S. Shrihari



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, November 12, 1983

Professional Experience: 

  • Total Experience: 39 years
  • Experience at NITK: 39 years
Contact Details







Academic Background

Academic Background: 

  • Ph.D. (University of Roorkee), 2000 
  • M.Tech. - Environmental Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur), 1987 
  • B.Sc. (Engg.) - Civil Engineering (Cochin University - Kerala), 1983
Areas of Interest

Water Quality Assessment and Treatment

  • Surveillance of drinking water quality
  • Performance evaluation of water treatment facilities
  • Technology development for improvement of water quality
  • Monitoring and management of priority organic pollutants (POPs) and other pollutants
  • Evaluation of water resources for health related water quality parameters
  • Water quality management for pesticides contamination   

Environmental Impact Assessment

Geo-environmental Engineering



Significant Projects
  • Project Title: Use of stabilized blast furnace slag in infrastructure projects.

Funding Agency: Kirloskar Ferrous, Koppal

Type of Funding: Industrial R & D

Duration: 2014-2016

Amount: 6.4 Lakhs

  • Project Title: Flow Characteristics and Pollutant Dispersion around Buildings.

Funding Agency: BRNS, BARC

Type of Funding: R & D

Duration: 2007-2010

Amount: 18.68 Lakhs

  • Project Title: Studies on the ground water quality in and around NMPT.

Funding Agency: NMPT (New Mangalore Port Trust)

Type of Funding: R & D

Duration: 2006-2013

Amount: 9 Lakhs

  • Project Title: Design, Fabrication and testing of personal cascade impactor for occupational particulate matter exposure measurement.

Funding Agency: DST

Type of Funding: Young Scientist Scheme for Dr. Suresh Verghese

Duration: 2005-2006

Amount: 15 Lakhs

  • Project Title: Dispersion studies of microbial pollution using wind tunnel Facility.

Funding Agency: MHRD Govt. of India

Type of Funding: TAT( Thrust Areas in Technical education)

Duration: 2003-2006

Amount: 15 Lakhs

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 3
Completed: 13

Significant Publications
  1. Vinod, N., Amba, S., Shrihari, S., (2022) “Estimation of vertisols soil nutrients by hyperion satellite data: case study in deccan plateau of india” Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, March 2022, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-022-01535-6.
  2. Vinod, N., Amba, S., Shrihari, S., (2021) “Spatial variability of vertisols nutrients in the deccan plateau region of north karnataka, india”, Environment Development and Sustainability 23(3), 2910–2923.
  3. Anand, D., Shrihari, S., Ramesh, H., (2020) “Predictive simulation of leachate transport in a coastal lateritic aquifer when remediated with reactive barrier of nano iron”, Ground Water for Sustainable Development, 11, 1-12.
  4. Vinod, N., Amba, S., Shrihari, S., (2020) “Characterization of spatial variability of vertisol micronutrients by geostatistical techniques in deccan plateau of india.” India. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 6(1), 173-182.
  5. Devika S L, Nimitha P, Venkatesh Mugannur and Shrihari Surathkal (2020) “Removal of dyes and iron using eco-friendly Adsorbents”, Climate Impacts on Water Resources in India, Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL), Volume 95, pp 233-242.
  6. Anjali M.S., Poorani M.,Shrihari S. and Sunil B.M, (2019) “Assessment of ferrous slag with relevance to physico-chemical properties”, Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol. 1.,pp. 377 - 384; doi 10.1007/978-981-15-0990-2_30.
  7. Vinod Tamburi, Amba Shetty and Shrihari S. (2019) “Geostatistical analysis on spatial variability of soil nutrients in vertisols of deccan plateau region of north karnataka, india” International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, February, pp.283-295.
  8. Anjali, M. S., Shrihari, S. and Sunil, B. M.(2019) “Potential valorisation of ferrous slag in the treatment of water and wastewater: a review”, J. Advances in Environmental Research, Vol. 8.,pp. 55-69.
  9. Anjali, M. S., Shrihari, S. and Sunil, B. M.(2019) “Experimental studies of slag filter for drinking water treatment” J. Environmental Technology & Innovation, Elsevier, Vol. 15 (2019), pp. 1-13.
  10. Sheekha Subramani, Shrihari S, Manu B. and Babu Narayan K S. (2019) “Evaluation of pyrolyzed areca husk as a potential adsorbent for the removal of fe2+ ions from aqueous solutions” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 246, 345-354.
  11. Divya Anand, Ramesh H.and Shrihari S (2018) "Comparison of column and batch reactor for remediation of cod of leachate using iron nano particle", Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 15- Special Issue, pp. 220-223.
  12. Anupama and S.Shrihari (2018) “Triclosan removal from synthetic wastewater by tio2/uv and o3/uv processes”, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) e-ISSN: 2319-2402,p- ISSN: 2319-2399.Volume 12, Issue 3 Ver. II (March, 2018), pp. 17-20, www.iosrjournals.org.
  • Honoured by the Institution of Engineers (India) Mangalore Local Centre on the Engineers Day 15 September 2015.
  • Awarded the National Design & Research Forum Award for Environmental Engineering Design by the Institution of Engineers (India) on 20 th December 2013 during the 28th Indian Engineering Congress, Chennai.
  • Awarded the Prof. R.C.Singh Memorial Prize for best Paper published in the Journal of Institution of Engineers (India) Environmental Engineering Division on 12 th December 2009 during the 24 th. Indian Engineering Congress, Surathkal.
  • Awarded the Fulbright Indo-American Leadership Program (IAELP) grant, 2002-04. Was associated with Louisiana State University, LA, USA from 01.09.2004 to 31.10.2004.

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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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