Dr Suresh  New

Dr. D. S. Suresh Babu

Scientist F, Marine Geoscience Group (MGG) & Director's Technical Cell

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Ph. D. : 1990. Geologic-Mineralogical Sciences, Ministry of Higher Education, Moscow, Russia.
Thesis : Provenance, path of migration and assessment of heavy mineral concentrations of beach placer deposits, Kerala, India.
M.Sc. : 1984 Geology, University of Kerala.


  1. Training on ‘Environmental Impact Assessment of Water Resource Projects’ conducted by CWRDM (Nov’1995)
  2. Training on Terrain Evaluation and Landuse Planning organized by CWRDM, KSCSTE in 1996
  3. Course on ‘Terrain Evaluation and GIS’ at IIT, Mumbai during Nov’1996 – Feb’1997
  4. DST-SERC Visiting Fellowship schemes at IIT, Mumbai in 1997 and at RRSSC, Bangalore in 1999
  5. Training in Microstation and Geovec office by Rolta (India) Ltd at CESS in May’1999
  6. State level faculty training for the preparation of ‘Watershed Development Plans’ at CESS (Oct.’1999)
  7. Training in ‘Ground Water Modelling’ at Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Brazil (August’2000 to August’2002)
  8. Training by NRSA for the preparation of ‘Ground Water potential maps’ at CESS during 3/4/2000 to 08/04/2000
  9. GIS Training at Survey of India office, Hyderabad during 17-21 November’2003
  10. Modules of eOffice package at NIC, New Delhi (2015-16)
  11. Brainstorming session on "Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD)" during 31st August and 01 September 2017 at NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram for formulation of national network project
  12. Workshop on implementation of the National Network Project on Mission – SGD (Submarine Ground Water Discharge), 21, 22 & 23 February 2018, NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram
  13. Mission SGD: National Network Project - First Interaction Meeting of Project Participants, 12th October 2018, NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram
  14. Regional Workshop on Network Project “Unravelling Submarine Groundwater Discharge zones along the Indian subcontinent and its islands (Mission- SGD)”, NIO, Goa, 16th May 2019
  15. Regional Workshop on Network Project “Unravelling Submarine Groundwater Discharge zones along the Indian subcontinent and its islands (Mission- SGD)”, Anna University, Chennai, 27th May 2019
  16. First Review Meeting of the Monitoring/ Expert Committee on R&D project “Unravelling Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) Zones along the Indian Subcontinent and its islands (Mission SGD)”, 3-4 October 2019, NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram


  1. USSR Overseas Doctoral Fellowship (1986-90)
  2. CSIR Fellow Scientist Scholarship (1991-94)
  3. First Rank in the Scientist-B recruitment of CESS, Trivandrum in 1994
  4. MHRD Post Doctoral fellowship to China (1994), Not availed
  5. SERC (DST) Visiting Fellowship to IIT, Mumbai (1997)
  6. UFPR, Brazil Visiting Scientist Fellowship (2000-02)
  7. Received INSA fellowship to visit Russia in 2005-06
  8. Member of IGCP 468 project and visited St.Petersberg, Russia during its concluding session in June’2005
  9. Nominated as a member of IGCP-514 (2005-09) on paleochannels
  10. Certificate of Merit(Geosciences), Awarded by MoES, GoI (2016)
  11. Recognized research guide of University of Kerala and Cochin University of Science and Technology
  12. Nominee to GoK Committees for Water Policy formulation and Reservoir Siltation analysis’ 2016-2019
  13. Member, GeoHost Committee, 36th IGC-2020


  1. Life Member, Nuclear Track Society of India, Bombay (LM-115)
  2. Life Member, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun (L-1442)
  3. Life Member, Indian National Cartographic Association (LM-1641)
  4. Annual Member, Geological Society of India, Bangalore

Professional career:

2017 - Present Scientist-F, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2012 - 2017 Scientist-E & H/PTD, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2008 - 2012 Project Manager (KSA)
2004 - 2008 Scientist D, Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2000 - 2002 Visiting Scientist (UFPR, Brazil).
1999 - 2004 Scientist C, Centre for Earth Science Studies.
1994 - 1999 Scientist B, Centre for Earth Science Studies.
1991 - 1994 CSIR Fellow Scientist (RRL-T).
1986 - 1990 Research Scholar (Moscow, USSR).
1985 - 1986 Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate (CESS).
1984 - 1985 Geological Assistant, Groundwater Department, Govt. of Kerala.

Research Interest:

Beach placer minerals, Coastal groundwater, Hygrogeological modelling


  1. Convener, Regional workshop on “IRS-1C and its application potential” on 22nd May’ 1996 at CESS (Sponsored by NRSA, Govt. of India, Hyderabad and STEC, Govt. of Kerala).
  2. Co-convener, One-day workshop on “Sustainable development of heavy mineral resources of Kerala” at Chavara on 01/10/1997 (Sponsored by IREL, Chavara and STEC, Govt. of Kerala).
  3. Course Coordinator, DST (Govt. of India) sponsored course on Groundwater Modelling from 1st August to 20th August'2005 in CESS, Thiruvananthapuram.
  4. International workshop in Trivandrum and Goa during 01-10 November' 2007 (10 days) under the auspices of IGCP-514 Program on “Fluvial and marine processes of Cenozoic and formation of placers”.

Deputations Abroad and International Projects:

  1. Integrated Long Term Project (ILTP) with Russia on “Submarine Groundwater Discharge” during 2005-2008 funded by DST, Govt of India.
  2. Indo-Bangladesh Project on Ilmenite beneficiation for Rutile funded by ICTP, Trieste, Italy during 1994-97
  3. 35th International Geological Congress, 27 August - 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.
  4. Team Member, Indian delegation for “Bilateral Consultative Meeting cum Joint ZMT-MoES Workshop on Marine Sciences and Coastal Sustainability” during 20-21 August 2018
  5. AGU Conference, San Franscisco, USA, 9-13 December 2019

Ph.Ds Awarded:

  1. Vivekanandan K.L. (University of Kerala) - 2004
  2. Anish M.Muhammad (University of Kerala) - 2006
  3. Asa Rani L. (University of Kerala) - 2009
  4. Babu Nallusamy (Cochin University of Science and Technology) - 2010

Ph.Ds Ongoing:

  1. Ms. Parvathy K Nair (Development of Vembanad Management Action Plan through a Geological Perspective) – Full Time, University of Kerala.
  2. Mr. Kunjhambu V. (Characterization and evaluation of the aquifer systems of Kuttanad area, Kerala) – Part Time, University of Kerala.
  3. Ms. Mintu Elezebeth George (Investigation on Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) across a coastal segment of Northern Kerala, SW India) – Full Time, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala.
  4. Ms. Remya R. (Impact of Sea Level Rise (SLR) on the coastal aquifer of Thiruvananthapuram district) - Full Time, University of Kerala.
  5. Mr. Rafeeque M.K. (Landform dynamics and its impact on the stability of Kozhikkode, SW India) – Part Time – Co-Guide, University of Kerala.
  6. Mr.Salaj S.S. (Evaluation of Coastal Processes along the SW Coast of India : A Geospatial approach) – Part Time – Co-Guide, Bharathidasan University.