Academic Qualifications



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S. SUBRAMANIAN Chairman of IFCWS

Professor, IISc

Department of Materials Engineering

Indian Institute of Science

Bangalore 560 012, INDIA

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Academic Qualifications


1987 Ph.D. thesis (Met.Engg.), Flocculation and clarification of iron ore suspensions (CSIR Research Fellowship), Mysore University


Professional Experience


1984-1990

Scientific Officer, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

1990-1993

Lecturer, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

1993-1999

Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

1999- 2005

Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

2005 onwards

Professor, Department of Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Renamed as Department of Materials Engineering in 2006)

Professional Society Memberships


  • The Indian Institute of Metals (Life member)

  • The Electrochemical Society of India (Life member)

  • The Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (Life member)

  • The Metallurgical Society, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Life member)



Other Professional Activities


  • Member Executive Committee, Indian Institute of Metals, Bangalore Chapter, 1989 onwards

  • Chairman Indian Institute of Metals, Bangalore Chapter (June 2004 -2006)

  • Member National Council, Indian Institute of Metals (2004 - 2006)

  • Vice-President Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (2006 onwards)



Membership of Academic Bodies


  • Member, Board of Studies in Mineral Processing, Karnatak University, Dharwad

  • Member, Board of Studies in Mineral Processing, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli



Honours and Awards


  1. IIME Mineral Beneficiation Award, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, 2006

  2. Invited Speaker, 7th International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface (GES-7), Aix-en-Provence, France, 23 – 27 August, 2005

  3. Khare Award for best paper presented in Mineral Beneficiation, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, 2005

  4. Prabhakar Rao Memorial Lecture, Indian Ceramic Society, Bangalore Chapter, May, 2003

  5. Khare Award for best paper presented in Mineral Beneficiation, Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers, 2002

  6. Kamani Gold Medal for the best paper published in the Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 1979

  7. Lord Elphinstone Prize for essay competition in English, Presidency College, Madras, 1973 and 1974

  8. Member, Editorial Board, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, Trans. of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, UK

  9. Editor, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (2010 onwards)



Overseas Assignments


1. Post-Doctoral Fellow, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (1991-’92)

2. Visiting Scientist, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden (April- Sept. 2000)



Sponsored Projects


  1. Indo-French project on “Surface chemical and biogeochemical aspects of heavy metal dissolution and transportation with particular reference to mining and its effect on water quality” with Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France (ongoing).

  2. Indo-UK (UKIERI) project on “Sustainable processing of strategic metals” with University of Cambridge, UK (Completed in June 2012).

  3. Indo-Swedish project on “Particle size effect in flotation and agglomeration as a novel source of enhancing surface selectivity and pellet quality”, with Lulea University of Technology, Sweden and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia (ongoing upto Dec. 2013).

  4. “Recovery of metals and disposal of certain hazardous components in E-waste”, Department of Science and Technology, (completed in December 2011)

  5. “Mineralogical and leaching studies for the recovery of uranium, niobium and REE values from Rasimalai alkali syenite pluton, Tamil Nadu, India” – Collaborative project with AMD/DAE, Southern region, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (upto July 2014)

  6. Indo-Norwegian International co-operation project on Biohydrometallurgy, INDNOR program with Norut Narvik, Norway- (completed in December, 2011).



Research Guidance


Ph. D. – 5 (Completed) : 7 (In progress)

MSc. (Engg) – 6 (Completed).

M. E. (Dissertation) – 26 (Completed) : 2 (In progress)

Publications


Journals and Conference Proceedings – 142; Books (Edited) – 5; Special issues of Journals (Edited)- 2

Selected Publications

B. Vasanthakumar, H. Ravishankar and S. Subramanian (2012) Studies on adaptation of Bacillus subtilis to sphalerite and galena minerals to enhance flotation selectivity. Proc. XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress, New Delhi, 5627-5637.

Evvie Chockalingam, S. Subramanian and J. J. Braun (2008) Bioremediation of acid mine water using rice husk and tree bark. Proceedings of the XXIV International Mineral Processing Congress, Beijing, China (Eds.) W. D. Zuo, S. C. Yao, W. F. Liang, Z. L. Cheng and H. Long, Science Press, Beijing, Volume 3, 3842-3853.

Evvie Chockalingam and S. Subramanian (2009) Utility of Eucalyptus tereticornis (Smith) bark and Desulfotomaculum nigrificans for the remediation of acid mine drainage. Bioresource Technology 100, 615-621.

Evvie Chockalingam, S. Subramanian and J. J. Braun (2010) Bioremediation of acid mine water utilizing red mud and Desulfotomaculum nigrificans. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy (Trans. Inst. Min Metall. C) 119, 153-162.

S. Subramanian, E. Chockalingam and J. J. Braun (2010) Bioremediation of acid mine water using fly ash and Desulfotomaculum nigrificans. Proc. XXV International Mineral Processing Congress, Brisbane Australia, 499-511.

B. Vasanthakumar, H. Ravishankar and S. Subramanian (2012) A novel property of DNA – As a bioflotation reagent in mineral processing, PLoS ONE 7(7) e39316. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039316.

M. V. Sowmya, C. P. Divyasree, M. I. Hussain, J. J. Braun and S. Subramanian (2012) Studies on the bioremediation of Cr (VI) using Serratia marcescens and natural bacterial isolates. Proc. XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress, New Delhi, 5150-5159.

Violette A., Riotte J., Braun J.J., Oliva P., Maréchal J.C., Sekhar M., Jeandel C., Subramanian S., Barbiero L. and Dupré B. (2010b) Formation and preservation of pedogenic carbonates in South India, links with paleomonsoon and pedological conditions: Clues from Sr isotopes, U-Th series and REEs, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 7059-7085.



Braun J.J., Descloitres M., Riotte J., Fleury S., Barbiero L., Boeglin J.L., Violette A., Lacarce E., Ruiz L., Sekhar M., Mohan Kumar M.S., Subramanian S., Dupré B. (2009) Regolith mass balance inferred from combined mineralogical, geochemical and geophysical studies: Mule Hole gneissic watershed, South India. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 935-961.


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