Dr. Carmalin Sophia Ayyappan

Scientist, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute and Assistant Professor at Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research

Area of Expertisedownload

  • Environmental Chemistry related to water and soil domain
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes
  • Nano Materials for Environmental Applications
  • Disaster Mitigation & Resilience

Profile

Lecturer In the Dept. of Chemistry (SFS), Madras Christian College, Chennai 600 059 (2004 – 2006)

Scientist National Environmental Engg. Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur (2006 to date)

B.Sc, Chemistry (1993-1996), University of Madras

M.Sc. Chemistry (1996-1998) (College Topper), University of Madras

M. Phil Chemistry (1998 –1999) (College Topper), University of Madras

Ph.D Chemistry (2000- 2004), University of Madras

Honors and Awards

1996-1997- M.Sc.; Amjud Award-Topping in First year M.Sc., Chemistry

1996-1997- M.Sc.; Dr. Ananthakrishnan Award-Topping in First year M.Sc., Chemistry

1997-1998- M.Sc.; Amjud Award-Topping in second year M.Sc., Chemistry

1998-1999- M.Phil.; Bhagawan Dr. K. V. S. Pai Shastiabdhapoorthi Prize-Topping in M.Phil., Chemistry

2001 –2004-Ph.D : Senior Research Fellowship Award of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India

2003-2004- PhD.: Young Scientist Award- at 90th Indian Science Congress held at Bangalore, India (Jan.3-7, 2003)

2007-2008 NEERI Golden Jubilee Slogan Award (April 2008)

2010 Gold Medal at Foundation Training for Scientists and Technologists, IIPA, New Delhi

2011-2012- Recipient of the prestigious Fulbright -Nehru Environment Leadership Award for Energy from waste. Visited the Bio-Design Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe

2012 – Nominated by the President of India, sponsored by DST in a Scientific Delegation visited several scientific institutes in Sao Paulo, Brasilia & Rio, Brazil

2012 SERB Fast Track Young Scientist Award

2012 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) from the President Obama’s U.S. Department of

State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Grant is 25,000 USD

2013  Young Women Scientist Award at the 1st International Conference on Technologies for Sustainable Waste Management in Developing Countries (ICTW-13) Vignan University, Guntur held during 23rd & 24th August, 2013

2013 Interviewed by AIR for Waste to Wealth & Environmental Impact Assessment of Disasters Reviewer in several Elsevier Journals such as Desalination, Journal of Hazardous Materials etc.

International Publications

A. Carmalin Sophia, A. Swaminathan, K. and  Sandhya, S. Solidification and Stabilization of Chromium

Laden Wastes in Cementitious Binders, Current Science 99 (3) 2010

A. Carmalin Sophia, A. Swaminathan, K. and Sandhya, S. A study on microbial influenced degradation of solidified / stabilized metal waste, Bioresource Technology , 98 (2007) 2562–256

Carmalin Sophia, A. and K. Swaminathan, Assessment of the mechanical stability and chemical leachability of immobilized electroplating waste, Chemosphere, 58(1), 75-82, 2005.

Carmalin Sophia, A. and K. Swaminathan, Leaching of metals on stabilization of metal sludge using cement based materials, Chinese Journal of Environmental Sciences, 17(5), 2005

Ayyappan, R. Carmalin Sophia, A. Swaminathan, K. Sandhya, S. Removal of lead from aqueous solution using carbon derived from agricultural wastes, Process Biochemistry, 40, 1293–1299, 2005

K.Swaminathan, Sandya, Carmalin Sophia, A. Kanchan Pachhade, Subrahmanyam Y.V., Decolorization & degradation of H-acid and other dyes using ferrous hydrogen peroxide system, Chemosphere, 50(5), 2003, 619-625

National Publications

Carmalin Sophia, A. & Kanchana Swaminathan, Stabilization of heavy metal contaminated sludge using cement lime system, Journal of Indian Association of Environmental Management, 31(1), 81-86, 2004

Carmalin Sophia, A. & Kanchana Swaminathan, Stabilization of plating sludge using cement, gypsum and lime, Poll Res, 24, 267 – 270, 2005.

Carmalin Sophia, A. Ground water quality in Tambaram, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 21(4), 310 – 314, 2000.

Carmalin Sophia, A. and Swaminathan, K. Leaching Behavior of Metals from Immobilized Electroplating

Sludge Part I, Journal of the Indian Public Health Engineers, 2, 9-13, 2006-07

Carmalin Sophia, A. and Swaminathan, K. Leaching Behavior of Metals from Immobilized Electroplating

Sludge Part II, Journal of the Indian Public Health Engineers, 3, 5-8, 2006-07

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