Dr. K. Karthikeyan
Senior Scientist
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Current WorkGujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
Specialist InEnvironmental Quality Monitoring, Bioprospecting of microbes from extremophilic regions for industrial applications, Bioremediation of pollutants
Experience12 years

Biography

Dr. K. Karthikeyan, Senior Scientist (Division of Coastal and Marine Ecology) & Head - Laboratory, holds his M.Sc., Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. He is a University First Rank Holder in Microbiology and has received Awards for Academic Excellence during his graduation. He has qualified for UGC- NET in Environmental Sciences (LS & JRF) and State Eligibility Test in Life Sciences. He is a recipient of Best Environmentalist Award (2009) from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. Dr. Karthikeyan has research experience of 12 years in the field of Environmental Quality Monitoring, Bioprospecting of microbes from extremophilic regions for industrial applications, Bioremediation of pollutants. He has a Teaching experience of 8 years in KSKV Kachchh University and Bharathiar University. He is supervising 2 Research scholars for Ph.D and has guided 30 students for M.Sc. / M.Tech Dissertations. To his credit, he has published 27 papers in peer reviewed Journals, 2 book chapters, 35 abstracts in National & International Conference proceedings, 25 technical reports. He has received Best paper Awards for 3 of his Best research papers. Currently, he is a Principal Investigator in DBT research project, Marine Environmental monitoring projects and Co-Principal Investigator in few other projects. He is associated with The Energy Resources Institute, New Delhi; National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur; SP University, Anand for research collaborations. He is also an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for research journals.