Kanpur: Professor Mukesh Sharma, associated with the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, has been appointed as an Honorary Member of the Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group by the World Health Organization (WHO), giving a big responsibility. IIT Kanpur gave this information in a statement on Friday.
According to the statement, the members of the Technical Advisory Group are selected from around the world and appointed by the Director-General, WHO. They contribute in achieving the target regarding air pollution and health related matters. According to the release, air quality expert Professor Sharma has conducted extensive research with policy engagement. He has been associated with WHO, Geneva, International Council for Clean Transport, Clean Air Asia United National Environmental Programme, Bangkok and World Bank.
Sharma will be part of the WHO Advisory Group on Interventions/Policies for Air Pollution Control in 194 Member States. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT, Kanpur has congratulated Sharma.