Dr. Piyush Srivastava

Dr. Piyush Srivastava


I am working as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environment (SEE), the University of Leeds, since Feb 2019. Prior to joining  SEE, I worked as Sr. Project Scientist at Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi.


Work Experience:

Sr. Project Scientist  (May 2018 – Feb 2019) at Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Project Scientist  (May 2017 – May 2018) at Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Project objectives: Observation and theoretical analysis of boundary/surface layer features over tropics and improving the surface layer physics in the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model.


Academic Background:

PhD in Atmospheric Sciences (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India) January 2012-May 2018 (Advisor Prof. Maithili Sharan, IIT Delhi)

  • Dissertation: Modelling and Analysis of Surface Layer Processes for their Representation in Atmospheric Models

M.Sc. in Mathematics (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)  July 2008-June 2010

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics (Kisan PG College, Bahraich, India) July 2004-June 2007 


Research interests

  • Improving the surface layer physics in WRF model for efficient estimation of surface fluxes and reduce bias in the model simulated surface variables. 
  • Turbulence data analysis, estimation of surface fluxes, evaluating the parameterization schemes in numerical weather prediction, climate and air quality models. 


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Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science