Faculty - TERI University


Suresh Jain
HoD and Professor,
Department of Energy and Environment

Dr. Suresh Jain is Professor and Head, Department of Energy and Environment, TERI University, New Delhi. He was also Programme Coordinator for M.Sc. Environmental Studies & Resource Management from 2009 to 2015. He had received his Ph.D. degree in air quality modelling for urban transport emissions from Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Master in Technology in Environmental Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He had received DAAD scholarship during his master's degree and he worked on human health and ecological risk assessment at University of Stuttgart, Germany from May 2000 to February 2001.

Dr. Jain has more than 15 years research, teaching and consultancy experience in the area of Environmental Science and Engineering. He has been teaching postgraduate level courses (MSc, MTech and MBA) at TERI University, which include Air Quality Management, Air Pollution and Climate Change, Environmental Health and Risk Assessment, Integrated Impact Assessment and Environmental Management System, which has given him wide experience in various environmental issues. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Jain worked for SGS India Pvt. Ltd. In SGS, he was leading the team and was responsible for environmental consultancy in the field of urban air quality modeling, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, carbon foot print analysis, life cycle analysis etc. His industry experience has given practical insights and has been of immense help in his teaching and research, which also gives a distinctive advantage while carrying out his duties as teacher and researcher.

Dr. Jain is expert member of BRICS Network University on behalf of Government of India. He is founding member of Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), University of Surrey, UK. He has experience of successful supervision and evaluation of post graduate research students at PhD and masters levels worldwide. He has 3 international/national books/monographs and around 45 international papers in journals to his credit. Presently, he is supervising 5 Ph.D. students. He is involved in several international and national projects related to above topics. He is a member of several professional bodies. He is also associated with the Ford Foundation, USA and Open Society Foundations, UK for International Fellowship program. He is recipient of International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), USA - 2017; Vice-Chancellor's Faculty of the Year Award - 2016-17; Commonwealth Professional Fellow 2016-17, UK; KTP Visiting Fellow-2014 by UTS, Sydney; Role of Honor by TERI-2012-13 and earthian-2013 award by Wipro as a part of sustainability program. Prof. Jain is working with many international groups such as UTS, Australia, University of Surrey, University of Birmingham, UK and Yale University, University of California, USA.




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D in Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2007

  •  M Tech in Environmental Engineering & Management, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2002

Honors and Awards
? International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), USA, US Department of State ? 2017
? Received the Vice-Chancellor?s ?Faculty of the Year Award-2017-17? by the TERI University.
? Received the ?Role Related Rewards for Research - 2016-17? by the TERI University for the year 2016-17.
? Commonwealth Professional Fellow, awarded by Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, UK, 2016-17.
? KTP-Visiting Fellow, UTS, Sydney, Australia, October 2014.
? Best Research Paper Award (Runner-up) 2014 for published article in Journal of Environmental Development: `Assessment of inherent vulnerability of rural communities to environmental hazards in Kimsar region of Uttarakhand, India?.
? Won earthian-2013 award given by Wipro as a part of sustainability program
? TERI - Role of Honor award for outstanding performance in the growth of Institution in the year 2012-13.
? Renewables Academy, TREE Project fellowship during 2nd to 6th February 2009.
? University Grant Commission ? National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) in Environmental Sciences, December 2003
? UGC-NET with Junior Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences for Ph.D., December 2002.
? Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers (GATE), 2000
? DAAD Stipendium from Germany during 14thMay, 2001 to 28thFeb, 2002.
? Second prize for oral paper presentation at National Seminar on Emerging Environmental Issues and Technological Challenges, 01-02 September 2003.

Selected Publications
 A cradle-to-gate assessment of environmental impacts for production of mustard oil using life cycle assessment approach.
Khatri, P., Jain, S., Pandey, S.,
Journal of Cleaner Production,

 Assessment of carbon neutrality and sustainability in educational campuses (CaNSEC): A general framework
Jain, S., Agarwal, A., Jani, V., Singhal, S., Sharma, P., Jalan, R.
Ecological Indicators,

 Determinants of respiratory and cardiovascular health impacts of traffic policemen: A perception based comparative analysis.
Bajaj, N., Sharma, T., Suneja, D., Jain, S., Kumar, P.,
Journal of Transport & Health,

 Environmental life cycle assessment of edible oils: A review of current knowledge and future research challenges
Khatri, P., Jain, S.,
Journal of Cleaner Production,

 Exposure to in-vehicle respirable particulate matter in passenger vehicles under different ventilation conditions and seasons
Jain, S.
Journal of Sustainable Environment Research,


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