Joined SCMS School of engineering and technology, Karukutty, Cochin on 01-08-2013
One year research and development experience at IIT Bombay (2007-2008) as Project Engineer on CPCB funded project " Development of chemical signatures for air polluting sources in 6 Indian cities"
Two year teaching and industrial experience (2005-2007) at M.E.S College of Engineering, Kuttipuram as lecturer in Civil Engineering and Project Engineer with overall charge of construction projects of the institute
Two year industry experience (2003-2005) at Thiruvambady Devaswom, Thrissur as Project Engineer
Key Responsibilities Held
Coordinator for M.Tech Environmental Engineering Programme
Research & Consultancy at SCMS Water Institute
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental System Modelling
Sustainable Water Resource Management
Remote sensing & GIS for Environmental Applications
Iron removal from ground water
compact waste water treatment units
Atmospheric aerosol characterization
Patil, R.S., Kumar, R., Menon, R., Shah, M.K., and Sethi, V., “Development of particulate matter speciation profiles for major sources in six cities in India”, Atmospheric Research , 2013
Mathew, M., Gerhardt, A., George, S., and Menon, R., "Biomonitoring of Effluent Quality from a Sewage Treatment Plant using Poecilia reticulata as Indicator Organism under Indian Conditions", Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Under Review)
Mathew, M., Gerhardt, A., George, S., and Menon, R., "Assessment of Acute Toxicity of Tributyltin on Gammarus fossarum using the Multispecies Freshwater Biomonitor", International Journal of Environmental Research(Under Review)
Chaudhari, R., Menon, R., Kumar, R., and Sethi, V., Air quality monitoring at regional and local scales in India with satellite observations of columnar aerosol optical thickness and Tropospheric NO2 Density., 5th GEOBIA conference, Greece, 21- 24 May 2014
S. Bojjagani, R. H. Chaudhari, R. Menon,V.M. Motghare, R.S. Patil, R. Kumar and V. Sethi., Development of approaches for air quality management in coal mining areas, International symposium on environmental management and current practices in mining and allied industries, IIT BHU, February 13-15, 2014
Menon, R., Sethi, V., and Husar, R., " Multi-sensor view of atmospheric aerosol patterns over India", International Symopsium on Energy and Environment, McDonnell Academy for Energy and Environment Partnership, Mumbai, December 9-12, 2012.
Husar, R.B., Hoijarvi, K., Westphal, D.,Scheffe, R., Keating, T., Poirot, R., DuBois, D.W., Bleiweiss, M.P., Eberhard, W.L., Menon, R., Sethi, V., and Deshpande, A., “Applications of satellite observations to aerosol analyses and forecasting using NAAPS model and the DataFed distributed data system”, Fall meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, December 3-7, 2012.
Menon, R., Sethi, V., and Husar, R.B., “An iterative fitting algorithm for matching aerosol size distributions to spectral extinction data”, Visibility and Air pollution, Air & Waste Management Association, Whitefish, MT, September 24-28, 2012.
Sethi, V., Menon, R., and Husar, R.B., “Air quality community of practice- Activities in India”, Presentation at GEO Ministerial Summit, Beijing, CN., November 2, 2010.
Tiwari, V., Menon, R., Shah, Munna, Sethi, Virendra. and Biswas, P., “Photo-oxidation of organic pollutant using metal oxide nano-composites”, International Conference on Environmental Health and Technology, IIT Kanpur India, March 15-17, 2010.
Awards and Honours :
MAGEEP Exchange Visit Fellowship, 2012
Graduate Student Fellow, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners, 2011
Indo?US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Exchange Visit Fellowship, 2009
Institute Scholarship for Doctoral Studies - IIT Bombay, 2008
National Scholarship for Masters Program - Ministry of Human Resource Development, 2001
Professional and Consulting Activities
Consultancy and Research in the field of water and waste water at SCMS Water Institute
Membership in Professional Societies
member, Air and Waste Management Association
member, India Air Quality Community of Practice
Life Member, Environmental Science and Engineering Association
General Secretary (2010-2011), Environmental Science and Engineering Association
Technical programs attended
Attended the following programs as resource person
Sustainable Constructions M.E.S College of Engineering, Kuttipuram - Kuttipuram, Malappuram (10-12 February 2016)
Advancements in Environmental Engineering CAPE College of Engineering, Kidangoor - Kidangoor, Kottayam (9-11, September, 2015)
Sustainable Development and Management of Ground Water Resources Central Ground Water Board - Kochi (25- 29 May 2015)
National Forum on Air quality IIT Bombay - Mumbai (Jan 21-23, 2015)
Short term training programme on Environmental problems and their impact on human health Govt. Engineering College Thrissur - Thrissur (September 22- 26, 2014)
Short term training programme on Innovations in Waste Management Govt. Engineering College Thrissur - Thrissur (July 22-26, 2013)
Workshop on trends in monitoring/abatement of air pollution NIT Suratkal - Suratkal (December 26-28, 2012)
Short course on air quality management McDonnell Academy for Energy and Environment Partnership - Mumbai (December 6-7, 2012)