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Mr. Kapil Meena | Transportation Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur- India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Kapil Meena’s academic journey began with a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, India, where he graduated with honors in 2019. His academic excellence was further recognized by achieving a remarkable rank of 559 in GATE 2019. He continued his pursuit of knowledge with a Master of Technology in Transportation Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), where his thesis focused on travel behavior, mobility, and air quality. Currently, he is a PhD scholar at the Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design & Management at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), specializing in travel behavior, mobility, and air quality.

Professional Endeavors

Kapil’s professional experiences are as impressive as his academic achievements. At the World Resource Institute (WRI) India, he worked on comparing the inhaled dose and exposure experienced by commuters inside vehicles with the outside ambient condition. His contributions to various projects, such as Technologies for Urban Transit to Enhance Mobility and Safe Accessibility (TUTEM) and the Demand for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Indian Context, reflect his commitment to enhancing urban transit and mobility.

Contributions and Research Focus

Kapil’s research is primarily focused on travel behavior, mobility, and air quality. His projects at IIT Roorkee and IIT Kharagpur have addressed critical issues such as air quality perception among commuters in Delhi and the demand for mobility services in India. He has also explored innovative materials and techniques in civil engineering, as demonstrated by his work on the compressive behavior of double-skin UPVC tubes infilled with concrete.

Accolades and Recognition

Kapil’s dedication and hard work have earned him several accolades. He was awarded the “Best Poster Presentation” at the Cyber-Physical System Summit (CyPhySS 2023) and received the MHRD Fellowship. His academic excellence was also recognized with an honors degree in Civil Engineering. Additionally, he has delivered expert lectures on data visualization and participated in numerous workshops, further establishing his expertise in transportation engineering.

Impact and Influence

Kapil’s impact extends beyond his research and academic achievements. He has served as the overall coordinator for the Annual Conference on “Infrastructure and Built Environment: Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies” (IBSR) at IIT Kharagpur for two consecutive years. His role as the Department Social Media Head and Placement Representative at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee, respectively, highlights his leadership and organizational skills.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Kapil Meena’s contributions to transportation engineering and his focus on sustainable and resilient societies position him as a future leader in his field. His ongoing research on travel behavior and mobility, coupled with his innovative approach to solving urban transit challenges, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. As he continues to explore new frontiers in transportation engineering, his work promises to contribute significantly to the development of sustainable urban infrastructure and improved air quality.


Kapil Meena’s journey from a dedicated student to a pioneering researcher in transportation engineering is marked by his academic excellence, professional dedication, and impactful contributions. His ongoing work at IIT Kharagpur and his commitment to advancing the field of transportation engineering ensure that his legacy will be one of innovation, sustainability, and resilience.


A total of 46 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations         46
  • h-index           1
  • i10-index        2
Notable Publications 

Travellers’ exposure to air pollution: A systematic review and future directions

V Singh, KK Meena, A Agarwal
Urban Climate

Perception of commuters towards air quality in Delhi

KK Meena, V Singh, A Agarwal
Journal of Transport & Health

Impact of air pollution on informed decision-making for choice of a travel mode

KK Meena, R Taneja, A Agarwal
2024 16th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS.

A machine learning approach for unraveling the influence of air quality awareness on travel behavior

KK Meena, D Bairwa, A Agarwal
Decision Analytics Journal

A review of air pollution exposure impacts on travel behaviour and way forward

KK Meena, AK Goswami
Transport Policy.
Kapil Meena | Transportation Engineering | Best Researcher Award