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Name : Dr. Priya K. L.

Department : Civil Engineering

Designation : Assistant Professor


Email: priyaram@tkmce.ac.in

Office Phone:

Mobile: 9364540412

Address:

Kumpalathu Veedu, Jayan Nagar 38, Olayil, Kollam

Education

  • PhD: Estuarine dynamics, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India
  • M Tech: Environmental Engineering, Govt Engineering College, Thrissur, India
  • B Tech: Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India

Professional Experience

  • Present: Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India
  • Previous: Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore, India

Research Interest

  • Interested areas of research : Estuarine hydrodynamics, Estuarine sediment dynamics, trace metal partitioning, contaminant transport through porous media, water and wastewater treatment

Ongoing PhDs.

    Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

    • Research Projects:
    • Principal Investigator of the project “Studies on the seasonal variation of heavy metal distribution in a shallow estuary, Muthupet, Tamil Nadu” funded by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment for a budget of Rs 1,00,000/-
    • Co-Principal Investigator of the project “Evolving models for DSS for Managing the Drainage Basins in relation to Wise use of Point Calimere Wetland, Tamil Nadu”, funded by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India for a budget of Rs. 23, 98,800/-.
    • Principal Investigator of the seed money research grant of the project “A GIS model for Qualitative Zoning of ground water near Singanallur Tank in Coimbatore district”, funded by Karunya University, Coimbatore for a budget of Rs. 50,000/-.
    • Consultancy projects:
    • Team member of the consultancy project “Assessment of Outcomes of Short Term Action Plan on Conservation and Management of Loktak lake” supported by Loktak Development Authority, Manipur for a budget of Rs. 18,00,000/- for Planning Commission, GoI – 2011 – 2012.
    • Team member of the consultancy project "Evaluation of Short Term Action Plan for Conservation and Management of Loktak lake and associated wetlands integrating Manipur river basin” supported by Loktak Development Authority, Manipur for a budget of Rs. 25,00,000/- for Planning Commission, GoI – 2010 – 2012.

    Awards and Honours

    • Best paper Award in Engineering Science for the paper “Identification of processes causing the transport of fine suspended sediments in a shallow estuary” during Kerala Science Congress, 2013
    • Outstanding Woman in Engineering (Civil) - Venus International Foundation - VIWA 2017
    • Reviewer of International Journals: Environmental Technology, Journal of Geological Society of India, etc

    Membership in Professional Bodies

    • Life Member - Indian Association of Hydrologists (LM-1933)
    • Life Member - Indian Water Works Association (LM-8898)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assistant Lab-in-charge: Environmental Engineering Lab
    • Student Advisor: 2016-20 Batch
    • Assistant in-charge MoU - Nirmithi Kendra

    Teachng History

    • Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at TKM College of Engineering : 28 July 2016 to till date
    • Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at Karunya University, Coimbatore: 1 January 2009 - 26 July 2016
    • Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Karunya University, Coimbatore: 1 November 2008 - 31 December 2008
    • Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Karunya University, Coimbatore: 8 June 2006 - 31 October 2008
    • Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Al Ameen Engineering College, Shornur: 1 July 2005 - 31 May 2006

    Courses and Training Attended

    • 15.1 Online Course on “Funding Hacks for researchers” organized by Elsevier Publishing campus on 5 July 2017.
    • Short Term Course on “Recalibrating the Industry-Institute space” organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 6-11 March 2017.
    • Short Term Course on “Health Monitoring of Structures” organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 20-25 February 2017.
    • Short Term Course on “Sustainable development and green technology initiatives” organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 13-18 February 2017.
    • Short Term Course on “Advances in Concrete Technology with special emphasis on sustainable development” organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 30 January – 4 February 2017.
    • Online Course on “Successful grant applications: getting it right” organized by Elsevier Publishing campus on January 20, 2017.
    • Short Term Course on “Recent Advances in Project Planning and Management” organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 9-14 January 2017.
    • Induction Training Programme for faculty organized by TKM College of Engineering, Kollam 19-23 December 2016.
    • Online Course on “How to respond to reviewers comments” organized by Elsevier Publishing campus on June 20 2016.
    • Faculty Development Program on Art of Teaching organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore 9-10 May 2016.
    • One Day National Level Conclave on IoT for Smart City organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore, 16 April 2016.
    • National Conference on Innovations in Civil Engineering (ICE 2016) organized by KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, April 15-16 2016.
    • National Level two days conference on Innovative materials and techniques in Civil Engineering organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore, 6-7 April 2016.
    • National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering Research, organized by Karunya University, Coimbatore, 12 April 2014.
    • National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resource Management, organized by NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, 17-19 January 2014
    • 28th Indian Engineering Congress organized by the Institute of Engineers, 20-22 December 2013.
    • 25th Kerala Science Congress “Science Education and Research” organized by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment held at Technopark, Trivandrum, 29 January – 2 February 2013.
    • International Regional Science Meeting on “Land Cover and Land Use Change Dynamics and Impacts in South Asia’ jointly organized by NASA LCLUC program, CWRDM, International START Secretariat, Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study, and University of Maryland held at Karunya University, Coimbatore, 10-13 January 2013.
    • Training Session on “Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Land Cover and Land Use Change Studies and Applications” jointly organized by NASA LCLUC program, CWRDM, International START Secretariat, Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study, and University of Maryland held at Karunya University, Coimbatore, 14 January 2013.
    • International Meet on “Impact of climate change on Water Resources”, funded by DST, DRDO, CSIR and NABARD, 17 – 18 August 2012, conducted by Karunya University, Coimbatore.
    • Academia-Industry Interactive meet on ‘Recent Trends in Structural Engineering” conducted by Karunya University, 24 March 2012.
    • Academia-Industry Interactive Meet on “Recent Trends in Structural Engineering” conducted by Karunya University 3 September 2011.
    • National Conference on Innovative Practices in Construction and Waste Management conducted by Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 20-21 April 2011.
    • National level experience sharing workshop on “Water Management Strategies for Arid and Semi-arid zones” conducted by Karunya University, funded by DST, GoI, 22-23 March 2011.
    • National Seminar on causes, Effects and Solutions of Global Warming, Bannariamman Institute of Technology, Erode, 20-21 February 2009.
    • National Conference on Recent Advances in Civil Engineering organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, 4-6 December 2008.
    • “Recent Advances in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation of Toxic pollutants”, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 22 February 2008.
    • National Conference on “Application of GIS in Civil Engineering”, Karunya University, Coimbatore, 2 February 2008.
    • “Pedagogic and Interpersonal Skills Training Programme”, Karunya University, 18 – 22 June 2007.

    Book Chapter:

    • Priya KL, Jegathambal P, James EJ, Dynamics of suspended sediments in a shallow estuary, India. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. 2016.

    International Journals:

    • Soufiane Haddout, Priya KL, Michel Boko & Hind Azidane (2017) “Comparison of one-dimensional (1-D) column lake models prediction for surface water temperature in eight selected Moroccan lakes”, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/09715010.2017.1376294
    • Priya KL, Jegathambal P, James EJ (2016) “Salinity and suspended sediment transport in a shallow estuary on the east coast of India”. Regional Studies in Marine Science (Elsevier) 7: 88-99.
    • Priya KL, Jegathambal P, James EJ (2015) “Seasonal dynamics of Turbidity Maximum in the Muthupet estuary, India”. Journal of Ocean University of China (Springer) 14(5): 765-777 (IF: 0.509).
    • Priya KL, Jegathambal P, James EJ (2015) “On the factors affecting the settling velocity of fine suspended sediments in a shallow estuary”. Journal of Oceanography (Springer) 71 (2): 163-175 (IF: 1.464).
    • Priya KL, Jegathambal P, James EJ (2014) “Trace metal distribution in a shallow estuary”. Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry (Taylor & Francis) 96 (4): 579-593 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02772248.2014.976222(IF:0.723).
    • Priya KL (2013) “A Fuzzy Logic Approach for Irrigation Water Quality Assessment: A Case Study of Karunya Watershed, India”. J Hydrogeol Hydrol Eng 2:1 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2325-9647.1000104.
    • Priya K L, Jegathambal P, James E J (2012) “Seasonal behavior of a shallow estuary of the lower Cauvery basin, India”, Environmental Research, Engineering and Management, 3(61), pp 6-13.
    • Priya K L, Jegathambal P, James E J (2012) ‘Hydrodynamic modeling of estuaries – A state – of – art”, International Journal of Environmental Sciences 3(2), pp 233-240, doi:10.6088/ijes.2012030131024.
    • Priya K L, Jebastina N, Prince Arulraj G (2012) “Assessment of Water Quality Indices for Groundwater in the Singanallur Sub-basin, Coimbatore, India, 1:186. doi:10.4172/scientificreports.186.
    • Priya, K. L. and Arulraj, G. Prince (2011) 'A correlation-regression model for the physicochemical parameters of the groundwater in Coimbatore city, India', Environmental Technology (Taylor & Francis), 32: 7, 731-738(IF: 1.4).
    • Priya K L, Nalini Jebastina and G Prince Arulraj (2011) ‘Groundwater quality in the Singanallur sub-basin of Coimbatore city’, Jr. of Industrial Pollution Control 27(1), pp 15-18 (ISSN 0257- 8050).
    • Priya K L, Gabriela Jennifer, G Lizia Thankam, Sophia Abraham and Thankam Mariam Mathew. (2011). ‘Monitoring the Pollution Intensity of Wetlands of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India’, Nature, Environment and Pollution Technology, Vol 10 (3) pp 447 – 454 (ISSN:0972-6268).

    International Conference:

    • Priya K L, Adarsh S, Ancy Siraj, Aryalakshmi M, Arunima S, Jithin Babu M (2017) “Partitioning of Fe in estuarine waters : A case study of Muthupet estury. Tamil Nadu”, International conference FEAST2017 NIT Trichy pp. 54-59.
    • Priya K L, P Jegathambal, E J James, Gnanaprakash (2014) "Heavy metal distribution in the Muthupet estuary in the coromandal coast" Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management held at CWRDM, Kozhikode, during 19-21 February 2014.
    • Priya K L, P Jegathambal, E J James, (2014) "Settling velocity of suspended sediments in estuaries" Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management held at CWRDM, Kozhikode, during 19-21 February 2014.
    • Priya K L, Jegathambal P, E J James, Justin Mathew, Sam Philip (2014) "Dynamics of suspended sediments of a shallow estuary, Muthupet, Tamil Nadu" Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management held at CWRDM, Kozhikode, during 19-21 February 2014.
    • Estimation of the soil erosion in Cauvery watershed (Tamil Nadu and Karnataka) using Universal Soil Loss Equation and GIS, presented in International Regional Science Meeting on ‘Land Cover and Land use Change Dynamics and Impacts in South Asia’ jointly organized by NASA LCLUC program, CWRDM, International START Secretariat, Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study, and University of Maryland held at Karunya University, Coimbatore, 10-14 January 2013 (Poster presentation).
    • Eldho.C. A, Ansel Jose, Balamurugan. V, Paul James Parackal, K.L Priya, “Case Study: Ground Improvement using Stone Column and PVD”, Indian Geotechnical Congress held at IIT Bombay, 17-18 December 2010.

    National Conference:

    • Priya K L, Jegathambal P, James E J, Sam Philip, Justin Mathew, “Turbidity maximum in a shallow estuary, Muthupet, Tamil Nadu”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resource Management, organized by NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, 17-19 January 2014.
    • Priya K L, Geetha D, Nisha Grace Mathews, Ansu Johnson, Chinchu Mary Jose, “Hydro-chemical studies of groundwater in the Karunya watershed – A statistical approach”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resource Management, organized by NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, 17-19 January 2014.
    • Priya K L, Tessy S Alex, Priyadharshni M, Merlin J Freeda, Vedha Magi M, “Irrigation water quality assessment using fuzzy logic”, Proceedings of the National Conference on Changing Climatic Scenario and Sustainable Resource Management, organized by NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, 17-19 January 2014.
    • Priya K L, “Waste Plastics for the removal of water hardness” Proceedings of the 28th Indian Engineering Congress organized by the Institute of Engineers held at Hotel Leela Palace, Chennai, December 20-22, 2013.
    • Shona Annu Mathew, Priya K L, “Sedimentation rate of Ghatprabha reservoir”, Proceedings of National Conference on Latest Advances in Civil Engineering for sustainable development, held at SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, April 10, 2013, 328-334.
    • Anju Mary Raju, Priya K L, “Groundwater quality assessment for Coimbatore city using Remote Sensing and ArcGIS software, Proceedings of National Conference on Latest Advances in Civil Engineering for sustainable development, held at SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, April 10, 2013, 335-344.
    • Jeslin George, Priya K L, Design and development of self compacting concrete with fresh and hardened concrete tests on M60 grade, Proceedings of National Conference on Latest Advances in Civil Engineering for sustainable development, held at SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, April 10, 2013, 87-93
    • Betsy Christina, Priya K L, Transport of salinity in a shallow estuary, Muthupet, Tamil Nadu, Proceedings of National Conference on Latest Advances in Civil Engineering for sustainable development, held at SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore, April 10, 2013, 306-316
    • Priya K L, P Jegathambal, E J James, “Identification of processes causing the transport of fine suspended sediments in a shallow estuary” 25th Kerala Science Congress held at Technopark, Trivandrum, 29 January – 1 February 2013 (Best Paper Award).
    • Priya K L, Aeshlyn Jose, E J James, “Groundwater Recharge and Contamination in the Singanallur Sub basin, Tamil Nadu” 25th Kerala Science Congress held at Technopark, Trivandrum, 29 January – 1 February 2013 (Poster presentation).
    • Priya K L, Balamurugan V, “Studies on Estuarine Dynamics – Point Calimere, Tamil Nadu”, National Conference on IPCWM 2011 held at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 20-21 April 2011.
    • Priya K L, Keerthika Felicia, “Design of Water Supply Distribution System using WaterCAD – A case study of LeChalet, Chennai”, National Conference on IPCWM 2011 held at Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, 20-21 April 2011.
    • Priya K L, Prince Arulraj G, Ansel Jose, Jaya Kumar, “ Assessment of Pollution Intensity of Coimbatore city”, National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Birla institute of Technology and Sciences, 5 – 6 March 2010.
    • Priya K L, Prince Arulraj G, Balamurugan V, Eldo C A, “Performance Evaluation of Waste Water Treatment Plants of Karunya University, Coimbatore”, National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Birla institute of Technology and Sciences, 5 – 6 March 2010.
    • Priya K L, Prince Arulraj G, Paul James P, Leon Christ Das A, “Assessment of Ground water Quality in the Singanallur sub-basin of Coimbatore city”, National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change”, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, 5 – 6 March 2010.
    • Priya K L, Nalini Jebastina, G. Prince Arulraj. “Qualitative Zoning of ground water bodies of Coimbatore City using GIS”, RACE 2008, CUSAT, Kerala. 4-6, December 2008.