Department of Geology
University of Madras, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, India
Dr. S. Krishna Kumar did his UG degree at Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli and PG degree in Department of Geology, University of Madras Chennai during 2004. Subsequently he obtained his PhD in Centre for Geo Technology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli-627012. He had enough teaching research experience for past decades. He is expert in Geochemistry, Sedimentology and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. He Published more than twenty five research articles in peer reviewed journals and he also served as an editorial board member of journal of coastal sciences. He undergone various training programs and served as expert member for project review committee at Dr. MGR University, Chennai and St.Peters University, Chennai. He served as a Board of studies member for UG and PG courses and doctoral committee member for PhD research program at Department of Civil Engineering, St.Peters University, Chennai. Presently he joined as a UGC Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Geology, University of Madras, Chennai.
My research over the past ten years has been focused on different aspects of geological sciences including Sedimentology, Geochemistry and evolution of coral islands, paleo-environmental studies and environmental monitoring and assessment like water and sediment quality assessment. I have experience on analytical instruments such as SEM, XRD and AAS. Presently, I am focusing on metal accumulation on coral reef growth bands and species in Gulf of Mannar to investigate the coastal development and human impact on reef ecosystem.