Dr. Nallamuthu Godhantaraman
Head, Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Madras
Dr. Nallamuthu Godhantaraman, Director, UGC-Human Resources Development Centre and Head, Centre for Environmental Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, INDIA and Adjunct Faculty, Centre for Ocean and Coastal Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, India. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. He was a recipient of JSPS Post-doctoral Researcher at Hiroshima University, Japan and STA Post-doctoral Researcher at National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan during 1998-2002. He was a Senate Member - Middle East University, United Arab Emirates. Recently he has been awarded Distinguished Scientist Award 2015 – Venus International Foundation, Chennai, India for his outstanding contribution in his chosen field and also awarded as an Ambassador by the Asian Council of Science Editors for the year 2016. He has been awarded Bharat Gaurav Award by the International Friendship Society, New Delhi for his outstanding services, achievements and contributions in education and research. He has published more than 25 research papers, participated and presented research papers at more than 40 national and 15 International conferences held in India and abroad. He has visited Japan, USA, UK, Germany, France, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Thailand and South Korea. He has successfully completed a number of major research projects and also serving as a member in various professional bodies/committees. He got Distinguished Scientist Award 2015 in India for the contribution in the field of marine sciences and Awarded as an Ambassador by the Asian Council of Science Editors for the year 2016. Besides, serving as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering and also referee/reviewer for many scientific journals (over 15) published by Elsevier, Springer publishers, Indian Publishers, UK Publishers and Indonesian Journals.