Dr. Raj Lal's Talk

ABSTRACT: India is notorious for its poor ambient air quality; it’s also the world’s third-leading carbon emitter. Thus assessing strategies to reduce air pollutant and carbon emissions and their successful implementation can achieve air quality, climate, and subsequent health and economic benefits. In this seminar, I will present research on two projects that utilize state-of-the-science modeling frameworks to assess technological and policy interventions on local/regional air quality and carbon emissions.

Dr. S.Ravichandran's Talk

Turbulent multiphase flows, involving the transport of mass, momentum, energy and charge, are found in an abundance of natural and industrial settings. I shall discuss recent work on the fluid dynamics of clouds in the Earth's atmosphere, and the convection-driven melting of ice in the Earth's cryosphere. I will also mention some work on pattern formation in rotating Rayleigh-Benard convection; the dynamics of

Prof. Rajnish Kumar's Talk

Abstract: Hydrate are ice like crystalline solids which could form even at ambient conditions. While hydrates commonly forms in oil and gas pipelines leading to pipeline blockages, and are considered nuisance, these hydrates have however become popular as an alternative energy resource. Natural gas hydrates found under the sea-bed stores huge amount of methane. As per a recent estimate, total amount of carbon in methane hydrates, far exceeds the carbon content in all the fossil fuel reserves put together.