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Gender male
Job title Assistant Professor
Department School of Petroleum Technology
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University ( PDPU)
Raisan Gandhinagar 382007
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Raisan
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Tel +91-997 465 3832
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Degree Ph.D
Job type Teaching/Education
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Chemical Oceanography
Research Activities 9/2009 – 9/2010 Assistant Professor in Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Delhi Technological University (DTU), engaged in teaching classes for graduates as well postgraduate level. The subjects are; Natural Water Chemistry, Environmental chemistry, water engineering, environmental services, water & soil conservation, soil & groundwater pollution, non-conventional energy system, Earth Sciences, Remote Sensing & GIS, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). 8/2008 - 8/2009 Assistant Professor and took Environmental Chemistry – enthalphy, chemical equilibria; Human Population and Environment – exponential growth, national issues, urbanisation, Natural Resources, Ecosystems, Environmental Pollution, Social Issues and the Environment, Human Population and the Environment; Environment and Resources; Ecology and Biodiversity; Water Pollution; Water Quality; Air Pollution; Global Atmospheric Change; Solid and Hazardous Waste Management for under graduates who is pursuing their B. Tech course prescribed by Uttar Pradesh Technical University at Babu Banarasidas Institute of Engineering and Research Center (BBIET&RC). 6/2007-6/2008 Trainee as well pursued Environmental Health and Safety Management at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. Knowledge and practiced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) legislation and statutory, regulatory and other requirements. 5/2003 – 6/2006 Research Associate, School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India. Fellowship awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to do research on arsenic concentration in sulphide ore mining and smelting places as a source of arsenic in groundwater. Since joined JNU, afford time, supervision and guidance to various students for their Master and Doctoral programs; Prepared annual reports on the activities of various projects; prepare and develop drafts of new project proposals related to arsenic, mercury, fluoride and asbestos and assist in fundraising for approved projects. 1/2002 – 4/2003 Senior Research Fellow Extended, School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Fellowship awarded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and looked mercury and arsenic enrichment in natural environment due to metal mining in India. 3/2001 – 9/2001 Senior Technical Assistant, School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Seven months relevant professional experience in the design, development and performance of work related to biogeochemistry and environmental law for India. Experience in planning and organizing international/regional conferences, workshops and training courses were taken during the period. This given me a good opportunity to work in a team and in a multicultural environment. 5/1994 – 8/1999 Research Fellow, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. I was selected to work in a Ministry of Rural Development funded project. The main theme of the project was fluoride and related element in groundwater of an arid region (Ajmer District, Rajasthan). This is not an independent work and it involved a team of members including a Research Associate, a Project Director at University and a scientific advisor at Government Ministry. The project progress evaluated yearly on the basis of its achievement by furnishing compiled data, report presentation and further get extended. Courses developed for Undergraduate Environmental Sciences (ENE 115) Ecology. ecosystem. principles, Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur cycles, population growth, food & water, terrestrial ecosystem, aquatic ecosystem, ecological succession, water pollution, air pollution Environmental Chemistry (ENE204) Natural water chemistry and waste water chemistry, hydrological cycles, equibilirium chemistry, pH, oxidation reduction, pollution due to detergents, pesticides, polymers, trace organics, metals, petroleum and radioactive compounds, principles of microbial transformation of organic matter, biodegradation, sedimentation of wastes Water Engineering (ENE211) Characters of water, physical, chemical & biological standards, aeration, sedimentation, coagulation, filtration, disinfection, removal of iron and manganese, hardness, fluoride, colour, taste, odur, dissolved metals and gases, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane process. Water supply engineering – source of water, groundwater and its development Earth Sciences (ENE214) Definition & scope of geology, origin & interior of earth, earth movements. Minerals – physical & optical properties, rock and ore forming minerals, geological agencies – weathering, erosion by running water, glacier, wind and oceans; structural geology – dip, strike, fold, faults & joints; geochemistry –quality of groundwater, surface water, causes of salinity in the soils, remote sensing, GIS Hydrology & Groundwater Engineering (ENE303) Hydrological cycle, precipitation, stream gauging, rainfall runoff analysis, flood frequency analysis, Darcy’s law, confined and unconfined aquifers, groundwater quality, source of pollution and prevention, groundwater recharging Air Pollution and control (ENE313) Combustion sources and emissions, standards, measurements, air pollution chemistry, particulate elements, effect of human health Engineering Geology (CE 204) Rocks as engineering material, building stones, groundwater, earthquake, landslides, causes and their prevention, geological investigation for dam and reservoir, bridges, highways and buildings, site selection and criteria for tunnels, earthquake proof buildings, formation and genetic classification of soils, soil erosion, preventive measures, soil groups of India. Courses developed for Post Graduates Students seeking a Master degree in Environmental Engineering are broadly educated in all areas of science and natural resources. Course work includes Introduction to Natural Water Resource, Ecology, Geochemistry, Hydrology, Introduction to Water Science, Soil Conservation and Watershed Management, Water Resources Seminar, and one course each in climate, geographic information systems and geology. Students select an additional course in natural resources, soils, irrigation, or aquatic ecology. Prior to the beginning of the first year, students must specialize in one of the five option areas listed below. Aquatic Geochemistry This option is designed for students interested in geochemistry of lake, river, stream, or wetland. Students are prepared for careers as research scientists or technicians with public agencies, private consulting firms, universities, and non-profit organizations. Course work includes River and Stream Ecosystem, Biogeochemical Cycles and Geochemistry. Students select one other course from Aquatic geochemistry, Freshwater chemistry, Lake and Reservoir Restoration, Wetlands or estuarine system. Hydrology This option trains students in the quantitative aspects of hydrologic sciences and is designed for students considering careers as a professional hydrologist, research scientist, or consultant (among others). Course work includes, Groundwater Geology, and Soil conservation. In addition, students choose one additional course from Surface Water Hydrology, Field Techniques in Hydrogeology, and Water in Geosciences. Water Quality This option trains students with a desire to pursue a career examining water quality within lakes, streams, rivers, and groundwater. This option is designed for students considering careers as water quality specialists, research scientists, laboratory and field technicians, environmental chemists, and many more. Course work includes Chemistry of Natural Waters, Water Quality Strategy, and Soils chemistry, Environmental sciences and Water Quality. Students select two more courses in either geomicrobiology, Surface Water Hydrology, Groundwater Geology, Biogeochemical Cycles, Water in Geosciences, Lake and Reservoir Restoration, River and Stream Ecology. Watershed Management Watershed management is the management of the water, land, and biological resources to achieve a desired outcome of the water quality and water quantity. This option is designed for students considering careers as water resource managers working for local, state, and federal agencies and private consultants. Course work includes Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Soils, Environment, and Water Quality, Irrigation Systems Management, and Limnology, Wetlands, or River and Stream Ecology.
Research Region 71
Skills/Expertise Strong knowledge of advanced computer skills, including at strong skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet, database; Working knowledge of basic statistics; Desirable Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and statistical analysis software; Experience in early warning and remote sensing and familiarity with the speciality software applications associated with them; Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative survey techniques. Professional Photographer. Knowledge in Handling Analytical Instruments: AAS, GC, Ion meter, Ion chromatography (HPLC) and etc.
Comments 2008 onward Assistant Professor 2007 Environmental Health & Safety 2001 Ph.D., Environmental Chemistry 1993 Certificate in French 1992 M.Sc., Applied Geology 1990 PG Diploma in Ecology & Environment 1988 B.Sc., Geology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Madhavan NATARAJAN)

Madhavan, N and V. Subramanian (2006). Factors affecting arsenic concentration in groundwater in West Bengal. Environ. Chem. Lett. DOI 10.1007/s10311-006-0037-2.
(6) Subramanian, V and N. Madhavan (in revision). Arsenic in the Bengal Delta Plain, West Bengal, India and Bangladesh: An overview. In Arsenic in Soil and Groundwater Environments: Biogeochemical Interactions Editors: Prosun Bhattacharya, A.B. Mukherjee, R.H. Loeppert. A Volume in the Elsevier Book Series. Trace Metals and other Contaminants in the Environment. Series Editor: Jerome O. Nriagu. Published by Elsevier BV, Amsterdam. (5) Subramanian, V, V. Ittekkot, D. Unger, and N. Madhavan (in press). Silicate weathering in South Asian Tropical River Basins, edited by V. Ittekkot, D. Unger, C. Humborg, and N. Tac An in Role of silica in Land-Sea Interactions. SCOPE (Washington D.C.), pp. 3-13. (4) Madhavan. N and V. Subramanian (2006). Environmental impact assessment including evolution of Fluoride and Arsenic contamination process in groundwater and remediation of contaminated groundwater system. In Sustainable Development and Management of Groundwater Resources, edited by M. Thangarajan, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi. (3) Madhavan. N and V. Subramanian (2003). The fluoride problem in Ajmer District, Rajasthan. Recent trends in hydrogeochemistry, edited by AL. Ramanathan and R. Ramesh, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi. pp.167-172 (2) Subramanian. V., N. Madhavan and S. A. S. Naqvi (2002). Arsenic in Our Environment - A Critical Review. Environmental Hazards in South Asia, edited by V. Subramanian. Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi. pp.189-214 (html) (1) Dorje Dawa and N. Madhavan (2001). Preliminary Study on Water Quality of Indus River and other Aquatic Systems in the Ladakh Himalaya. Ecohydrology, edited by V. Subramanian. Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi. pp.87-90
(1) Madhavan, N and Subramanian, V. (2000). Sulphide mining as a source of arsenic in the environment, Curr. Sci., 78: 702-709 (2) Madhavan, N and Subramanian, V., (2001). Fluoride concentration in river waters of south Asia, Curr. Sci. 80: 1312-1319 (3) Madhavan, N and Subramanian, V., (2002). Fluoride in fractionated soil samples of Ajmer District, Rajasthan. J. Environ. Monit., 4 (6), 821-822 (4) Subramanian, V., Madhavan, N., Saxena, R and Lundin, L-C. (2003). Nature of distribution of mercury in the sediments of the river Yamuna (Tributary of the Ganges), India. J. Environ. Monit., 5 (3), 427-434. (5) Subramanian, V., Madhavan, N., (2005). Asbestos problem in India. Lung Cancer 49 Supp. II: S9 - S12 (doi:10.1016/j.lungcan.2005.03.003).

Created: 2005-09-29 Last Updated: 2014-07-29 by Madhavan NATARAJAN