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Prof USHA NATESAN

Director
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai

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Expertise

Civil Engineering

Coastal Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Remote Sensing and GIS E-mail: director@nitttrc.ac.in, u_natesan@yahoo.com, u.natesan@gmail.com

Personal Information

Prof USHA NATESAN

1965 Female
Director, NITTTR, Chennai Taramani
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600113


Experience

  • Director

    NITTTR

    National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai,Chennai

  • Professor

    Centre for Water Resources

    Anna University, Chennai,Chennai

  • Associate Professor

    Centre for Water Resources

    Anna University,Chennai

  • Assistant Professor

    Centre for Environmental Studies

    Anna University,Chennai

  • Lecturer - Senior Scale

    Centre for Environmental Studies

    Anna University,Chennai

  • Lecturer

    Centre for Environmental Studies

    Anna University,Chennai

  • Research Associate

    IGIDR

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research,Mumbai

  • Research Assistant

    Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE)

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,Mumbai

  • Project Scientist

    Institute of Ocean Management

    Anna University,Chennai


Qualification

  • D.Litt.

    Lincoln University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • M.S. (By Research)

    Anna University

  • Ph.D.

    IIT Madras, Chennai

  • M.Tech.

    Anna University

  • B.E.

    Anna University


Honours and Awards

2020

Research Advisor

Asia-Pacific Science Center (APACSCI), Singapore

2020

Academic Advisory Board Member

Cyberjaya Skill International College (CYSIC), Malaysia

2020

Academic Advisory Board Member

3G Institute of Research and Policy Studies, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai

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2020

Research Advisor

Asia-Pacific Science Center (APACSCI), Singapore

2020

Academic Advisory Board Member

Cyberjaya Skill International College (CYSIC), Malaysia

2020

Academic Advisory Board Member

3G Institute of Research and Policy Studies, IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai

2020

Director, Centre for Constituent Colleges (From September 2020 onwards)

Anna University, Chennai

2020

Advisor I (On Deputation), Approval Bureau (November 2015 to June 2020)

All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi

2019

Honorary Fellowship

Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi

2016

Eminent Engineer Award

Institution of Engineers (India), Hosur

2016

Award for Excellence in Research

Education Expo TV Companies Rating System (EET CRS), New Delhi

2016

TEC Best Women Achiever Award

Tagore Engineering College, Chennai

2015

UGC-BSR One Time Grant

University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi

2015

Guest of Honour at the International Conference on Water Resources, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ICWRCOE 2015)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

2015

Director, Centre for Research (June 2012 - June 2015)

Anna University, Chennai

2015

Best Paper Award in International Conference on Water Resources, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ICWRCOE 2015)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

2014

Limca Book of Records

Limca Book of Records

2014

National Geospatial Award for Excellence

Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Dehradun

2014

Prof.U.C.Kothyari Best Ph.D. Thesis Award

Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH), Pune, 2014

2013

Organizing Committee Member

International Conference on Oceanography, OMICS International, Miami, USA

2012

Active Researcher Award

Anna University, Chennai

2012

Deputy Director, Centre for Research (June 2012 - May 2015)

Anna University, Chennai

2010

Advisory Board Member

Marine Tech Summit (MTS 2010), Dalian, China

2004

Young Scientist Project Award

International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden

2002

Tamil Nadu Young Women Scientist Award

Science City, Government of Tamil Nadu

1990

Japanese Government Scholarship

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India

1988

Second Rank in M.Tech. Remote Sensing

Anna University, Chennai

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Doctoral Theses Guided

Role of Fresh Water Influx in Various Thermo Dynamical Processes in Northern Bay of Bengal and Southeastern Arabian Sea (Joint Supervisor : Dr.G.Latha

National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT),Simi Mathew

Morphological and Biogeochemical Characteristics of Pulicat Lagoon

Anna University,Edwin Jebakumar

Production

Distribution and Environmental Effects of Chlorination By-Products in a Power Plant Cooling Water System (Joint Supervisor : Dr.V.P.Venugoplan,R.Raja Mohan

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Role of Fresh Water Influx in Various Thermo Dynamical Processes in Northern Bay of Bengal and Southeastern Arabian Sea (Joint Supervisor : Dr.G.Latha

National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT),Simi Mathew

Morphological and Biogeochemical Characteristics of Pulicat Lagoon

Anna University,Edwin Jebakumar

Production

Distribution and Environmental Effects of Chlorination By-Products in a Power Plant Cooling Water System (Joint Supervisor : Dr.V.P.Venugoplan,R.Raja Mohan

Beach Processes and Nearshore Hydrodynamics of Dhanushkodi

Rameswaram,R.Vishnunath

Hydrobiological Characteristics around Dhanushkodi

Rameswaram,K.Kathiravan

Multi Hazard Vulnerability Assessment along Tuticorin Coast

Gulf of Mannar,P.Anitha

Influence of Sand Bar Formation on the Water Quality of Muttukadu Backwater

East Coast of India,G.Kalpana

Seasonal Dynamics of Hydrobiology and Thermal Dispersion of Coastal Waters around Kalpakkam

South East Coast of India,AL.Muthu lakshmi

Modelling of Sediment Transport along Kalpakkam Coast and its Implications on Sand Bar Dynamics

Anna University,K.Deepthi

Climate Change Induced Sea Level Rise and its Impacts on the Tamil Nadu Coast

India: Framing Ecosystem and Community based Adaptation Strategies (Supervisor: Dr.A.Ramachandran,A.Saleem Khan

Geochemical Evidence for Heavy Metal Contamination in the Sediment Cores of Ennore

Southeast Coast of India,B.Ranga Rama Seshan

Wave and Sediment Dynamics along Southeast Coast of India through Numerical Modelling and Remote Sensing

Anna University,P.R.Rajalakshmi

Perspective Development Plan for Solid Waste Management in Pondicherry

Anna University,V.R.Sumathi

Watershed Modelling for Kundapallam using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

Anna University,P.Rajesh Prasanna

Pollution Induced Inter and Intra Specific Changes in the Benthic Community Structure in the Buckingham Canal

Ennore ,S.Kalaivani

Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Coastal Water Quality along Vedaranyam Coast

Tamil Nadu ,S.Viswanathan

Sedimentology and Geochemistry of Sediments along Vedaranyam

Southeast Coast of India,M.Sundara Rajan

Chemical Diagenesis of Wetland Sediments near Muthupet Mangroves

Southeast Coast of Tamil Nadu,M.Madan Kumar

Spatial and Temporal Variations in Water Quality and Plankton along Buckingham Canal and Coastal Waters of Ennore

Tamil Nadu ,B.Srisathya

Study of Sediment Dynamics off Mangalore Coast using Conventional and Satellite Data

Anna University,G.S.Dwarakish

Multi-Objective Decision Support System using GIS for Siting Sanitary Landfills

Anna University,E.S.M.Suresh

Modelling Organic Carbon Deposition

Degradation and Preservation in Sediments of Pichchavaram Mangrove Wetlands,C.Lakshumanan

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Membership In Professional Bodies

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), UNESCO, Italy, No.2109

Full Member

National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Allahabad, LM2011

Life Member

Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH), Pune, LM794

Life Member

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Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), UNESCO, Italy, No.2109

Full Member

National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), Allahabad, LM2011

Life Member

Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH), Pune, LM794

Life Member

Ocean Society of India (OSI), Kochi

Life Member

Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Dehradun, L518

Life Member

Indian Association of Environmental Management (IAEM), Nagpur, LM1280

Life Member

Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG), Ahmedabad, L553

Life Member

Indo-French Technical Association (IFTA), Mumbai, No.998

Life Member

Indian Environmental Association (IEA), Mumbai

Life Member

Enviro Media (EM), Pune, No.5581/1/1

Life Member

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi

Fellow

Institution of Engineers (India) (IEI), Kolkata, F115366-4

Fellow

Indian Society of Civil Engineers (ISCE), Chennai

Fellow

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Membership In Committees

2020

Formulation of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy of India (STIP 2020), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Working Group Member

2019

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai, 2019 - 2020

Member of the Board of Governors

2019

Development of a New Pan India Programme on STEMM Mobile Science Exhibition Buses, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Expert Committee Member

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2020

Formulation of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy of India (STIP 2020), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Working Group Member

2019

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai, 2019 - 2020

Member of the Board of Governors

2019

Development of a New Pan India Programme on STEMM Mobile Science Exhibition Buses, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Expert Committee Member

2019

Preparation of a Policy on Innovation, Technology Development and Deployment, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Sub-Committee Member

2019

Effective implementation of Open Distance Learning and Online Education in India, UGC, New Delhi

Expert Committee Member

2018

National Network Programme on Climate Change and Coastal Vulnerability, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2018 - 2021

Programme Advisory and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) Member

2018

Refinement of the UGC List of Approved Journals, UGC, New Delhi, 2018 - 2020

UGC Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) Committee Member

2018

For the award of Foreign Degrees on Indian soil by the way of Collaboration with Indian Institutions, UGC, New Delhi

Expert Committee Member

2018

Conference on Quality Initiatives in Technical Education, AICTE, New Delhi

Organizing Committee Member

2017

For the evaluation of the proposals from Canadian and Indian Institutions, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi, 2017 - 2020

Panel Reviewer

2017

Internal Complaint Committee (ICC), AICTE, New Delhi, 2017 – 2020

Presiding Officer

2017

136th Board of Governor Meeting of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal

Chairperson

2017

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Programme for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, AICTE, New Delhi

State Steering Committee Member

2017

For the assessment of the proposal of a University, Hyderabad, UGC, New Delhi

Expert Committee Member

2017

International Conference on Global Civil Engineering Challenges in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (ICGCSC 2017), Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Mangalore

Advisory Committee Member

2016

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal, 2016 - 2019

Member of the Board of Governors

2016

Fixation of the fees of the Technical Institutions in NCR, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, 2016 - 2017

State Fee Regulatory Committee Member

2016

For reviewing the functioning of a Higher Education Institution, Coimbatore, UGC, New Delhi

Expert Committee Member

2016

3rd Joint International Conference on Environmental Science and Climate Change, Karunya University, Coimbatore

Advisory Committee Member

2016

International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Technology and Science, Kings College of Engineering, Punalkulam

Advisory Committee Member

2015

National Conference on Asian Water Chemistry, Water Steam Chemistry Division (WSCD), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai

Advisory Committee Member

2015

Symposium in Water Chemistry and Corrosion of Nuclear Power Plants in Asia, Safety Research Institute, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam

Advisory Committee Member

2015

International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Built Environment, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Advisory Committee Member

2015

International Conference on Water Resources, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (ICWRCOE 2015), National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Advisory Committee Member

2015

2nd International Conference Entitled Engineering, Technology and Science (ICETS 2015), Muthayammal College of Engineering, Rasipuram

Advisory Committee Member

2015

International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering Materials and Processes, Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), Coimbatore

Advisory Committee Member

2014

International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Materials and Innovative Technologies in Civil Engineering, Nehru Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

Advisory Committee Member

2014

International Conference on Environmental Geotechnics, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology (BIT) Campus, Tiruchirappalli

Advisory Committee Member

2014

National Conference on Frontier Applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT), Coimbatore

Advisory Committee Member

2014

National Conference on Reliability and Safety Engineering, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology (BIT) Campus and Society of Reliability and Safety (SRESA), Tiruchirappalli

Advisory Committee Member

2014

National Conference on Challenges of Water Resources and Environmental Management (NCCWE 2014), Easwari Engineering College, Chennai

Advisory Committee Member

2014

Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace, Anna University, Chennai

Organizing Committee Member

2013

For reviewing the projects funded by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India

Expert Committee Member

2013

International Conference on Engineering Materials and Processes (ICEMAP 2013), Tagore Engineering College, Chennai

Advisory Committee Member

2013

8th International Congress on Climate Change, Terrestrial Classification and Socio-Economic Crisis, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli

Advisory Committee Member

2013

International Conference on Oceanography, OMICS International, Miami, USA

Organizing Committee Member

2012

Anna University, Chennai

Syndicate Member

2010

Marine Tech Summit (MTS 2010), Dalian, China

Advisory Committee Member

2010

International Conference on Environmental Sustainability with Green Building Technology (ICESGBT 2010), Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Chennai

Organizing Committee Member

2007

National Workshop on Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP 2007), National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal

Advisory Committee Member

2006

International Symposium on Maritime Hydraulics, IIT Madras, Chennai

Advisory Committee Member

2003

International Conference on Coastal and Freshwater Issues, Institute of Ocean Management (IOM), Anna University, Chennai

Organizing Committee Member

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Research Projects

Development of a Standardised Thermal Infrared Imaging Technique for Monitoring Temperature Distribution at Power Plant Outfall Sites

Funding Agency : Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Wave Modelling for North Indian Ocean using SAR and MIKE 21

Funding Agency : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Risk Assessment for the Coastline and Coastal Resources along Tuticorin using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques

Funding Agency : Ministry of Science and Technology

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Development of a Standardised Thermal Infrared Imaging Technique for Monitoring Temperature Distribution at Power Plant Outfall Sites

Funding Agency : Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Wave Modelling for North Indian Ocean using SAR and MIKE 21

Funding Agency : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Risk Assessment for the Coastline and Coastal Resources along Tuticorin using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques

Funding Agency : Ministry of Science and Technology

Modelling of Coastal and Nearshore Dynamics around Dhanushkodi using Field Data and MIKE 21

Funding Agency : Ministry of Earth Science (MoES)

Modelling of Sediment Transport along Kalpakkam Coast and its Implications on Sand Bar Dynamics and Thermal Dispersion

Funding Agency : Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences

Prediction of Oceanic Dispersion of Radionuclides Released from MAPS into the Coastal Waters of Kalpakkam

Funding Agency : Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

An Environmental and Ecological Assessment of Coastal Waters of Kalpakkam

Funding Agency : Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR)

Impacts of Coastal Pollution on Biodiversity at Ennore

Funding Agency : International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden

Prediction of Offshore and Nearshore Wave Climate and Sediment Transport along the East Coast of India using MSMR

Funding Agency : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Monitoring and Database Management of the Waterways of Chennai City

Funding Agency : Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)

Mapping of Areas of Inundation for Vedaranyam - Nagai District

Funding Agency : Ministry of Science and Technology

Integrated CZM and Ecological Evaluation of Vedaranyam Coast using Remote Sensing and GIS

Funding Agency : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Ecosystem Modelling for Vedaranyam

Funding Agency : Department of Ocean Development (DOD)

Modelling Groundwater Pollution due to Solid Waste Dumping at Perungudi

Funding Agency : World Bank through Institute for Water Studies (IWS)

Coastal Ecosystems and Degradation of Vedaranyam Coast of Tamil Nadu

Funding Agency : Ministry of Science and Technology

Coastal Processes Off Mangalore Coast through an Integrated Approach

Funding Agency : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

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Publications (232)