207, Environmental Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL) , ESED-DESE Building

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  • skarmakar [at] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in
  • subhankar [dot] karmakar [at] gmail [dot] com

Prof. Subhankar Karmakar

Core Faculty


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  1. Ph.D. (Water Resour. & Env. Engg.)

    2006Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

    Thesis: Grey optimization for uncertainty modeling in water resources systems

  2. B.E. (Civil Engineering)  

    1998Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College, West Bengal, India

    Thesis: Design of steel truss road bridge

Professional Appointments

  1. Vinaya & Samir Kapoor Chair Professor in Climate Studies (2023-till date).
  2. Editorial Board Member (Environmental Engineering) of the Scientific Reports journal published by Nature Portfolio (2022-till date).
  3. Associate Editor, Frontiers in Water and Built Environment Journal (from 2019 - till date).
  4. Managing Guest Editor, Special Issue (January 2021) - Water Security in Floodplains, Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier.
  5. Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU).
  6. Member, International Water Association (IWA).
  7. Member, International Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Germany.
  8. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Disaster Advances, India (2012 - 2015).
  9. Associate faculty, Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies (IDPCS) at IIT Bombay, PI of DST-Centre of Excellence in Climate Studies (2018-2024)
  10. Associate faculty, Centre for Urban Science & Engineering (CUSE) at IIT Bombay
  11. Visiting Scholar (June 2010 - October 2010) at Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.
  12. Post-doctoral fellow (2006 – 2007) at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Awards & Fellowships

  • Vinaya & Samir Kapoor Chair in Climate Studies, Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies at IIT Bombay (2023-till date).

  • Research Excellence Award 2020, IRCC, IIT Bombay.

  • Professor S.P. Sukhatme Award for Excellence in Teaching 2019, IIT Bombay.

  • Vice-chairperson, International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM) Ad Hoc Committee, 2020 - present < https://www.icfm.world/pdf/ICFM8_Book.pdf >

  • Work done in DST Fast Track Project adjudged "Excellent" (May 2014) by Dept. of Science and Tech., Govt. of India

  • BOYSCAST Fellowship 2009 - 2010 from Dept. of Science & Tech., Govt. of India

  • Recommendation for the Upgradation of Registration from Master's degree programme to Ph. D. degree programme by the Senate Committee, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, decided on an academic excellence basis. 

Jan. 2017-Oct. 2017,   A Data Driven Analysis to Rationalize Water Quality Monitoring Network over Major Indian Rivers under Changing Climate,   IRCC Internship Project

Jan. 2015-Sept. 2015,Mapping of Risk to River Flow Extremes in Changing Climate,IRCC Internship Project

Jan. 2012 Sept. 2012,A decision support system for optimal selection of wastewater treatment technology,IRCC Internship Project

Jan. 2012 Sept. 2012,An optimization approach to assess lake trophic status,IRCC Internship Project

Dec. 2013-Aug. 2014, Climate Change Induced Impacts on Quality of Fresh Water: A Data Driven Analysis on Major Indian Rivers,IRCC Internship Project

Dec. 2012 July. 2013,Assessment of vulnerability to natural or environmental hazards in an overpopulated urban region,IRCC Internship Project

2018-2022,DST-Centre of Excellence in Climate Studies, IIT Bombay,Department of Science and Technology

2018-2020,Impact of climate change on water resources in river basins from Tadri to Kanyakumari,Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), GoI

2016 -2019,Coupled Human And Natural Systems Environment (CHANSE) for water management under uncertainty in the Indo-Gangetic Plain,Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), GoI (Indo-UK)