Dr. Akula Venkatram

University of California, Riverside, CA

Akula Venkatram is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, California, USA.  His research is focused on the development and the application of models for the transport and dispersion of air pollutants over urban and regional scales.  Dr. Venkatram co-edited and contributed to the “Lectures on Air Pollution Modeling” published by the American Meteorological Society.  He was member of the team that developed AERMOD, and was a principal contributor to RLINE, the USEPA model for line sources. He is the recipient of the inaugural award from the AMS Committee on Meteorological Aspects of Air Pollution for “contributions to the field of air pollution meteorology through the development of simple models in acid deposition, ozone photochemistry and urban dispersion”. His research on modeling the air quality impact of transport related emissions was recognized in 2010 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, through a Scientific and Technological Achievement Award for “expanding and improving the scientific and regulatory communities’ ability to assess the impacts of mobile source emissions”. His research on this topic is summarized in the monograph “Urban Transportation and Air Pollution”


Saturday, 18th December 2021 6th IICAQM - Day 3

Keynote Address 5: Interpreting monitored data with dispersion models