Dr. Kapil Kesarwani | GBPNIHE

Dr. Kapil Kesarwani

Scientist C (On Lien)

,Centre for Environmental Assesment & Climate Change

Contact: (0592) 241041(O) Extension :35

Area of Specialization

Cryospheric, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences


  • B.Sc. (Physics, Mathematics and Statistics) from Mahatama Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University (Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh) in 2007.
  • M.Sc. (Physics specialization in Applied Electronics) from Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (Haridwar, Uttarakhand) in 2010.
  • Ph.D. (Physics/Glaciology) from Kumaun University (Nainital, Uttarakhand) / Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (Dehradun, Uttarakhand) in 2016.


Himalayan Cryosphere and Water Resource Fluctuations

Climate Change

Environmental Assessment

Work Experience


Research & Development

G.B Pant National Institue of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development

01/01/2020-Till Date

Postdoctoral Fellow

Academics(BTech, MTech, PhD)
Research Work(Cryospheric and Atmospheric Sciences)

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Uttarakhand, India


Research Fellow (JRF/SRF/ESRF)

Research Work (Cryospheric and Atmospheric Sciences)

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India


Countries Visited


Awards / Recognition


Recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2020) from the Ministry of Human,Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi, India.

Recipient of PhD Research Fellowship to Study the dynamics of Himalayan Glaciers (2010-2016) from the Science and Engineering Research Board(SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, India.

Recipient of Travel Grant under International Travel Support-2014 scheme to attend a training course on 'Ice Sheet and Glaciers in the Climate System(organised by Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University, Netherland) at Karthaus, Northern Italy, from the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India.

Recipient of 3 rd Best Poster Presentation award at National Conference on Green Earth with focus on Himalaya, 2012.

Member of Indian Meteorological Society

Member of Indian Society for Wind Engineering

Member of Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)

Academic Supervision

  • Status
  • Completed
  • Ongoing
  • Doctoral
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  • Post Graduation
  • M.Tech
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  • Bachelor
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  • Industrial Training
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Research Interests

Broad Subject Area Specialization Sector
Atmospheric & Cryospheric Sciences Mountain Hydro-Meteorology, Glacier Fluctuations and Mass Balance Glaciology Water Resource
Atmospheric & Cryospheric Sciences Snow/Ice Surface Melt Modelling, Glacier Energy-Mass Balance modelling and Hydrological Modelling Numerical Modelling
Atmospheric & Cryospheric Sciences Space-based Cryosphere Monitoring and Modelling Geospatial Techniques


Sl.No. Category Numbers
Peer Reviewed Reports 8
Peer Reviewed Papers 9
Paper in Book chapter 3
Popular article 10
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Technical Skills
  • Instruments : Installation and handling of Automatic Weather Station (AWS) along with various Meteorological sensors, AWS Networking, Steam Driven-Ice Drill, Ground Penetrating Radar, Total Station, Automatic Water Level Recorder, Aethalometer, Global Positioning System, Snow-Ice Density Measurement kit, etc.
  • Softwares : Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Sensors and Data Logger programming, HBV- Light,SPSS, Logger Net 4.0, pc200W, WR-Plot, MS-Excel, Matlab, Grapher, Arc GIS, ERDAS IMAGINE, Sigma Plot, Origin 8.5, Corel Draw.

Extra curricular activities

  • Hobbies:    Social debates, activities, cultural programmes, Environmental and Public Awareness programmes, Learning and Teaching, Mountaineering, Cycling, Interacting, Exploring, Yoga, Gardening
  • Sports:       Member of National Service Scheme (NSS), Govt. of India Team Captain of National Cadet Corps (NCC), Govt. of India.

Dr. Kapil Kesarwani   kapilgbpi@gmail.com