Dr. Valli Manickam, Professor and Area Chairperson, Environment Area, CEEUGID, ASCI, is a Ph.D with Masters in both Computer Applications and Sciences, with over ten years of teaching experience in the field of environmental science (to post graduate students).
Prior to joining ASCI, she has worked at Centre for Atmospheric Sciences and Weather Modification and at Centre for Environment, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. She has executed a DST Women Scientist Project for Lake Remediation technologies.
Dr. Manickam has developed software for the automation of the water and wastewater treatment systems and has also designed and developed a database for storage of the data during cloud seeding operations. She has worked for a number of environmental projects and activities which include environmental impact assessment study for taking up industrial or tourism activity, study of lakes in and around Hyderabad, study of pollution in surface and ground waters, review of environmental statements, risk assessment, common effluent treatment plants, air pollution assessment studies, weather modification operations.
Dr. Valli has conducted training programs in ASCI for IFS officers in the area of Natural Resource Management, Environmental Indicators and Environmental Economics besides organizing three international conferences and three workshops. She has coauthored four books in the field of environment on Environmental Impact assessment, Analytical Chemistry, C for Environmental Engineers, Climate Change and Weather Modification Technologies. She has published and presented several papers in various international conferences and journals. She is presently executing projects sponsored by MoEF, UNDP and NPC.