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Kumar Sarang, M.Sc. (Ph.D. Candidate)

Ph.D. Student

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Expertise in:
  • Kinetic and chemical analysis of the aqueous phase reactions of selected plant volatiles in presence of atmospheric radicals resulting in the formation of secondary organic aerosols
  • Offline analysis for particle-phase oxidation products of BVOCs using GC-MS/MS
  • Basic spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques coupled with mass spectrometery




Scientific profile:
  • 2017: Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2015 – 2017: Junior Research Associate, ITC Life Science and Technology Centre, Bangalore, India
  • 2014: M.Sc. in chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
  • 2012: B.Sc. in chemistry, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India












Research Training:
  • 22nd-26th Jan,2018: Aerosol particle organic analytical training course, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany







Workshops and Conferences
  • 47th IUPAC congress 2019, Paris: Delivered an oral presentation titled "Aqueous-Phase Oxidation of 1-Penten-3-ol as a Relevant Green Leaf Volatile with Hydroxyl and Sulfate Radicals"  
  • 2018: Participated in  Marie Sklowdoska Curie Alumni Association General Assembly and Conference, Leuven, Belgium






Inter laboratory comparison studies:
  • 2018: Participated in the inter-laboratory comparison studies “The OrGanic Tracers and Aerosol Constituents Calibration Centre (OGTAC CC)”, hosted and operated by Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany




  • NaMeS Fellow : Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859
  • Erasmus + students mobility traineeship (two months), Februrary-March, 2019 (TROPOS, Leipzig)
  • Erasmus + staff mobility training funding recipent, April 2019