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Ravindra Khaiwal is currently working as ‘Additional Professor of Environment Health’ at School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, after working around five years as ‘Scientist’ in ‘Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR)’, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. He also holds visiting professor positions at University of Antwerp, Belgium and University of Padova, Italy. Ravindra has an outstanding academic record and obtained a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree with a specialization in Analytical Chemistry / Environmental Sciences from University of Antwerp, Belgium. He has authored more than 60 articles including original research papers, reviews and book chapters. Some of his articles are listed as highly cited by ‘ISI Web of Science’. His articles are cited over 5000 times and he has a HIRSCH factor of ‘28’ based on Scopus, ISI and other sources. He wrote/edited 6 books in the field of ‘Environmental Sciences’. He has guided two PhD students, one student at University of Hertfordshire (UK) and one in India. Currently he is supervising four PhD students. Ravindra has received several awards and scholarships in the field of ‘Environmental Science and Engineering’. He has won an ‘Environmentalist of the Year 2007: Around the Globe’ award by the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), India and was the finalist of ‘Elsevier NASI-SCOPUS 2014’ Young Scientist Award. His research interests involve monitoring of pollutants, chemical composition and source characterization, health risks assessment and mitigation policies for persistent and emerging pollutants; including global climate change and environmental impact assessment. He has already worked on several international projects such as InterREG, EXPER/PF, ENVIRISK, CAIR4HEALTH, HENVINET, MEGAPOLI and TRANSPHORM. Currently he is working as associated partner on (EU) projects and jointly acquired funding of over $ 640 thousands to the School of Public Health. Ravindra is serving various international journal and grant commission as a referee and is also a member of editorial board of International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Air, Soil and Water Research, Forum Geographic, Journal of Environmental Biology (IF:0.56), Aerosol and Air Quality Research (IF:2.0), and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (IF:1.6).Type your paragraph here.