Research environmental scientist
- PhD, Civil Engineering (Air Quality), University of Tennessee
- MS, Civil Engineering (Environmental), Tennessee Technological University
- BTech, Chemical Engineering, Anna University, India
Prakash Doraiswamy brings together unique expertise covering both air quality measurements and modeling that he applies to address research and policy questions. He has more than 15 years of experience in particle and gaseous measurements, chemical analysis of aerosols, quality assurance, regional emissions and air quality modeling, and diagnostic data analysis. His research interests include integrated application of his expertise to understand air pollution and its impacts on climate and human health, and to solve real-world problems and build capacity of developing nations.
Dr. Doraiswamy has led research grants, cooperative agreements and contracts funded by both federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and independent organizations such as the Health Effects Institute. He has supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on multiple projects, including regional modeling to support science assessments of secondary air quality standards, and has served as the RTI quality assurance officer for the EPA fine particulate matter Chemical Speciation Network project.
Dr. Doraiswamy came to RTI in 2011 from the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center of the State University of New York. He conducted postdoctoral research at the State University of New York, Desert Research Institute and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Doraiswamy is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) and serves on other technical committees at A&WMA.