Professor Umesh Kulshrestha is the Dean of the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Kulshrestha is a Fellow of Indian Geophysical Union. Presently, he is the Deputy Director, South Asian Nitrogen Center, New Delhi. He is a member of the Environmental Pollution Control Authority, a regulatory body under the Supreme Court of India. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Hanell International. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Knowledge and Awareness Mapping Platform [KAMP] – A Knowledge Alliance with CSIR-NISTADS. He is a member of EIA Accreditation Committee of NABET-Quality Council of India. He is an Assessor for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India. He was the Director, Trans- disciplinary Research Cluster at JNU. He is the Vice President of Society for Conservation of Nature (SCON). He is the Editor-in-chief of the Current World Environment journal. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Aerosol and Air Quality Research journal. Prof Kulshrestha is a recipient of a number of awards viz. START Young Scientist Award by IGBP-START, USA, Thomas Kuhn Honor Pin by IUAPPA and International Academy of Sciences, CSIR Young Scientist Award, and M S Krishnan Gold Medal by Indian Geophysical Union (IGU). He has published more than 100 journal papers and 5 books. He has made significant contributions towards atmospheric chemistry, air pollution and climate change research.