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Dr. R.S. Maheskumar
Designation Scientist E
Date of Birth
Phone +91-(0)20-25904235
Fax  +91-(0)20-25865142
Email ID mahesh@tropmet.res.in

Academic Records :
B.Sc.   Gandhigram Rural University   1990   Physics
M.Sc.   Gandhigram Rural University   1992   Applied Physics
M.Tech.   Andhra University   1995   Atmospheric Sciences
Ph.D.   Pune University   1999   Physics


Research :
  • Airborne observations of clouds and precipitation
  • Study of clouds and convection
  • Atmospheric aerosol properties and their effects
  • Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions

Awards & Honors:
Award NameAwarded By Awarded ForYear
DST-Young Scientist Scheme Department of Science & Technology Best Research paper 2004
22nd Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Best Research paper 2013
Gold Medal Prize Indian Meteorological Society Best Research paper 2014
IMS Award - B.N. Desai Award Indian Meteorological Society Best Research paper 2015


Scientific Career:
1995 -  1999 Research Fellow Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1999 -  2001 INDOEX-RA Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2001 -  2004 PI, DST-SERC FAST TRACK Project Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2005 -  2009 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2009 -  2013 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2013 -  2017 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2017 -  Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune