BRAQCON

  Scientific-Staff 

saraswathy 
Saraswathy. R. Ms. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Soil Science - Pedology
Division : Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division
Specialization : Soil Science
Research areas:
  • Chemistry of water, soil and at sediment-water interface
  • Nutrient dynamics and budgeting in aquaculture
  • Tracer studies (15N)
  • Nano science & Nanotechnology
  • Climate change related with aquaculture
Brief profile:

After completing masters in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from TNAU in 1996 and PhD in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from TNAU in 2003, I am working in CIBA since 2003 (1998 to 2003 in CSWCRTI, Dehradun). I currently work in Environment section of Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division in CIBA. I have worked on nutrient dynamics, nitrogen budgeting, 15N tracer studies, soil-water interface, water budgeting, carbon sequestration in pond sediment and used as agriculture manure, aquaculture disused ponds and anti-bacterial properties of nano particles. I have contributed to developing management practices for soil and water quality management, nutrient budgeting, and 15N tracer studies. I have interests in nano technology, soil profiling and application of cutting edge technologies in aquaculture.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1Development of water and soil health card for environmental management of Brackishwater aquaculture systemsInstitute
2National innovations in Climate Resilient AgricultureICAR
3All India Network Project on Fish HealthICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Recipient of Brandis prize in 2004 for the best research paper entitled “Residual Effect of Agroforestry Land uses on Soil Fertility” published during 2003 in the field of Silviculture associated with The Indian Forester.
  • Recipient of best paper award in the International conference on “Advanced Nanomaterials and Emerging Engineering Technologies” organized by Sathyabama University in association with DRDO.
  • Serving as a journal editor for International journal of Bio-resource and stress management.
  • Recognized by University of Madras to guide students for Ph.D
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Krithika, G, Saraswathy, R, Muralidhar, M, Thulasi, D, Lalitha, N, Kumararaja, P, Nagavel, A, Arun Balaji and Jayavel, R 2017. ZincOxide Nanoparticles-Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17 (8): 5209-5216
  2. Saraswathy, R, Ravisankar, T, Ravichandran, P, Vimala, D.D, Jayanthi, M, Muralidhar, M, Manohar, C, Vijay, M and Santha rupan, T. C 2016. Assessment of soil and source water characteristics of disused shrimp ponds in selected coastal states of India and their suitability for resuming aquaculture. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 63 (2), 118-122.
  3. Saraswathy, R., Pandiyan, K., Muralidhar, M., Thulasi, D., Jeba, M., Lalitha, N., Nagavel, A. and Ponniah, A.G. 2013. Antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles against Vibrio harveyi. Indian J. Fish., 107-112.
  4. Saraswathy, R., Muralidhar, M., Kailasam, M., Ravichandran, P., Gupta, B.P., Krishnani, K.K., Ponniah, A.G., Sundaray, J.K., Panigrahi, A., Nagavel, A. 2013. Effect of stocking density on soil, water quality and nitrogen budget in Penaeus monodon(Fabricius, 1798) culture under zero water exchange system. Aquaculture Research. 44: 1578-1588.
  5. Saraswathy, R., Muralidhar, M., Ravichandran, P., Ponniah, A.G., Panigrahi, A., Kailasam, M., Nagavel,A.. 2012. Studies on the effect of nutrient level on phytoplankton population in zero water exchange shrimp culture farms. Indian J. Fish., 59 (2): 115-120.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Krithika, G, Saraswathy, R, Muralidhar, M, Thulasi, D, Lalitha, N, Kumararaja, P, Nagavel, A, Arun Balaji and Jayavel, R 2017. ZincOxide Nanoparticles-Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 17 (8): 5209-5216
  2. Saraswathy, R, Ravisankar, T, Ravichandran, P, Vimala, D.D, Jayanthi, M, Muralidhar, M, Manohar, C, Vijay, M and Santha rupan, T. C 2016. Assessment of soil and source water characteristics of disused shrimp ponds in selected coastal states of India and their suitability for resuming aquaculture. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 63 (2), 118-122.
  3. Thulasi, D, Saraswathy, R and Muralidhar, M. 2017. Isolation, Purification and Immobilization of Sulfide oxidase from Alcaligenes faecalis. Indian Journal of Applied Research. 7(8): 139-141.
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