Dr. Pallavi Saxena is an Assistant Professor at Department of Environmental Sciences, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. She is also serving as an Advisory Board Member of Air Pollution Scientific Initiative (APSI) under aegis of EnviroComp Institute, USA. Dr. Saxena is also an active member and co-author of Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR), an initiative by IGAC. She is also serving as Review Editor of Frontiers of Sustainable Cities Journal in the area of Air Pollution and Climate Change. She has been awarded DST Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme for 3 years (2014-2017) at School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She has also awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship at Space and Atmospheric Sciences Division, Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India during the year 2013-2014. Dr. Saxena was awarded her Ph.D from Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi in the year 2013.
She had defended her Ph.D work on “Effect of Photochemical Pollutants on Plant Species. Her area of interest is trace gases chemistry, aerosol chemistry, source apportionment studies of primary and secondary air pollutants, impacts of air pollutants on plant and human health and air pollution mitigation by sustainable methods like greenbelt development, vertical gardens and biomonitoring studies. Her current research focus on tropospheric ozone monitoring and its impact on plant health, particulate matter pollution and its impact on human health, extreme events studies and air pollutants mitigation by use of plant species. She had also served as a Representative Committee Member of South Asia and Middleeast Region of Early Career Scientist Network of iLEAPS community, UK from 2017-2021.
During her career, she has also been awarded Young Scientist Award by Indian Society of Plant Physiology, New Delhi, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India BioCaRe award, Senior Research Associate from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, Senior Research Fellow from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Doctoral Scholarship from Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Delhi. In iLEAPS, Dr. Saxena will bring sustainable approach towards air pollution mitigation by use of plant species, trace gases source and chemistry, biogenic VOCs contribution in ozone and particle formation, aerosol chemistry and its role in atmosphere and impact studies of air pollutants on plant species at global level and in particular, South Asian Region.