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Name : Dr. Udayakumar J

Department : Civil Engineering

Designation : Assistant Professor


Email: udayakumarjcivil@tkmce.ac.in

Office Phone: 09447082629

Mobile: 09447082629

Address:

Neelambari, Vayalil Nagar-11, TKM College PO, Kollam-691005, Kerala, INDIA

Education

  • Ph.D. IN GEOLOGY(1996).,UNIVERSITY OF KERALA
  • UGC-CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Indian Universities in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ] [n
  • MSc. Degree (1989) in Geology from the Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala
  • Post Doctoral Research in Geology-Impacts of sand mining on the Hydrology of Vamanapuram River Basin, Trivandrum district,rnKerala: Formulation of a sustainable management plan

Professional Experience

  • Scientist in Environmental Science as Research Scientist for a Govt. of India sponsored project.Carrying Capacity based developmental planning for Greater Kochi Region
  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Geology,University of Kerala
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Research Interest

  • Carrying capacity based developmental planning] [n
  • Environmental Studies] [n
  • Engineering Geology] [n
  • Climate change studies

Ongoing PhDs.

  • PhD Research guide in Environmental science of MG University, Kottayam
  • Number of PhD students working -2
  • Enabled Guideship on Kerala Technological University

Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

  • Sponsored Project-Groundwater Recharge modeling of Kerala Meteorological Subdivision under Climate Change Scenario, sponsored by Centre for Engineering Research and Development, Govt. of Kerala
  • Projects Undertaken with financial assistance from Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment-Student project entitled “Implications of Geo-technical properties of coastal soils on coastal erosion-a case study from Eravipuram to Thirumullavaram coastal stretch, Kollam, Kerala, (2006), B.Tech project, Dept. of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
  • Student project entitled “Natural disasters vulnerability assessment and mitigation planning for Kollam urban area, Kerala (2007), B.Tech project, Dept. of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam
  • Student project entitled “Environmental Implications of the changes in Munroe islands, Kerala (2017), B.Tech project, Dept. of Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam

Awards and Honours

  • Selected from the field of Science for "Muttathemullayum Manikya Kallum"by KGV Govt.UP School Kundara, Kollam in 2012

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Life member in Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry of India
  • Member in International Union of Conservation of Nature Commission on Education and Communication
  • Member in the OISCA International Kollam Chapter

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Member Sports Council
  • Coordinator of Academic and non-academic Reforms Committee TEQIP-II] [n
  • Convenor, Anti-drugs Cell of the college
  • Charge of Disaster Mitigation and Management Study Centre] [n
  • Investigator of CERD Project
  • Member Accreditation Committee
  • Member, Environment Management Committee of the college
  • Member, Integrated Social Service Centre
  • Senior Assistant Superintendent, University and Internal Examinations
  • Class Adviser, Seventh semester A Batch students] [n
  • Convener, Environment Group, Project on Munroe Island
  • Member, Working Group on Environment for the Annual Plan Preparation of Kollam Corporation
  • Served as Warden, Trust Hostel, Annexe-2
  • Served as Finance Coordinator, Conjura-17,the Techno-managerial Fest] [n
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Teachng History

  • Assisted in the offering of Class work, laboratory sessions and assessment of Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry courses for MSc. Geology students of the Dept.of Geology, University of Kerala. (Two Years)] [n
  • Number of MSc. Dissertations assisted- 4] [n
  • Number of M.Phil Dissertations assisted-1
  • From 2004 onward offering Class work and assessment of Engineering Geology Course for Graduate students in Civil Engineering in TKM College of Engineering, Kollam-5
  • In 2015 offered class work for the course Introduction to Sustainable Engineering for the first year class

Courses and Training Attended

  • ISRO NNRMS Sponsored Training Program on Geological Remote and GIS in the Centre for Geo-science and Engineering,Anna University, Chennai.Duration –from 7th October 2002 to 18th October 2002
  • NRDMS of Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India sponsored Training on Hydrology of Small Watersheds in the Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Kozhikode, Duration – 8th March 2001 to 28th March 2001
  • Orientation program for faculty conducted by staff club of TKM College of Engineering, Kollam from 23rd June 2004 to25th June 2004
  • One day training programme on Energy and Environment, organized by Energy Conservation Society, Energy and Environment Conservation Club and Science Forum of S.N College Kollam on 28th Feb.2006] [n
  • Orientation programme in IT for college teachers in the UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, from 17th April 2007 to 14th May 2007] [n
  • Orientation Course for the National Service Scheme programme officers organized by the National Service Scheme Training and orientation Centre, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Kochi, from 3rd to 12th July 2007
  • Training of trainers programme on Leadership and Personality development in the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu from 17th to 19th March 2008
  • Three days workshop on Geographic Information Systems from 25th July 2013 to 27th July 2013
  • FDP on Advances in Hydro-systems modeling and Climate Change Impact Assessment from 25th November 2013 to 29th November 2013] [n
  • Management Development Program on Academic Leadership in IIM, Kozhikodu from 27th Oct 2014 to 1st November 2014
  • FDP on Waste Management -issues and priorities from 3rd March 2014 to 5th March 2014
  • UGC sponsored Short term course in Soft Skill Development conducted by UGC Academic Staff College, University of Kerala from 18th March 2014 to 22nd March 2014
  • FDP on Experimental Techniques in materials and structures from 23rd January 2014 to 25th January 2014
  • Delivered invited lecture in the ISTE sponsored FDP on Paradigms, perspectives-New trends in research from 31st Oct 2011 to 5th November 2011
  • Presented four half an programs on Environment and climate change on Doordarsan in 2012
  • Delivered invited lecture on Water Dreams in the college level seminar in the SN College for Women, Kollam on 3rd March 2012
  • Delivered invited lecture on Global Environmental Issues in the college level seminar in the SN College for Women, Kollam on 1st February 2010
  • Worked as Judge of Best Manager program in the South India Level technical and cultural fest 2013 in the MES institute of Technology and management on 14 the March 2013
  • Chaired a session in the UGC sponsored National seminar on Coping with Academic stress-need of the hour in SN College for Women, Kollam on 20th and 21st February 2014
  • Worked as resource person in the UGC sponsored National seminar on Coping with Academic stress-need of the hour in SN College for Women, Kollam on 20th and 21st February 2014
  • Taken a session on Disaster proof environment as resource person in the training of trainers program on Planning and Management of IAY on 29th January 2014 in the State Institute of Rural Development, Kottarakkara, Kollam
  • Worked as expert faculty in FDP conducted in Hindustan College of Engineering on Research Methodology in the Hindustan College of Engineering, Kulathupuzha, Kollam on 25th November 2014
  • Engaged the school students with a presentation on Water Conservation on 14th May 2015 at Pathanapuram block panchayat as part of Integrated Watershed Management Programme
  • Delivered a presentation on Seven billion dreams, one planet, consume with care in connection with the World Environment Day 2015 at Sree Budha College of Engineering, Pattoor, Alappuzha on 5th June 2015
  • Resource person in the regional seminar on Radiations in the Environment conducted on 6th Feb 2015 in the SN College for Women, Kollam
  • Engaged a special session for students on Water resources and water management on 28th January 2015 in SN Public school Kollam
  • Taken a session on Disaster proof environment as resource person in the training of trainers program on Planning and Management of IAY on 11th February 2015 in the State Institute of Rural Development, Kottarakkara, Kollam
  • Attended one day workshop on climate change and disaster reduction organised by the Institute of Climate change studies, Kottayam held at Thiruvananthapuram on 13th June 2017
  • Delivered a talk on the theme of 2017 World Environment Day for the students in the TKM Centenary Public School, Kollam on 5th June 2017
  • Delivered the inaugural talk of the School Science Club of KGV Government UP School, Kundara on the Environmental importance of Dragon fly on 17th July 2017}[n

Book Chapter:

  • The concept of Carrying Capacity Studies (2002) (in Malayalam), An article in Environment Encyclopedia, Kerala Institute of Encyclopedic publications, Trivandrum, pp.524-526] [n
  • Co-author and Associate Editor, Environment Encyclopedia (2002) in Malayalam] [n
  • Co-author, High school Science Dictionary, Co-author, “Prakruthiyude thakkol” (2006) in Malayalam] [n
  • Co-author, “Ore oru bhumi”(2007) in Malayalam
  • Introduction to Civil Engineering (a part on Environmental Science), Phasor Books, Kollam

International Journals:

  • Udayakumar.J and Raju Philip (1997) Quartz Pebble Conglomerates of Chikmagalur area, Karnataka, India: Implications on uranium concentration. Gondwana Research, vol.1, pp.115-120

National Journals:

  • With Biju Sebastian and Anirudhan .S (2002) Beach sands of southern India: Implications for sources and environment of deposition. Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentologists, v.21, pp.63-76
  • With Anirudhan .S and Frincy.R.M (2007) Major and trace element chemistry of matrix in Quartz Pebble Conglomerate, Bababudan schist belt, Karnataka. Journal of Geological Society of India, vol.69, pp.1313-1318
  • Heavy metal contents in Etroplus Suratensis and its local environment in Ashtamudi lake,Kerala. Holistic Thought ISSN 0975-363 X, v.XIV, No.2 ,pp.14-21
  • Adsorption behavior of Pb(II) on clay polymer composite of Moringa Oleifera and bentonite. Pollution Research, v.35, No.4, December 2016
  • Hybrid method of coagulation and adsorption - filtration process for the removal of hexa-valent chromium from the aqueous systems. Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, v.16.No.2, June-2017
  • Removal of cadmium from aqueous systems by adsorption flocculation using organo-bentonite clay.Research journal of Chemistry and Environment. June-2017
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International Conference:

  • Participated in the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, TKMCE in 2011
  • Participated in the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Civil Engineering organized by the Department of Civil Engineering, TKMCE in 2013

National Conference:

  • Deformational History of the High-grade Terrain around Poringalkuthu, Kerala state. Abstracts (1990), National Seminar on Pre-Cambrian Geology, Dept. of Geology, Madras University, Madras
  • Impacts of physical environmental problems on Quality of Life – a case study from Alappuzha district, Kerala. Proceedings (2002), National Seminar on Current Environmental Problems and Management, Irinjalakkuda, Trissur,Kerala, pp-201-206
  • Physiographic implications of environment and Quality of life- a study from the Vembanadu Drainage Region,Proceedings (2002) 12th Swadeshi Science Congress, Trivandrum, pp.103-103
  • Physical development and Quality of Life – Implications of water environment: a study from Ernakulam district, Kerala. Proceedings (2002), Symposium on conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems (Lake- 2002), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore] [n
  • Liquefaction susceptibility of soils in Kollam urban area as an index to seismic disaster vulnerability. . Proceedings(2007), First national conference on focusing on advances in civil engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam,Kerala, pp.141-150
  • Modeling of monthly fluctuations in the quality of water in Sasthamkotta lake, Kollam, Kerala. Proceedings (2007), First national conference on focusing on advances in civil engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala, pp.151-156
  • Assimilative capacity of ground water environment in Kollam urban area-implications of the present scenario.Proceedings (2008), Second national conference on focusing on advances in civil engineering, TKM College of Engineering,Kollam, Kerala,pp.283-288] [n
  • Implications of interventions on water environment and pricing of water. Proceedings (2008), Second national conference on focusing on advances in civil engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala, pp.233-238] [n
  • Hot dry rock geothermal energy potential in Kerala. Proceedings (2008), Prof.MKA Hameed memorial National Level Technical Symposium on Green Technology, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala, pp.D90-D93
  • Role of geology in land use planning. Proceedings (2008), National workshop on Role of geology in solving societal issues, Irinjalakkuda, Trissur, Kerala, pp.34-38
  • Co-authored a paper A sustainable household water treatment method for fluoride removal, Proc. National conference on Innovative materials and technologies in Civil Engineering, Bishop Jerome Institute, Kollam,2015