Dr. L. Sheela Nair

Scientist E, Coastal Processes (CoP)

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Phone(Off) : 0471- 2557900

Phone(Res) : 0471- 2540769

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Ph.D : 2014, Coastal Engineering, IIT Madras.
Thesis : Sediment Dynamics along the Coast of Kerala, India
ME : 1992, Structural Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
PGDCM (Post Graduate Diploma
for Civil Engineers)
: 1990, State Board of Technical Education, Kerala.
B.Tech(Civil) : 1988, College of Engineering, Trivandrum ( Kerala University)


  1. Training on ‘Satellite Oceanography’, 19th-23rd Sep, 2011, ICMAM, Chennai.
  2. Training on ‘oil spill Modelling’, 28th- 30th March 2011, ICMAM, Chennai
  3. Training workshop on ‘ wave Modelling using WAVEWATCH III & SWAN’ ,26th- 29thJan, 2010, INCOIS, Hyderabad
  4. Symposium on Wind-wave modelling, 12th Feb 2009, OED, IIT Madras
  5. Workshop on ‘Rehabilitation Measures for the Tsunami affected coasts of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Puducherry’, 4th-5th Feb, 2008 OED, IIT Madras
  6. Short term training on ‘ Evolutionary Computing Techniques in Water Resources Engineering’ , 25th- 27th October 2007, college of Engineering, Trivandrum.
  7. Application of MIKE21 for Hydrodynamic, Wave and Sediment Transport Numerical Modelling, 11th-22nd Sep, 2006,CESS
  8. Two day programme on ‘Steel concrete Composite Construction’, 5th-6th Nov, 2004, jointly organised by INSTRUCT Bangalore & INSDAG Kolkota
  9. Advance course on ‘Analysis and design of Structures for Wind and Seismic Loads’, 15th-17th Feb, 2000, SERC, Chennai
  10. Short term course on ‘Naval Architecture for Ship Operation and Maintenance’, 29th Nov- 3rd Dec, 1999, OEC, IIT Madras
  11. Training on InterGraph- Frameworks Plus, Nov 3rd-5th 1999, Rolta India at Chennai.

Professional career:

2006 - present Scientist EII, Centre for Earth Science Studies
2005 - 2006 Scientist D, NIOT, Chennai
2001 - 2005 Scientist C, NIOT, Chennai
1998 - 2001 Project Engineer, NIOT, Chennai
1996 - 1997 Project Associate, OEC, IIT Madras
1993 - 1994 Senior Project Officer Gr II, Civil Dept., IIT Madras
1992 -   SRF, Structures Division, NAL, Bangalore

Areas of Interests:

Coastal Geomorphology, Coastal Zone Regulation/ Management, Landuse planning, Tsunami, and Quaternary Evolution.

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  1. Life Member, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Ahmadabad (Since 1998)

Research Interests:

Numerical Modelling, Coastal Processes, Coastal Engineering, Marine Structures, Mooring Analysis and Design


  1. Life Member – Indian Society of Remote Sensing.
  2. Life Member – Indian Society for Hydraulics.
  3. Member – International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research.
  4. Life Member – Ocean Society of India