DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

sSC

SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES  / COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

List of Ph.Ds Awarded

Department of Chemical Oceanography

Cochin University of Science and Technology

 

Sl. No.

Name of Candidate and year of submission

Title of thesis and year of awarded

Supervising Teacher

1

Lakshmanan, P.T.

1982

Investigations on the chemical constituents and trace metal interaction in some bivalve molluscs of the cochin backwaters.

1982

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K.

2

Balchand, A.N.

1983

Studies on the dynamics and water quality of the muvattupuzha river in relation to effluent discharge.

1984

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K. and

Dr. Kurup, P.G.

 

3

Abdul Rashid, K.K.

1986

Structural studies on some metal complexes of embelin.

1987

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K. and

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

4

Sivadasan, C.R.

1987

Studies on the effects of selected trace metals on Metapenaeusdobsoni (Miers)

1987

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K.

5

Latha Thampuran

1986

Physiological effect of Copper (II) on Sunetta scripta l.

 1987

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K. and

Dr. Damodaran.

6

Anirudhan, T.S.

1988

Studies on the nutrient chemistry of a tropical estuary.

1989

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K.

7

Sundaresan Pillai, J.

1989

Studies on siltation in cochin harbour–dynamics of suspensate.

1990

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K.

 

8

Muraleedharan Nair, S.

1990

Studies on the nutrient chemistry of mud banks.

1991

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K.

 

9

Cyriac, P.J.

1990

Toxicological studies on Oreochromis mossambicus (peters).

1991

Dr. Nambisan, P.N.K. and

Dr. Antony, A.

 

10

Babukutty, Y.

1991

Studies on the inter-compartmental exchange of trace metals in an estuarine system.

 1992

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

11

Kunhikrishnan Nair, C.

1992

Chemical partitioning of trace metals in sediments of a tropical estuary.

1992

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

12

Shibu M. Paul.

1992

Trace metal speciation in the cochin estuary.

1992

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

13

Vasudevan Nayar, T.

1992

Biogeoorganics in the sedimentary environments of cochin estuary.

1992

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

14

Sujatha, C.H.

1992

Dynamics of some environmentally significant pesticides in a tropical waterway – A toxicological approach. 1992

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

15

Geetha, T.S.

1992

Interactive effects of binary mixtures of metals on an estuarine clam – Assessment and kinetics.

1992

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

16

Veena, K.B.

1992

Ovarian maturation in Etroplus maculates (Bloch) – A study on toxicant induced intrinsic responses.

 1993

Dr. Jacob Chacko   and

Dr. Radhakrishnan, C.K.

 

 

17

Usha Kumari, B.

1992

Studies on synthesis and nutritional evaluation of prawn feeds.

1993

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

18

Jayasree, G.

1993

Influence of humic acid on metal sorption by estuarine sediments.

1993

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

19

Beenamma Jacob.

1993

Studies on the sulphur chemistry of a tropical estuarine system.

1993

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

20

 

Karthikeyan, P.

1995

 

Competitive interactions of hydrogen and aluminium ions in modifying trace metal availability to an estuarine clam.

1996

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

 

 

21

 

Xavier, K.O.

2000

 

Studies on some supported transition metal complex and metal oxide catalysts for oxidation reactions.

2000

Dr. Jacob Chacko     and

Dr. Mohammed Yusuff, K.

22

 

Lizen Mathews.

2000

 

Studies on the role of sediments on the nutrient dynamics and fertility of Kuttanad waters.

2000

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

23

 

Krishna Kumar, P.A.

1999

Surface active substances in the cochin estuarine system.

 2000

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

24

 

Unnikrishanan, P.

2000

Phase transitions of trace metals in the aquatic environment of Kuttanad, Kerala. 2001

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

 

25

Babu, V.

2001

Dynamics of pesticides in the backwaters of  Kuttanad.

 2001

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

 

 

26

Geetha, R.

2002

Modeling of geochemical processes in mangrove ecosystem.

 2002

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

27

Munga, D.

2002

Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the cochin estuary and backwaters.

2002

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

28

Janat Augustine, K.

2002

Sorptional behaviour of metals on the sediments and humic acid of mangrove ecosystem.

 2003

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

29

Anu Gopinath.

2002

Coral reef ecosystem of Lakshadweep archipelago- A biogeochemical facsimile. 2002

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

30

 

Joseph, P.V.

2002

 

Dynamics and speciation of heavy metals in the lower reaches of Chitrapuzha - A tropical tidal river.

 2002

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

31

Rosily, A.V.

2002

 

Sulphur chemistry in mangrove ecosystems of tropical cochin estuary.

2002

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

32

Rini Sebastian.

2002

Some biogenic compounds and their derivatives in selected mangrove ecosystems.

2003

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

 

 

33

Shaly John.

2003

Inter-variability of phosphorous speciation in selected mangrove ecosystems around greater cochin.

 2003

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

34

 

Kalesh, N. S.

2003

Phycochemical distinctiveness of selected marine macrophytes of Kerala coast.

 2004

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

35

Siby Varghese.

2004

Geochemistry of rare earth elements and trace metals along the western continental shelf of India.

2004

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

36

Resmi, T. R.

2004

Hydrogeochemical evaluation of inorgnaics and bioorganics in selected aquatic environments.

2004

 

Dr. Jacob Chacko.

 

37

Zeena, P. Ravi.

2005

Characterisation and distribution of amino acids in the mangrove sediments of Kochi. 2005

 

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

38

Sarika, P.R.

2005

Biogeoorganics and trace metal speciation in mangroves.

 2005

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

39

Narayanan, T.

2007

 

Sterols in mangrove sediments of the cochin estuary.

2006

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

40

Renjith, K.R.

2006

Chemodynamics and ecohydrology of a tropical Estuary.

2007

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

41

Josia Jacob.

2008

Biogeochemistry and phosphorus dynamics of the surface sediments of the western continental shelf of India.

 2008

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

 

42

Anupama Nair, P.R.

2008

Stress responses of stinging catfish Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) to organophosphorous insecticide monocrotophos.

2008

Dr. Mohammed Salih K.Y.

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

 

43

Laluraj, C.M.

2009

Geochemistry of transition, non-transition and rare-earth elements in the surficial sediments of continental shelf of Kerala and an annex to the cochin estuarine system.

2009

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

 

 

 

 

44

Padma, P.

2008

 

Nutrient mobility in Chalakudy river, typified with riparian buffer zone and its adjoining estuary; spatiotemporal manifestation.

 2008

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

 

 

45

Sheela, V.S.

2009

Metal partition dynamics in a tropical riverine system.

 2010

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

46

Suryakumari, S.

2009

 

 

Seasonal ramification in the biochemical composition of organic matter in Chalakudy river-estuary.

2010

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

47

Manju Mary Joseph.

2009

 

Fatty acids as biomarkers of mangrove sediments of cochin.

2009

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

48

Nify Benny.

2009

Unraveling a benchmark for sulphur akin in the cochin estuarine system.

 2009

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

49

Aneeshkumar, N.

2009

 

Phytoplankton pigment signatures

as a biomarker in a tropical estuary.

 2009

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

 

50

Geetha Andrews.

2010

 

 

Chemical evaluation of selected organics and trace metals in the mangrove macroflora of cochin.  

2010

Dr. Jacob Chako.

51

Ratheesh Kumar, C. S.

2011

Triterpinoids as a biomarkers of mangrove organic matter in cochin estuarine system. 2011

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

 

52

Pratheesh, V. B.

2011

Ecotoxic metal records and its degree of geochemical symphony in the niche of cochin estuarine system- A theraptic perspective.

2013

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

53

Sumangala, K.N.

2011

Hydro geochemical quality assessment of ground water – A general perspective, 2013

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

54

Radhika, R.

2013

Implications of hydrobiology and nutrient dynamics on trophic structure and interactions in cochin back waters.

 2013

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

55

Deepulal, P.M.

2013

Ecotoxicological assessment of antifouling biocides in the sediments of cochin estuarine systems.

 2013

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

56.

Gireesh Kumar, T.R.

2013

Source characterization of sedimentary organic matter in a tropical estuary, south west coast of India: A biomarker approach. 2013

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

57

 

Martin, G.D.

2013

Biogeochemical and ecological feedbacks on eutrophication in cochin backwaters. 2013

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

 

58.

 

Ranjitha Raveendran.

2013

 

 

Biochemical aspects of shell mineralization in the estuarine mollusc- Villorita cyprinoides var.cochinesis (Mollusca: Bivalva).

 2014

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

59

Shaiju, P.

2013

Ecological interpretation of trace metal contents and contaminant source characterization of sediments of cochin backwaters.

 2014

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

60

Prashob Peter, K. J.

2014

Modulation of hydrophobic partitioning affinity of humic acid from mudbank sediments and its potential applications. 2014

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

61

Manju, P. Nair.

2014

Geochemical metal fractionation profile of the core sediment in the cochin estuarine system.

 2015

Dr. Sujatha, C. H.

62

Akhil, P.S.

2014

An appraisal of core sediment archives on organochlorine insecticides in a tropical estuary, India.

 2015

Dr. Sujatha, C.H.

63

Salas, P. M.

2015

Provenance, isolation and characterisation of organic matter in the cochin estuarine sediment “A diagenetic amino acid marker scenario”.

 2015

Dr. Sujatha, C. H.

64

 

 

 

Manju, M. N.

2015

Biomarker geochemistry of core sediments in the mangrove ecosystems along northern Kerala coast.

 2016

 

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

65.

 

 

 

Nebula Murukesh.

2014

Bioactive metabolites and biomarkers from Rhizophoraceae mangroves - A chemotaxonomic approach.

2016

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

 

66.

 

Resmi, P.

2015

 

Fingerprinting of mangrove ecosystems along northern Kerala coast using biomarker approach.

2016

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

 

67.

Abhilash, P. Kailas.

2015

Characterization and quantification of major biochemical components and secondary metabolites of some green and red seaweeds from the Kerala coast.

2016

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

 

68.

Byju, K.

2015

Chemistry and bioactivity of natural products from the gorgonian coral Subergorgia Reticulata.  

2016

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

69.

Bindu, K. R.

2015

Chemodynamics of heavy metals in cochin estuary and its adjacent Coast.

(Thesis under adjudication)

 

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

70.

Sanil Kumar, K. S.

2015

Characterization, sources and potential risk assessment of aliphatic hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface sediments of Chitrapuzha river on the south west coast of India.

(Thesis under adjudication)

 

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

71.

 

Gayathree Devi, P. K.

2016

 

A breakthrough investigation on the assessment of aerosol constituents in the realm of Kochi.

(Thesis under adjudication)

Dr. Sujatha, C. H.

72.

Kala, K. Jacob.

2016

 

Anticancer potential of sterols isolated from Turbanaria conoides against lung and liver cancer.

(Thesis under adjudication)

Dr. Chandramohanakumar, N.

73.

Anuradha, V.

2016

Chemical invesigations of the marine sponge Axinella Carteri from lakhadweep archipelago.

(Thesis under adjudication)

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S.

74.

Yamuna, S.Nair.

2016

Spectral investigation and crystal structures of some transition metal complexes of aroylhydrazones.

2016

Dr. Muraleedharan Nair, S. and

Dr. Prathapachandra Kumar, M.R.