Dr. Hanwant B. Singh

Hanwant B. Singh received his Ph. D. from the University of Pittsburgh (1972) and B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (1968), both in Chemical Engineering. He has studied the composition and chemistry of the atmosphere for the past 30 years and has published more than 220 scientific papers (h-index: 84; 21000 citations) and one textbook in this area. His primary research goal has been to better understand the impact of human activities on the chemistry and climate of the earth's atmosphere through direct observations and data analysis. He has designed and led major international field campaigns towards this goal. He led a group of atmospheric scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center and is a former Director of Atmospheric Chemistry laboratory at SRI, formerly Stanford Research Institute. He is the recipient of the HJ Allen Prize for best paper, Frank A. Chambers Award for "outstanding achievement in the art and science of air pollution," three NASA Exceptional Leadership/Scientific Achievement Medals (1998, 2005, 2009) and most recently NASA’s highest honor “The Distinguished Service Medal”.  He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the World Innovative Foundation and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. For 25 years (1992-2017) he was the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Atmospheric Environment.  He retired in 2018 and is presently active as an “Ames Associate”.

Contact Information:

Dr. Hanwant B. Singh
NASA Ames Research Center
MS 245-5
Moffett Field, Ca 94035, USA

Phone: (650) 604-6769
Fax: (650) 604-4680

E-mail: Hanwant.B.Singh@nasa.gov, Hanwant.b.singh@gmail.com