Professor of Air Pollution and Health

Dr. Suresh Jain is Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. He had received his Ph.D. degree in air quality modelling for urban transport emissions from Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Master of Technology in Environmental Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He had received DAAD scholarship during his master's degree and he worked on human health and ecological risk assessment at University of Stuttgart, Germany from May 2000 to February 2001. 

Dr. Jain has more than 15 years research, teaching and consultancy experience in the area of Environmental Science and Engineering. Prior to joining IIT Tirupati, Dr. Jain was Professor and Head, Department of Energy and Environment, TERI SAS (earlier TERI University), New Delhi. He was teaching postgraduate level courses (MSc, MTech and MBA), which include Air Quality Management, Air Pollution and Climate Change, Environmental Health and Risk Assessment, Integrated Impact Assessment and Environmental Management System, which has given him wide experience in various environmental issues. Dr. Jain also worked for SGS India Pvt. Ltd. In SGS, he was leading the team and was responsible for environmental consultancy in the field of urban air quality modeling, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, carbon foot print analysis, life cycle analysis etc. His industry experience has given practical insights and has been of immense help in his teaching and research, which also gives a distinctive advantage while carrying out his duties as teacher and researcher.

Dr. Jain is expert member of BRICS Network University on behalf of Government of India. He is founding member of Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), University of Surrey, UK. He has experience of successful supervision and evaluation of post graduate research students at PhD and masters levels worldwide. He has 3 international/national books/monographs and around 50 international papers in journals to his credit. Presently, he is supervising 4 Ph.D. students. He is involved in several international and national projects related to above topics. He is a member of several professional bodies. He is also associated with the Ford Foundation, USA and Open Society Foundations, UK for International Fellowship program. He is recipient of International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), USA - 2017; Vice-Chancellor's Faculty of the Year Award - 2017; Commonwealth Professional Fellow 2016-17, UK; KTP Visiting Fellow-2014 by UTS, Sydney; Role of Honor by TERI-2012-13 and earthian-2013 award by Wipro as a part of sustainability program. Prof. Jain is working with many international groups such as UTS, Australia, University of Surrey, University of Birmingham, UK and Yale University, University of California, USA.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Engineering) in the area of Urban Air Quality Modelling titled, "Neuro-Fuzzy Modelling of Vehicular Exhaust Emissions on Urban Roads" Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110 016, India (2007).
  • Master of Technology (Environmental Engineering & Management) in the area of Human health and ecological risk assessment, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany & Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2002).

Professional Experience

Sept 2018 - till date

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, India

Jan 2017 - Sept 2018

Professor & Head, Department of Energy and Environment, TERI University, New Delhi, India

Nov 2016 to Jan 2017

Visiting Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, UK. This visit was funded by Commonwealth Commission as Commonwealth Professional Fellow.

May 2014 to Dec 2017

Professor & Head, Department of Natural Resources, TERI University, New Delhi, India

7th Nov 16 to 1st Feb 17

Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Dec 2009 May 2014

Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, TERI University, New Delhi, India.

Augt. 2007 to Nov. 2009

Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources, TERI University, New Delhi, India.

Feb. 2004 - Jan. 2006

Guest Faculty- Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi.

Jan 2003 - Dec. 2006

Guest Faculty- Modi Academic International Institute (MAII), Western International University, New Delhi

July 2006 -July 2007

Technical Manager - Environmental Services in SGS India Pvt. Ltd. Gurgaon, India. SGS is an international group and having headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland,

April 2004 - Feb. 2007

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016.

May 2002 - Mar 2004

Research Associate, Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, Delhi.

Augt. 2001- Dec. 2001

Research Associate, University of Stuttgart, Germany.


  • International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), USA, US Department of State - 2017
  • Received the Vice-Chancellor's "Faculty of the Year Award-2016-17" by the TERI University.
  • Received the "Role Related Rewards for Research - 2017" by the TERI University for the year 2016-17.
  • Commonwealth Professional Fellow, awarded by Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, UK, 2016-17.
  • KTP-Visiting Fellow, UTS, Sydney, Australia, October 2014.
  • Best Research Paper Award (Runner-up) 2014 for published article in Journal of Environmental Development: 'Assessment of inherent vulnerability of rural communities to environmental hazards in Kimsar region of Uttarakhand, India'.
  • Won earthian-2013 award given by Wipro as a part of sustainability program
  • TERI - Role of Honor award for outstanding performance in the growth of Institution in the year 2012-13.
  • Best faculty performer award at TERI University 2010 and 2012.
  • Renewables Academy, TREE Project fellowship during 2nd to 6th February 2009.
  • University Grant Commission - National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) in Environmental Sciences, December 2003
  • UGC-NET with Junior Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences for Ph.D., December 2002.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers (GATE), 2000
  • DAAD Stipendium from Germany during 14thMay, 2001 to 28thFeb, 2002.
  • Second prize for oral paper presentation at National Seminar on Emerging Environmental Issues and Technological Challenges, 01-02 September 2003.