Dr. Surabhi Mehrotra

Email: surabhimehrotra[at]

Faculty:Ronita Bardhan

Supervisor:Prof. Ronita Bardhan & Prof. Krithi Ramamritham

Thesis Titile:Thermal profile variations in heterogeneous urban forms: Empirical evidence from Mumbai


Surabhi Mehrotra has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (CUSE), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. Her doctoral research deals with investigation of intra-urban thermal variations using spatial informatics. She has Bachelors degree in Architecture from MANIT, Bhopal and Masters in Environmental Planning from CEPT Ahmedabad. She has about 10 years of work experience, including research in the field of urban environment and geo-informatics.

Her doctoral research entitled “Intra-urban Thermal Variations in Heterogeneous Urban Forms: Empirical Evidence from Mumbai” pertains to investigation of thermal variations, using remote sensing techniques, simulation models and field monitoring. Her research uses data driven approach and spatial statistics for analysing the relationship between thermal variables and urban built forms in a heterogeneous built environment of Mumbai. Her research interest revolves around guiding urban policies for sustainable and resilient built environment.

Her research work is published in peer-reviewed international journals like Science of the Total Environment, Area Development and Policy, Environment and Urbanisation Asia and ACM Digital Library. She has presented her research in various international conferences. She has been awarded ‘Japan Prize’ for best paper presentation at the 10th International conference on Urban Climate (ICUC 10), New York, August 2018.