Gangamma S

Designation: 

Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, January 19, 1998

Professional Experience: 

21 years of Professional Experience out of which 20 years at NITK.

Contact Details

E-mail: 

gangamma[at]gmail.com

Telephone: 

+91-824-2473604
Academic Background

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

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

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

Areas of Interest

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

Significant Projects

1) Measurement and characterization of airborne biological particles (2009-2012) -DST, Govt. of India. (“Received Excellent Grade”)- Rs 12.12 lakhs
2) Measurement and Characterization of ambient bioaerosols in Bangalore city (2013-2016). DST, Govt. of India. (“Received Good Grade”)-Rs 53 lakhs
3) Ambient airborne particulate matter: Effect of biological component on lung inflammation (2014-2018). DST, Govt. of India. Rs 51 lakhs
4) Air pollution induced immune cell dysfunction: Implication in Viral infection (In collaboration with IISER, Bhopal, (2015-2018). DST, Govt. of India. Rs 54 lakhs
5) Biomass fuel burning smoke induced inflammation: Mechanism of biological pathways (2015-2018), CSIR, New Delhi, Rs 17 lakhs
6) Heavy metal removal by Melanin coated Polymer matrix (Co-PI) (2015-2018). DST, Govt. of India. Rs 38 lakhs

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 01

Significant Publications

1) Gangamma S. (2018). Lancet commission on pollution: Action plans and human resource development in India. The Lancet; 391(10138):2414 (Impact factor: 53.25)

2) S. Gangamma, S. Desai, V. Sowmiya, V. Seethalakshmi, T.K. Deepak, D. Vishnu Priya, S. Krishnaja (2017). “Air Pollution and Vulnerability to Respiratory Infections: In Vitro Studies on Particulate Matter from Indian Cities.” American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine;195: A6842 (Impact factor 15.24)

3) Gangamma S. (2014). Characteristics of airborne bacteria in Mumbai urban environment. Science of the Total Environment, 488-489:70 (Impact factor-4.9)

4) Gangamma S. (2013). Airborne particulate matter induced lung inflammation. Environmental Health Perspectives.120 (1): 11. (Impact factor: 9.78)

5)Gangamma S. 2012. Airborne particulate matter and innate immunity activation.Environmental Science and Technology.46(20): 10879. (Impact factor:6.198)

6) Gangamma S. (2012). Airborne particulate matter associated endotoxin and proinflammatory responses. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 130(4):1012. (Impact factor:12.48)

7) 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:6.198)

Achievements

1) European Respiratory Society short term fellowship 2017, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University, London.
2) Visiting Scientist, SDS-TRC Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, 2013-2014
3) Young scientist award (Earth and atmospheric sciences), DST-SERC, Govt. of India. 2009-2012 (Awarded excellent grade from the committee).
4) Rajiv Gandhi national fellowship, Govt. of India. 2006-2011.
5) Invited as chair for Indoor air 2005, Beijing, China, 2005
6) Best Student office bearer award, IIT Bombay, 2004
7) Awarded first place in poster presentation at Envirovision-2010, IEA & IIT Bombay
8) Awarded financial support under TEQIP-II-World class University Research interaction program to attend research interaction at University of Toronto, Canada, June-July 2014
9) Awarded financial support under TEQIP-II-National Research interaction program to attend research interaction at Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, June-July 2013

External Expert
1) Reviewer at SERB-DST
2) Reviewer, IMPRINT- DST
3) Reviewer, NPDF-SERB
4) Reviewer, Medical Research Council (MRC), UK
5) Reviewed journal Publications- Inhalation Toxicology, Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability

 

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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