Dr. SEETHA N


Seetha mam

Seetha N.

Assistant Professor

Office B406

Water Resources Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Email: seetha@iith.ac.in

Phone: (+91)40-2301-7017

 

 

JRF position available in a funded project.

For details see https://www.iith.ac.in/assets/files/careers/staff/Advertisement-for-JRF-in-Civil-Engineering.pdf

Last date for application: 13 January 2020

Research interests

1) Understanding the movement of colloids in porous media through multi-scale modeling and multi-scale experiments

2) Upscaling of transport processes from microscale to macro scale

3)Understanding the co-transport of multiple colloids in porous media

Education

PhD Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 2016

MTech Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 2009

BTech College of Engineering, Trivandrum 2007

Work experience

May 2017 – continuing: Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Jan 2017 – May 2017: Assistant Professor
Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Jan 2016 – Nov 2016: Junior Research Fellow

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Sep-Nov 2011, 2013: Visiting Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Aug 2009 – June 2010: Lecturer

Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum

 

 

Journal Papers

Seetha, N., Raoof, A., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., 2017. Upscaling of nanoparticle transport in porous media under unfavourable conditions: Pore scale to Darcy scale. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 200, 1-14.

Seetha, N., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Raoof, A., 2015. Correlation equations for average deposition rate coefficients of nanoparticles in a cylindrical pore. Water Resources Research, 51, 8034-8059.

Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., 2015. Modeling the co-transport of viruses and colloids in unsaturated porous media. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 181, 82-101.

Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A., 2014. Virus-sized colloid transport in a single pore: Model development and sensitivity analysis. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, 163-180.

Ganguly, S., Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., 2014. Numerical modeling and analytical validation for the movement of thermal front in a heterogeneous aquifer thermal energy storage system. International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling, Series B, 4(4), 413-424.

Seetha, N., Bhargava, R., Gurjar, B.R., 2013. Gaseous and Bioaerosol emissions from municipal wastewater treatment plants. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 55 (4), 517-536.

Seetha, N., Bhargava, R., Kumar, P., 2010. Effect of organic shock loads on a two-stage activated sludge-biofilm reactor. Bioresource Technology, 101, 3060-3066.

Conference Presentations

Seetha N., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Colloid transport in partially saturated porous media: A pore-scale perspective, International Ground Water Conference, IIT Roorkee, India, 22-24 October 2019.

Seetha, N., Upscaling transport of nanoparticles in porous media. Interpore, Valencia, Spain, 6-10 May 2019.

Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A. Multi-scale modeling of nanoparticle transport in porous media. CompFlu, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, 12-14 December, 2016.

Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A. Relationship between the averaged deposition rate coefficients for colloids in a single pore and various pore-scale parameters. 7th International Conference on Porous Media, Padova, Italy, 18-21 May, 2015.

Seetha, N., Anjana, G.R., Mohan Kumar, M.S. Modeling the effect of leaky sewer on groundwater microbial quality. 9th International Symposium on Lowland Technology, Saga, Japan, 29th September – 1st October, 2014.

Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A. Relationship between the averaged deposition rate coefficients for colloids in a single pore and various pore-scale parameters. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 14-19 December, 2014.

Seetha, N., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Mohan Kumar, M.S. Pore‐Scale modeling of colloid transport in porous media. Computational Methods in Water Resources 2014, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 10-13 June, 2014.

Seetha, N., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Mohan Kumar, M.S.. Modeling the co-transport of viruses and colloids in unsaturated porous media. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 27 April – 2 May, 2014.

Seetha N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A. Scale effects on virus transport in porous media. Proceedings of XVIII Conference on Hydraulics, Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering – HYDRO 2013 International, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 4-6 December, 2013.

 

Jan – April 2020

CE 6530   Groundwater Modeling
 

Courses taught in the past

CE 6530 Groundwater Modeling
CE 2500  Engineering Hydrology
CE 2031   Fluid Mechanics Lab
CE 4510  Environmental Impact Assessment
ID 1041  Engineering Drawing
CE 6007   Seminar in EWRE

 

Ongoing Funded Projects

  1. Understanding Nanoparticle Deposition in Porous Media at Multiple Length Scales, Funded by DST, 2017-2022, Role: PI
  2. Water Innovation Center: Technology, Research and Education, IIT Bombay, Funded by DST, 2018-2023, Role: Co-PI.

My research interests are:

1) Understanding the movement of colloids in porous media through multi-scale modeling and multi-scale experiments

2) Upscaling of transport processes from microscale to macro scale

3)Understanding the co-transport of multiple colloids in porous media

 

 

Current Students

Sai

Y. Sai Rama Krishna

PhD Student (2017-)

Topic: Effect of transients on colloid transport in porous media

Sourabh

Sourabh Kakani

PhD Student (2019-)

Topic:

Thasleema

Thasleema K.

MTech Student (2019-2020)

Topic: Solute and colloid transport in porous media at multiple scales

IMG-20190625-WA0023

J. Jayaraj

MTech (RA) Student (2019-2022)

Topic: Upscaling flow and colloid transport in partially saturated porous media

Past Students

Gunda Anvesh Kumar

MS (2018-2019)

Topic: Colloid transport in heterogeneous porous media

 AWARDS & Recognitions

1) INSPIRE Faculty Award, Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India, 2016 

2)Berkner Travel Fellowship, American Geophysical Union, 2014 

3) Travel Grant, Computational Methods in Water Resources, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2014 

4)Established Scientist’s Travel Award, European Geosciences Union, 2014 

5)G.M. Nawathe Award for Best Presentation during HYDRO 2013, The Indian Society for Hydraulics, 2014 

6)Best Paper Award, HYDRO 2013 International, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2013. 

7)Short Stay Fellowship for PhD candidates, Utrecht University, 2011 

8)Innovative Student Projects Award at Masters level, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2010.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

JRF position available in a sponsored project. Highly motivated, intelligent and hard working candidates with good mathematical skills are encouraged to apply.
 
Last date for application: 13 January 2020
 
For details see https://www.iith.ac.in/assets/files/careers/staff/Advertisement-for-JRF-in-Civil-Engineering.pdf