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Faculty - TERI University


Nithiyanandam Yogeswaran
Assistant Professor,
Department of Natural Resources

Dr. Nithiyanandam is an interdisciplinary scholar basically a Physicist, and later shifted to Geo-Informatics. He submitted his Ph.D. thesis to the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics which is ranked No.1 among Geo-informatics departments. The Ph.D. topic "Anthropogenic heat flux estimation over Hong Kong - A multi-modelling approach" is a multidisciplinary study comprising of environmental sciences, remote sensing, GIS, thermodynamics, climatology, urban studies, and computer programming. It is a collaborative research effort between two European universities, one local university, and diverse government agencies from Hong Kong.

He was a visiting researcher in University of Gothenburg and King"s College London during his Ph.D. He is one among the contributors of global anthropogenic heat flux model called LUCY. During his Ph.D. he was a site manager for the NASA"s AERONET station. He was also co-ordinating a massive Urban Heat Island (UHI) field work conducted in Hong Kong during 2013, involves helicopter thermography, satellite images, vehicle traversing and other surface measurements. Before his Ph.D., he was a project associate in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering division of IIT Madras for two years. He is a member of several professional societies and also a student co-ordinator for India in International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), and Asian Society for Geo-Informatics (ASG).

His primary research interests are thermal remote sensing, urban micro climate, algorithm development, LIDAR applications, ocean remote sensing, GIS applications, numerical modelling, GPS applications for weather and climate, water quality monitoring, waste water management, aerial surveying and remote sensing of landscapes.




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015

  •  M Sc in Spatial Information Technology, University of Madras, 2009

  •  B Sc in Physics, Pachaiyapas College for Men, University of Madras, 2007

Honors and Awards
The Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship (2011) awarded by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong

The Inspire Research Fellowship (2011) awarded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Mr. V. Pappu Lt. Col K. R. Ka. r. Commemoration Prize for the first rank in M.Sc.

Cleared National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET) in Geography, conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) of India (2009)

Cleared State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (SLET) in Geography conducted by Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India (2009)

Selected Publications
 Impact of city changes and weather on anthropogenic heat flux in Europe 1995-2015
F. Lindberg, C.S.B. Grimmond, N. Yogeswaran, S. Kotthaus, L. Allen
Urban Climate, Volume 4, July 2013, Pages 1-15, ISSN 2212-0955,,

 J.E. Estimation of Net Radiation Over Complex Urban Environment - A Case Study of Hong Kong
Yogeswaran, N.; Nichol
In 34th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2013, ACRS 2013; pp. 1641-1648,

 Sustainable micro- level planning measures for effective management of wastewater in urban areas using Geo-informatics as a tool - A case study of Tiruchirapalli City
N.Yogeswaran, N. Narasimhan
Urban sustainability and issues, Hansen Editorial Services & North Stafford, pp. 272-282, ISBN: 0956395191,

 Anthropogenic heat flux modelling using a top down and a bottom up approach
N.Yogeswaran, F. Lindberg, C.S.B. Grimmond, J.E.Nichol
To be submitted,
 Remote sensing of anthropogenic heat flux over Hong Kong
N. Yogeswaran, J.E Nichol
To be submitted,

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