Director, Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC), 132, AK Block, 7th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040, India and Executive Editor, Journal of Algal Biomass Utilization (JABU). Assistant editor, PHYKOS. Member of Editorial Board, Seaweed research and utilization Journal.. BEST REVIEWER AWARD 2014 - Bioresource Technology Journal, Former Director, Vivekananda Institute of Algal technology (VIAT- 2006 - 2012). Former Professor and Head, Plant Biotechnology, RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai.Former Member of expert committee of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), New Delhi, on Second generation bio-fuels and of Monitoring Committee on Algal Biofuels, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and of project advisory and monitoring committee (PAMC) on CO2 sequestration projects of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and of monitoring committee in projects on algal biofuels of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi and former Member of the monitoring committee Technology Development Board (TDB) of DST. GCBR Award 2015, for popularisation of Biological Sciences.

Research Focus

  • Phycoremediation (HINDU article) (BIO-REMEDIATION using Algae)

    Phycoremediation (HINDU article) (BIO-REMEDIATION using Algae)

    Effluent treatment employing micro algae, popularly known as PHYCOREMEDIATION,(Click here for FAQ on Phycoremediation) is a natural and eco-friendly way of treating effluents for safe disposal. Dr V Sivasubramanian undertakes feasibility studies under laboratory conditions and also at field level and suggests algal technology to treat the effluent. Over the years he has developed a culture collection of potentially valuable micro algae and technology to successfully employ them at the field level with a very high percentage of success. He also suggests technology to utilize the biomass generated through phycoremediation. Based on his research support World's First Phycoremediation plant was developed at Ranipet, India in 2006. The highlights of the technology includes 1. pH correction without using any chemicals 2. Reduction of TDS, BOD and COD 3. Prevention of sludge formation 4. Degradation and decolourization of dyes and very effective way of treating dyeing industry effluents. CLICK HERE FOR NEWS ITEM IN DECCAN CHRONICLE ON EFFLUENT TREATMENT . For more details on other industrial projects click here.. Click here for HINDU article

    Bio- Remediation technology in Management of R/O rejects : Dr V Sivasubramanian presented algae based BIOREMEDIATION technology to treat R/O rejects at a Brain Storming Session (BSS) and working group meeting on management of R/O rejects of Leather and textile industries organized by DST at Anna University, Chennai on 9th and 10th March 2013. It was appreciated by the participanting industries.

  • Algal farming for biofuels and other valuable products

    Algal farming for biofuels and other valuable products

    Dr V Sivasubramanian has developed technology to cultivate micro algae including marine diatoms by employing a combination of open ponds (phototrophic) and bioreators (heterotrophic). He has also developed through collaborative research an economically viable photobioreactor technology to grow algal biomass. Simple, efficient and cost effective harvesting technology (PHYCOFLOC) has been develpoed and put into operation in a number of algal farms all over India. Oil cake is used to make aquaculture feed and cattle feed. For more details on algal farming click here.

  • Algal inoculum for aquacultre ponds

    Algal inoculum for aquacultre ponds

    Dr V Sivasubramanian and his team has developed a gel type micro algal product for aquaculture ponds. This product reduces the cost of fish feed to a great extent. Fish become more active associated with better growth and weight gain. more


  • Dr K C G Verghese Excellence Award 2017 for Academic Excellence

    Dr K C G Verghese Excellence Award 2017 for Academic Excellence

    Dr V Sivasubramanian was honoured with Dr K C G Verghese Excellence Award 2017 during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Hindustan Group of institutions held on 29th July 2017 at Crowne Plaza, Chennai, India

  • GCBR AWARD 2015

    GCBR AWARD 2015

    Dr Sivasubramanian was presented with GCBR Award 2015 for Popularization of Biological Sciences at a function held during national conference on Algal Technologies at Andhra University, India on 4th January, 2016

International Collabration

  • Delivering a talk

    Delivering a talk

    Delivering a talk on Lake restoration using phycoremediation technology at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Barranquilla, Colombia, May 2017

  • Meeting


    Meeting with Industry, Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, 18th May 2017



    PHYCORE, a JV between Phycospectrum and Core Biotech India has been officialized on 18th May 2017 in ameeting at Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. PHYCORE will carry out projects in wastewater treatment and lakes and rivers restoration in Latin America with the technology developed by PERC, India

    With Dr Jaime Gutierrez and other members of Innoandes, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia, 18th May 2017, officializing PHYCORE