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Arshad Nair

Aerosol microphysics; Nucleation; Aerosol-Cloud-Climate interactions; Modeling; Atmospheric Electricity

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Nair, Arshad Arjunan
Graduate Student


CESTM L220, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12203



I am Arshad Arjunan Nair, a student of the Atmospheric Science PhD program at SUNY Albany. I hail from the capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram. I pursued physics through a dual degree BS-MS program from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India. During my time here, I worked at the neighbouring Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), where I examined the physics of cloud electrification and the factors modulating lightning. My research here got me intrigued about aerosol-cloud interactions; I am currently delving further into this aspect under the guidance of Dr. Fangqun Yu at the ASRC, with the aim of reducing uncertainties involved with aerosols in current models.

Beyond academics and research, I love learning new languages. I also sing and play a bit of bass.


May 2015, Dual Degree BS-MS (Major: Physics), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India