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Manish Soni

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development


Manish Soni is a post-doctoral research associate at the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development. He works as lead air quality modeler on the Transportation Equity Climate Health (TRECH) project with a focus on assessing local scale transportation policies for urban areas with Boston as the case study.

Soni’s previous work experience includes assessing lightning’s impact on ozone precursors over the Indian sub-continent and its implications on tropospheric ozone; operating and maintaining one of the AERONET (a global network of sites that measure aerosol loading) sites in Jaipur in collaboration with GSFC and NASA; and studying the impact of climate change on glaciers in Uttarakhand with special reference to Gangotri and related glaciers, sponsored by various Indian Government entities. His research interests include analyzing satellite data especially for aerosols, numerical modeling of weather and climate, effect of aerosols on climate.


Post-Doctoral Research Associate, UNC Institute of Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ph.D., Physics, Birla Insitute of Technolgy, Mesra, Ranchi, India

Master of Computer Applications, Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India