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Sadaf Fatima

PhD Fellow, Water and Air

My role at ICIMOD

I was selected for the PhD fellowship programme at ICIMOD and focus here on source apportionment of physical and chemical properties of aerosols in Nepal (both Kathmandu and the Indo-Gangetic Plains) and their impact on human health.

Sadaf Fatima

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How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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Life-forms are the most important constituent of the biosphere and my research on the impacts of increasing pollution on human health, contributes to protecting the pulse of the planet.

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What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

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I really enjoy the work culture at ICIMOD and interacting with different people coming here, from across the world.

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What are you passionate about?

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I am passionate about enjoying nature’s beauty, spirituality, and music.

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My qualifications

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Currently, I am pursuing a PhD at CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India. The topic of my PhD research is “Physico-chemical properties of atmospheric aerosols: implications for human health.” I earned an M.Phil. from the Central University of Gujarat, India and completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the Central University of Rajasthan, India. I was a gold medalist in Botany Honours during my graduation and I firmly believe that learning is a never-ending process.