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Prof. Dr. Joseph V Thanikal MRICS

Associate Dean and Director, School of Construction, RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University, Noida

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Professor Dr. Joseph V THANIKAL, Ph D. is currently working as Associate Dean and Director of RICS School of Construction, Amity University, Noida, India. He has more than 32 years of academic and research experience in engineering and research institution. He has been consultant for industries and for many social organizations. He has obtained his basic engineering in Civil Engineering and specialized in Environmental Biotechnology. He was awarded postdoctoral fellowship from 2003-2005, by Institute National de la Recherché Agronomique (INRA), France.

He is a member of Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, Canadian Environmental practitioner in education and research by CECAB, Society of Chemical industry SCI. He is the Chair of Specialist Group Small Water and Wastewater Systems, Distinguished fellow and executive committee member of International Water Association (IWA). life member of Indian Society of Technical Education and served as scientific committee member for several international conferences.
 
He has to his credit: National award by Indian Society of Technical Education, for Innovative research work in Engineering Patent for inventing procedure for “Method for purifying effluent in an anaerobic fixed bed reactors using non-clogging support”,  The patent was awarded by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)The Patent has been registered in PCT courtiers and US and CANADA. Received research grant of more than 700,000 USD in various projects, as principal investigator.

He has served as chair of many private, government and Higher education committees and board of studies. He is reviewer for many internationally reputed journals and organized three International conferences.

He has been associated in the capacity of academic and research with Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, Biotechnology Institute, Canada, University of Montpellier, France. He has supervised many PhDs and is in the evaluation panel of number of foreign Universities. He has published more that 50 publications and few book chapters and editorials.

He has research interest in wastewater treatment, waste management and construction management He has been a consultant and designed and built buildings as well treatment plants. He is also involved in community development projects.

Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute of Agronomic Research, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, Narbonne, France.

Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Master's Degree in Environmental engineering, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Research Interests:
  • Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute of Agronomic Research, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, Narbonne, France.
  • Doctorate in Civil Engineering, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Master's Degree in Environmental engineering, Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • Principal Investigator INDO-FRENCH center for the promotion of Advanced Research,

  • Principal Investigator for INDO –FRENCH P2R project

  • Principal Investigator Awarded by Oman Research council, Sultanate of Oman.

Invited speech

  • The Responsive Governance and Innovative Technology transfer reliance. Organised by NOWRA at Baltimore, USA, March 2007.

  • The Responsive Governance and Innovative Technology at Seville, Spain 2008.

  • Public research speech on “Solid Waste Management and Energy at R3C research Centre at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Anaerobic co-digestion of organic waste – Centre of Excellence in Environmental studies, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia,

Book Chapters

  • He has authored three book chapters for IWA, CRC and Taylor and Francis publications

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