Ms. Harsha Mahadevan

Research Scholar, Hydrological Processes (HyP)

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M.Phil. : 2013, Chemistry, University College (University of Kerala), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
M.Sc. : 2010, Chemistry, NSS College Pandalam, (University of Kerala),Pathanamthitta, Kerala.
B.Sc. : 2008, Chemistry, St. Cyrils College, (University of Kerala), Pathanamthitta, Kerala.

Professional career:

2015 (May) - Present Research Fellow, National Centre for Earth Science Studies
2014 (Mar) - 2014 (Sep) Project Assistant Gr II in CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, Kerala.

Research Interest:

Water quality analysis using Continous Flow Analyser (CFA) and adsorption studies of micronutrients mainly phosphate and nitrite using various types of modified clays.

Achievements & Awards:

  1. CSIR/UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) 2011, 2012


  1. Harsha Mahadevan, Renjith R. Pillai, K. Anoop Krishnan. Phosphate Adsorption onto Zirconium Pillared clay Surface: Batch adsorption studies. presented on National Seminar on Advanced Analytical Techniques (NSAAT 2016) held at Department of Chemistry, Mar Ivanios College (Autonomous), Trivandrum from 9th to 11th March (poster presentation).
  2. Harsha Mahadevan, Ancy. K. Abraham, K. Anoop Krishnan. Adsorptive removal of phosphate by using Bentonite in presence of alum: Kinetic, isotherm, and thermodynamic studies presented on National seminar on photonics, medicine and the environment, NSPME-2016 held at Department of Chemistry, All Saints College , Trivandrum from June 22-23, 2016. (oral presentation).
  3. Harsha Mahadevan, K. Anoop Krishnan. Appraisal of phosphate adsorption onto zirconium pillared bentonite surface: batch adsorption studies presented on National Conference on materials science and technology,NCMST-16 held atdepartment of chemistry, IIST from 12-14th july (poster presentation).
  4. Harsha Mahadevan, Renjith.R. Pillai, K. Anoop Krishnan, Appraisal of Phosphate adsorption onto zirconium pillared Bentonite surface: Equilibrium and Kinetic approach presented on “International Conference on Materials for the Millennium” Matcon 2016 held at Department of applied Chemisty, CUSAT from January 14-16 (poster presentation)
  5. Harsha Mahadevan, Renjith.R. Pillai, K. Anoop Krishnan Apraisal of phosphate adsorption into zirconium pillared bentonite surface: Equilibrium and Kinetic approach presented on “National seminar on Western Ghats: Evolution and environmental issues”held at NCESS from january1-2.