Disha Sharma

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE)

305.1 Robertson Hall


I am a post-doctoral researcher in Prof Denise Mauzerall’s group. My research is focused on understanding the drivers of air quality in India. Important questions I have addressed through my work, so far, include -how trans boundary pollution affects local air quality along the Indo Gangetic Plains; Why is the synoptic relation of dust emissions and monsoon independent of radiative forcing; What is the seasonal signature of chemical and optical properties of aerosols over India ; Why will acid rain never be a problem in the North Indian terrain, among others. At Princeton, I will study policies for air quality control in different sectors and their effectiveness in alleviating air pollution in India. I am also interested in understanding the consequences of overlap between regional air pollution and climate change and how the knowledge of this conjuncture be used to formulate optimal policy actions.