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Dr. Vidhya Venugopal   Dr. Vidhya Venugopal    Ph.D
Dept. of Environmental Health Engineering Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute Sri Ramachandra University Porur, Chennai - 600 116
Phone No:  9710830010
Email: vvidhya@ehe.org.in
Dr. Vidhya Venugopal obtained her doctoral degree in Environmental Chemistry from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and did her post-doctoral training in “Metals in Environment” at Central Queensland University, Australia. While working at SRU as a Research Officer in Indoor Air Quality, Risk Assessment and Environmental Health areas she was awarded the prestigious British Cheverning Scholarship for Young Environmental Managers in 2000 and worked on Biomedical waste management practices in India and UK. Following this she worked as Research Scientist at Crompton Corporation Inc., Canada on pesticides. Subsequently at Johnson&Johnson, Canada she worked as a Research Scientist (R & D, Pharmaceutical Division) till 2009 where she worked on coordinating and conducting stability studies for drugs, Analytical method development for actives using HPLC. She held various positions in Health and Wellness committee, Ergonomics committee and Spill team at J & J.
Her fields of specialization include Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Project Management and environmental health risk assessment. Her responsibilities as a Professor at EHE include, coordination of all courses conducted by EHE, develop a nationally accredited Analytical Lab for Industrial Hygiene measurements and Environmental Monitoring, coordinating projects and providing analytical support for all exposure assessment activities related to research and consultancy projects of the department.
1. Kalpana Balakrishnan, Jyoti Parikh, Sambandam Sankar, Kailasam Srividya, Vidhya Venugopal, Swarna Prasad, and Vijay Laxmi Pandey “Daily Average Exposures to Respirable Particulate Matter from Combustion of Biomass Fuels in Rural Households of Southern India” Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 110, Number 11, November 2002.
2. Vidhya, V., N. Jothikumar and P.Khanna, “Influence of curing time on the strength characteristics and leachability of metals from solidified/stabilised cement matrices.” (Communicated to Waste Management). 2001.
3. Vidhya, V., N. Jothikumar, S. Subbarao. "A comparative assessment of Bacterial reduction in different biological waste water treatment systems." Encology, 2000.
4. Vidhya, V., N. Jothikumar and P.Khanna. “Influence of latex modification of portland cement matrices on the properties of the heavy metal immobilised products.” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.74, Issue 10, 2482-2487, Dec 1999.
5. Vidhya, V., N. Jothikumar and P.Khanna, “Solidification/Stabilisation of hazardous electroplating sludge containing heavy metals.” International Journal of Environmental Studies, 1999.
6. Manivel, U., V. Mani, A. Ragunathan and V. Vidhya. 1997. "Studies on the ground water quality near coastal area in Chengalput District." Encology, Vol. 12, No.2, 1997.
7. V. Vicente-Beckett, V. Venugopal, H. Morrison, and D. Garnett, Comparison of Metal Profiles of Core and Surface Sediments from the Lower Fitzroy River and Nearcoast Keppel Bay (Central Queensland) – Oral Presentation at the 4th International Conference on Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry in the Tropics, Jupiter Townsville Hotel and Casino, Townsville, Queensland, 7-11 May 2001.
8. Vicky Vicente-Beckett, Ashwath. N, Tentori.E, Bello F.B, Venugopal.V, Ragupathy.S, and Poomrabeab.A, “Characterisation of Sediments from the Lower Fitzroy Catchment in Central Queensland, Australia” 21st Annual Meeting, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry”, Nashville, Tennessee, USA,12 - 16 November 2000. 
9. Balakrishnan, K., Parikh, J., Pandey, V., Srividya, K., Shankar, S., Vidhya, V., Swarna, S., Breysse, P. , Lees, P ., 2000. Health Risk Assessment for exposure to indoor air pollutants associated with biofuel combustion in rural homes of south India, 26th International Congress on Occupational Health, 27thAugust-1st Sep, SINGAPORE, 2000.
10. Balakrishnan, K., Vidhya. V, Srividya. K, Shankar. S, Swarna. S, Reddy. N, “Comparative Health Risk Assessment For Air-Pollutants in Chennai”International Conference on Environmental & Occupational Respiratory Diseases, 29 Oct- 2 Nov, 2000, India.
11. Shankar S., Balakrishnan.K, Parikh J.*, Pandey V., Srividya K., Vidhya V., Swarna P.
“Indoor Air Quality Monitoring In Rural Households Of Tamil Nadu, India.” Accepted for presentation in International Conference on Environmental & Occupational Respiratory Diseases, 29 Oct- 2 Nov, INDIA, 2000.
12. Padmavathi, R., Thanasekharan V., Balakrishnan, K, Ramasubramanian V., Shankar S., Srividya K., Vidhya V., Swarna P., Parikh. J., Pandey, V. “Pulmonary Function Assessment In South Indian Rural Women -Implications For Indoor Air Pollution Research”. Accepted for presentation in International Conference on Environmental & Occupational Respiratory Diseases, 29 Oct- 2 Nov, INDIA, 2000.
13. Balakrishnan, K., Parikh, J., Pandey, V., Shankar, S., Vidhya, V., Srividya, K., Swarna, S. “Health Risk Assessment for exposure to indoor air pollutants associated with biofuel combustion in rural homes of south India”, National Seminar on Chemistry of Environmental Pollution and its Health Impacts, INDIA, 2000.
14. Vidhya, V., Y.V. Subramanyam, R. Jayabalu, N. Jothikumar. "Environmental Management Plan for Mega Beach Resorts in an Island." National Symp. on Island Ecosystem and Sustainable Development, Andaman, INDIA, pp 192-196,1996.
15. Andey, S.P., R.Ravindar Rao, V. Vidhya, P.S. Kelkar and R. Paramasivam. "Evaluation of the Extended Aeration System of Sewage treatment at Jaipur." Indian Water Works Associations, 27 th Annual Convention, INDIA, pp 108-117, 1995.
16. Vidhya, V., S. Subbarao, N. Jothikumar. "Bacterial Reduction in different domestic Wastewater treatment systems." Proc. Natl. Symp. Frontiers in Applied Env. Microbiol. SES-CUSAT, INDIA, pp, 240-247,1995.
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