Thrust Areas of Research


•Distribution of chemical constituents–major ions, trace metals, trace organics, and biogeoorganics – in coastal and estuarine systems


•Study of the estuarine, coastal and mangrove systems


•Chemistry of mud banks


•Chemo toxicity of trace metals, pesticides, etc.


• Chemo kinetics and modelling


•Marine natural products


•Marine drugs and medicinal chemistry


•Modelling of aquatic systems


•Soil and ground water chemistry










SI. No. Title P.I Cost (Rs.) Duration Sponsoring Agency
1 Distribution Characteristics of DMS and DMSP in the Cochin Estuarine System(CES) Dr.Sujatha C. H 27,09,000/- 20082011 MoES, Govt.of India
2 Hydro geochemical quality assessment of ground waters in selected districts of Kerala Dr.Sujatha C. H 9,10,800/- 2008-2011 KSCSTE, Govt.of Kerala
3 Biotracers of of Mangrove Ecosystems along Kerala coast North of Cochin Dr. N. Chandramohanakumar 20,01,220/- 2008-2011 MoES, Govt.of India
4 Isolation and Characterization of Humic Substances from Mudbanks, A Unique Phenomenon along the Southwest Coast of India Dr.S. Muraleedharan Nair 1,70,000/- 2009-2011 UGC, Govt.of India
5 Sustainable Management of Mangrove Ecosystems- Biogeoorganics and Biomarker Approach. Dr. N. Chandramohanakumar 27,28,200/- 2009-2012 DST, Govt.of India
6 DST PURSE Programmae Head of the Department 40,00,000/- 2011-2012 DST, Govt.of India
7 Sterols and Hopanoids as Organic Matter Biomarkers in Mangrove Ecosystem along Kerala Coast. Dr. N. Chandramohanakumar 11,09,000/- 2012-2015 KSCSTE, Govt.of Kerala
8 Biogeochemistry of selected Trace elements (Fe,Zn,Mn and Cu) in the realm of Arabian Sea with special reference to Kerala Coast Dr.Sujatha C. H 29,10,000/- 2012-2017 MoES
(GEOTRACES-SIBER), Govt.of India
9 Quantification of trace metals and its counterparts as an interlocking system for revealing sediment/water/air status in the southern tip of peninsular India. Dr.Sujatha C. H 66,00,000/- 2012-2017 MoES, Govt.of India
10 Assessment of Biodiesel Production Potential of Microalgae Collected from the Backwaters of Kerala. Dr. Manju Mary Joseph and Dr.S. Muraleedharan Nair. 13,96,000/- 2013-2016 KSCSTE Back to Lab Programme of Woman Scientist Division, Govt. of Kerala
11 Contaminant Characterisation of Soil in selected areas (Chittor and Kanjikode ) of Palakkad district, Kerala Dr.Sujatha C. H 14, 80,00/- 2013-2016 KSCSTE, Govt.of Kerala
12 Detection of DMSP (Dimethyl Sulphonio Propionate) Production in phytoplankton Species Using ddd gene Encoding Primers Dr.Sujatha C. H 40,37,140/- (Revised) 2014-2017 DBT, Govt.of India
Total Amount 2,85,71,360/-

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