About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is one of the foremost institutes of national importance in India for higher technological education, basic and applied research. IIT Madras has been the top-ranked engineering institute in India for four consecutive years as well as  the ‘Best Educational Institution’ in Overall Category in the NIRF Rankings of 2019 put out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. More recently, IIT Madras has been given the title of Institute of Eminence. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students, and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares.

IIT(M) has a strong research, teaching and consultancy program in the area of environmental sciences and engineering. There is a dedicated Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE) Division under Civil Engineering department. IIT Madras is also home to the recently incubated International Center for Clean Water (ICCW), an initiative for sustainable clean water and the Indo-German Center for Sustainability. The research areas pursued at IIT(M) are :Water quality management /wastewater treatment and technologies for clean water, Air quality management and technologies for clean air, Atmospheric physics and chemistry and Climate modeling, Solid waste management including waste to wealth technologies, Fate and transport of contaminants in the environment – multimedia and interphase transport including emissions to air, Soil remediation and transport in porous media, Bioremediation Engineering, Emission control technologies from combustion processes, Sensors for environmental monitoring, Ecological modeling, Environmental Sustainability and Impact on Society. The EWRE laboratory has setup a Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station in collaboration with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi. (https://www.iitm.ac.in).

IIT Madras Air Quality Research Group

Air quality Research Group is led by Prof. S.M. Shiva Nagendra.

The air quality research group focuses on

  • Urban Hotspot Air Quality Monitoring, Modelling and Control
  • Sensors for Air Pollution Monitoring
  • Personal Exposure and Health Impact
  • Real World Exhaust Emission Monitoring and Modelling
  • Ambient and Source Emission Control Technologies
  • Indoor Air Quality Monitoring, Modelling and Control
  • Emission Inventory and Source Apportionment
  • Machine Learning Techniques for Air Quality Classification and Prediction

Indian International Conference on Air Quality Management (IICAQM)

IICAQM serves as a very important forum and opportunity for scientists, engineers, educators, and practitioners to exchange the latest advancement in theories, technologies, and applications in the area of air quality management and health impacts. The 1st and 3rdIICAQM (IICAQM 2016 & 2018) were held in IIT Madras, the 2ndIICAQM (IICAQM 2017) was held in IIT Delhi and the 4th IICAQM (IICAQM 2019) was held in IIT Bombay. The 5th IICAQM (IICAQM 2020) aims to bring together leading academicians, scientists, engineers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results related to all aspects of air pollution health and exposure assessment and its management. 

IICAQM is hosted every year by IIT Madras in association with IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati,  IIT Tirupati, NEERI, CPCB.


The conference offers an excellent opportunity to exchange information amongst researchers working in academic institutions / R&D organizations, to present and publish research findings and interact with experts and partners from administration and industry.


The areas of interest to the conference are listed below.

  • Air Quality Monitoring and Measuring Techniques
  • Air Quality Modelling
  • Emission Inventory
  • Source Apportionment
  • Source-Receptor Modelling
  • Particulate matter, ultrafine particles and black carbon in transport microenvironments
  • Exposure Monitoring and Health Risk Assessment
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Air Quality Management Policies and Legislation
  • Air Quality Data Analytics
  • Case Studies

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://web.iitm.ac.in/iicaqm2020/

Email: iicaqm2020@wmail.iitm.ac.in   

Alternate email: iicaqm2020@gmail.com


Prof. S.M. Shiva Nagendra,
(Chairman IICAQM2020)
Department of Civil Engineering,

Indian Institute of Technology Madras,

Chennai -600 036
P: +91-44-22574290

 Email: snagendra@iitm.ac.in/shivanagendra@yahoo.com