distinct urban traffic junctions with impacts on air quality. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 45(10), 1830-1840.

  • Pandian, S, Gokhale, S and Ghoshal, AK (2011) An open-terrain line source model coupled with street-canyon effects to forecast carbon monoxide at traffic roundabout. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 409 (6), 1145-1153.

  • Gokhale, S and Patil, R (2010) Uncertainty analysis of PM10 and PM2.5 at non-signalized urban traffic roundabout. Atmospheric Pollution Research 1, 59-70. doi: 10.5094/APR.2010.009

  • Pandian, S, Gokhale, S and Ghoshal, AK (2009) Evaluating effects of vehicle and traffic characteristics on vehicular exhausts emission near traffic intersections. Transportation Research, Part D, Vol. 14 D (3), 180-196.

  • Gokhale, S, Kohajda, T and Schlink, U (2008) Source apportionment of volatile organic compounds in homes, offices, and outdoor microenvironments using chemical mass balance and genetic algorithm receptor model. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 407 (1), 122-138.

  • Gokhale, S and Raokhande, N (2008) Performance evaluation of air quality models for predicting PM10 and PM2.5 at urban traffic intersection during winter period. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 394 (1), 9-24.

  • Gokhale, S. and Pandian, S. (2007) A semi-empirical box modeling approach for the prediction of carbon monoxide at an urban traffic intersection. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 41(36), 7940-7950.

  • Gokhale, S. and Khare, M. (2007) A theoretical framework for episodic-urban air quality management plan (e-UAQMP), Atmospheric Environment, 41(36), 7887-7894.

  • Gokhale, S. and Khare, M. (2007) Statistical behavior of carbon monoxide from vehicular exhausts in urban environments. Environmental Modelling and Software , Vol. 22 (4), 526-535.

  • Gokhale, S. and Khare, M. (2007) Vehicle wake factor for heterogeneous traffic in urban environments. International Journal of Environment and Pollution , Vol. 30, No. 1.

  • Gokhale, S., Rebours, A., and Pavageau, M. (2005) A performance evaluation of WinOSPM model for three streets canyons of Nantes. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment, 100 (1-3), 153-176.

  • Gokhale, S. and Khare, M. (2005) A hybrid model for predicting the carbon monoxide from vehicular exhausts in urban environments. Atmospheric Environment , Vol. 39 (22) 4025-4040.

  • Gokhale, S. and Khare, M. (2004) A review of deterministic, stochastic and hybrid vehicular exhausts emission models. International Journal of Transport Management , Vol. 2(2), 59-74.

  • Gokhale, S. and Patil, R.S. (2004) Size distribution of aerosols (PM 10 ) and Lead ( Pb ) at traffic intersections in Mumbai. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment , 95 (1-3), 311-324.

  • Gokhale, S. and Patil, R.S. (2004) Modeling the size separated particulate matter (SSPM 10 ) from vehicular exhausts at traffic intersections in Mumbai. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment , 98 (1-3), 23-40.

National journals:

  • Gokhale, S. (2007) Prediction of carbon monoxide levels at urban hotspots using hybrid modeling technique. J. of Indian Assoc. for Environ. Mgt, 34 (1), 56-59.
  • Gokhale, S. and Khare, M. (2003) Statistical methodologies and modeling in air pollution. J. of the Institution of Engineers (India), EN2, 83, 46-53.


  • UKIERI (2011) Transport, land use strategies and technology interventions in urban air quality management. February 9-20, 2011, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India

  • DIREC2010 (2010) Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010, October 27-29, Greater Noida, India

  • Pandian, S. and Gokhale, S. (2008) Capacity estimation of roundabout traffic intersection using alternative analytical models. Int. Congress on Environmental Research. ICER-2008, December 18-20, GOA, India

  • Gokhale, S. (2005) Prediction of carbon monoxide levels at urban hotspots using hybrid modeling technique. The National Level Brainstorming Workshop on Indian Urban Air Quality, 24-25 October 2005, NEERI, Nagpur, India.

  • Bose, R. and Gokhale , S. (2004) Making Way for Public Rapid Transit in South Asia and its Impact on Energy and Environment. BAQ2004, CAI Asia conference, 6-8 December 2004, Agra, India.

  • Khare, M., Sharma, P., Nagendra , S. and Gokhale, S. (2004) Integrating urban transportation policy: implementing air quality models. Harvard Workshop on Transport Environment, Hyderabad, 28 January 2004, India.

  • Gokhale, S., Khare, M. and Pavageau, M. (2003) Modeling distributions of air pollutant concentrations from vehicular exhausts in urban environment: A hybrid approach. International workshop on physical modeling of flow and dispersion phenomena. PHYSMOD2003, 3-5 September 2003, Prato, Italy.


  • Gokhale, S. (2010) Traffic in Developing Countries - An Environmental Perspective. Traffic Safety. Chapter No – 06, Edited by Christina Ferraro. Series : Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D – Safety and Risk in Society. Nova Science Inc. ISBN: 978-1-61761-120-9.

  • Bose, R.K., Mukherji, S., Gokhale, S. (2005) Energy, Environment and Mobility in Three South Asian Cities - Making Way for Public Rapid Transit:   Benefits and Opportunities. 2005, Report 2003UG21. The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India

  • Rebours, A., Pavageau, M., Gokhale, S. (2003) A report on validation of WinOSPM air quality model for French traffic condition. May 2003. Mise en oeuvre et validation de WinOSPM (Operational Street Pollution Model) sur trois rues de Nantes. Air Pays de la Loire, E-ARs030001- ARs, Mai 2003, Nantes, FRANCE (French Version). Web address : http://www.airpl.org/pdf/Publication00136.pdf

Undergraduate courses taught/teaching:

  • Surveying
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Environmental Engineering - I
  • Air Pollution and Industrial Waste Management
  • Air Pollution Control and Design
  • Micrometeorology (at KMU)
  • Probability and Statistics (at KMU)
  • Air Quality Modeling

Postgraduate courses taught/teaching

  • Air and Noise Pollution
  • Principles of Water Quality & Environmental Legislations
  • Air Pollution and Industrial Waste Management
  • Air Pollution Control and Design (at KMU)
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Environmental Modeling for Air and Noise (at TERI)

Thesis Guidance:

Postgraduate (PhD):

  • Susant Padhi: Industrial pollution control, 2012 - **** (Underway)
  • Mitali Sahu: Air quality modeling, 2012 - **** (Underway)
  • Premanand Singh: Exposure modeling, 2012 - **** (Underway)
  • Arti Choudhury: Traffic pollution - modeling, 2012 - **** (Underway)
  • Suresh Pandian: Traffic flow characteristics and impacts on air quality at urban roundabout junction, 2006-2011 (Completed).

Postgraduate (MSc/M.Tech):

  • Abhay: Simulation of CO dispersion in an underground parking lot using CFD. 2012 - (underway)

  • Nilesh Jain: Mixing coefficient due to wind and mechanical turbulence in an urban street canyon using CFD. 2012 - (underway)

  • Satya Durga Ch.: Ozone and aerosols in the indoor environment of a workplace. 2011-12

  • Anusha Kumari Adavikottu: Traffic characteristics and emission at road intersections. 2011-2012

  • Ravindra Patil: Uncertainty analysis in air quality dispersion modeling. 2008-09

  • Siddilingesh Kambi: Indoor-outdoor relationship for carbon monoxide in residential and public buildings located near urban traffic intersection. 2008-09

  • Nagabhushan B.: Development of an indoor-outdoor relationship for PM2.5 concentrations in residential and public buildings. 2008-09

  • Praveen Godgula: Estimation of on-road emission factors of PM2.5 and PM10 at urban roundabout traffic intersection using semi-empirical modeling approach. 2007- 2008

  • Subhankar B.: An AERMOD air quality model to evaluate the impacts of Guwahati Refinery emissions. 2006-2007

  • Gokul Bhuyan: Development of ARIMA models for forecasting the PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations near urban traffic intersection in winter period. 2005-2007

  • Namita Raokhande: The performance evaluation of models for prediction of PM10 and PM2.5 from vehicular exhausts at traffic intersections in Guwahati. 2005-06
  • Tushar Guha: Modeling of the aerodynamic properties of trees for boundary layer wind tunnel dispersion studies at low wind velocities, (in association with Karlsruhe University , Germany). 2005-06
  • Anupam Badola: Statistical behavior of PM10 near roadway and traffic intersection in Delhi. 2004 (at TERI-SAS)
  • Shalini: Prediction of noise levels at traffic intersections in Delhi. 2004 (at TERI-SAS)

Undergraduate (BE/B.Tech):

  • Anurag Verma: A study of CESB, an eco-friendly building materials; a methodology to determine soil suitability for its production and a comparison with standard soil analysis methods.2012-13

  • Bhanu P. Singh: Industrial air pollutant control system for particulate matter. 2012-13

  • Santosh Rao: Air quality modeling of CO for peak and off-peak hours at traffic intersections. 2011-12.

  • Moka SUnil Raj: Development of indoor - outdoor relationship PM2.5 concentration using ANN. 2010-11.

  • Neeraj Thakur: Relationship vehicle characteristics with tailpipe emissions. 2010-11.

  • Shivrama Ranjith: Water quality modeling of river Brahmaputra using multivariate statistical techniques. 2006

  • Rajendra Reddy: Water quality evaluation in an urban stretch of Brahmaputra River using QUAL2K model. 2006

  • Uday Sekhar: Evaluating impacts on air quality due to emissions of from India Carbon Ltd. Guwahati using ISCST3 model. 2006-07

  • Saurabh Kapoor: Artificial Neural Network modeling for predicting the daily average PM10 at traffic intersections in urban areas. 2005-06

  • Ravindra Negi: Modeling carbon monoxide concentrations at urban hot spots for regulatory purposes. 2005-06

  • Subramaniam: The estimation of emission factors for Indian vehicles using COPERT-III methodology. 2005-06

  • Air quality monitoring for the pollutants near roadways in Nasik , Maharashtra , India , in association with City Pollution Control Board of Nasik. 1998-2000 (at PREC LONI)

Sponsored Research Projects:

  • Air quality model evaluation at traffic intersections in urban environments for regulatory compliance, Sponsored by DST GoI, (SR/FTP/ETA - 0007/2007),  2007-2011.

Consultancy Projects:

  • NOx quality modeling for natural gas fired thermal power plant at Namrup, 2008.
  • Environmental and social impact assessment of landfill and compost facility at Garchuk, Guwahati, 2006-07.
  • Stack pollution monitoring for India Carbon Ltd. Guwahati, 2006.
  • Air quality modeling for the proposed International airport at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, 2003.


  • Guest Editor, Special issue on Urban Air Pollution Exposure - Measurement, Modeling and Assessment. The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Bentham Science Pubs., Vol. 6, 2012, ISSN 1874-2823, pp 61-92. Link http://www.benthamscience.com/open/toascj/openaccess2.htm

  • Co-guest editor, Special issue on Urban Air Pollution: Control and Management Options. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), Inderscience Publishers UK, 2006-2007.


  • IFCPAR/CEFIPRA - Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (project granting agency).

  • Shota Rustavelli National Science Foundation, Tbilisi Georgia (project granting agency).

  • International Research Project Evaluation Committee, State Science Grant, GNSF-Georgia National Science Foundation (project granting agency).

  • Editorial review board member, Scientific International Journals (SJI) for the journals of a) Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering; b) Agriculture, Botany, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Since 2007.

  • Journals - Atmos. Environ., Sci. of the Total Environ., Int. J. of Environ. Pollution, Env. Mon. & Asses., Atmosfera, J. of Hazard. Mat., Transportmetrica, Int. J. of Sustain. Env., J. of Env. Mgt. 

Professional membership:

  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India (FIE)
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, USA (MASCE)
  • Member of Institute of Urban Transport, India (MIUT)
  • Member of Institute of Water Works Association, India (MIWWA)



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