Speaker's Profile

Arnico Panday

Arnico Panday is Lead Atmospheric Scientist and Coordinator for ICIMOD´s Atmosphere Initiative. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, both in the USA. 

Arnico received a BSc in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, an MSc in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a DSc in Atmospheric Science from MIT, all in the USA. 

His post-doctoral research, at MIT and at Princeton University’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, focused on atmospheric chemistry and physics in mountain areas, notably studying the transport of polluted air from South Asia towards the Tibetan Plateau (supported by the University of Virginia and NASA). He also served as advisor and supervisor of the Rwanda Climate Observatory Project. His interests also cover technologies and policies that reduce emissions to the atmosphere as well as ways to design sustainable cities.