Radhakrishna G Pillai Main

Dr. Elango Lakshmanan

BSB 231 A Building Science Block,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600036. Tamil Nadu, INDIA
lelango@iitm.ac.in +91-44-2257 4331
Dr. Elango Lakshmanan has over 36 years of experience in the field of Hydrogeology. Before joining IITM, he worked as a Professor of Hydrogeology at Anna University, Chennai. He completed his postdoctoral work at the University of Birmingham under the Indian National Science Academy and The Royal Society, London fellowship programme. He has participated in various professional training programs in the Danish Hydraulic Institute, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the University of New Castle, UK and Ruhr University, Germany. Elango was the Vice President of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences during 2013-19. He is the President of the International Commission of Water Quality of IAHS. He coordinated a major capacity-building programme for the State's Water Resources Organisation officers under The World Bank-funded Hydrology Project. Professor Elango has organised four International workshops sponsored by UNESCO's International Hydrology Programme. He has accomplished nine international research projects supported by the Department of Science and Technology, the University Grants Commission, the European Commission, the British Geological Survey, the Australian Research Council and the Russian Academy of Sciences funded some of the projects. He has carried out 25 national research projects sponsored by MHRD, CSIR, UGC, DST, BRNS, SERB, MoES and DoS. Over 39 consultancy projects were completed by him for organisations such as the Department of Atomic Energy, PWD, MECON, Larsen and Toubro, HPCC, Gammon India, Gimpex, .etc. As part of academic and research assignments, he has travelled to Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Sweden, South Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, UK and the USA. Twenty-five scholars have completed their PhD under his guidance under sponsored projects until 2021. 

Earned Degrees

Ph.D., 1993
Anna University, Sardar Patel Road Anna University Chennai - 600 025 Tamil Nadu

M.E, 1986
Anna University, Sardar Patel Road Anna University Chennai - 600 025 Tamil Nadu

M.Sc, 1984
University of Madras, Chennai - 600005, Tamil Nadu

Research Areas

 Hydrogeological characterisation
 Managed aquifer recharge
 Climate change impacts
 Groundwater modelling
 Hydrochemical applications
 Environmental hydrogeology
 Groundwater contamination
 Geophysical exploration

Professional Experiences

 June 2023 – Present : Visiting Faculty, IIT Madras, Chennai-600 036
 Aug 2004 – May 2023 : Professor, Anna University, Chennai-600 025
 Dec 1995 – July 2004 : Assistant Professor, Anna University, Chennai-600 025
 July 1992 – Nov 1995 : Senior Lecturer, Anna University, Chennai-600 025
 July 1986 – June 1992 : Lecturer, Anna University, Chennai-600 025

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