A. CHANDRASEKAR, Ph.D., is Senior Professor and Head, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram. Earlier, he has been Professor of Physics and Meteorology and Head of Centre of Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, where he served for 21 years. Professor Chandrasekar has taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses during his long teaching and research career of nearly 22 years. He has to his credit about 40 peer reviewed journal publications. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of the The Open Atmospheric Science Journal and Disaster Advances Journal, besides being a member of National Academy of Sciences, India and a life member of the Indian Meteorological Society and Indian Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
His fields of specialization are atmospheric modelling, mesoscale modelling and data assimilation.