Dr. Krishnan Raghavan

Scientist-G & Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR)
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India

Dr. Krishnan Raghavan specializes in climate modeling studies on scientific issues relating to “Climate Change, Asian Monsoon and Water Cycle”. Currently he heads the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at IITM, Pune. Under his leadership, the CCCR developed the IITM Earth System Model (ESM) – the first global climate model from India that contributed to the CMIP6 and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He is a coordinating lead author in the IPCC AR6 WG1 report (Chapter-8: Water Cycle Changes) and a drafting author in the Summary for Policymakers. He and his team from CCCR-IITM published the First National Climate Change Assessment Report of the Ministry of Earth Sciences. He has M.Sc degree in Applied Mathematics from the MIT, Chennai. He pursued Ph.D. research in Atmospheric Sciences at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded Ph.D. degree from the Univ. of Pune. He published 140 scientific articles/papers, supervised 12 Ph.D degrees & 7 Master (M.Sc/M.Tech) dissertations.