Dr R Subramanian is a Senior Scientist at the Environment and Sustainability Center (ESC) of the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), where he leads QEERI’s research on sensors for air quality and climate emissions monitoring. He is also a research fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre (Kigali, Rwanda), a visiting researcher at OSU-Efluve/CNRS (Creteil, France), and an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA).
Subramanian’s research career includes chemical characterization and source apportionment of ambient organic aerosol and PM2.5, single-particle measurements of black carbon and BC mixing state, emissions characterization for cook stoves and vehicles, and characterization of methane emissions from natural gas facilities. Recent accomplishments include leading the development of the Real-time Affordable Multi-Pollutant (RAMP) monitor, co-leading the deployment of a 50-RAMP network in and around Pittsburgh, PA, and establishing the Africa qualité de l’air (AfriqAir) monitoring network, a collaborative international effort using reference-grade and lower-cost monitors in many cities across Sub-Saharan Africa. He completed a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2004.