K. N. Lokesh

Designation: 

Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, August 18, 1987

Professional Experience: 

Total: 32 Years

At NITK: 27 Years

Contact Details

E-mail: 

lokesh [at] nitk.ac.in
knl.lokesh [at] gmail.com

Telephone: 

+91-824-2474031

Mobile: 

+91 9449084343

Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D (Gulbarga University), 1988
  • M. Phil. ( Banglore University), 1980
  • M. Sc. (Bangalore University), 1979
  • B. Sc. (Bangalore University), 1977
Areas of Interest
  • Earth Science 
  • Engineering Geology
  • Mining Geology
  • Hydro Geology
  • Geo Informatics
Significant Projects

 

i. Principal Investigator of a project on “Evaluating the groundwater Potential and investigating for ideal groundwater recharge  methods and sites in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka State”, sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, New
Delhi.
ii. Principal Investigator of a project on ‘Evaluation of ground water potential using Geological and geophysical methods in Udupi Taluk, (D.K.), Karnataka’, sponsored by U.G.C., New Delhi.
iii. Co-Investigator of the project ‘Integrated study of water Balance and Management of River catchment of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka State’, sponsored by Ministry of water resources, Govt. of India.
iv. Co-Investigator of the project ‘Hazardous effects of salinity in coastal areas affecting crop yield’, sponsored by Ministry of Water resources, Govt. of India.
v. Chief coordinator of Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission Project, K.R.E.C. sponsored by Ministry of Rural development, Govt. of India.
vi. Chief coordinator of a project “Modernization of Geology Lab” sponsored by MHRD. 
vii. Principal Investigator of the project ' Remote sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) approach for the study of disaster due to lightning on earth resources and infrastructure', sponsored by DST( NRDMS), New Delhi.
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Completed (4)
  • On-going (4)
Significant Publications

International/National journal papers

1. Resistivity survey for groundwater location in Bangalore University campus area. Journal of Assoc.Explo. Geophy.1983, Vol.III, No.4, pp 35-39.

2. Geomorphological and geophysical studies of Vrishabhavathi basin in Karnataka. Journal of Hydrology, 1986. Vol III, No.4, pp.24-33.

3. Building and ornamental stones of Karnataka, Indian mining and Engineering Journal, Vol. 27, No.12, 1988.

4. Studies on infiltration characteristic in soils of Pavanje river basin of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka State. Hydrology journal of IAH, Vol.XIV, No.1, 1991, pp.33-40.

5. “Development of Digital Terrain Modelling using CARTOSAT- 1 Satellite stereo imagery. (A case study of Manipal city, Udupi District, Karnataka State, India)”. Published in International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, ISSN 0974-5904, v.04, no. 4, 2012.

6. “Hydro geochemical Studies of Ground water along Coastal Region of Mulki- Udupi, Karnataka State, India”. Published in International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, ISSN 0974- 5904, v.04, no. 07-spl. Issue, pp. 326-332, 2012.

7. “Morphometric Evidences for Neotectonism in the Mulki River Basin of Coastal Karnataka, India”. Published in International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, ISSN 0974-5904, v.04, no. 4, pp. 643-650, 2012.

8. Geomorphological and Hydrogeochemical studies of Pangala River basin, (D.K), Karnataka, Hydrology Journal of IAH, Vol.XIX (1), 1996, pp.33-43.

9. Nitrate in shallow dugwells of Udupi municipal area, Karnataka in the Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Mumbai.

10. Groundwater fluoride levels and health hazards, Udupi Taluk, Karnataka, India. Geoscience and Development, the journal of the Association of geoscientists for International Development, Vol. 4/5. 1996-97. pp.23-24.

11. Electrical resistivity survey for groundwater exploration in Udupi Municipal area Pub. in the Journal of applied hydrology, Vol XIII No.3 & 4 July, Oct 2000 pp 30-35.

12. The application of electrical resistivity survey for groundwater exploration in different terrains in Udupi Taluk, Karnataka, India Pub in the Journal of the Association of Geoscientists for international development, No. 6, Maya 2000, P.14-16.

13. Importance of Geology and soil survey for mobile communication site planning using RS/GIS, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering”, Vol 1.3, No.1 – spl. Publications, Jan. 2010, pp 16-26.

14. An integrated approach of satellite remote sensing technology and GIS for the temperature study and its climate impact on environment of Mangalore taluk of Karnataka State, pub. In International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications,2015.

15. A study on effects of telecom electromagnetic radiations on eco-system of the region using Geoinformation technology, pub. in International Journal of GeoInformatics, Thailand,2015.

16. Investigating linkages between Electrical Resistivity and Physical characteristics of unsaturated soils. Publication of Journals of civil engineering and Environmental Technology vol.2, No. 13, 2015 PP 46-50.

17. Application of electrical resistivity technique for groundwater investigation- a case study in southern part of Belagavi city, Belgavi District, Karnataka State, International journal of Earth science and Engineering, 11(1), 04-09, 2018

18. Laboratory and Field Electrical Resistivity Studies on Laterites and Lateritic Soils. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 2017 (22.07), pp 2637-2664. Available at ejge.com.

19. Laboratory Electrical Resistivity Studies on Cement Stabilized Soil. International Scholarly Research Notices. Vol 2017, Article ID 8970153, 15 pages. Doi:10.1155/2017/8970153, Hindawi publications.Soil

20. Use of Geoinformatics and Geophysicial applications in Landslide studies: An overview. Disaster Advances. Vol. 12(2), pp. 37-49 February 2019.

21. Electrical resistivity, remote sensing and geographic information system approach for mapping groundwater potential zones in coastal aquifers of Gurpur watershed, Geocarto International. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2019.1624986, 2019.

22. Multivariate statistical approach for geochemical assessment of groundwater quality- A case study of Kanvi Halla sub Basin, Belgavi, India, Environ Geochem Health, DOI: 10. 1007/s10653-019-00500-6, 2019

23. Delineation of Groundwater Potential zones using Integrated Approach in Semi-Arid Hard Rock Terrain, Kanavi Halla Sub-Basin, Belagavi District, Karnataka. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 96(4), 410-419, DOI: 10.1007/s12594-020-1570-5 (2020)

 

International/National conference papers

1. Rainfall distribution and trend analysis of Sitanadi basin in Dakshina Kannada district of West Coast of India. In: Proc. of WMD/IAHS/ETH International Workshop on precipitation measurement. St.Moritz. Switzerland, 1989, pp.293-298.

2. Studies on groundwater quality and quantity in Pavanje river basin, Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka State. In Proc. Of International conference on environmental planning and management, University of Roorkee, 1990, pp. 176-183.

3. Studies on water conservation for irrigation in coastal district of Karnataka state, In: Symposium of second Indian water resources society (IWRS), Bhopal 1989, pp.81-90.

4. Hydrogeological, Hydrogeophysical and Hydrogeochemical studies in Sandur area, Bellary district, Karnataka. In: Proc. Of National Symposium on Hydrology, Roorkee, 1987, Vol. II, pp.III-92.

5. Hydrogeological studies of water from Vrishabhavathi basin, Bangalore district, Karnataka. In:Proc. Of the National seminar on Groundwater Development of Coastal tracts, Trivandrum, 1988. pp. 5-71-76.

6. Impact on environment due to mining activities in Sandur area, Bellary district, Karnataka state - a case study. In. Proc. of National Seminar on recent developments in art and science of mining, Surathkal, 1998, pp. 141-144.

7. Studies on water balance and management in Sitanadi basin of the wasternghats region. In: Proc. of 58th R&D session of CBIP, April, 1993, Bangalore, pp89-95.

8. Studies on water quality, soil fertility, soil-water-crop compatibility in selected river basins of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. In: proc. of 58th R&D session of CBIP, Bangalore, 1993, pp. 158-162.

9. A correlative study of aerial MSS imageries and ground truth around Chitradurga in Karnataka, in: Proc. ISRO responding working group meeting on remote sensing.

10. Monthly rainfall-run-off model for Sitanadi basin, Westernghats region. In: Proc. of Third National Symposium on Hydrology. Central water and power research station, Pune pp. 22-29.

11. Assessment of Groundwater Potential and Quality in some selected villages of Dakshina Kannada District – A case study. MIT Technical Review, Vol. No.5, Dec. 1995, pp. 81-87.

12. Application of Electrical Resistivity method of groundwater exploration in hard rock terrain, KREC research bulletin. Vol.4 No.2, Dec.1995, pp.6-12.

13. A study on the commercially exploitable granites and dolerites of Udupi Taluk, (D.K) Karnataka State. In: Proc. of National Conference on Granite Mining, KREC, Surathkal, 1996, pp. 26-30.

14. A study on the impact of urbanization and human activities of groundwater in Udupi municipal area, (D.K), Karnataka; In: proc. symposium on Earth Sciences in Environmental Assessment and Management 1996. Geol Surv India Spl 48 (1), pp. 185-196.

15. Quality of Groundwater in southern part of Udupi Taluk, Udupi, Karnataka. Pub. KREC research bulletin.

16. The relevance of termite mound as a supplemental tool to electrical resistivity method for locating groundwater occurrence in hard rock terrain – A case study, extended abstract published in extended abstracts volume of 2nd congress on Traditional Sciences and Technologies of India. Water 8-3, Dec. 1995, Anna University, Madras.

17. Some principle and methods for mineral exploration: An overview. In: proc. National Seminar on Emerging Technology in surface mining and environmental challenges, KREC, Surathkal, 1997, pp.63-66.

18. Quality of groundwater in coastal region of Udupi Taluk-problems and some mitigative measures. M.I.T. Technical review, Vol. No.6, May 1997, pp.93-100.

19. Groundwater quality assessment in hard rock areas of Udupi, (D.K), Karnataka Pub. in proced, Vol of National Seminar on Hydrogeology of Precambrian terrains and hard rock areas, Karnataka University, Dharwad, 1997, pp 96-106.

20. Groundwater Development in Udupi Taluk, coastal Karnataka Pub. in proced Vol. of the workshop on Groundwater Monitoring development and management organized by CGWB at I.I.Sc., 2000, pp 159-163.

21. “Integration of Stereo-image products and spatial data for telecom planning in and around Udupi,

Karnataka State”. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Geospatial Information Technology and Applications, published in Journal of Map India – 2010.

22. “Importance of Geology and soil survey for mobile communication site planning using RS/GIS, Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Development on Expansive Soils, INDEX-09, Adhiyaman College of Engineering, Hosur, Tamil Nadu pp 561-570.

23. Use of Remote Sensing data, Geophysical data sets and Web GIS techniques for development of Soil information system of Udupi District., Proceedings of the International Conference of the Infrastructure Development on Expansive Soils, INDEX-09, Adhiyaman College of Engineering, Hosur, Tamil Nadu pp 551-560

24. Integration of Remotely sensed data and Geophysical data sets for Engineering Site characterisation of Mobile Networks of Udupi District., Proceedings of the National Conference on present and future trends in Marine and Geophysics, Mangalore University

25. Use of remote sensing, Geophysics and WebGIS Techniques for development of Ground Water Information System of Udupi District., Proceedings of the National Conference on present and future trends in Marine and Geophysics, Mangalore University

26. The Role of Remote Sensing and GIS for enhancing Agricultural Economy – Case study of Udupi District., UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Relevance of ICT in Agriculture, S.D.M. College, Ujire

27. Geospatial analysis for cellular mobile communication using RS and GIS Technology, Proceedings of the National Conference on Climate change and Coastal eco systems with special session on planetary Geomatics, Geomatics – 2010, SAC, Ahmedabad, India

28. “Rehabilitation Studies on an Abandoned Traditional Rainwater Harvesting Structure”, Proc. National Conference on ‘Recent Trends and Challenges in Civil Engineering (RTCCE-09)’ held at Kavikulaguru Institute of Technology & Science, Ramtek, Maharashtra during 18-19, Dec. 2009.

29. “Integrated Approach for Hydrogeochemical studies of Mulki river basin, Coastal Dakshina Kannada Districts of Karnataka’, Proc. National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources 7 Management (SWaRM 2010)’ held at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal during 7-9th Jan. 2010.

30. “Feasibility Studies for Sustainable Development on Water Resources” Proc. National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management (SWaRM 2010)’ held at National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal during 7-9th Jan. 2010.

31. “Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Delineation and mapping of Microwatersheds and Traditional Rainwater Harvesting Structures in Mulki River Basin for Sustainable Development”. Proc. National Conference on “Sustainable Water Resources Management and Impact of Climate Change (SWRM 2010)’ held at Birla Institute of Technology and Science – Pilani, Hyderabad campus during 5-6 March 2010.

32. A preliminary study of laterite of coastal Karnataka, KREC research bulletin, vol. 12, No.2, 1993, pp14-20

33. Signal strength measurements and coverage estimation of mobile communication network using IRS-IC multispectral and CARTOSAT-1 stereo images; Pub. in Proc. Vol. of International Geospatial world Forum, 2011.

34. Geospatial analysis for the deployment of rural wireless broadband telecom services using Geo- Information Technology, pub. in Proc. Vol. of 14th International conference of India Geospatial forum, 2012, New Delhi

35. Electrical Resistivity Applications-A versatile testing technique in Civil Engineering, pub.in Proc. vol. of First Annual Conference on Innovations and developments in Civil Engineering, 2014, NITK, Surtahkal, India.

36. Applications of Geo-Informatics and Electrical resistivity survey for the study of disaster impact on earth resources due to lightning ( A case study of Udupi District, Karnataka State) pub. In Proc. Vol. of 17th International conference of India Geospatial forum, 10-12 February, 2015, Hyderabad.

37. Electrical Resistivity measurements - a versatile testing technique in civil engineering, pub. In proceeding vol. of Annual Conference on innovations and developments in civil engineering held at NITK, Surathkal, 2014

38. Investigating linkages between electrical resistivity and physical characteristics of unsaturated soils. pub. in proceeding vol. of Recent Advances in civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering for sustainable development, JNU, New Delhi, July 2015.

39. Evaluation of Groundwater Potential zones and Identification of sites for Water Harvesting Structures in Kogganuru Mini-Watershed, Davangere District, Karnataka - Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System approach pub. in proceeding vol. of National Seminar on Earth Resources Assessment and Management, 2015.

40. Estimation of overburden and delineating bedrock using Electrical Resistivity technique - A case study of New Mangalore Port Trust site, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Pub. in proceeding vol. of National Seminar on Earth Resources Assessment and Management, 2015.

41. Some studies on laboratory and field electrical resistivities of soils. Proceedings of Indian Geotechnical Conference on Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies, Guwahati. (14-16 Dec 2017)

42. Soil Resistivity studies related to corrosive nature of soil for buried pipes. International Symposium on Lowland technology, at Hanoi Vietnam, September 2018.

43. Geotechnical and Electrical properties of Laterites and lateritic Soils. 4th GeoShangai International Conference, China. (27-30 May 2018)

44. Multivariate statistics for groundwater quality assessment. Pub. in proceeding of the conference on NEXT FRONTIERS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, pp. 217-218. paper ID: DJCE142 December 2018.

45. Groundwater development in hard rock terrains - A review. Pub. in proceeding of the conference on NEXT FRONTIERS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. pp. 219-220. paper ID: DJCE143, December 2018.

46. Analysis of relationship between landslide and rainfall in Karwar, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India. Pub. in Abstract volume of HYDRO-2018, Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering., pp. 152, December 2018.

47. Integrated approach for groundwater recharge assessment - a review. Pub. in Abstract volume of HYDRO-2018, Hydraulics, Water Resources and Coastal Engineering., pp. 188. December 2018.

48. Groundwater investigation using electrical resistivity technique in Karkala Taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka State, India. Pub. in proceeding of 8th International Engineering Symposium - IES 2019 Kumamoto University, Japan. C2-5, March 2019.

49. Integrated Study for Delineation of Groundwater Prospect Zones in Hard Rock Terrains – A Review. Pub. in proceeding of 8th International Engineering Symposium - IES 2019 Kumamoto University, Japan. C2-7, March 2019.

50. The influence of land use land cover changes on landslides in Karwar, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. Pub. in proceeding of 8th International Engineering Symposium – IES 2019 Kumamoto University, Japan. C4-4, March 2019.

Achievements
Administrative responsibilities held:
i. Director from 25-06-2016 to 25-07-2017
ii. Dean (Students Welfare) from 03-03-2008 to 30-09-2011
iii. Head of Civil Engineering Dept. 03-09-2014 to 24-06-2016
iv. Chairman, Civil Engineering Division from Aug. 2005 to Dec.2008
v. Head, Department of Training, Placement & Students Welfare from 2005 to 2008.
vi. Head of Geology Section, from 1987 to 2009.
vii. Chairman of Extra Curricular and Co-curricular activities from 2004-2005.
viii. Warden of NITK Hostels for 1 year.
ix. Secretary of NITK English Medium School from 2003-2006.
x. Coordinator of Center for ‘Transfer of Technology to rural areas’ for 2 years.
xi. Coordinator of Geology section from 01-01-2013 to date
xii. Governing council member of NITK from 15.08.2011 to 15.08.2013
 
Membership of Professional bodies:
a. Member of Geological Society, Bangalore
b. Member of Mineralogical Society, Mysore
c. Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi
d. Foundation member of association of Hydrologists of India.
 
Other achievements:
a) Bangalore University Gold Medalist.
b) Guided 4 Ph.D. Students successfully and guiding 04 Ph.D. students.
c) Guided 17 M.Tech. Students.
d) Carried out 3 major consultancy projects and other consultancy works.
e) Was a member of National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
f) Is a member of Senate, NITK
g) BOE member of UPSC, Bangalore University, ISM Dhanbad, Kuvempu University,
Mangalore University.
h) BOS member of Kuvempu University, Mangalore University and NITK.
i) External expert of purchase committee of dept. of applied Geology, Kuvempu Uni.
j) Was Finance committee member of NITK
k) Evaluated 7 Ph.D. Thesis
l) Building Committee member of NITK.
m) Building Committee member of Mangalore University
n) Building Committee member of Dakshina Kannada Nirmithi Kendra.
o) Attended many refresher courses, workshops, seminars, chaired many technical Sessions
p) Delivered many key note addresses, guest lectures, special lectures.
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