Shri Somanath S

Shri Somanath S

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022 Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, ISRO Shri Somanath S is a Distinguished Scientist and Secretary, Department of Space, Chairman, SpaceCommission and Chairman, ISRO since 14 January 2022. Shri. Somanath, spanning a distinguishedcareer of nearly 36 years, has made significant contribution in the area of space technology. ShriSomanath is an…

Dr. M. Ravichandran

Dr. M. Ravichandran

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. M. Ravichandran is the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Earth Science, sinceOct 2021. He was Director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goaduring 2016-2021. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from University of Pune. He workedas…

Dr. S. N. Omkar

Dr. S. N. Omkar

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Adjunct faculty, IARSc, Bangalore and Chief Research Scientist (CRS) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He has a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.His research interests include Satellite image processing, Biomechanics, Unmanned Aerials Vehicles (UAV)…

Dr. Kusuma G Rao

Dr. Kusuma G Rao

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Director, Institute for Advanced Research in Science, Bangalore Kusuma G Rao, a Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences from Department of Aerospace, IISc, Bangalore, is currently the Director of IARSc, Bangalore. Her research interests are Mesoscale convective systems, monsoons, atmospheric boundary layer and mesoscale modelling for short term weather prediction. She currently…

Prof. Pendyala Balarama Rao

Prof. Pendyala Balarama Rao

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Distinguished Faculty for Research, IARSc , Bangalore Received B.Sc (Hons) Physics (1958), M.Sc. Radio Physics (1959) and Ph.D. Ionospheric Physics (1963), all from Andhra University, Waltair, India. Worked as Research Associate – Electroscience Laboratory, Ohio State University, USA: 1964 – 1965 and National Center for Ionosphere and Astronomy, Cornell University,…

Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar

Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar

Chairman, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Vikram Sarabhai Professor, ISRO, Bangalore Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar is Vikram Sarabhai Professor at ISRO, Bangalore. During 2015-2018, he has served as Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation. Shri Kiran Kumar, born on October 22, 1952 in Karnataka (India), holds M.Sc. Degree in Physics (Electronics)…

Dr. B. N. Suresh

Dr. B. N. Suresh

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Chancellor, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and Honorary  Distinguished Professor at ISRO HQ, Bangalore. Dr. BN Suresh  is presently, Chancellor, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram and Honorary  Distinguished Professor at ISRO HQ, Bangalore. He was President for Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Delhi,…

Dr. Theodore (Ted) G. Shepherd FRS

Dr. Theodore (Ted) G. Shepherd FRS

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Grantham Professor of Climate Science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading Ted Shepherd is a large-scale dynamical meteorologist. Trained at MIT and Cambridge University, Ted worked at the University of Toronto from 1988-2012, where he initiated and led the Canadian national climate modelling effort focused on ozone-climate coupling. Since moving…

Dr. Scott Braun

Dr. Scott Braun

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022 Project Scientist for GPM, AOS, and TROPICS. Laboratory for Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD Dr. Scott A. Braun, a research meteorologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, is the project scientist for NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), TROPICS, and Atmosphere Observing System (AOS) missions. He…

Dr. Riko Oki

Dr. Riko Oki

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022. Deputy Director, Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan. Dr. Riko Oki is an Associate Principal Researcher and the Deputy Director of the Earth Observation Research Center in Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). She received the Dr.Sci. degree in geophysics from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan…