Dr Maya

Dr. K. Maya Ph.D.

Scientist E, , Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

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Education:

Ph. D. : 2006, Sedimentology and Geochemistry
Thesis : Studies on the nature and chemistry of sediments and water of Periyar and Chalakudy rivers, Kerala,India. (Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi).
M.Sc. : 1991, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Geology

Professional career:

2011 - present Scientist E, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.

Research Interest:

Environmental Geology, Sedimentology and Geochemistry.

Training:

  • Attended five-day training course on “Aquifer management and local ground water issues in Kerala” held at CGWB, Thiruvananthapuram (2013).
  • Attended the “Career advancement programme for scientists” held at Sastra Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram (2010).
  • Attended the National seminar on “Career in science for woman, challenges and opportunities” held at Sastra Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram (2009).
  • Attended the one day workshop on ‘Land use policy’ organized by the Institute of Land Management and Desaster Management. 22nd February, 2007.
  • Attended a workshop on ‘Energy production from biomass’ at Kanakakkunnu Palace held on 29th June, 2000.
  • Attended a training programme on ‘Environmental management’held at CWRDM, sub-centre, Neyyattinkara (1997).

Awards:

  • Research guide of University of Kerala

Membership in Professional Bodies

  1. Life member of Indian Society of Remote sensing.
  2. Life member of Indian Society of Applied Geochemists.
  3. Life member of Geological Society of India.
  4. Life member of Gondwana Geological Society.
  5. Member of International Association of Sedimentologist

Projects completed as PI

  1. Study on the environmental effects of mining and quarrying in the Periyar river basin, Central Kerala. National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
  2. Environmental degradation of Muvattupuzha river basin- causes, consequences and strategies for river restoration. CESS Technical Report.
  3. Report on brick clay mining and wire-cut brick making in Vellarappilly area, Aluva taluk, Ernakulam district. Report submitted to Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment.
  4. Rapid environmental impact assessment of soil quarrying – A case of Suncon-Soma soil quarry at Thirumarayur, Edakkattuvayal Grama Panchayat, Ernakulam district. Submitted to the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala.
  5. Occurrence and mining of limeshell resources of Vembanad lake, Kerala. Sponsored by CESS.
  6. Morphometric and geomorphic aspects of Chalakkudy River Basin, Kerala. Sponsored by CESS.