MSS CCRS
Singapore Government
Dr Kanhu Charan PATTNAYAK

Dr Kanhu Charan PATTNAYAK

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Climate Research
Climate Impacts Branch

  • pattnayak_kanhu_charan@nea.gov.sg

Dr Kanhu Charan PATTNAYAK

Dr Kanhu Charan Pattnayak’s current assignment at CCRS focuses on studying the impact of climate change on the Water Resources, Flood management and Food Security over Singapore. His research interest mainly addresses different aspects of climate change impacts such as South Asian monsoon circulation, hydrological cycle over Amazonian forest and food security over Africa.

Before joining CCRS, Dr Pattnayak was working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. There he explored the impact of climate change on food security over eight African countries. He developed a seasonal crop yield forecasting system for maize for those countries. Dr Pattnayak spent another 3 years as a PDRA at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, where he studied the changes in the hydrological cycle over the Amazon basin in the past and under future climate change scenario using isotope enabled atmospheric component of the Hadley Centre Climate Model (HadCM3). And prior to that he served as a Project Scientist at the NCMRWF, Ministry of Earth Science India.

Education

    • 2007-2015
    • PhD in Atmospheric Science Indian Institute Technology Delhi, India
    • 2004-2006
    • Master of Technology in Atmospheric Science, Andhra University, India
    • 2001-2003
    • Master of Science in Oceanography, Berhampur University, Odisha, India
    • 1998-2001
    • Bachelor of Science, Nabarangpur College, Berhampur University, Odisha, India

Working Experience

    • 2021-present
    • Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2021
    • Visiting Research Scientist, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    • 2018-2021
    • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    • 2014-2017
    • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
    • 2014-2014
    • Project Scientist C, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), Noida, India
    • 2007-2013
    • Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
    • 2007-2007
    • Research Fellow, India Meteorological Department, Pune, India

Research Interests

  • Climate change impacts
  • Climate variability
  • Climate modelling
  • Food security

Dr Pattnayak’s full publication record can be accessed here.