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Dikshika Mahapatra

Hello. I am Dikshika. I am currently a research scholar pursuing Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences in the School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar. My broad research area is Urban Remote Sensing. My current research focuses on the urban surface energy budget and urban microclimate modelling.



Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

  • Ph.D. in Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences

  • Research Area: Urban Remote Sensing


Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam

  • MSc in Environmental Sciences

  • Thesis Title: Synthesis and Application of Activated Carbon from Banana peels and weeds as cost effective and eco-friendly adsorbents for removal of toxic nanoparticles from Environmental Effluents



Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

  • Junior Research Fellow

  • Project: Development of long-term high resolution Land Use Land Cover (LULC) data for Bhubaneswar peri-urban & rural areas and future projection



1. Mahapatra, D., & Swain, D. (2023). Monitoring Land surface temperature variability over Bhubaneswar using Empirical Orthogonal Function Analysis. BDCC2023, IIT Kharagpur. 16 - 19 February 2023.

2. Mahapatra, D., & Swain, D. (2023). Monitoring Land Use Land Cover Changes and its impact on Surface Energy Balance: A case study of Bhubaneswar, India. LAI2023, NIT Rourkela. 9 - 12 January 2023.

3. Mahapatra, D., & Swain, D. (2022). Changing Meteorological conditions in response to Land Use Land Cover changes over Bhubaneswar urban and surroundings. IGU Thematic Conference. International Geographical Union. 24th – 25th November 2022.

(Received Best Paper Presentation Award)

4. Mahapatra, D., & Gogoi, N. (2019). Synthesis and Application of Activated Carbon from banana peel and weeds as ecofriendly and cost effective bio- adsorbent for removal of Toxic environmental pollutants. National seminar on “Current perspective in Environmental pollution: Challenges and Opportunities”. 7th-8th June 2019. Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam.

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