S.K. Satheesh is the Chair of Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Professor of Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Director of Future Earth South Asia at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India as a faculty member in December 2000.
Satheesh’s work focuses on atmospheric aerosols. He is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences, India; Indian National Science Academy, India; and National Academy of Sciences India, India, as well as a fellow of The World Academy of Sciences, Italy, and the American Geophysical Union, USA. He is also the chief editor of the journal Current Science.
Satheesh obtained his bachelor's and master’s degrees in physics and his doctorate in from University of Kerala (India). After obtaining a doctorate degree, he joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California in 1998.