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Dr. K. Anoop Krishnan

Scientist D, Hydrological Processes (HyP)

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Phone(Off) : 0471-2511690

Fax : 0471-2442280

Education:

Ph.D. : 2004, Chemistry, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.
Thesis : Adsorptive Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solutions and Industrial Effluents by Chemically Modified Solid Surfaces: Equilibrium and Kinetic Modelling
M. Sc. : 1998, Analytical Chemistry, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.
B. Sc. : 1996, Chemistry, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.

Professional career:

2017 - Present Scientist D, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2013 - 2017 Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2010 - 2013 Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2009 - 2010 CSIR-Senior Research Associate, Environmental Technology, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Trivandrum, India.
2008 - 2009 UKIERI-British Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Environmental Science, School of Biosciences, University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
2005 - 2008 CSIR-Research Associate, Environmental Technology, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Trivandrum, India.
1999 - 2004 Doctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.
1997 - 1998 Post Graduation Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India.

Training Programmes/Workshop/Town Meeting:

  1. 3D Groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling (3D GFCTM 2014) – organized by Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Calicut, Kerala, India, 5-7th May 2014.
  2. National Workshop on Water, Air and Soil: Sampling and Analysis (WASSA-2014) organized by Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Calicut, Kerala, India, 11-12th March 2014.
  3. Attended a Town Meeting on Grand Challenges for Nanotechnology Solutions for the Environment at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom organized by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) of UK, March 6, 2009
  4. Attended a lab safety induction course and is involved in the preparation of risk assessments, Division of Environmental Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, April 28-30, 2008
  5. Received training in the use of inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) coupled to high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) for speciation analysis, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  6. Risk Assessment for Processes Involving Use of Hazardous Substances – organized by Safety Office, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, July 24, 2008

Research Interests:

Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Surface Phenomena, Biogeochemistry and Contaminant Geochemistry, Synthesis and characterisation of customized surface modified micro/nano adsorbents and photocatalysts, Development of value added products from agri-wastes, Removal of heavy metals and micronutrients/organics, Pesticide dynamics and associated biogeochemical processes, Design of wastewater treatment strategies, Water resources management, Coastal Ocean and Estuarine Monitoring Studies, River Basin Studies, Speciation Studies.

Honours/Awards/Fellowships :

  1. CSIR-Senior Research Associateship (2010), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
  2. UKIERI-Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008), UK-India Education and Research Initiative, British Council.
  3. CSIR-Research Associateship (2005), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
  4. CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship (2002), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India.
  5. Junior Research Fellowship (1999), University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India

Visiting Faculty:

  1. UGC-Remedial Coaching Scheme, Government of India, Visiting Faculty Programme (2016-17) at School of Chemical Sciences, Kannur University, Payyanur, India for Post Graduate & PhD course Programmes.
  2. UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, 26th Refresher Course in Chemistry (04-24, March, 2014), delivered talks on 21st March 2014 at Kariavattom Campus, Trivandrum, India. Topics: 1. Environmental Chemistry, 2. Design of Wastewater Treatment Strategies.
  3. University Grants Commission, Government of India, Visiting Faculty Programme (2012-13) at School of Chemical Sciences, Kannur University, Payyanur, India for Post Graduate Programmes.

Membership in Organizations:

  1. Life time member of Centre for Innovative Biology and Environmental Technology (CiBET)
  2. Life time member of Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)
  3. Life time member of Society for Polymer Science India (SPSI)
  4. Life time member of Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI)
  5. Life time member of Indian Association of Sedimentologist (IAS)
  6. Life time member of Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG)
  7. Life time member of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH)
  8. Life time member of Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists (IASWC)

Ongoing Projects:

  1. Environmental Studies of Periyar-Chalakkudy River Basins of Kerala and Netravathi and Gurupur River Basins of Karnataka Funded by: MoES, Govt. of India (2014).

    Funded by: MoES, Govt. of India (2014)

  2. Environmental monitoring of water and sediment quality parameters in the backwaters of Cochin Port Trust (CPT-4) Funded by: Cochin Port Trust, Govt. of India (2017).

    Funded by: Cochin Port Trust, Govt. of India (2017)

Completed Projects:

  1. Appraisal of drinking water potential of springs in Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Idukki districts of Kerala.

    Funded by: CESS under Plan Project Scheme (2011)

  2. Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMAPS).

    Funded by: MoES, Govt. of India (2011)

  3. Sea Water Quality Monitoring Programme (SWQM).

    Funded by: MoES, Govt. of India (2013)

  4. Environmental monitoring of water and sediment quality parameters in the backwaters of Cochin Port Trust (CPT-3).

    Funded by: Cochin Port Trust, Govt. of India (2017)

  5. Environmental studies of Kollam-Neendakara wetlands and associated inlands.

    Funded by: Fisheries and Port Department, Govt. of Kerala (2013)