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Dr. AL Ramanathan
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Work experience

In India


Since August 2002-

Six years  research experience during M. Phil - Ph. D. integrated programme

Name of the institute

School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


To study the biogeochemistry of nutrients and trace metals in coastal environment



Feb 2007-Feb 2008

Flemish Govt. Scholarship (Indo-Belgium Exchange programme). 

Worked with Prof (Dr.) Patrick Marie, Ecosystem management group, Dept. of Biology, University of Antwerp.


The work focused on geochemical evaluation of artificially constructed inundation area: control reduced tide zones at Lippenbrook Belgium with respect to nutrients and heavy metals.

Projects involved



Evaluation of impact of Tsunami of geochemical processes occurring at Pichavaram mangroves  


Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients in Sundarban Mangroves Ecosystem, India

Name of the institute

School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Job responsibilities

o    Study of biogeochemical behavior of micro and macronutrients

o    Organic and inorganic pollution studies

o    Writing project proposal, reports and research papers.

Education and training


Final stage doctoral candidate under the supervision of Dr. AL. Ramanathan, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

The title of the doctoral research is “ Nutrients dynamics in the Buffer zones of  Sundarban Mangrove Ecosystem, India

2002 - 2004

M.Phil.(Master of Philosophy) in Environmental Soil Sciences

Name of the University

School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Title of the dissertation

Status of Sulfur in soils treated with industrial waste of Wazirpur, New Delhi, India 

The work involved insitu stabilization of industrial waste as well suggest a cost effective way for its disposal.  Land application of industrial waste as a form of fertilizer/source of nutrients was assessed.

Marks/Grade obtained

7.54 CGPA on the scale of 9 ~  1st  Division


M.Sc. in Chemistry

Name of the College/University

Deoghar College,  Siddu Kanho University, Dumka, Jharkhand, India

Marks/Grade obtained

65.7% ~  1st  Division


B.Sc. Chemistry

Name of the College/University

A.S. College,  Siddu Kanho University, Dumka, Jharkhand, India

Marks/Grade obtained

72.2% ~  1st  Division


Personal skills and competence

Technical    Expertise

Environmental quality monitoring, organic and inorganic geochemical analysis, Environmental Impact Assessment


ICP-OES, ED-XRF, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, HPLC, GC, Flame photometer, Carbon Sulfur Analyzer,

Knowledge of Computers

Have good understanding and knowledge of computers and information technology and have effectively utilized them for research and analytical work. Working knowledge of Windows. Proficient in MS Office




Qualified National Eligibility Test 2002 for Lectureship (in Chemical Sciences) conducted by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India

Other skills

Involvement in the project throughout its lifespan( writing proposal to report submission); Team leadership quality, Key in organizing workshops and conferences


Participation in workshop/Seminars

Participated in workshop” Toxicity of Natural compounds” organized by Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek(VITO) at Boerertang, Belgium, 10 December 2007


Participated in workshop ‘GKSS Summer School 2007 PERSISTENT POLLUTION: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE - Reconstruction for the assessment of state and changes in the meteo-marine environment’ organized by GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmBH at Gohrde Germany, 9-18 May 2007


 Participated in Indo-Belgian workshop “Challenges for urban air quality from megacities to street canyons” organized jointly by VITO and Jawaharlal Nehru University 12th January 2007


Participated in UNU-INWEH - UNESCO International Course “Biodiversity in Mangrove Ecosystems” organized by Annamalai University 14 -28th June 2005

Key in organizing seminars/workshops

International conference “Coastal zone environment and sustainable development Vulnerability, adaptation and beyond” organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University and sponsored by UNESCO.  12-14th February, 2007


Second International Groundwater Conference 2006- Groundwater for sustainable development: problem, Perspectives and Challenges, New Delhi organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University in association with KTH Sweden 1-4th February 2006


National Workshop on “Mathematical Modeling of Ground Water Flow and Mass transport through theory and hands on training,” organized by School of Environmental Sciences, J.N.U., New Delhi (12th November to 9th December 2004)