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Ashish  Sharma

Ashish Sharma

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Research Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

Email: Ashish.Sharma.15@nd.edu

Phone: 574-217-4061

Summary of Activities/Interests

Regional climate modeling: Land/ocean/lake-atmosphere interactions, lake breeze, UHI effect, land data assimilation, hydrometeorological extremes

Microscale modeling: Climate modeling at hyper-local scales (~m scales)

Climate adaptation and mitigation: Interactions between urban ecology and urban heat island in a changing climate, green and cool roofs, energy consumption and savings with best practices

Air quality modeling: meteorology and atmospheric chemistry feedbacks


Research Assistant Professor to Begin Interdisciplinary Study on Climate Vulnerabilities in Urban and Rural Environments

March 26, 2019

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences Research Assistant Professor Ashish Sharma has been hired as the climatologist at the Illinois State Water Survey.

Importance of Great Lakes Highlighted in New Climate Assessment

March 22, 2019

An assessment of how climate change impacts farming, urban populations, wildlife, and more in the Great Lakes region has been released by the Environmental Law & Policy Center.

New study shows ways to maximize temperature-lowering benefits of Chicago’s green roofs

September 6, 2018

In a new study led by Notre Dame's Environmental Change Initiative and published in Environmental Research Letters, researchers have created an integrated framework to identify which neighborhoods would benefit most from green roofs – and provide city officials with a strategic approach to ensure the best return on their investment to beat the heat.

Cooling Down Chicago: How Green and Cool Roofs Could Impact Urban Climate

June 1, 2016

A newly published study, part of a collaboration between Notre Dame and the City of Chicago, examined the efficacy of green or cool roofs using a regional climate model to simulate various real-world urban rooftop conditions. The study found that use of roofs with vegetation or reflective surfaces on top of Chicago’s current infrastructure could reduce urban heat islands by lowering roof temperatures between 5.4 and 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit.