K Balakrishna

Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Qualification: B.Sc., M.Sc. (Geology), Ph.D.(Marine Geology), PDF

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • MSc (Geology) course coordinator

     

    Curriculum Vitae of Dr K Balakrishna

    Awards & Citations received 

    1. Received the Karnataka State award “Prof Satish Dhawan Young Engineer Award” for outstanding contributions in the area of Earth sciences instituted by the Government of Karnataka, in January 2013.  Award carried a cash prize of Rs50,000, citation and memento.
    2. Awarded the prestigious Dr TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Earth Sciences by Manipal Academy of Higher Education.  This carries an annual grant of Rs 10 lakhs to pursue advanced research and teaching.  This Chair is awarded in recognition of my scientific accomplishments.

    ACHIEVEMENT

    Member of the 37th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica.  Spent 98 days at the Bharati station in Antarctica between November 2017 and March 2018, researching on the chemistry of sea-ice, water and wastewater.

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Biogeochemistry of rivers, estuaries and coastal ocean, Organic and inorganic contaminants in the water bodies

Area of Expertise

Biogeochemistry of rivers, estuaries and coastal ocean, Organic and inorganic contaminants in the water bodies

Area of Research

Biogeochemistry of rivers, estuaries and coastal ocean, Organic and inorganic contaminants in the water bodies

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Membership of professional organizations

  1. Life member and Fellow of the Geological Society of India
  2. Life Member of the Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee
  3. Member of the American Geophysical Union
  4. Member of the Geological Society of America
  5. Member of the International Association of Geochemistry, USA