Dr. Chandan Sarangi is an earth system scientist who completed his Post Doctorate Research from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA, USA, and Integrated Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur, India. His under graduation is from NIT Warangal, India. He has extensive experience in Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions; Impact of climate change on Cloud systems and rainfall; Impact of aerosols on Evapotranspiration and land-atmosphere interactions; Effect of dust deposition on snow darkening and Himalayan glaciers; Urban heat island effect and air quality over mega cities; Extreme rainfall and coupling with aerosols and urbanization, and Cloud seeding research. He is experienced in large data analysis of remote sensing data and in-situ measurements related to urban air quality and micro- meteorology. He is also a pioneer in high resolution simulations of aerosol-climate interactions and their impact on hydro-climate over India. In last 10 years has been part of many cutting edge research teams and has first author publications in many reputed and high impact journals like Nature Communications, Nature Climate Change, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics etc.