Dr. Murari Lal
Fellow, Elected 2000

Born in Varanasi, India on 5 March 1949. Educated at U.P. Board, High School, 1963; Intermediate, 1965; B.Sc., Banaras Hindu University, 1967; M.Sc., BHU, 1969; Ph.D., BHU, 1972.

Chairman, Climate, Energy and Sustainable Development Analysis Centre (web: www.cesdac.org), India 2006 to date.

Jr. Scientific Officer, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, 1972-74; NRC Post Doc Fellow, Atmospheric Environment Service, Toronto, Canada, 1975-77; Assistant Meteorologist, Indian Meteorological Department, Pune, 1977-79; Lecturer in Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1979-81; Senior Scientific Officer, 1982-90, Principal Scientific Officer, 1990-95, and Chief Scientific Officer, 1996-2003, IIT Delhi; Visiting Professor (Environmental Science), Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands, 2004-05.

Awards/Honours: UGC Young Scientist Career Award, 1981-82; UNEP Certificates of Appreciation, 1995 & 1997; IPCC Nobel Peace Prize 2007.

Fellow: Royal Meteorological Society, London; Indian Association of Hydrologists; American Meteorological Society; Indian Meteorological Society.

Research Areas: Modeling of global and regional climate variability and change, sectoral vulnerability assessment (water, marine and coastal biodiversity and agriculture), natural resource management - technological options & interventions - environmental & economic feasibility, policy development in Asia - Pacific regional context, social dimensions and sustainable development

Address: Chairman, CESDAC, 1006, Osimo Tower, Mahagun Mansion-II, 1/4, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad 201014, U.P.; [Tel: Res. (0120) 4129730; Cell: 9811904828; Email: lal321@hotmail.com; lal_m@cesdac.org]