Sajani Surendran


Principal Scientist

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Dr. Sajani Surendran

Designation    :   Principal Scientist
CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI)
National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Belur Campus,
Bangalore-560037, India
Phone: +91-80-25051938  and   Fax:  +91-80-25220392
Email:- sajani[AT]; Alt. e-mail: sajanirajendran[AT]

Educational Qualifications

Degree / certificationYearInstitutionSubjects
B. Sc. 1989 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala Physics
M. Sc. 1991 CUSAT, Kerala Meteorology
M. Sc. (Engg.) 1995 IISc, Bangalore Atmospheric Science
Ph. D. 1999 IISc, Bangalore Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
      Field of Research Multiscale Modeling & Simulation, Modeling of Climate & Climate Change, Simulation & Prediction of Monsoon & Variability, Climate Sensitivity to aerosols, Realtime NWP, Unstable air-sea interactions.

Academic/Research Experience/Employment

    FromToOrganisationPosition Held

    22 Dec 2010

    22 Dec 2006

Till Date

21 Dec 2010

CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute


Senior Scientist


    26 Mar 2004 19 Dec 2006 Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO) Scientist 'SD'
    1 Apr 2003 23 Mar 2004 Meteorological Research Institute (MRI)/Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) Research Scientist
    Oct 1999 Feb 2002 Florida State University, USA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Jul 1998 Sep 1999 IISc Bangalore Research Associate
    5 Sep 2007 26 Oct 2007 Laborataire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environment (LSCE), CEA Saclay, France Visiting Scientist


      Research Publications: 14  peer reviewed (h-index: 8, Citations: 1484, Average Impact Factor: 5)


Sponsored Projects:

PI: CSIR 12th Five year plan network project on "Vulnerability assessment and development of adaptation strategies for climate change impact with special reference to coasts and island ecosystems of India (VACCIN)", ISC-03-02 (Jul. 2015-Jun. 2017).


Co-PI: Climate Change Project funded by Department of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Kerala, on "Future climate change projection for Kerala using high resolution climate model", R-1-166 (Jun. 2012-May. 2015).


Co-PI: Collaborative project on "Climate Change and Variability: Modeling, Analysis and Downscaling in the context of Indian Monsoon" with MRI, Japan and DCCC, IISc, Bangalore R-8-118 (Jul. 2012-Jun. 2015).


PI: CSIR Empower Scheme Project on "Impact of regional aerosol radiative forcing on Indian monsoon", R-8-113 (Sep. 2010-Aug. 2012).

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