KUSUMA K.N. Assistant Professor

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  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • kusuma.kn@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 PhD Imaging spectroscopy of lateritic regolith of the Savitri river basin, Maharashtra, India, with special reference to laterite landform evolution Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2010
2 MTech Remote Sensing Bharathidasan University 2000
3 M.Sc Geology Kannur University 1998
4 B.Sc Geology, Chemistry, Physics Calicut University 1996

Area of Specializaion

Hyperspectral remote sensing for mineral exploration; Planetary exploration (Moon and Mars); Planetary Analogue studies; GIS; Geomorphology

Awards / Prizes Conferred

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Teaching Experience

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1 Assistant Professor Earth Sciences Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Research Assistant Dept. of Earth Sciences Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Remote Sensing, GIS
2 Research Assistant Dept. of Earth Sciences & CSRE Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Remote Sensing
3 Post Doctoral Fellow PLANEX Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad Planetary Science (lunar studies)

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Project Executive Genesys International Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore Remote Sensing (Image Processing, Orthorectification) & GIS
2 Engineer-Image Processing Infodesk Manipal Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore Remote Sensing & GIS

Patent Details

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

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Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

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1 Frequency ratio modelling using geospatial data to predict Kimberlite Clan of rock emplacement zones in Dharwar Craton, India Lakshmi Ram Prasath H, Kusuma K.N, Chaitanya S, Balamurugan Guru Int J Appl Earth Obs Geoinformation In press 2018 4.003
2 Spectral pathways for effective delineation of high grade Bauxites: a case study from the Savitri River Basin, Maharashtra, India using EO-1-Hyperion Kusuma, K.N, Ramakrishnan, D, Pandalai, H.S., International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 33 (22), 7273–7290 2012 1.72
3 Measurement of thermal properties of select intact and weathered granulites and their relationship to rock properties Ramakrishnan, D., Bharati, R., Nithya, M., Kusuma.K.N, Singh, K.D GEOPHYSICS VOL. 77, NO. 3. 2012 2.391
4 Geochemical and mineralogical analysis of Gruithuisen region on Moon using M3 and DIVINER images Kusuma. K.N, Sebastian, N., Murty, SVS. Planetary and Space Sciences Volume 67, Issue 1, p. 46-56. 2012 2.224
5 Noise-signal index threshold: A new noise-reduction technique for generation of reference spectra and efficient hyperspectral image classification Kusuma K. N.,Ramakrishnan D.,Hari Pandalai.,G. Kailash  Geocarto International 25(7):569-580 2010 -
6 SCS-CN and GIS-based approach for identifying potential water harvesting sites in the Kali Watershed, Mahi River Basin, India Ramakrishnan D.,Bandopahyaya A., Kusuma K .N Journal of Earth System Science 118(4):355-368 2009 0.955
7 Remote sensing study of Granulitic terrain in parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan Anbazhagan S., Biswal T. K., Roy T., Kusuma K.N ournal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing Vol.34(4):pp 331-341 2006 0.46

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 Mineralogy of the Dewar Geochemical Anomaly on the Lunar Far-Side Nabamita Chaudhuri and K.N. Kusuma National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes, February 8-9, 2018, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 13 2018
2 Detection of Small Volcanic Construct in the Vicinity of Shalbatana Valley Head Portion; Implications to the Valley Formation C.U. Lakshmi and K.N. Kusuma National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes, February 8-9, 2018, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 31 2018
3 Mapping of Lithology and Hydrothermal Alteration Zones from Buddinnie-Tuppadhur Region of Hutti-Maski Schist Belt, Karnataka using AVIRIS-NG Imaging S Bharathvaj,S.A., Kusuma,K.N., Ram Prasath, H.L., and Sangurmath, P National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes, February 8-9, 2018, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 89 2018
4 Delineation of Potential Zones of Emplacement of Kimberlite Clan of Rocks (KCR) using Remote Sensing and GIS Technique in Wajrakarur Kimberlite Field, Ram Prasath, H.L, Kusuma,K.N,Chaitanya,S., and Beigh,I National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes, February 8-9, 2018, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 97 2018
5 Aster based Mapping of Hydrothermal Alteration Zones in Hutti Region of Karnataka Swethambigai, M., Kusuma,K.N., Ram Prasath, H.L and Aravind Bharathvaj.S. National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes, February 8-9, 2018, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 104-105 2018
6 UNDERSTANDING THE MINERALOGY OF DEWAR GEOCHEMICAL ANOMALY ON THE LUNAR FAR SIDE Chaudhuri,N and .Kusuma, K.N Asian Conference on Remote Sensing - 2017 (ACRS-17)Octorber 23-27, 2017, New Delhi, India Abst. ID 1356 2017
7 SIGNIFICANCE OF LAVA TUBE IN THE FORMATION OF SHALBATANA VALLIS IN MARS Lakshmi, C.U and Kusuma, K.N Asian Conference on Remote Sensing - 2017 (ACRS-17)Octorber 23-27, 2017, New Delhi, India Abst. Id: 1158 2017

Books

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Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Surface temperature mapping using ETM - TIR images in parts of Precambrian terrain, India Guru Balamurugan, Anbazhagan, S., Biswal, T.K., and Kusuma., K.N. Exploration Geology and Geoinformatics MacMillan India Ltd, New Delhi 2009 10:0230-63867-8
2 Spectral reflectance studies of lunar analog rocks Arivazhagan, S., Balamurugan, Guru, Kusuma, KN., Anbazhagan, S Exploration Geology and Geoinformatics MacMillan India Ltd, New Delhi 2009 10:0230-63867-8
3 Marine Clays and its Impact on the Rapid Urbanization Developments: A Case study of Mumbai Area Using EO-1-Hyperion data Ramakrishnan, D., and Kusuma, K.N., Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Spectral Signature Applications (Rajendran et.al Eds.) New India Publications, New Delhi 2008 9788189422349

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface & Subsurface Geological Processes Rajneesh Bhutani, S. Balakrishnan, Nurul Absar, K. Srinivasamoorthy, K.N.Kusuma Excel India Publishers 2018 978-93-86724-39-7

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Visible-IR and XRF spectroscopicstudies of Lunar Analogues ISRO-Respond 2018-2020 21.96 2018
2 Methodology Development for Exploring Precious metals (Gold) Using Imaging Spectroscopic Technique DST 2016-2019 36.975 2016
3 An Integrated Morphological & Spectral Analysis of Shalbatana Vallis and its surrounding region of Mars using MOM-MCC data as well as international datasets ISRO 2016-19 18.732 2016
4 A morphological And Compositional Analysis of selected Geochemical Anomalous Regions on Moon Using Chandrayaan-1 and other lunar datasets ISRO 2016-2019 18.33 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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Completed Consultancy Works

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2018 M.SC 1 Earth Sciences
2 2017 M.SC 4 Earth Sciences
3 2017 M.TECH 1 Earth Sciences
4 2016 M.SC 3 Earth Sciences
5 2016 M.TECH 2 Earth Sciences
6 2015 M.TECH 1 Earth Sciences
7 2015 M.SC 4 Earth Sciences
8 2014 M.SC 2 Earth Sciences
9 2013 M.SC 1 Earth Sciences
10 2013 M.TECH 1 Earth Sciences
11 2012 M.SC 3 Earth Sciences

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Thesis Title Date Awarded
1 Mr.Sandaka Chaitanya Spectral based lithological discrimination of mafic, ultramfic and alkaline rocks at Samalpatti Alkaline complex, India
2 Ms. Nabamita Chaudhuri VNIR and XRF spectroscopy of lunar analogues
3 Mr.H Lakshmi Ram Prasath Exploring Kimberlite Clan of Rocks using Remote Sesnig, GIS and Frequency ratio modeling
4 Mr.Aravind Bharatvaj S Mapping auriferous zones in Hurri-maski Schist Belt, India using Imaging spectroscopic tecniques

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Application of IS in bauxite exploration” One day workshop on “Imaging Spectroscopy and Mineral Workshop National College, Trichy College 31-07-2017 31-07-2017 2017
2 Exploring Martian Geology using Remote Sensing and GIS” in International Conference on “Geology: Conference (GEM 2017) Christ College, Irinjalakkuda, Kerala International 06-02-2017 09-02-2017 2017
3 Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and planetary exploration Training programme (DST-Winter/Summer School training programme on “Geospatial Technology and Its Applications; GeoTiA-2017) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai National 20-03-2017 09-04-2017 2017
4 Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and its Applications in geology Training programme (DST-NRDMS sposored summer school) Annamalai university National 23-11-2016 13-12-2016 2016

Conferences/Seminars Organized

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Workshop Organized

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Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Indian Society of Geomatics Life member 2016

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

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