Devatha C P



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Total: 15 years

At NITK: 9 Years

Contact Details


revacp [at]
devathafce [at]


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3971

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

Ph.D (IIT Roorkee), 2010

M.E (Anna University), 2003

B.E (Madras University), 2001

Areas of Interest
  • Modelling of Advanced Waste Water Treatment Systems
  • Application of Nanoparticles in Waste Water Treatment
  • Modeling of Soil Moisture in Unsaturated Zone
  • Contaminant Transport Modelling
  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Ground water modeling, Remote sensing and GIS applications to Hydrology and Water Resources Engg.
  • Flood Modelling, Design of Water Supply Networks
Significant Projects


Development of Microbial  Biosurfactant for the remediation of selecteted NSAIDs , DST-SERB, 2022-2025

Supervision of Ph.D


Significant Publications
  1. 1)  C. P Devatha and Shivani S (2020). Novel application of maghemite nanoparticles coated bacteria for the removal of cadmium from aqueous solution, Journal of Environmental Management, Vol (258). Elseveir
    2) Rashmi H R and C P Devatha (2020). Experimental investigation on sludge dewatering using granulated blast furnace slag as skeleton material, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Pages: 11870-11881, Springer
    3) N. A. Jayalatha and C.P. Devatha (2019). Degradation of Triclosan from Domestic Wastewater by Biosurfactant Produced from Bacillus licheniformis, Molecular Biotechnology, Pages: 674- 680, Springer
    4) Arun Kumar Thalla, C. P. Devatha, K. Anagh, Elsa Sony (2019). Performance evaluation of horizontal and vertical flow constructed wetlands as tertiary treatment option for secondary effluents, Applied Water Science, 9:147, Springer
    5) C. P. Devatha., A. Vishnu Vishal., J. Purna Chandra Rao (2019). Investigation of physical and chemical characteristics on soil due to crude oil contamination and its remediation, Applied Water Science, 9:89, Springer
    6) Krishnamurthy M P and C. P. Devatha (2019). Investigation on leaching behaviour of toxic metals from biomedical ash and its controlling mechanism, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26:6191–6198, Springer
    7) C.P. Devatha, N. Pavithra (2018). Isolation and identification of Pseudomonas from wastewater, its immobilization in cellulose biopolymer and performance in degrading Triclosan, Journal of
    Environmental Management 232 (2019) 584–591, Elseveir
    8) S. Uma., Arun Kumar Thalla., C. P. Devatha (2018). Co-digestion of Food Waste and Switchgrass for Biogas Potential:Effects of Process Parameters, Waste and Biomass Valorizatio,Springer
    9) Devatha C P., Jagadeesh K., Mallikarjun P. (2018) Effect of Green synthesized iron nanoparticles by Azardirachta Indica in different proportions on antibacterial activity, Environmental Nanotechnology,
    Monitoring & Management, Elsevei
  • SRM University Outstanding Alumnus Award, Silver Jubilee Alumni Reunion of SRM University
  • Secured 13th rank at the University Level from Madras University during UG
  • MHRD Fellowship for Pursuing PhD studies at IIT-Roorkee (2004-2007)

Contact us

Prof. Subhash C. Yaragal,  Professor and Head
Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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