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.
Dr V Sivasubramanian and his team have set up the First Phycoremediation plant at SNAP Industry. Algal remediation technology helps in pH correction of the acidic effluent and complete reduction of sludge formation. SNAP is now a zero disposal company. The phycoremediation plant has been in operation from September 2006. The effluent generated by the industry is highly acidic and of very high TDS (40000 mg/L). The entire effluent is evaporated using slope tank with zero sludge production. The algal biomass produced is used in Biofertilizer preparation and sold by the Company. The amount of CO2 removed during phycoremediation process has been calculated to claim carbon credit more
A special lecture on Web Designing ( Part1 and Part 2) to participants of Computer Literacy Programme organized by D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai during January 2005
Invited talk on “Applications of polymer technology in environmental health” during the inauguration of Nichi-in Center or Regenerative medicine on 24th September 2005.
A special lecture on “Phycoremediation- issues and challenges” during the National symposium on Algal Biodiversity and its role in bioremediation, held from 23rd to 25th September 2006 at RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai,
Talk on “Bioremediation” in a national seminar on Bio-Geo challenges held on 19th December 2006 at Quaid-E- Millath Government College for women
Talk on Bioremediation techniques during Refresher course on Biological techniques organized by Academic Staff college, University of Madras on 14th February 2007
Talk on “Phycoremediation” in the State level seminar on algal biotechnology held on 25th January 2007 at SDNB Vaishnav College for women
Talk on “Phycoremediation – Principles and applications” in Botany Club meeting of Madras Christian College on 17th March 2007
Talk on “Industrial effluent treatment – Personal experiences” at Kongu Nadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore on 14th March 2007
Lectures on 1. Phycoremediation and 2 Biofuels from algae at the refresher course conducted by University of Pune on 22nd October 2007
An invited special lecture on “ Phycoremediation- Success and challenges’ in National conference on Current trends in algal biodiversity and biotechnology held at CAS in Botany, University of Madras on 7th and 8th February 2008
An invited talk on “Bio-remediation” in National Science Day seminar on “Frontiers of Biological Sciences” conducted by Dept of Zoology, RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai on 28th February 2008.
Talk on “ Bio-fuels from algae” in a National Workshop on “Taxonomy of algae” held in CAS in Botany, University of Madras, from 23rd to 29th June 2008.
Lead talk on “All in algae’ in a national level conference on Microbial biodiversity, bioremediation and biotechnology, jointly organized by Cauvery college for women, Tiruchirappali and Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli on 28th and 29th July 2008
Invited talk on Phycoremediation at International Conference BIOVISION 2009 - Marine Biotechnology, held at Sahrdaya college of Engineering and technology, Thrissur, Kerala during 1st and 3rd October 2009
Special talk on phycoremediation - an overview at 19th Founding day celebrations of Krishnamurthy Institute of Algology, held at CAS in Botany, University of Madras on 4th October 2009.
Lead talk on Current status of research on algal bio-fuels in India at national level workshop on Second generation biofuels, organized by Ministry of New and renewable energy (MNRE) at New Delhi on 12th and 13th October 2009
Key note address on ALGAL BIOREMEDIATION in a two day National level seminar on ENVIRONMENTAL BIOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGIES (NSEBT 2009) held at Bharathidasan University on 5th and 6th November 2009
Invited talk on Gaining an edge with algal technology at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Greater Noida, UP on 8th April 2010
Guest lecture on "Effluent treatment through phycoremediation" at R&D facility of Abellon Clean Energy, Ahmedabad on 25th June 2010.(Click here for details)
Lead talk on Algal biotechnology in BIOSPECTRUM 2010 - National Symposium on Recent Trends in Algal Biotechnology, held at MACFAST, Tiruvalla, Kerala during August 2010.
Invited talk on Bioremediation of industrial effluent using micro algae at a National seminar on "Bioremediation - its relevance in the present scenario" held at N S S College for women, Trivandrum on 16th and 17th September , 2010.
Invited talk on Algal biomass production through phycoremediation at PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, on 14th October 2010.
Invited talk on Micro algal bioremediation and algal biomass utilization at PSGR Krishnammal College for Wemen, Coimbatore on 14th October 2010.
Invited talk on Third generation bio-fuels from micro algae at AGROVISION 2011 - Workshops, National expo & Conference held at Nagpur from 4th to 7th March 2011
Special invited talk on Algal biomass production and utilization - Challenges at an international conference on the impact of physical sciences on biological sciences, held at Queen Mary's College, Chennai, during 7th to 9th July 2011.
Invited talk on Algal Bio-fuels – Status and Perspectives for India.at International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology & 8th Annual Convention of The Biotech Research Society, India, held at NIIST, Trivandrum from 21 – 24 November 2011. HINDU
Inaugural address on Application of cyanobacteria in phycoremediation in a national workshop on Cyanobacterial Advanced Research Techniques held at NFMC, Thiruchirappalli on 27th February 2012.
Invited talk on "Phycoremediation, an ecological and profitable alternative for industrial effluent treatment" at Algal technology week held at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia during March 2012.
Invited talk on Algal feedstock for bio-fuels in India - achievements and challenges, at 3rd International symposium on Bio-fuels and Bio-energy held on 19th and 20th April 2012 at New Delhi
Invited talk on Algal feedstock for biofuels in India - achievements and challenges at Centre for Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry on 24th August 2012
Invited talk on Phycoremediation, an ecofriendly and profitable alternative for industrial effluent treatment at Centre for Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry on 24th August 2012
Talk on Bio-fixation of CO2 with algae - Challenges And Opportunities in Brain storming cum projects formulation workshop of National Programme on Carbon Sequestration Research of DST held at Hyderabad on 30th Aug and 1st Sept 2012.
Prof V Krishnamurthy Endowment Lecture at National symposium on Current trends in marine plants research and utilization held at Pondicherry University from 26th to 28th October 2012.
Moderator of session on Sustainable algal biomass production in an International Bioenergy Summit - 2012: Algal Biofuel & Synthetic Biology (Organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi) (Sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) ) during 5-6 November, 2012 at New Delhi - 110003
Invited to participate in 5th Algae World Asia Conference held at Singapore during 7 -9, November 2012.
Invited talk on Algal biofuel feedstock in India at 2nd National Conference on Recent Advances in Bio-Energy Research at Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy (SSS NIRE), Kapurthala on 7th and 8th December 2012.
Invited talk on "The current status of Indian research in algal biofuels" at the THIRD INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON “SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION OF TROPICAL PLANT BIOMASS THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY" “SUPBT 2012” held at KVM Engineering college, Cherthala during 13th to 15th December 2012.
Invited talk on Phycoremediation at International conference on Bio-energy, Environment and Sustainable technologies - BEST 2013 at Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu, India during January 2013
Talk on Bioactive compounds from micro algae at National conference on Bioactive compounds held at Meenakshi College, Chennai on 24th January, 2013
Invited talk on Applied Research at Research convention held at Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore, India on 8th february 2013
Invited talk on Strategies for future CO2 sequestration and flue gas mitigation at ICAR sponsored Centre for Advanced Faculty Training on Microbiological processes in soil carbon dynamics and sequestration vis‐àvis anticipatory climate changes ‐ 1st – 21st Feb, 2013 held at Tamilnadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
Invited talk on Algal technology for industrial effluent treatment at National Symposium on Fundamental and Applied Phycology held at Punjabi University, Patiala during 25th and 26th March 2013.
Invited talk on Micro algal bio-fuels research in India - Status and opportunities at a national conference on New opportunities and challenges in Microbial research, September 5th and 6th, 2013. Tiruchirappalli, India.
Invited talk on Algal bio-fuels - Indian Scenario at 5th India- Korea Joint workshop on Bio-energy incorporating bio-fuels and bio-refineries at NIIST, Tiruvendrum, Kerala, India, 9th and 10th September, 2013.
Invited talk on Micro algal technology for industrial effluent treatment at National Conference on Plant Biology - Plants, People and Planetheld at Bangalore University on Sepetmber 24th to 27th 2013.
Guest lecture on Micro algal technology for industrial effluent treatment at International Conference on Convergence of Science, Engineering and Management in Education and Research - A Global Perspective (ICCSEM 2013) held at Dayanand Sagar Institutions, Bangalore during 26th and 27th September 2013.
Invited talk on Algal bio-fuels - Indian Scenario - at SAHYOG - EU India Joint conference and twinning programme on Bio-energy at Utrecht, Netherlands held on 28th and 29th October 2013.
Invited talk on Micro algal technology for Industrial Effluent Treatment at National conferece on Frontiers in Algology and Algal Biotechnology held at Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal during 15th to 17th November 2013.
Invited talk on Micro algal technology for Industrial Effluent Treatment at 3rd National Conference on Recent Advances in Bioenergy Research held at SSS NIRE, Kapurthala during 22nd to 24th November 2013.
Invited talk on Algal Bio-fuels - Indian Scenario at 3rd National Conference on Recent Advances in Bioenergy Research held at SSS NIRE, Kapurthala during 22nd to 24th November 2013
Invited talk on Algal Bio-remediation at National Seminar on Trends in environmental biotechnology and its applications, held at St Aloysius College, Mangalore, India during 10 to 11th December 2013.
Invited talk on Bio-remediation - Some successful case studies at National Conference ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE 2014 held at Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod District, Kerala during February 17 - 19 , 2014
Inaugural talk on Algal bio-fuels - Indian Scenario at international Clean Tech Seminar on Sustainable industrial algae production and related business opportunities jointly organized by CLEEN Ltd's Carbon capture programme CCSP, Finland and VTT, Finland and ONGC, India at New Delhi on 27th March 2014.
Invited talk on Sustainable industrial algae production for CO2 mitigation integrated with effluent treatment and related business opportunities in India at international Clean Tech Seminar on Sustainable industrial algae production and related business opportunities jointly organized by CLEEN Ltd's Carbon capture programme CCSP, Finland and VTT, Finland and ONGC, India at New Delhi on 27th March 2014.
Invited technical talk on PERC's PHYCOREMEDIATION TECHNOLOGY at Larson & Toubro Limited, Water and Effluent treatment plant group, Chennai on 19th April 2014.
Talk on Bio-remediation - Some successful case studies from India at EU BC & E 2014 - 22nd European Biomass Conference - Algae Event, held at Hamburg, Germany from 23 to 26th June 2014.
Talk on PERC's Phycoremediation Technology to a group of engineers from 25 industries at Panoli Industries Association conference hall at Panoli, Gujrat, on 4th August 2014.
Talk on PERC's Phycoremediation Technology to a group of engineers from 50 industries at Vadodra Environ Channel conference hall at Vadodra, Gujrat, on 4th August 2014.
Talk on Using Micro-Algae to Achieve Zero Liquid Discharge & Making Waste Water Management Profitable at Conference - ENVIROTECH 2014 - Road map for Zero waste, organized by CII (Confideration of Indian Industries) at Vadodra on 21st August 2014.
Talk on Commercialization algal biofuels technology: Industrial perspective at TNAU – ICAR sponsored Centre for Advanced Faculty Training on “Biocatalysts for fuels and chemicals from biomass” on 25th August 2014 at Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural Univerisity, Coimbatore, India.
Talk on Development of micro algal technology to manage industrial wastes at National Conference on ‘PROGRESS OF ALGOLOGY IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT (NCPA 2014), DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY, BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY, THIRUCHIRAPALLI, from 19th to 21st September, 2014
Talk on ALGAL PROCESSES AND POTENTIAL at a national workshop on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage under the aegis of National Programme on Carbon sequestration research, NPCSR - DST at IIM - Ahmedabad, during 5 - 6 th November 2014.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology to treat industrial effluents and wastewater at KCG College of Technology, Chennai, India on 24th July 2015.
Talk on Role of Micro algae of polluted habitats in bio-remediation and CO2 sequestration at a national conference on Recent Trends in Plant Diversity conducted at Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala on 31st July 2015.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology - An efficient way to manage industrial wastes and flue gas mitigation at a national symposium on Algae For Human Welfare (AFHW 2015) at P. R . Government college, Kakinada, India during 19th to 22nd August 2015
Talk on Prospects of Algal Biofuels in India, at National Seminar on BIOFUEL,held at SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET), Cochin, India on 18th December 2015.
Talk on Algal Biomass Production - Challenges, at National Conference on Algal technologies held at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India on 4th January 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology - An efficient way to manage industrial wastes and flue gas mitigation at a National woekshop on PHYCOMARINE - Its Significance held at JBAS College for Women, Chennai, India on 12th January 2016.
Talk on Algal Biomass Production - Challenges, at a national conference on Marine Bioresources of East Coast of India and their bioprospecting (MBB - 2016) held at Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Orissa, India on 10th February 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology, Probir Chatterjee Memorial Lecture, organized by Probir Chatterjee Research Foundation and Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Orissa, India on 11th February, 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation Technology, at a refresher course in Life Sciences - Marine Ecosystems, climate change impact and mitigation at Bharathidasan University on 4th March 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation Technology, at the Department of Engineering and society, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden on 23rd May, 2016.
Talk on Introduction to algae based remediation at Phycospectrum, India, at Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland on 26th May, 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology at VTT, Espoo, Finland on 27th May, 2016.
Talk on Algal biomass Production - Challenges at ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Casaccia, Italy, on 30th May, 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology at the International Conference on “Advances in Algal Biotechnology” (ICAAB-2016), held in VIT, vellore, India between 10th and 12th August 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation Technology at the national workshop on Advances in Industrial Biological Wastewater Treatment and Bio-Remediation held at Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, India from on 30th and 31st August 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation Technology at One Day GSBTM-GEER Foundation Collaborative Workshop on Eco Genomics of Algal BioResources and Biotechnological Interventions. Venue: Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation, Indroda Nature Park, Sector-7, Gandhinagar-382007, Gujarat, INDIA. Date: 19- September-2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation - Potentials for Zero Disposal at a four day Short-term course on ZERO DISCHARGE - Recent Advancement and Sustainability at NIT, Durgapur, india 30th September to 4th October 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation Technology at National Conference on Science and Technology for National Development- Health, Environment and Agriculture - NCST - ND 2016, from 5th to 7th Octobrer 2016 at Jayanagar 9th Block Campus, Jain University, Bangalore, India.
Talk on Algal Biomass Production and utilization - Challenges at the fifth international conference on SUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION OF TROPICAL PLANT BIOMASS: BIOCATALYSTS, BIOPRODUCTS AND BIOREFINERY - SUTB4, held at Radisson Blu, Coimbatore on 17th and 18th November 2016.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology at a TEQIP –II Sponsored Two Days National Workshop on ALGAL TECHNOLOGY
AND ITS APPLICATIONS, March 17-18, 2017, held at National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology at a two day national conference on Recent advances in Plant science research, held at Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India on 21st and 22nd March 2017.>
Talk on Lake restoration using micro algae technology at a symposium on Modern environmental initiatives : Biotechnology and community held at Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia on 12th May 2017.
Talk on Lake restoration using micro algae technology at a symposium on Modern environmental initiatives : Biotechnology and community held at Universidad de Sucre, Sincelejo, Colombia on 15th May 2017.
Talk on Lake restoration using micro algae technology at a symposium on Modern environmental initiatives : Biotechnology and community held at Universidad de Simon Boliver, Barranquilla, Colombia on 17th May 2017.
Talk on Lake restoration using micro algae technology at a symposium on Recent advances in micro algae biotechnology held at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia on 18th May 2017.
Talk on Microalgae based industrial effluent treatment and restoration of polluted water bodies in three sessions in a national level workshop on Connecting People nature conducted by NIT Srinagar from 25th to 30th September 2017.
Talk on Can phycoremediation help in restoring polluted water bodies? at a national conference on Recent trends in modern biology and rural development held at Poondi Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur on 5th and 6th October 2017.
Talk on Recent advances in microalgae based wastewater treatment at a seminar on “ Recent advancements in the role of microbes / algae for waste-water treatment” held on October 6th 2017 at the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)- Bidholi, Dehradun, India.
Talk on Sustainable industrial algae production for CO2 mitigation integrated with effluent treatment and related business opportunities in India at ALL INDIA SEMINAR on CARBON SEQUESTRATION & CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION held at Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, India on 2nd and 3rd November 2017.
Talk on Micro algal Bioremediation at "Bioprocessing India 2017”, a 3-day Conference organized by IIT Guwahati, held from December 9th – 11th, 2017.
Talk onALGAL BIOFUELS: STATUS AND PERSPECTIVES FOR INDIA at the National Conference and Workshops “TECHSYNOD ‘17” jointly organized by the Departments of Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, MOHANDAS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOG, Anad, Nedumangad, Trivandrum 695 544 during 19-21, December, 2017.
Talk on Phycoremediation technology for Zero discharge and waste to wealth at an International workshop on Rewiring anaerobic process for energy and environment held at Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai on 3rd January 201
Talk on Algal effluent treatment at a Work shop on “CURRENT SCENARIO IN BIOFUEL CONVERSION AND WASTE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES”24th to 28th January 2018 held at Jawahar Lal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shimogga, India.
Talk on Micro algae based industrial effluent treatment and restoration of polluted water bodies at a national conference on Recent trends in applied perspectives of plant sciences (NCAPS - 2018) held at Pachaiyappas College, Chennai, India on 27th and 28th February 2018
Talk on Academy Industry collaboration at the 29th annual seminar InChES - 2k18, Inter University Chemical Engineering Students' Seminar during 8 - 9 March 2018 in association with the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - Annamalai Neyveli Regional Centre, India
Talk on Phycoremediation Technology: Opportunities & Challenges at the National Seminar on Entrepreneurship in Biological Sciences-opportunities & Challenges (EBSOC-2018) on 15th March, 2018 at Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced studies (VISTAS), Pallavaram Chennai-117.
Talk on Micro algae technology for industrial effluent treatment and restoration of polluted water bodies on World Water Day on 22ndMarch 2018 at Beldih Club Jamshedpur, India
Talk on Dyes and colourants from algae at Workshop on extraction of natural colourants as value added products from Spirulina biomass for socio economic empowerment held at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India from 19th to 21st February 2019.
Talk on Micro algae technology for industrial effluent treatment and restoration of polluted water bodies at a National conference on PROSPECTS OF ALGAE IN FOOD, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY (PAFHEE’ 19) during 7th & 8th MARCH 2019 held at Karunya University, Coimbatore, India.
Talk on Using micro algae to achieve zero liquid discharge and making waste water management profitable at an Indo- UK workshop on Knowledge transfer on the sustainability of innovative water quality monitoring technologies to India: Circular economy. graphene related technologies held at University of Madras, Chennai, India on 15th March 2019
Ecophysiology of a few marine micro-algae with reference to nitrogen utilization – V V Subramanian Oct 2001
Ecotoxicological studies in a freshwater food chain exposed to heavy metals – A Bojarajan June 2003
Studies on the uptake and assimilation of nitrogen by tropical marine diatoms – K Dhandayuthapani Feb 2004
Nutrient dynamics and algal biodiversity with special reference to eutrophication of Porur Lake – A case study – S Murugesan April 2006
Ameliorative effects of ascorbic acid and α- tocopherol on arsenic induced toxicity in rats – A biochemical, cytological and molecular approach – B S Balakumar - 2007
Phycoremediation of effluent from an alginate industry – B G Raghavan- 2008
Screening of freshwater algae for phycoremediation potentialities of industrial effluents and wastewater – J Kamaleswari – 2008
Phycoremediation of acidic industrial effluents – R Ranjithkumar – 2008
Phycoremediation of effluent from a leather processing chemical industry – P Hanumantha Rao – 2008
Phycoremediation of industrial effluents and utilization of algal biomass - M Muthukumaran - October 2009
A study on the effect of nutritional enrichment on the bio-chemistry and physiology os selected freshwater algae of Kacheepuram District –, T M Vijayalakshmi, March 2013
Anticarcinogenic effect of Desmococcus olivaceous (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon and Chlorococcum humicola (Nägeli) Rabenhorst, green microalgae - In vitro studies – R Uma – June 2012
In-vitro screening of bioactive compounds from Chroococcus turgidus (Kützing) Nägeli grown under salt stress - M.Bharanidharan - April 2013
Studies on isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds in the cyanobacterium, Phormidium fragile and their anticancer and anti microbial activities - N.S.SenthilKumar February 2013
AntiCancer activity of Oscillatoria terebriformis C.A. Agardh ex Gomont, a gliding, filamentous, thermophilic Cyanobacterium - S.Mukund – 2013
Studies on beta glucon by micro algae - K Chinnu 2014.
Studies on Carbon sequestration by micro algae - M Palanisamy - 2017