Dr. R. Gandhimathi



 

Qualification

Programme

Board / University

Year

Division/ Grade

Specilization

Ph.D.

IIT Madras

2003-2008

9.71 CGPA

Environmental Engineering

M.E.

College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University

1998-2000

8.96 CGPA /

First class with Distinction

Environmental Engineering

B.E.

Govt. College of Engineering, Salem, Madras University

1994-1998

76.1 % /

First class with Distinction

 

Civil Engineering

Experience

Job Title

Employer

From

To

Ph.D. Research Scholar

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.

30.07.2003

14.11.2006

Lecturer (TEQIP)

National Institute of Technology,

Tiruchirappalli – 620 015.

17.11.2006

05.11.2008

Assistant Professor

(AGP 7000)

National Institute of Technology,

Tiruchirappalli – 620 015.

06.11.2008

05.11.2011

Assistant Professor

(AGP 8000)

National Institute of Technology,

Tiruchirappalli – 620 015.

06.11.2011

11.03.2018

Associate Professor

(AGP 9500)

National Institute of Technology,

Tiruchirappalli – 620 015.

12.03.2018

Till Date

Selected Publications

  1. K. Soundaranayaki, and R. Gandhimathi (2019) Performance of various media in vertical flow constructed wetland for the treatment of domestic wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment, 146, 57 - 67.
  2. V. Uma and R. Gandhimathi (2019) Organic removal and synthesis of biopolymer from synthetic oily bilge water using the novel mixed bacterial consortium. Bioresource Technology, 273, 169-176.
  3. T. Sruthi, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh and P. V. Nidheesh (2018) Stabilized landfill leachate treatment using heterogeneous Fenton and electro-Fenton processes, Stabilized landfill leachate treatment using heterogeneous Fenton and electro-Fenton processes. Chemosphere, 210, 38-43.
  4. R. Jinisha, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh, P. V. Nidheesh and S. Velmathi (2018) Removal of rhodamine B dye from aqueous solution by electro-Fenton process using iron-doped mesoporous silica as a heterogeneous catalyst. Chemosphere, 200, 446-454.
  5. Archa Baiju, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh and P. V. Nidheesh (2018) Combined Heterogeneous Electro-Fenton and Biological Process for the Treatment of Stabilized Landfill Leachate. Journal of Environmental Management, 210, 328 - 337.
  6. P. S. Roshini, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh and P. V. Nidheesh (2017) Combined electro-Fenton and biological processes for the treatment of industrial textile effluent: Mineralization and toxicity analysis. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 04017016, 1-8.
  7. T. T. Asha, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh and P.V. Nidheesh (2017) Treatment of Stabilized Leachate by Ferrous Activated Persulfate Oxidative System. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 04017016, 1-8.
  8. J. Krupa, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh, P. V. Nidheesh, and T. Singh (2016) Investigation of Biobarrier for Leachate Containment through Batch and Continuous Flow Studies. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 142, C4015006, 1-8.
  9. P. Aswathy, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh and P.V. Nidheesh (2016) Removal of organics from bilge water by batch electrocoagulation process. Separation and Purification Technology, 159, 108-115.
  10. P. V. Nidheesh and R. Gandhimathi (2015) Textile Wastewater Treatment by Electro-Fenton Process in Batch and Continuous Modes. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 19, 04014038: 1-7.
  11. R. Gandhimathi, Albin Babu, P. V. Nidheesh, S. T. Ramesh and T. S. Anantha Singh (2015) Laboratory Study on Leachate Treatment by Electrocoagulation Using Fly Ash and Bottom Ash as Supporting Electrolytes. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 19, 04014033:1-10.
  12. P. V. Nidheesh and R. Gandhimathi (2014) Comparative removal of Rhodamine B from aqueous solution by electro Fenton and electro Fenton like processes. Clean- Soil, Air, Water, 42, 779–784.
  13. S. Kanmani, R. Gandhimathi and Muthukkumaran (2014) Bioclogging in porous media: influence in reduction of hydraulic conductivity and organic contaminants during synthetic leachate permeation. Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering, 126, 12.
  14. P. V. Nidheesh, R. Gandhimathi and N. S. Sanjini (2014) NaHCO3 enhanced Rhodamine B removal from aqueous solution by graphite-graphite electro Fenton system. Separation and Purification Technology, 132, 568–576.
  15. P. V. Nidheesh and R. Gandhimathi (2014) Effect of solution pH on the performance of three electrolytic advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of textile wastewater and sludge characteristics. RSC Advances, 4, 27946–27954.
  16. Devika Venu, R. Gandhimathi, P.V. Nidheesh and S.T. Ramesh (2014) Treatment of stabilized landfill leachate using peroxicoagulation process. Separation and Purification Technology, 129, 64–70.
  17. P. V. Nidheesh, R. Gandhimathi, S. Velmathi and N. S. Sanjini (2014) Magnetite as a heterogeneous electro Fenton catalyst for the removal of Rhodamine B from aqueous solution. RSC Advances, 4, 5698-5708.
  18. P. V. Nidheesh and R. Gandhimathi (2014) Electrolytic removal of Rhodamine B from aqueous solution by peroxicoagulation process. Special issue of "Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes (EAOPs) for oxidation/mineralization of organic matter in Water", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 21, 8585–8594.
  19. Stephy Jacqueline George, R. Gandhimathi, P. V. Nidheesh and S.T. Ramesh (2013) Electro Fenton Oxidation of Salicylic Acid in Aqueous Solution with graphite electrodes. Environmental Engineering Science, 30, 750-756.
  20. P. V. Nidheesh, R. Gandhimathi and S. T. Ramesh (2013) Degradation of dyes from aqueous solution by Fenton processes: a review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20, 2099–2132.
  21. P. V. Nidheesh and R. Gandhimathi (2012) Trends in Electro-Fenton process for Water and Wastewater Treatment: An overview, Desalination, 299, 1–15.
  22. S. Mohan and R. Gandhimathi (2009) Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Municipal Solid Waste Leachate Using Coal Fly Ash as an Adsorbent. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 169, 351-359.

 

Detailed list of Publications

Subjects Taught

 

B. Tech. (Civil Engineering)

  1. Environmental Engineering- I and II
  2. Models for Air and Water Quality
  3. Solid Waste Management Techniques
  4. Environmental Engineering Laboratory

M. Tech. (Environmental Engineering)

  1. Contaminant Transport Modeling
  2. Modeling of Natural Systems
  3. Transport of Water and Wastewater
  4. Process Chemistry for Water and Wastewater Treatment
  5. Environmental Quality Measurements Laboratory
  6. Environmental Engineering and Microbiology Laboratory

Research Interests

  1. Contaminant Transport Modeling
  2. Water and Air Quality Modeling
  3. Solid Waste Management
  4. Water and Wastewater Treatment
  5. Environmental Impact Assessment 

Awards

  1. Endowment Scholarship award for the year 1996 – ’97 from Madras University
  2. Award from Salem districts Civil Engineering association for the year 1996- 97
  3. DST-SERC Fast Track Young Scientist Award –2008, for the project "Modeling of Leachate Migration from Open Dumping Site", Research Grant of 13.2 lakhs

 


 

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Contact Address

Dr. R. GANDHIMATHI, M.E., (Env. Engg), Ph.D. (IITM)
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli - 620 015
Tamilnadu, India.

Phone    : +91 431 2503171 (Direct),  +91 431 2503150 (Office)
Fax         : +91 431 2500133 (Office of the Director)
E-Mail    : rgmathii@nitt.edu
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