Sunil Gulia

Dr. Sunil Gulia, Ph.D. (IIT Delhi)

Dr. Sunil Gulia is the CSIR Fellow and working in CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute Delhi Zonal Centre. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and has managed a range of environmental projects throughout his professional career in Government and Private Organizations. With a specialization in Urban Air Quality Management, Dr. Gulia has more than 08 years of experience in research and development studies and consulting in field of Urban and Industrial air pollution management. He has worked extensively on Air Pollution Dispersion Models i.e., CALPUFF, AERMOD, ADMS_ Urban, ISCST3 and CALINE-4. Dr. Gulia also worked in Environment Impact Assessment of large Building Construction project. In addition, Dr. Gulia has authored more than 20 research publications primarily for peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Area of Interest: Air Pollution Management in Urban, Mining and Industrial area, Indoor Air Quality Management, Vehicular Pollution Management.   

Contact Information


CSIR-NEERI DZC, Naraina Industrial Area Phase-1, New Delhi

Tel.: +91 8447505460

Professional Career

  1. Scientist Fellow, CSIR-NEERI Delhi Zonal Centre: October, 2016- till date
  2. Senior Project Scientist,  IIT Delhi: September, 2013 – Sept. 2016
  3. Senior Project Fellow, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi: March, 2013– August, 2013
  4. Senior Research Fellow, IIT Delhi: May, 2010 – February, 2013   
  5. Assistant Manager- Environment, M/s. Ireo Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon: December, 2009 – April, 2010
  6. Assistant Manager-Environment, M/s. Voyants Solution Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon,   July, 2008 – November, 2009                          

Academic Profile

  • Ph.D. (Environment Engineering),  IIT Delhi, India 2015
  • M. Tech (Environmental Sc. & Engg.), G.J.U.S & T, Hisar, Haryana, India, 2008
  • M. Sc. (Environnemental Sciences), G.J.U.S & T, Hisar, Haryana, India 2006

Some of the Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Sunil Gulia, Shiva Nagendra, Mukesh Khare (in Press). A system based approach to develop hybrid model predicting extreme urban NO2 and PM2.5 concentrations. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.
  2. Prashant Kumar, Sunil Gulia, Roy Harrison, Mukesh Khare (2017). The influence of odd-even car trail on coarse and fine particles in Delhi. Environmental Pollution, 225 20-30.
  3. Sunil Gulia, S. M. Shiva Nagendra, Mukesh Khare (2016). Extreme Events of Reactive Ambient Air Pollutants and their Distribution Pattern at Urban Hotspots. Aerosol and Air Quality Research. doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2016.06.0273
  4. Sunil Gulia, Akarsh Shrivastava, A.K. Nema, Mukesh Khare (2015). Assessment of urban air quality around a heritage site using AERMOD: A case study of Amritsar city, India. Environmental Modelling and Assessment, 20(6), 599-608.
  5. Sunil Gulia, S.M. Shiva Nagendra, Mukesh Khare, Isha Khanna (2015). Urban air quality management–A review. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 6, 286-304.

  International Conferences

  1. Sunil Gulia, Richa Sehgal, Sumit Sharma, Mukesh Khare (2016). Emission Inventorisation and Modelling of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds from Petrol Distribution Centres in an Urban Area. Proceeding of International conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society, at Bhopal, during 15-18th March, 2016.
  2. Sunil Gulia, Sumanth Chinthala, Carla da Silva, Chetas Rana, Keith Mower, Andy Dengel, Mukesh Khare (2016). Emission Characteristics of Eco-friendly Sustainable Building Construction Material-Part I, Indoor Air Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 3-8 July 2016.
  3. Sumanth Chinthala, Sunil Gulia, Sebastian, S., Carla da Silva, Chetas Rana, Keith Mower, Andy Dengel, Mukesh Khare (2016). Eco-friendly sustainable building construction materials: Simulations of Adsorption and Desorption for Control MDF-Part-2, Indoor Air Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 3-8 July 2016.
  4. M. Khare S. Nagendra and S. Gulia (2012). Performance evaluation of air quality dispersion models at urban intersection of an Indian city: a case study of Delhi city. 20th WIT international conference on Air Pollution at Coruna, Spain. Vol. 157 pp. 249-259.
  5. S. Nagendra, M. Khare, S. Gulia, P. Vijay, V. S. Chithra, M. Bell & A. Namdeo (2012). Application of ADMS and AERMOD models to study the dispersion of vehicular pollutants in urban areas of India and the United Kingdom. 20th WIT international conference on Air Pollution at Coruna, Spain doi:10.2495/AIR120011.

Book Chapter/ Magazine Article

  • Mukesh Khare, Sunil Gulia and Sumanth Chinthala (2017). Dispersion Modelling of Particulate Matter, Chapter 8 of Airborne Particles Origin, Emissions  and Health Impacts, Nova Science Publishers.