People

Dr. Jishprakash Puthan Purakkal

Jishprakash Puthan Purakkal, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

  • Characterizing mineral dust and other aerosols over Red Sea coast
  • Simulation of Dust Storms over Arabian Peninsula and Red sea using WRF-Chem

Selected Publications

  • The impact of dust storms on the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea
    P.J. Prakash, G. Stenchikov, S. Kalenderski, S. Osipov, H. Bangalath
    Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 14, 19181-19245, (2014)

  • Simulation of the radiative impact of high dust loading during a dust storm in march 2012
    P.J. Prakash, G. Stenchikov, S. Kalenderski
    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, (2013)
  • Laboratory experiments on the effect organic acids and metals on the charge transfer during ice crystal – graupel collision under the conditions similar to stratiform clouds
    P.J. Prakash and P.P. Kumar
    Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 245-280, (2010)
  • Effect of sulfates and chlorides on electrification by a noninductive process applicable to stratiform clouds
    P.J. Prakash and P.P. Kumar
    J. Geophys. Res., 115, D02206, (2010)

  • Laboratory experiments on the effect of trace chemicals on charge transfer during ice crystal- hail collision
    P.J. Prakash and P.P. Kumar
    Atmospheric Research, 93, 655–663, (2009)
  • Laboratory experiments on the effect of trace chemicals on charge transfer during ice crystal- hail collision
    P.J. Prakash and P.P. Kumar
    Proceed. 4th European conference on severe storms, 10-14, Trieste, Italy, (2007)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Physics, University of Pune, India, 2010
    • M.Sc., Physics, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, 2004
    • B.Sc., Physics, N.S.S. College, Ottapalam, University of Calicut, Kerala, India, 2001

    Professional Profile

    • 2011-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2010-2011: Senior Project Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
    • 2009-2010: Research Associate, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India

    KAUST Affiliations

    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)