Prof. Elizabeth Abba

Associate Professor, Sustainability
M.Sc. (by Research), PhD(Fellow) NITIE
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Teaching Interests

Sustainability Management,Environment Management Tools, Environment Pollution, Control Methods to Mitigate Pollution,

Research Interests

Fine Particles Speciation and Source Apportionment
Health Effects linkages due to Air Pollution
Organic Marker Estimation
Indoor Air Quality Measurements

Administrative Responsibilities

Member of Admissions committee, Student and Resident Welfare, SM Alumni Faculty Coordinator

Other Membership

• Life Member of Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA)
• Life Member of Society for Clean Environment (SOCLEEN), Presently serving as a JtSecretary?
• Life Member Indian Science Congress

Research & Publications


2017, JOURNAL: ‘Source Identification and Quantification of PM2.5 Aerosol In Mumbai Using Receptor Techniques’ , National Environmental Engineering Research Institute


2018, Conference-Attended: International Green Health Conference 2018 , Venue: Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai

2018, Conference-Attended: EdUniversal Convention-2018 , Venue: University of Dubrovnik.

2018, Seminars-Talks: “Peace, Sustainability and Compassion", Venue: Xavier School of Sustainability (XSOS

2018, Conference-Attended: Children's Environment Congress, Venue: XUB

2017, Seminars-Talks: USIEF Request to visit Xavier University, Venue: XUB

2017, Seminars-Talks: Panel Discussion on Air Quality in commemoration of Earth Day conducted by Public Affairs Section, , Venue: Lamakaan, USIEF

2017, Conference-Attended: Fulbright Mentoring workshop for doctoral scholars and Faculty of XUB , Venue: Class room no 1, XUB

2016, Seminars-Talks: Resource person for conducting study abroad programme for students from SanDiego State University, CA, Venue: NA

2016, Seminars-Talks: 'Entrepreneurship in Academia' , Venue: Gotapatnam, Bhubaneswar

2016, Conference-Attended: Sustainability Action, Learning & Teaching (SALT), Venue: : MDC, XIMB, Wipro

2016, Seminars-Talks: Fulbright Fellowship Opportunities to the U.S for doctoral scholars , Venue: XIMB

2016, Seminars-Talks: University Dilogue series, Venue: XUB

2016, Seminars-Talks: University Dilogue series, Venue: XUB

2016, Conference-Attended: 11th Sustainability Summit, Venue: 14-15 September 2016: Le Méridien, New Delhi, India

2016, Seminars-Talks: RSC – NEERI symposium on Urban Air Pollution Chemistry, Venue: NEERI, Nagpur

2016, Seminars-Talks: Sustainability Sensitizing Workshop, Venue: CET

2015, Conference-Conducted: Summit Sustainability Leadership during , Venue: Tata Steel, NABARD, Wipro ,Manthan XIMB and XUB July 5-6, 2015.

2015, Conference-Attended: UK-Odisha Partnership on Climate Change , Venue: Mayfair Convention Centre, Bhubaneswar 27th August,2015

2015, Seminars-Talks: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems, People and Biodiversity: A conversation with business to enhance conservation along the east coast of India on , Venue: The Crown Hotel, Bhubaneswar, 29th September, 2015.

0, Seminars-Talks: Resource person for a plenary session in International Conference titled “STEM Education and Faculty Development” in collaboration with American Corner (American Consulate), Venue: SFC


2018, Training-Attended: Sustainability Action, Learning & Teaching (SALT) , Venue: Xavier School of Sustainability (XSOS) and Wipro

2017, Training-Conducted: Round Table discussion on Sustainable Diabetic Foot care" under Wipro XUB-SALT programme, Venue: SCB Medical College, Cuttack, sponsors Wipro

2016, Training-Conducted: USIEF Alumni Award Workshop - 2016 Workshop on ‘Skills for Air Quality Management (SAQM)’, Venue: Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB). Xavier School of Sustainability, Plot No 12(A), Nijigada Kurki, Harirajpur, sponsorer USIEF

2016, FDP-Attended: “Strategizing CSR Projects for Sustainable Development: Design, Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting & Way Forward Action” , Venue: Manesar, Gurgaon, Haryana-122050, Self funded

2016, Training-Attended: Sustainability Sensitizing workshop, Venue: CET BIJU PATNAIK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

2015, Training-Attended: Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Odisha Climate Change Action Plan , Venue: The Crown Hotel, Bhubaneswar, 16th October, 2015.

2015, FDP-Attended: The Age of Sustainable Development by Prof Jeffery Sachs, Venue: NA

24, Training-Attended: 1st Regional Knowledge conclave for colleges and Universities for Green Educators , Venue: CSE, St Xavier’s Kolkata

Projects / Consultancy

2019, Study abroad programme, Client: San Diego State University (SDSU), Status: On-going

2018, Study abroad programme, Client: San Diego State University (SDSU) , Status: Completed

2017, Study abroad programme, Client: San Diego State University, Status: Completed

2016, Workshop on Skills for Air aquality Management(SAQM), Client: United States-India Educational Foundation , Status: On-going

Work Experience

Dr. Elizabeth Abba earned M.Sc. in Chemistry from Institute of Science, Mumbai University, Fellow (Ph.D.) in Environment Management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai and P.G. Diploma in Pollution Control Technology. She was also awarded Fulbright doctoral and professional research scholarship

Dr. Elizabeth has ten years of research experience at National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Mumbai Zonal Laboratory and more than 3 years of teaching and consultancy experience in the area of Environmental Science. Prior to joining XUB, She has been teaching at K.J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, M.Sc. Environmental Science and taught courses in Environmental Science and Management.

She published her research work in 13 peer reviewed international and 7 national journals. Her areas of research interest are fine particles speciation and source apportionment, health-effect linkages due to air pollution, organic marker estimation, and indoor air quality measurements.


Traveling, Learning different languages, Bird watching and listening to songs