Harish Phuleria
Assistant Professor
 
 
Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
Powai, Mumbai-400076, INDIA. 
Phone: +91 22 25765851
Email: phuleria@iitb.ac.in
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Education
 Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) - 2007
  University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA , USA
  Thesis:Measurement and methods of assessing the impact of prevalent particulate matter sources on air quality in Southern California
 M.Tech. (Environmental Science & Engineering) - 2003
  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai, India
  Thesis:Pollution studies of Powai Lake, Mumbai
 M.Sc. (Chemistry) - 2001
  Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, New Delhi, India
  Thesis:Interactions of Calixarenes and neutral organic molecules: 1H NMR study
 B.Sc. (Chemistry) - 1999
  University of Delhi, Delhi, India
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Research Interests
Aerosols & air quality characterization with a focus on nano/ultra-fine particles
Size-resolved outdoor PM chemical composition
Improved cook stoves efficacy, efficiency, longevity and adoption assessment
Environmental noise exposures
Exposure modelling using GIS, land use, questionnaire data
Improved cook stoves efficiency, efficiency, longevity and adoption assessment
Environmental health and risk assessment
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Current Research
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Awards
2006
  Third place winner in Graduate Student research competition SCAQMD's Ultrafine Particle conference
  Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
2001
  Placed 95 (All India rank out of 2,200 students)
  Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)
 
2001
  Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship in Chemical Sciences from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  Govt. of India. (Placed within top 1% of 8,000 appearing candidates)
 
2001
  Selected for National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Chemical Sciences
  University Grants Commission, Govt. of India
 
2000-2001
  Merit-cum-Means scholarship, Department of Chemistry
  IIT Delhi, New Delhi
 
1993
  Recipient of Merit Scholarship for outstanding academic performance by the Central Board of Secondary Education
  CBSE, New Delhi, India (placed in top 0.1% among 100,000 students)
 
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Projects
Mar 2010-Feb 2013
  TRITABS: Tri-national Project on Traffic, Air, Noise and Health
  funded by Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maitrise de l'Energie
 
Jun-Dec 2012
  Laboratory and field characterization of a new black carbon monitor and comparison with different particle mass metrics
  funded by Federal Office of Environment (BAFU)
 
Jun 2011-May 2014
  Traffic-specific air pollution exposure assessment in eight Swiss cities
  funded by Swiss National Science Foundation
 
2011-2012
  Characterization of Particulate Matter in the air according to their toxic effects on human health in order to improve the life cycle assessment methodology
  project coordinator: EMPA, Dubendorf
 
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Affiliations
Professional Membership,Air & Waste Management Association,2010 - 2013
Professional Membership,Air & Waste Management Association,2010 - 2013
Professional Membership,American Geophysical Union,2005 - 2007
Professional Membership,American Association for Aerosol Research ,2003 - 2007
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Students
 Abhay Aanand
 Arpan Patra
 Raparthi L Nagendra Kiran Kumar
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Publications
Ragettli MS, Corradi E, Braun-Fahrlander C, Schindler C, de Nazelle A, Jerrett M, Ducret-Stich RE, Kunzli N, Phuleria HC., 2013. "Commuter exposure to ultrafine particles in different urban locations, transportation modes and routes", Atmospheric Environment77(), 376-384
 
Ducret-Stich RE, Tsai MY, Thimmaiah D, Kunzli N, Hopke PK, Phuleria HC., 2013. "PM10 source apportionment in a Swiss Alpine valley impacted by highway traffic", Environmental Science & Pollution Research20(9), 6496-6508
 
Ducret-Stich RE, Tsai MY, Ragettli MS, Ineichen A, Kunzli N, Phuleria HC., 2013. "Role of highway traffic on spatial and temporal distributions of air pollutants in a Swiss Alpine valley", Science of the Total Environment456(), 50-60
 
Jurgens V, Ess S, Phuleria HC, Fruh M, Schwenkglenks M, Frick H, Cerny T, Vounatsou P., 2013. "Tobacco-related cancer mortality: projections for different geographical regions in Switzerland", Swiss Medical Weekly(), 143:w13771, doi: 10.4414/smw.2013.13771
 
Jurgens V, Ess S, Phuleria HC, Fruh M, Schwenkglenks M, Frick H, Cerny T, Vounatsou P., 2013. "Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling of tobacco-related cancer mortality in Switzerland", Geospatial Health7(2), 219-36
 
Schikowski T, Schaffner E, Meier F, Phuleria HC, Vierkotter A, Schindler C, Kriemler S, Zemp E, Kramer U, Bridevaux PO, Rochat T, Schwartz J, Kunzli N, Probst-Hensch NM., 2013 . "Improved Air Quality and Attenuated Lung Function Decline: Modification by Obesity in the SAPALDIA Cohort.",  Environmental Health Perspectives121(9), 1034-1039
 
de Hoogh K, Wang M, Adam M, Badaloni C, Beelen R, Birk M, Cesaroni G, Cirach M, Declercq C, Dedele A, Dons E, de Nazelle A, Eeftens M, Eriksen K, Eriksson C, Fischer P, Grazuleviciene R, Gryparis A, Hoffmann B, Jerrett M, Katsouyanni K, Iakovides M, Lanki T, Lindley S, Madsen C, Molter A, Mosler G, Nador G, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Pershagen G, Peters A,, 2013. "Development of Land Use Regression Models for Particle Composition in Twenty Study Areas in Europe", Environmental Science & Technology47(11), 5778-5786
 
Wang M, Beelen R, Basagana X, Becker T, Cesaroni G, de Hoogh K, Dedele A, Declercq C, Dimakopoulou K, Eeftens M, Forastiere F, Galassi C, Grazuleviciene R, Hoffmann B, Heinrich J, Iakovides M, Kunzli N, Korek M, Lindley S, Molter A, Mosler G, Madsen C, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Phuleria HC, Pedeli X, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Ranzi A, Stephanou E, Sugiri D, Stem, 2013. "Evaluation of Land Use Regression Models for NO2 and particulate Matter in 20 European Study Areas: The ESCAPE Project", Environmental Science & Technology47(9), 4357-4364
 
Martin A, Felber-Dietrich D, Schaffner E, Carballo D, Barthelemy JC, Gaspoz JM, Tsai MY, Rapp R, Phuleria HC, Schindler C, Schwartz J, Kunzli N, Probst-Hensch N. , 2012.. "Long-term exposure to traffic-related PM10 and decreased heart rate variability: is the association restricted to subjects taking ACE inhibitors?", Environment International48(), 9-16
 
Curjuric I, Imboden M, Nadif R, Kumar A, Schindler C, Haun M, Kronenberg F, Kunzli N, Phuleria HC, Postma DS, Russi EW, Rochat T, Demenais F, 2012. "Probst-Hensch NM Exposure in Affecting Lung Function Decline in the General Population", PLoS One7(7), e40175
 
Ducret-Stich R, Delfino RJ, Tjoa T, Gemperli A, Ineichen A, Wu J, Phuleria HC, Liu LJS. , 2012. "Examining the representativeness of home outdoor PM2.5, EC, and OC estimates for daily personal exposures in Southern California", Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health5(3), 335-351
 
Dratva J, Phuleria HC, Foraster M, Gaspoz JM, Keidel D, Kunzli N, Liu L-JS, Pons M, Zemp E, Gerbase MW, Schindler C. , 2011. "Transportation noise and blood pressure in a population-based sample of adults", Environmental Health Perspectives120 (1), 50-55
 
Foraster M, Deltell A, Basagana X, Medina-Ramon M, Aguilera I, Bouso L, Grau M, Phuleria HC, Rivera M, Slama R, Sunyer J, Targa J, Kunzli, N., 2011. "Local determinants of road traffic noise levels versus determinants of air pollution levels in a Mediterranean city", Environmental Research111 (1), 177-183
 
Liu LJS, Phuleria HC, Webber W, Davey ME, Lawson DR, Ireson RG, Zielinska B, Ondov JM, Weaver CS, Lapin CA, Easter M, Hesterberg TW, Larson T. , 2010. "Quantification of self pollution from two diesel school buses using three independent methods", Atmospheric Environment44 (28), 3422-3431
 
Ragettli M, Ducret-Stich R, Braun-Fahrlander C, Ineichen A, Phuleria HC, Schindler C, Liu LJS., 2009. "Impacts of exposure to highway traffic exhaust on childhood respiratory health in trans-Alpine highway valleys", Epidemiology 20 (6), S114
 
Sillanpaa M, Geller MD, Phuleria HC, Sioutas C. , 2008. "High collection efficiency electrostatic precipitator for in vitro cell exposure to concentrated ambient particulate matter", Journal of Aerosol Science39(), 335-347
 
Yacobi NR, Phuleria HC, Demaio L, Liang C, Peng C-A, Sioutas C, Borok Z, Kim K-J, Crandall ED, 2007. "Nanoparticle effects on rat alveolar epithelial cell monolayer barrier properties", Toxicology In Vitro21(), 1373-1381
 
Phuleria HC, Sheesley R, Schauer JJ, Fine PM, Sioutas C., 2007. "Roadside measurements of organic tracers near a gasoline and a diesel-dominated freeway in Los Angeles, CA", Atmospheric Environment41(22), 4653-4671
 
Ntziachristos L, Polidori L, Phuleria HC, Geller MD, Sioutas C., 2007. "Application of a diffusion charger for the measurement of particle characteristics in different environments", Aerosol Science and Technology41(6), 571-580
 
Phuleria HC, Geller MD, Fine PM, Sioutas C. , 2006. "Size-resolved emissions of organic tracers from light- and heavy-duty vehicles measured in a California Roadway tunnel", Environmental Science and Technology40(13), 4109-4118
 
Singh M, Phuleria HC, Bowers K, Sioutas C., 2006. "Seasonal and spatial trends in particle number concentrations and size distributions at the Children's Health Study sites in Southern California", Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology16(1), 3-18
 
Geller MD, Sardar B, Phuleria HC, Fine PM and Sioutas C., 2005. "Measurements of Particle Number and Mass Concentrations in a Tunnel Environment", Environmental Science and Technology39(22), 8653-8663
 
Phuleria HC, Fine PM, Zhu Y, Sioutas C., 2005. "Air quality impact of October 2003 Southern California Wildfires", Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere(), 10 (D7): Art. No. D07S20
 
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Confernce Papers
Ragettli MS, Braun-Fahrlander C, Tsai MY, de Nazelle A, Schindler C, Perez L, Ducret-Stich RE, Kunzli N, Phuleria HC, "Simulation of NO2 commute exposure: Investigation of its contribution to total exposure and comparison of air pollution models",  Environment & Health conference - Joint conference of International Society of Exposure Science, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Basel, Switzerland  held on Aug , 2013
 
Jeong A, Phuleria HC, Keidel D, Rochat T, Probst-Hensch NM, Schindler C, "Stability of air pollution models over time: Evaluation of PolluMap models for the Swiss cohort study, SAPALDIA",  Environment & Health conference - Joint conference of International Society of Exposure Science, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Basel, Switzerland  held on Aug , 2013
 
Phuleria HC, Tsai MY, Ragettli MS, Corradi E, Ineichen A, Rochat T, Probst-Hensch NM, Fierz M, Kunzli N, "Spatiotemporal variation of particle number and surface area concentration in four Swiss areas and its relationship with mass measurements",  17th ETH-Combustion Generated Nanoparticles conference, Zurich, Switzerland  held on June , 2013
 
Phuleria HC, Ineichen A, Corradi E, Tsai MY, Schindler C, Probst-Hensch NM, Kunzli N. , "Seasonal and spatial variation of indoor and outdoor particulate mass and nitrogen dioxide concentrations in eight Swiss areas",  Environment & Health conference - Joint conference of International Society of Exposure Science, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Basel, Switzerland  held on Aug , 2013
 
Phuleria HC, Chandrasekaran V, Swaminathan S, Probst-Hensch NM, "Impact of household cooking fuels on gender-specific adult tuberculosis and diabetes in India: a cross sectional study",  Environment & Health conference - Joint conference of International Society of Exposure Science, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Basel, Switzerland  held on Aug , 2013
 
Ducret-Stich RE, Corradi E, Foraster M, Morelli X, Aguilera I, Basagana X, Rivera M, Slama, R, Kunzli N, Phuleria HC, "Spatial distribution and modeling of ultrafine particle concentrations in a Swiss urban city",  Environment & Health conference - Joint conference of International Society of Exposure Science, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Basel, Switzerland  held on Aug , 2013
 
Phuleria HC, Zechmeister H, Kunzli N. , "Assessment of long-term spatial variation of hazardous air pollutants in urban areas of Basel",  . 22nd annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Seattle, WA, USA  held on October , 2012
 
Phuleria HC, Gehrig R., "The Role of air quality monitoring networks in supporting health research and legislation",  Indo-Swiss Symposium on Cohorts and Biobanks with special reference to chronic non-communicable diseases, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India  held on January , 2012
 
Phuleria HC, Corradi E, Ineichen A, Kunzli N., "Spatiotemporal variation of particle number concentration in urban area of Basel, Switzerland and relationship with mass measurements",  21st annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA  held on October , 2011
 
Phuleria HC, "Empowering public health through exposure: In memoriam to our fallen leaders (Invited talk on Prof. Sally Liu's professional contribution to exposures science)",  21st annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA  held on October , 2011
 
Ducret-Stich R, Phuleria HC, "Source contributions to ambient PM10 near a major highway in a Swiss Alpine valley",  21st annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA  held on October , 2011
 
Phuleria HC, Corradi E, Foraster M, Basagana X, Slama, R, Kunzli N., "Correlation between short-term measure of traffic noise, traffic volume and particle number concentration in a Swiss urban city, Basel",  21st annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA  held on October , 2011
 
Phuleria HC, Corradi E, Foraster M, Basagana X, Slama, R, Kunzli N., "Correlation between short-term measure of traffic noise, traffic volume and particle number concentration in a Swiss urban city, Basel",  21st annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA  held on October , 2011
 
Phuleria HC, Corradi E, Ineichen A, Kunzli N, Liu LJS. , "Spatiotemporal variation of particle number concentration in urban areas of Switzerland and relationship with mass measurements",  15th ETH-Combustion Generated Nanoparticles conference, Zurich, Switzerland  held on June , 2011
 
Ducret-Stich R, Phuleria HC, Schindler C., "Impact of residential exposure to highway traffic exhaust on childhood respiratory health in an Alpine valley in Switzerland",  21st annual meeting of International Society of Exposure Sciences, Baltimore, MD, USA  held on October , 2011
 
Phuleria HC, Corradi E, Foraster M, Basagana X, Slama, R, Kunzli N. , "Correlation between short-term measure of traffic noise, traffic volume and particle number concentration in a Swiss urban city, Basel",  Annual meeting of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain  held on September , 2011
 
Phuleria HC, Schindler C, Tsai M, Kunzli N, Liu LJS, "Modeling personal and indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide among adults in eight Swiss Cities in 1993 and 2003",  Joint annual conference of International Society of Exposure Science and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Seoul, South Korea  held on Aug , 2010
 
Phuleria HC, Ducret-Stich R, Ineichen A, Liu LJS., "Trace metal composition of ambient PM2.5 and PM10 and their spatio-temporal variation near a major highway in an Alpine valley in Switzerland",  Joint conference of International Society of Exposure Science and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Seoul, South Korea  held on August , 2010
 
Phuleria HC, Keidel D, Ineichen A, Tsai M, Schindler C, Kunzli N, Liu LJS, "Modeling personal and indoor exposure to nitrogen dioxide among adults in eight Swiss Cities in 1993 and 2003",  19th International symposium on Transport & Air Pollution, Dubendorf, Switzerland  held on May , 2010
 
Phuleria HC, Ineichen A, Tsai M, Schindler C, Kunzli N, Liu LJS, "Exposure assessment in Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution and Lung Diseases in Adults (SAPALDIA3)",  3rd Swiss Aerosol Group Meeting, Bern, Switzerland  held on November , 2009
 
Ducret-Stich R, Phuleria HC, Ineichen A, Liu LJS, "Assessment of highways traffic exhaust on residential air pollution exposure in an Alpine valley in Switzerland",  13th ETH Combustion Generated Nanoparticles Conference, Zurich, Switzerland  held on June , 2009
 
Phuleria HC, Larson T, Zielinska B, Ireson RG, Weaver CS, Davey ME, Hesterberg TW, Liu LJS, "Assessment of self-pollution of school busses with various retrofit technologies",  European Aerosol Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece  held on August , 2008
 
Phuleria HC, Ducret-Stich R, Tjoa T, Gemperli A, Wu J, Delfino RJ, Liu LJS, "Modeling personal exposure of various components of fine particulate matter from different sources in Southern California",  Joint annual conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology and International Society of Exposure Analysis, Pasadena, CA, United States  held on October , 2008
 
Phuleria HC, Sheesley R, Schauer JJ, Fine PM, Sioutas C., "Roadside measurements of organic tracers near a gasoline and a diesel-dominated freeway in Los Angeles, CA",  26th Annual Conference of American Association for Aerosol Research, Reno, NV, United States  held on September , 2007
 
Phuleria HC, Fine PM, Ntziachristos L, Schauer JJ, Sioutas C. , "Roadside measurements of organic tracers near a gasoline freeway in Los Angeles, CA",  7th International Aerosol Conference St. Paul, MN, United States  held on September , 2006
 
Phuleria HC, Geller MD, Fine PM, Sioutas C., "Size-resolved emissions of organic tracers from light- and heavy-duty vehicles measured in a California Roadway tunnel",  7th International Aerosol Conference, St. Paul, MN, United States  held on September , 2006
 
Phuleria HC, Geller MD, Fine PM, Sioutas C., "Size-resolved emissions of organic tracers from light- and heavy-duty vehicles measured in a California Roadway tunnel",  25th Annual Conference of American Association for Aerosol Research, Austin, TX, United States  held on October , 2005
 
Singh M, Phuleria HC, Bowers K, Sioutas C., "Seasonal and spatial trends in particle number concentrations and size distributions at the Children's Health Study sites in Southern California",  25th Annual Conference of American Association for Aerosol Research, Austin, TX, United States  held on October , 2005
 
Phuleria HC, Fine PM, Zhu Y, Sioutas C., "Air quality impact of October 2003 Southern California Wildfires",  24th Annual Conference of American Association for Aerosol Research, Atlanta, GA, United States  held on October , 2004
 
Fine PM, Phuleria HC, Biswas S, Geller MD, Sioutas C., "A new aerosol min-concentrator for use in conjunction with low flow-rate continuous aerosol instrumentation",  24th Annual Conference of American Association for Aerosol Research, Atlanta, GA, United States  held on October , 2004
 
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Professional Contributions
Ad-Hoc Reviewer,Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Atmospheric Environment, Science of the Total Environment
Seminar Organization,Biweekly research seminar coordinator at SwissTPH, Basel,2010 - 2011
Served as co-chair in Session O-3-18: "Measuring and Modeling Spatio-Temporal Variation in Airborne Pollutants",Environment & Health conference - a joint conference of three international scientific societies: ISES, ISEE, ISIAQ, Basel, Switzerland ,2013
Served as chair of Session 3a: "Atmospheric Aerosols" in 7th International Aerosol conference,St Paul, MN, USA ,2006
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