Gangamma S

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, January 19, 1998

Professional Experience: 

17.5 years of Professional Experience out of which 16.5 years at NITK.

Contact Details

E-mail: 

gangamma[at]gmail.com

Telephone: 

+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3604
Academic Background

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay

M.Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay

B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Bangalore University, Karnataka

Areas of Interest

Environmental immunology, Public Health, Air pollution and health, Aerosol science and technology

Significant Projects

1) Measurement and Characterization of ambient bioaerosols in Bangalore city (2013-2016). DST, Govt. of India. Rs 53 lakhs
2) Ambient airborne particulate matter: Effect of biological component on lung inflammation (2013-2016). DST, Govt. of India. Rs 51 lakhs
3) Biomass fuel burning smoke induced inflammation: Mechanism of biological pathways (2015-2018), Rs 17 lakhs, CSIR, New Delhi
4) Air pollution induced immune cell dysfunction: Implication in Viral infection (2015-2018), Rs 53.9 lakhs,DST, Govt. of India (In collaboration with IISER Bhopal)
5) Co - PI: Heavy metal removal by Melanin coated Polymer matrix (2015-2018), Rs. 38 Lakhs, DST

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 01

Significant Publications
1) Gangamma S. 2014.Charcteerization of airborne bacteria in Mumbai urban city. Science of the Total Environment. (Accepted for publication) (Impact factor: 3.258)
2) Gangamma S. 2013. Airborne particulate matter induced lung inflammation. Environmental Health Perspectives.120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1206061. (Impact factor: 7.04)
3) Gangamma S. 2012. Airborne particulate matter and innate immunity activation. Environmental Science and Technology.DOI:10.1021/es30349j.(Impact factor:5.228)
4) Gangamma S. 2012. Airborne particulate matter associated endotoxin and proinflammatory responses. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. DOI 10.1016/j.aci.2012.07.033.(Impact factor:11.03)
5) Gangamma S, Patil R.S., Mukherji S. 2011. Characterization and proinflammatory response of airborne biological particles from wastewater treatment plants. Environmental Science and Technology. 45:3282-3287.(Impact factor:5.228)
Achievements

1) Visiting Scientist at SDS-TRC&RGICD, Bangalore.
2) First Place at Envirovision-2010, Organized by Indian Environmental Association & Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
3) Best office bearer, H-11 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
4) Chaired a technical session at Indoor air 2005, China

 

Contact us

Hari Mahalingam, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2474057

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