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Dr.P.Thangavel, Ph.D.

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Thanthai Roever Institute of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Perambalur 621115

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Dean’s Profile:

Professor Dr. P.Thangavel is a veteran in environmental science and advancement of sustainable environment. Before the assumption of Dean, he had been serving as Professor (Environmental Sciences) in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute (ADAC&RI), Trichy. He harbours 31 years of active research in pollution management, recycling of wastes, heavy metal contamination and remediation of contaminated sites and teaching experience of handling various courses such as ecology, natural resources and its conservation, principles of environmental science, biodiversity and its conservation, analytical chemistry principles, and advances in instrumentation techniques and bioremediation. He completed his B.Sc. Agriculture in 1983 and M.Sc. (Ag) in soil science and agricultural chemistry in 1985 at AC&RI, Coimbatore from the prestigious Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He joined as Assistant Professor at Regional Research Station (RRS), Aruppukottai during 1986. Later on he did Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences) on part time basis in TNAU.

He has served in several research stations and campuses imparting the knowledge of Environmental science, ecology and pollution management. He handled the courses for UG, PG and Ph.D level. The major areas of research carried out by him are management of tannery wastes polluted lands, recycling of distillery industrial spentwash for crop production and speciation of chromium in soil and management of its contamination. Visited CSIRO, Adelide, Australia and undergone training on heavy metal estimation by advanced instrumentation techniques such as AAS and ICP. He has published 2 books in environmental science that have been well received nationally. With 120 research publications, guidance of 8 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. students under his fold, his journey still continues. He also established vermicomposting at AC&RI, TNAU, Killikulam and when he was working in the department of Environmental Sciences, TNAU, Coimbatore conducted trainings on vermicomposting to farmers and other entrepreneurs. In addition, he also conducted as a Course Director a short course on “Remediation of heavy metal contamination: Physical, chemical and biological methods” sponsored by ICAR.



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