Dr. G Velvizhi

Designation : Associate Professor
School / Centre : School of Civil Engineering
Department : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Educational Details

University of Madras, India

Civil Engineering
Graduated in 1997

Annamalai University, India

Environmental Engineering
Graduated in 1998

CSIR-Indian Institute Chemical Technology , Hyderabad

Civil / Environmental Engineering
Graduated in 2014

Post Doctoral Experiences

• CSIR- Pool Scientist , CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad (2016-2018) • CSIR- Research Associate, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad (2013-2016) • Research Assistant: City College of New York, New York, USA (2002-2007)

Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Sequestration of CO¬2 through bioelectrochemical and Chemical route
  • Green Energy Production -Biohydrogen and Bioelectricity
  • Solid Waste Biorefinery processes towards circular economy
  • Ecological Restoration

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Ongoing Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
“CO2 Sequestration To Biopolymers Through Bioelectrochemical Systems Using Enriched Microbiome” (2019-2022) -PI DST-Power
“Bioconversion of CO2 to Biofules through Microbial Catalyzed Systems” (2019-2022) -PI DBT Mission Innovation IC#3
“IoT-LoRa Enabled Detection and Prediction of Pollutants In Ground Water In An Open Dumping Yard and Modelling the Fate and Transport Of The Pollutant” (2020-2023) –Co-PI DST-Core Research Grant

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
“Sequestration of carbon-dioxide for the synthesis of value added products using microbial catalyzed electrochemical system’. (2017-2020) DST-Science and Engineering Board

Patent Published Details

Title Application No.
A Novel Multi-electrode membrane-less bio-catalyzed fuel cell for bioelectricity production from wastewater treatment. Filed under patent cooperation Treaty (PCT) Patent- No 278/DEL/2014

Books / Book Chapters Published Details

Title Publisher Published Year
R. Sivakumar, B. Prabadevi, G. Velvizhi, S. Muthuraja, S. Kathiravan, M. Biswajita and A. Madhumathi “Internet of Things and Machine Learning Applications for Smart Precision Agriculture” Intechopen ISPN 9789533074092 2021
G. Velvizhi,1 J. Ranjitha,1 S. Vijayalakshmi1 and G.N. Nikhil 2020 Advancements in Nanobiocatalysis for Bioenergy and Biofuel Production . Nanobiotechnology for Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production Taylors &Francis Group ISBN 9780367085872 2020
G. Velvizhi *K. BalakumarS. Dharanidharan Sequestering of CO2 to Value-Added Products through Various Biological Processes Next Generation Biomanufacturing Technologies ISBN13: 9780841235007e ISBN: 9780841234949 ACS Symposium SeriesVol. 1329 DOI: 10.1021/bk-2019-1329.ch012. 2019
G Velvizhi* Overview of Bioelectrochemical Treatment (BET) Systems for Wastewater Remediation ‘Microbial Electro-chemical Technology: Fuels, Chemicals and Remediation’ Volume I ISBN: 978-0-444-64052-9 s' 2019
S Venkata Mohan, J Shanthi Sravan, Sai Kishore Butti, K Vamshi Krishna, J Annie Modestra, G Velvizhi, A Naresh Kumar, Sunita Varjani, Ashok Pandey. Microbial Electrochemical Technology: Emerging and Sustainable Platform. ‘Microbial Electro-chemical Technology: Fuels, Chemicals and Remediation’ Volume I ISBN: 978-0-444-64052-9 s' 2018

Awards & Recognitions Details

  • Won Prof. S.K.Rangarajan Memorial Medal for presenting paper from Society for Advancement of Electrochemical science and Technology (SAEST) at 15th National convention of Electrochemistry (NCE-15 2010)
  • Won first prize for presenting paper on “Biocatalyst behavior under self-induced electrogenic microenvironment: Evaluating pharmaceutical wastewater in open circuit verses closed circuit: Comparison with control”. National seminar on enzymes and biocatalysts, The versatile actors: Current trends and future perspective (NSEB 2012) 5-6 Jan 2012
  • Won First prize for Best Oral Presentation on
  • Associate Fellow- Telangana Akademi of Sciences (2017) ( Engineering Science)
  • Life member - The Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI)

International Collaborations

  • LEQUiA. Institute of the Environment, Spain
  • Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Other Information

Editorial Experience : • Guest Editor-Science of Total Environment (2019- 2020) • Guest Editor -Material Science for Energy Technology (2019-2020) • Assistant Editor for Science India Portal (2017-) • Review Editor in Bioenergy and Biofuels, part of journals Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Energy Research (2015-)