Dr. Prasanna Mohan Viswanathan


Dr. Prasanna Mohan Viswanathan
PhD, M.Sc 
Senior Lecturer
Email: prasanna@curtin.edu.my


Dr M.V. Prasanna joined Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia in August 2008. He completed his Ph.D degree in 2008 at Annamalai University, India. He is working in the field of environmental hydrogeochemistry for the past 7 years and currently focusing on monitoring and assessment of metal pollution in water bodies at different environment.

Academic History

  • Ph.D (Geology-Hydrogeochemistry), Annamalai University, India (July 2008).
  • M.Sc (Applied Geology), Annamalai University, India (May 2004).
  • B.Sc (Geology), Madurai Kamaraj University, India (April 2001).


  • “Best Lecturer Award” in Applied Geology Department, Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia at the recent 2014 Student Choice Awards.
  • King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for Research Institute has endorsed our paper entitled “A study on the defluoridation in water by using natural soil” for KACST awards for the best paper published in Applied Water Science Journal in collaboration with Springer for the year 2013. The article chosen reflect not only excellent science, but also the potential impact of the discoveries. The winning authors received the KACST Certificate, Medal and $5,000 (cited in The Borneo Post Newspaper, Sunday February 22, 2015, Miri, Malaysia).
  • Awarded for “Best Publication for Lecturer” in School of Engineering and Science, Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak, 2010 based on Excellence in Research for Australian Ranking (Cited in The Borneo Post Newspaper, Friday June 11, 2010, Miri, Malaysia).
  • Awarded JRF (Junior Research Fellow) by the DST (Department of Science and Technology), Government of India in the project entitled  “Hydrogeochemical and Isotopic studies in the Gadilam river basin, Tamilnadu, India “, February 2004 – March 2007.
  • Awarded for the best paper presented in the national seminar on “Hydrology” at Madras University, Chennai, India 24th -25th, August, 2006.
  • Received gold medal for securing first rank in M.Sc., (Applied Geology) from Annamalai University, India for the year 2002-2004.

Research Interests

  • Hydrogeochemistry,
  • Geochemical Modelling,
  • Isotope Geochemistry and
  • Environmental Geochemistry.
  • Cave Water Geochemistry
  • Sustainable Management


~65 publications in Refereed Journals (ISI & Scopus indexed), 7 Book Chapters and 15 Conference Proceedings. (selected key publications; 2008-Current)

1. Journals

  • C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, R. Thilagavathi, T. Keesari, M.S. Rao, M.V. Prasanna, M. Nepolian (2016) Occurrence of high uranium and radon in hard rock aquifers of South India – Evaluating the temporal and spatial trends. Ground water for Sustainable Development, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2016.01.003

  • V.S. Adithya, S. Chidambaram, C. Thivya, R. Thilagavathi, M.V. Prasanna, M. Nepolian, N. Ganesh (2016) A study on the impact of weathering in groundwater chemistry of a hard rock aquifer. Arabian Journal of Geoscience, DOI 10.1007/s12517-015-2073-3 (in press) (Impact Factor-1.152, ISI indexed)

  • R. Thilagavathi, S. Chidambaram, S. Pethaperumal, C. Thivya, M.S. Rao, K. Tirumalesh, M.V. Prasanna (2016) An attempt to understand the behavior of dissolved organic carbon in coastal aquifers of Pondicherry Region, South India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75: 235 (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.572) doi 10.1007/s12665-015-4833-5. (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.572) http://link.springer.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/article/10.1007/s12665-015-4833-5

  • V.S. Adithya, S. Chidambaram, K. Tirumalesh, C. Thivya, R. Thilagavathi, M.V. Prasanna (2016) Assessment of sources for higher Uranium concentration in ground waters of the central Tamilnadu, India. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). (accepted and will published in March 2016) (Scopus indexed)

  • K. Pradeep, M. Nepolian, P. Anandhan, Chandran, R. Kaviyarasan, M.V. Prasanna, S. Chidambaram (2016) A study on variation in dissolved silica concentration in groundwater of hard rock aquifers in Southeast coast of India. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). (accepted and will published in March 2016) (Scopus indexed)

  • C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, M.S. Rao, M. Gopalakrishnan, R. Thilagavathi, M.V. Prasanna, M. Nepolian (2016) Identification of recharge processes in groundwater in hard rock aquifers of Madurai district using stable isotopes. Environmental Processes. DOI: 10.1007/s40710-016-0137-3 (in press) (Scopus indexed)

  • S. Chidambaram, M. Bala Krishna Prasad, M.V. Prasanna, R. Manivannan, P. Anandhan (2015) Evaluation of metal pollution in groundwater in the industrialized environs in and around Dindigul, Tamilnadu, India. Water Quality, Exposure and Health 7(3): 307-317 (Impact Factor 0.912; ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12403-014-0150-6

  • C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, R. Thilagavathi, M.V. Prasanna, C. Singaraja, V.S. Adithya, M. Nepolian (2015) A multivariate statistical approach to identify the spatio-temporal variation of geochemical process in a hard rock aquifer. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187: 552 (Impact Factor 1.679; ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-015-4738-5

  • S. Venkatramanan, S.Y. Chung, R.Rajesh, S.Y. Lee, T. Ramkumar, M.V. Prasanna (2015) Comprehensive studies of hydrogeochemical processes and quality status of groundwater with tools of cluster, grouping analysis, and fuzzy set method using GIS platform: a case study of Dalcheon in Ulsan City, Korea. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22(15): 11209-11223 (Impact Factor 2.828; ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11356-015-4290-4

  • C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, M.S. Rao, R. Thilagavathi, M.V. Prasanna, S. Manikandan (2015) Assessment of fluoride contaminations in groundwater of hard rock aquifers in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu (India). Applied Water Science. Doi:10.1007/s13201-015-0312-0 (ESCI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-015-0312-0

  • C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, Tirumalesh Keesari, M.V. Prasanna, R. Thilagavathi, V.S. Adithya, C. Singaraja (2015) Lithological and hydrochemical controls on distribution and speciation of uranium in groundwaters of hard-rock hranitic aquifers of Madurai District, Tamil Nadu (India). Environmental Geochemistry and Health 1-13 (Impact Factor 2.566; ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10653-015-9735-7

  • C.Singaraja, S.Chidambaram, P.Anandhan, M.V.Prasanna, C.Thivya, R.Thilagavathi (2015) A study on the status of saltwater intrusion in the coastal hard rock aquifer of South India. Environment, Development and Sustainability 17(3): 443-475 Doi: 10.1007/s10668-014-9554-5 (ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-014-9554-5

  • S.Venkatramanan, S.Y.Chung, T.H.Kim, M.V.Prasanna, S.Y.Hamm (2015) Assessment and distribution of metals contamination in groundwater: a case study of Busan City, Korea. Water Quality, Exposure and Health 7(2): 219-225 Doi: 10.1007/s12403-014-0142-6 (Impact Factor 0.912; ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12403-014-0142-6

  • M.V. Prasanna, R. Nagarajan, A. Elayaraja, S. Chidambaram (2014) Preliminary investigation on electrochemical parameters of Lakewaters in and around Miri City, Malaysia. Pertanika J Sci Tech (JST), 22(1): 317-324 (Scopus indexed), www.pertanika.upm.edu.my/…/26%20Page%20329-336%20(JST%200408-2012).pdf

  • R. Thilagavathi, S. Chidambaram, C. Thivya, M.V. Prasanna, S. Pethaperumal, K. Tirumalesh (2014) A study on the behaviour of total carbon and dissolved organic carbon in groundwaters of Pondicherry Region, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering 07(04): 1537-1550. (Scopus indexed, Impact Factor – 0.042).

  • C.Thivya, S.Chidambaram, R.Thilagavathi, M.V.Prasanna, M.Nepolian, K.Tirumalesh, Jacob Noble (2014) Spatio-temporal identification of regions with anomalous values of 222Rn in groundwater of Madurai District, Tamilnadu, India. Environmental Processes, 1(4): 353-367 (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40710-014-0041-7

  • C,Thivya, S.Chidambaram, K.Tirumalesh, M.V.Prasanna, R.Thilagavathi, M.Nepolian (2014) Occurrence of the radionuclides in groundwater of crystalline hard rock regions of central Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 302(3): 1349-1355. (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.415), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10967-014-3630-z

  • C.Singaraja, S.Chidambaram, P.Anandhan, M.V.Prasanna, C.Thivya, R.Thilagavathi, J.Sarathidasan (2014) Geochemical evaluation of fluoride contamination of groundwater in the Thoothukudi District of Tamilnadu, India. Applied Water Science, 4(3): 241-250 (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-014-0157-y

  •  C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, R. Thilagavathi, M.V Prasanna, C. Singaraja, M. Nepolian, M. Sundararajan (2013) Identification of the geochemical processes in groundwater by factor analysis in hard rock aquifers of Madurai District, South India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(9): 3767-3777. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-013-1065-4. (Impact Factor-1.152, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-013-1065-4

  • R.Nagarajan, M.P.Jonathan, Priyadarsi D.Roy, M.V.Prasanna, A.Elayaraja (2014) Enrichment pattern of leachable trace metals in roadside soils of Miri City, Eastern Malaysia. Environmental Earth Science, 72(6): 1765-1773 (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.572), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-014-3080-5

  • R. Thilagavathi, S. Chidambaram, M.V. Prasanna, S. Pethaperumal (2014) A study on the interpretation of spontaneous potential and resistivity logs in layered aquifer sequence of Pondicherry Region, South India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(9): 3715-3729. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-013-1041-z. (Impact Factor-1.152, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-013-1041-z

  • S. Chidambaram, P. Paramaguru, M.V. Prasanna, U. Karmegam, S. Manikandan (2014) Chemical characteristics of coastal rainwater from Puducherry to Neithavasal, Southeastern coast of India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 72(2): 557-5677. DOI:10.1007/s12665-013-2976-9. (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-013-2976-9

  • C. Singaraja, S. Chidambaram, P. Anandhan, M.V. Prasanna, C. Thivya, R. Thilagavathi, J. Sarathidasan (2014) Determination of the utility of groundwater with respect to the geochemical parameters: a case study from Tuticorin District of Tamil Nadu (India). Environment, Development and Sustainability, 16(3): 689-721. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-013-9502-9. (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-013-9502-9

  • M.V. Prasanna, R. Nagarajan, S. Chidambaram, S. Manikandan, A. Elayaraja (2014) Drip water geochemistry of Niah Great Cave. NW Borneo, Malaysia: a base line study. Carbonates and Evaporites, 29(1): 41-54. DOI: 10.1007/s13146-013-0164-3 (Impact Factor-0.308, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13146-013-0164-3

  • C.Singaraja, S.Chidambaram, P.Anandhan, M.V.Prasanna, C.Thivya, R.Thilagavathi, J.Sarathidasan (2014) Hydrochemistry of groundwater in a coastal region and its repercussion on quality, a case study – Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(3): 939-950 (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.152), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-012-0794-0

  • R. Thilagavathi, S. Chidambaram, C. Thivya, M.V. Prasanna, C. Singaraja, K. Tirumalesh, S. Pethaperumal (2014) Delineation of Natural and Anthropogenic Process Controlling Hydrogeochemistry of layered Aquifer Sequence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India section A: Physical Sciences, 84(1): 95-108. DOI: 10.1007/s40010-013-0114-4. (Impact Factor-0.179, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40010-013-0114-4

  • S.Manikandan, S.Chidambaram, AL.Ramanathan, M.V.Prasanna, U.Karmegam, C.Singaraja, P.Paramaguru, I.Jainab (2014) A study on the high fluoride concentration in the magnesium-rich waters of hard rock aquifer in Krishnagiri district, Tamilnadu, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 7(1): 273-285 (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.152), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-012-0752-x

  • C. Singaraja, S. Chidambaram, M.V. Prasanna, C. Thivya, R. Thilagavathi (2013) Statistical analysis of the hydrogeochemical evolution of groundwater in hard rock coastal aquifers of Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu, India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 71(1): 451-464. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-013-2453-5. (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-013-2453-5

  •  R. Nagarajan, PD. Roy, M.P. Jonathan, R. Lozano, FL. Kessler, M.V. Prasanna (2014) Geochemistry of Neogene sedimentary rocks from Borneo Basin, East Malaysia: Paleo-Weathering, provenance and tectonic setting. Chemie Erde-Geochemistry, 74(1): 139-146 (Impact Factor-1.351, ISI indexed), http://www.sciencedirect.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/science/article/pii/S0009281913000366

  • S. Chidambaram, S. Manikandan, AL. Ramanathan, M.V. Prasanna, C. Thivya, U. Karmegam, R. Thilagavathi, K. Rajkumar (2013) A study on the defluoridation in water by using natural soil. Applied Water Science 3(4): 741-751. (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-013-0122-1 (Award winning paper).

  • C. Singaraja, S. Chidambaram, P. Anandhan, M.V. Prasanna, C. Thivya, R. Thilagavathi (2013) A study on the status of fluoride ion in groundwater of coastal hard rock aquifers of south India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 6(11): 4167-4177. DOI: 10.1007/s12517-012-0794-0 (Impact Factor-1.152, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-012-0675-6

  • C. Thivya, S. Chidambaram, C. Singaraja, R. Thilagavathi, M.V. Prasanna, P. Anandhan and I. Jainab (2013) A study on the significance of lithology in groundawater quality of Madurai district, Tamil Nadu (India). Environment, Development and Sustainability. 15(5): 1365-1387. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-013-9439-z (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-013-9439-z

  • S. Chidambaram, P. Anandhan, M.V.Prasanna, K. Srinivasamoorthy and M.Vasanthavigar. (2012) Major ion chemistry and identification of hydrogeochemical processes controlling groundwater in and around Neyveli Lignite Mines, Tamil Nadu, South India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 6:3451-3467. DOI 10.1007/s12517-012-0589-3. (Impact Factor-1.152, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-012-0589-3

  • S. Chidambaram, C. Singaraja, M.V. Prasanna, M. Ganesan and M. Sundararajan (2013) Chemistry of Tender Coconut Water from the Cuddalore Coastal Region in Tamil Nadu, India. Natural Resources Research. 22(2): 91-101. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-013-9203-y (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11053-013-9203-y

  • M.Vasanthavigar, K.Srinivasamoorthy, M.V.Prasanna (2013) Identification of groundwater contamination zones and its sources by using multivariate statistical approach in Thirumanimuthar sub-basin, Tamil Nadu, India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 68(6): 1783-1795 (ISI indexed, Impact Factor-1.572), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-012-1868-8

  • S. Chidambaram, M. Bala Krishna Prasad, R. Manivannan, U. Karmegam, C. Singaraja, P. Anandhan, M.V. Prasanna and S. Manikandan. (2013) Environmental hydrogeochemistry and genesis of fluoride in groundwaters of Dindigul district, Tamilnadu (India). Environmental Earth Sciences. 68(2): 333-342. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-1741-9, 2012 (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-012-1741-9

  • R. Nagarajan, M.P. Jonathan, PD. Roy, L. Wai-Hwa, M.V. Prasanna, S.K. Sarkar, M. Navarrete-Lopez (2013) Metal concentrations in sediments from tourist beaches of Miri City, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo Island). Marine Pollution Bulletin 73: 369-373. (Impact Factor-2.531, ISI indexed), http://www.sciencedirect.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/science/article/pii/S0025326X1300283X

  • S. Chidambaram, M.V. Prasanna, C. Singaraja, R. Thilagavathi, S. Pethaperumal, K. Tirumalesh (2012) Study on the saturation index of the carbonates in the groundwater using WATEQ4F in layered coastal aquifers of Pondicherry. Journal of the Geological Society of India 80(6): 813-824. (Impact factor-0.513, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12594-012-0210-0

  • R.Thilagavathi, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, C.Thivya and C.Singaraja. (2012) A study on groundwater geochemistry and water quality in layered aquifers system of Pondicherry region, southeast India. Applied Water Science. 2: 253-269. DOI 10.1007/s13201-012-0045-2. (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13201-012-0045-2

  • M. V. Prasanna, S.M. Praveena, S. Chidambaram, R. Nagarajan and A. Elayaraja. (2012) Evaluation of water quality pollution indices for heavy metal contamination monitoring: a case study from Curtin Lake, Miri City, East Malaysia. Environmental Earth Science. 67:1987-2001. DOI 10.1007/s12665-012-1639-6. (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-012-1639-6

  • S.Chidambaram, U.Karmegam, M.V.Prasanna and P.Sasidhar. (2012) A study on evaluation of probable sources of heavy metal pollution in groundwater of Kalpakkam region, South India. The Environmentalist. 32: 371-382. DOI 10.1007/s10669-012-9398-1. (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10669-012-9398-1

  • M. Jeevanandam, R. Nagarajan, M. Manikandan, M. Senthilkumar, S. Srinivasalu, M.V. Prasanna (2012) Hydrogeochemistry and microbial contamination of groundwater from Lower Ponniyar Basin, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Environmental Earth Sciences 67:867-887 (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-012-1534-1

  • S. Chidambaram, P. Anandhan, M. V. Prasanna, AL. Ramanathan, K. Srinivasamoorthy and G. Senthil Kumar. (2012) Hydrogeochemical Modelling for Groundwater in Neyveli Aquifer, Tamil Nadu, India, Using PHREEQC: A Case Study. Natural Resources Research. 21: 311-324. DOI: 10.1007/s11053-012-9180-6. (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11053-012-9180-6

  • M. V. Prasanna, R. Nagarajan, S. Chidambaram and A. Elayaraja. (2012) Assessment of Metals Distribution and Microbial Contamination at Selected Lake Waters in and Around Miri City, East Malaysia. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 89: 507-511. DOI 10.1007/s00128-012-0698-4. (Impact Factor-1.018, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00128-012-0698-4

  • C.Singaraja, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, P.Paramaguru, G.Johnsonbabu, C.Thivya and R.Thilagavathi. (2012) A study on the behavior of the dissolved oxygen in the shallow coastal wells of Cuddalore district, Tamilnadu, India. Water Quality Exposure and Health 4: 1-16. DOI 10.1007/s12403-011-0058-3. (ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12403-011-0058-3

  • M. Vasanthavigar, K. Srinivasamoorthy and M.V.Prasanna. (2012) Evaluation of groundwater suitability for domestic, irrigational, and industrial purposes: a case study from Thirumanimuttar river basin, Tamilnadu, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 184(1): 405-420. (Impact factor-1.679, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-011-1977-y

  • M.V. Prasanna, S. Chidambaram, A Shahul Hameed and K. Srinivasamoorthy, Hydrogeochemical analysis and evaluation of groundwater quality in the Gadilam river basin, Tamilnadu, India, Journal of Earth System Science, 120(1), 85-98, 2011. (Impact Factor-0.794, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12040-011-0004-6

  • S. Chidambaram, U.Karmegam, M.V.Prasanna, P.Sasidhar and M. Vasanthavigar, A study of Hydrochemical elucidation of coastal groundwater in and around Kalpakkam region, Southern India, Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-011-0966-3, 2011 (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-011-0966-3

  • M.V. Prasanna, S. Chidambaram, T.V.Gireesh and T.V. Ali (2011) A Study of Hydrochemical characteristics of surface and sub-surface water in and around Perumal Lake, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, South India, Environmental Earth Sciences 63(1), 31-47, 2011 (Impact Factor-1.572, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-010-0664-6

  • R. Manivannan, S. Chidambaram, P.Anandhan, U.Karmegam, C.Singaraja, G.Johnsonbabu and M.V. Prasanna (2011) Study on the significance of temporal ion chemistry in groundwater of Dindugal district, Tamil Nadu, India, E-Journal of Chemistry, 8(2), 9398-944, 2011. (Impact Factor-0.716, ISI indexed), http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=172323&local_base=GEN01-ERA02

  • M.V. Prasanna, S. Chidambaram, G. Senthil Kumar, AL. Ramanathan and H.C. Nainwal, Hydrogeochemical assessment of groundwater in Neyveli Basin, Cuddalore District, South India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 4(1), 319-330, 2011. (Impact Factor-1.152, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12517-010-0191-5

  • S.Chidambaram, U.Karmegam, P.Sasidhar, M.V.Prasanna, R.Manivannan and P.Anandhan (2011) Significance of saturation index of certain clay minerals in shallow coastal groundwater in and around Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu, India. Journal of Earth System Sciences, 120 (5): 897-909 (Impact Factor-0.794, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12040-011-0105-2

  • S. Chidambaram, M.V. Prasanna, U. Karmegam, C. Singaraja, S. Pethaperumal, R. Manivannan, P. Anandhan and K.Tirumalesh (2011) Significance of pCO2 values in determining carbonate chemistry southeast coast of India. Frontier of Earth Sciences, 5(2): 197–206, DOI 10.1007/s11707-011-0170-5, 2011. (Impact Factor-0.516, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11707-011-0170-5

  • S.Manikandan, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, C.Thivya and U.Karmegam (2011) Hydrochemical Characteristics and groundwater quality assessment in Krishnagiri district, Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 04(04):623-632 (Impact Factor-0.2334, ISI indexed), http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au/R/?func=dbin-jump- full&object_id=172445&local_base=GEN01-ERA02

  • U.Karmegam, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, P.Sasidhar, S. Manikandan, G.Johnsonbabu, V.Dheivanayaki,, P.Paramaguru, R.Manivannan, K.Srinivasamoorthy and P.Anandhan (2011) Study on the mixing proportion in groundwater samples by using Piper diagram and Phreeqc model. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 30: 490-495 (Scopus indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11631-011-0533-3

  • M.V. Prasanna, S. Chidambaram and K. Srinivasamoorthy (2010) Statistical analysis of the hydrogeochemical evolution of groundwater in hard and sedimentary aquifers system of Gadilam river basin, South India, Journal of King Saud University (Science), 22(3), 133-145, doi:10.1016/j.jksus.2010.04.001 (Scopus indexed), http://www.sciencedirect.com.dbgw.lis.curtin.edu.au/science/article/pii/S1018364710000303

  • M.V. Prasanna, S. Chidambaram, A. Shahul Hameed and K. Srinivasamoorthy (2010) Study of evaluation of groundwater in Gadilam Basin using hydrogeochemical and isotope data. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 168, (1-4), 63-90. DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-1092-5, 2010 (Impact Factor-1.679, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-009-1092-5

  • S. Chidambaram, AL. Ramanathan, M.V. Prasanna, U. Karmegam, V. Dheivanayagi, R. Ramesh, G. Johnsonbabu, B. Premchander and S. Manikandan (2010) Study on the hydrogeochemical characteristics in groundwater, post- and pre-tsunami scenario, from Portnova to Pumpuhar, southeast coast of India. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 169:553–568, DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-1196-y, (Impact Factor-1.679, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10661-009-1196-y

  • S. Chidambaram, M.V. Prasanna, K. Vasu, A. Shahul Hameed, C. Unnikrishna Warrier, K. Srinivasamoorthy, R. Manivanan, P. Anandhan and R. Ramesh (2009) A study on the factors affecting the stable isotopic composition in precipitation of Tamilnadu, India, Journal of Hydrological Processes, 23(12): 1792-1800 (Impact Factor-2.068, ISI indexed), http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hyp.7300/abstract (Award winning paper).

  • S. Chidambaram, M.V. Prasanna, AL. Ramanathan, K. Vasu, S. Hameed, C. Unnikrishna Warrier, R. Manivanav, K. Srinivasamoorthy and R. Ramesh (2009) Stable isotopic signatures in Precipitation of 2006 South West Monsoon of Tamilnadu, Current Science, 96(9): 1224-1229 (Impact Factor-0.897, ISI indexed), http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au/R?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=132650

  • S.Chidambaram, G.Senthil Kumar, M.V.Prasanna, A.John Peter, AL. Ramanathan and K.Srinivasamoorthy (2009) A study on the hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry of groundwater from different depths in a coastal aquifer: Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India. Environmental Geology, 57: 59-73 (Impact Factor-1.078, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00254-008-1282-4

  • M.V.Prasanna, S.Chidambaram, K.Vasu, A. Shahul Hameed, C.Unnikrishna Warrier, K.Srinivasamoorthy, P.Anandhan and A. John Peter (2008) Identification of the geochemical processes in coastal groundwater using hydrogeochemical and isotopic data: A case study of the Gadilam river basin in southern India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 37(2): 200-206 (Impact Factor-0.204, ISI indexed), http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1885

  • S.Chidambaram, AL.Ramanathan, M.V.Prasanna, D.Loganathan, T.S.Badri Narayanan, K.Srinivasamoorthy and P.Anandhan (2008) Study on the impact of tsunami on shallow groundwater from Portnova to Pumpuhar using geoelectrical technique-south east coast of India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 37(2): 121-131 (Impact Factor-0.204, ISI indexed), http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/1875

  • K.Srinivasamoorthy, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, M.Vasanthavihar, A.John Peter and P.Anandhan (2008) Identification of major sources controlling groundwater chemistry from a hard rock terrain – A case study from Mettur taluk, Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Earth System Sciences, 117(10): 49-58 (Impact Factor-0.941, ISI indexed), http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12040-008-0012-3

  • M.V.Prasanna, S.Chidambaram, S.Pethaperumal, K.Srinivasamoorthy, A.John Peter, P.Anandhan and M.Vasanthavigar (2008) Integrated geophysical and chemical study in the lower subbasin of Gadilam river, Tamilnadu, India. Environmental Geosciences, 15(4): 145-152 (ISI indexed), http://eg.geoscienceworld.org/content/15/4/145.short

2. Book Chapters

  • R. Thilagavathi, S. Chidambaram, C. Thivya, S. Pethaperumal, K. Tirumalesh, M.V. Prasanna (2016) Application of statistical techniques to identify the hydrogeochemical processes in coastal aquifers of Pondicherry region, Tamil Nadu. Geostatistical and Geospatial approaches for the characterization of natural resources in the environment. N. Janardhana Raju (Eds), 2016, pp 251-258, doi.10.1007/978-3-319-18663-4_39. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-18663-4_39
  • S. Chidambaram, R. Thilagavathi, C. Thivya, M.V. Prasanna, N. Ganesh, U. Karmegam (2015) A comparative study on the arsenic levels in groundwaters of Gangetic alluvium and coastal aquifers in India. Safe and Sustainable use of Arsenic-Contaminated aquifers in the Gangetic Plain. AL. Ramanathan, S. Johnston, A. Mukherjee, B. Nath (Eds), 2015, IV, 285 p. 82. ISBN 978-3-319-16123-5. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-16124-2_13 
  • S.Chidambaram, K.Tirumalesh, M.V.Prasanna, R.Thilagavathi, S.Pethaperumal, G.Johnson Babu, P.Paramaguru (2015) Stable Isotopic Signatures for hydrogeochemical characterisation of groundwater from Pondicherry to Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. Management of Water, Energy and Bio-resources in the Era of Climate Change: Emerging issues and challenges. N.J. Raju, W. Gossel, AL. Ramanathan, M. Sudhakar (Eds).2015, XVI. 377p. ISBN 978-3-319-05969-3. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-05969-3_9
  • S. Chidambaram, AL. Ramanathan, M.V. Prasanna and R. Manivannan (2011) Application of Hydro-Geochemical and Geo-Electrical Techniques to identify the impact of Tsumani in the coastal groundwater. The Tsunami Threat – Research and Technology. INTECH publisher, Edited by: Nils-Axel Mörner, ISBN 978-953-307-552-5, Chapter 28, page. 596-620, Publication date: January 2011.
  • M.V.Prasanna (2010). Speciation of Ions in groundwater and its applications. Groundwater monitoring and management through hydrogeochemical modeling approach. I.K International Publishing group Pvt. Ltd. India, 624p, pp. 49-62. ISBN 9789380578163.
  • M.V.Prasanna, S. Chidambaram, R. Nagarajan, S. Rajalingam and A. Elayaraja (2010). Geophysical Investigation in different litho units of Gadilam river basin, Tamilnadu, India. Recent trend in Water Research: Hydrochemical and Hydrological perspectives. I.K International Publishing group Pvt. Ltd. India, 247p, pp. 1-7. ISBN: 9789380026916.
  • M.V.Prasanna, S.Chidambaram, R.Nagarajan, A.Elayaraja and S.Rajalingam (2010). A study on trace metal pollution in the Gadilam river basin, Tamilnadu, India. Recent trend in Water Research: Hydrochemical and Hydrological perspectives. I.K International Publishing group Pvt. Ltd. India, 247p, pp. 67-73. ISBN: 9789380026916.

3. Conference Publications

  • M.V.Prasanna and S.Chidambaram. Application of the Phreeqc Geochemical Model for Groundwater Studies. DST Sponsored Conference on “Role of Aqua Geochemical Modeling on Water Resources Pollution”, Annamalai University, India, 2011.
  • G. Senthil Kumar, AL. Ramanathan, S. Chidambaram and M.V.Prasanna (2009). Hydrogeochemical studies of groundwater in Neyveli basin along the Cuddalore coast, SE coast of India. 2nd CUTSE International Conference 2009. Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia, 24 & 25th November 2009.
  • M.V.Prasanna and S.Chidambaram (2008). Hydrogeochemical nature of groundwater in the Gadilam river basin, Tamilnadu, India. 1st Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Science and Engineering International conference, CUTSE 2008, Malaysia, 24th – 27th November 2008.
  • S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, K.Srinivasamoorthy and P.Anandhan (2007) A study on Thermodynamic stability of Groundwater in different litho units from Gadilam river basin, Tamilnadu, India. Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies, Eds.: S.Rajendran et al., New Delhi Publishing Agency, New Delhi, pp.391- 400.
  • K.Srinivasamoorthy, S.Chidambaram, P.Anandhan, S.Vasudevan and M.V.Prasanna (2007) Hydrogeochemistry of Fluoride in groundwater from NW part of Salem district, Tamilnadu. Mineral Exploration: Recent Strategies, Eds.: S.Rajendran et al., New Delhi Publishing Agency, pp.413-422.
  • A.John Peter, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, K.Balaji, R.Ramesh, U.Karmegam, P.Paramaguru and S.Pethaperumal (2008). Identification of potable groundwater zones in and around Madurai region using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Proceeding on Hyperspectral remote sensing and spectral signatures applications, 2008. Eds: Rajendran et al., Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, pp. 289-297.
  • K.Vijayaragavan, S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, K.Anandavel, S.Pethaperumal and A.John Peter (2008). Groundwater budgeting using GIS in a part of Pondicherry. Proceeding on Hyperspectral remote sensing and spectral signatures applications, 2008. Eds: Rajendran et al., Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, pp. 345-357.
  • M.V.Prasanna, S.Chidambaram, K.Vasu, A.Shahul Hameed, C.Unnikrishna Warrier, K.Srinivasamoorthy, A.JohnPeter, P.Anandhan (2008). Study on coastal groundwater in lower sub basin of Gadilam river, Cuddalore District, Tamilnadu, India. Proceeding on WATER 2008, Department of Geology, Periyar University, Salem, pp.89-100.
  • S.Chidambaram, AL.Ramanathan, K.Srinivasamoorthy, M.V.Prasanna, A.John Peter, S.Pethaperumal and M.Sathyanarayana (2007) An attempt to characterize the tsunami water in the coastal aquifer system near Pumpuhar-Tamilnadu. Proceeding on National Seminar on HYDROCARE 2007, vol.1, pp.220-227.
  • S.Chidambaram, M.V.Prasanna, K.Srinivasamoorthy, A.John Peter and P.Anandhan (2007). Preliminary interpretation of environmental isotopes in River basin studies, Proceeding on one day workshop on Isotope Tracer Technique in Water Resources Development and Management. Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, pp.31-37.
  • K.Srinivasamoorthy, S.Chidambaram, P.Anandhan, M.V.Prasanna and A.John Peter (2007). Occurrence and Geochemistry of Radioactive Isotopes in groundwater, estimation of health risks and water treatment methods, Proceeding on one day workshop on Isotope Tracer Technique in Water Resources Development and Management. Department of Earth Sciences, Annamalai University, pp.72-78.
  • S.Chidambaram, AL.Ramanathan, P.Anandhan and M.V.Prasanna (2005) A study on salinity in coastal groundwater from puduchattiram to Chidambaram, East coast of India. Proceeding volume of the national seminar on Innovative techniques for sustainable development of water resources, Department of civil engineering, Annamalai University, pp.124-131.

Research Resource Funding

  • A study on the status of salt water intrusion along the Miri coast, East Malaysia using Geoelectrical, Remote sensing and GIS techniques. Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research Grant Scheme (CSCCRGS) – Chief Investigator – RM 50,000

  • Assessment of heavy metal pollution in water, sediments, plants and fishes of Miri River, Sarawak, Malaysia – a regular monitoring approach. Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI) – Research Group member – RM 300,000

  • Sustainable Management of Surface Water Resources (Lakes and Rivers) in and around Miri City, Sarawak, Malaysia. Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) – Chief-Investigator – RM 10,000.

  • Spatial and Temporal variations in Drip water chemistry of Great Niah Cave, NW Borneo, Malaysia. Curtin Sarawak Research Clusters Fund (CSRCF) – Chief-Investigator – RM 12,500

  • Geochemistry of Niah Speleothems, Sarawak, Malaysia: Implications for Paleo-Climate of NW Borneo – Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) – Co-Investigator – RM 10,000


Professional Associations

  • The International Association of Hydrological Sciences, UK – Life member.

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