Dr. K. S. Lokesh, Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Engineering, received his Bachelor of Engineering (1982) in “Civil Engineering” from Bangalore University, M.Tech (1987) from IIT, Kanpur in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. (1996) from IIT, Roorkee. His areas of specialization are Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment, WATSAN Management, Water Quality Modeling, Environmental Economics, Ecological Sanitation & Environmental Biotechnology.

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Education Qualification (All qualification including diploma)

Ph.D – Environmental Engineering – IIT Roorkee - 1996
M.Tech – Environmental Engineering – IIT Kanpur - 1987
B.E. – Civil Engineering – Bangalore University - 1982

Research and Development

R&D Projects - 9 projects sponsored by MoEF, DST, AICTE, NCRI, ZP, GoK
Consultancy Projects - 24 (Industry, Government and NGOs)

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Conferences Presented



Awards & Citations received
• Felicitated by the Alumni Association of Sree Siddaganga College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Tumakuru on 29th January 2017
• ISHRAE Mysore Chapter Award, 29th March 2015 for excellent contribution towards the Student Activities as its Chair
• Best Paper Award in International Conference on Environmental Management, held at Pondicherry College of Engineering, Pondichery, on 3-6th Feb 2007
• Best Paper Award in 36th Annual Convention of Indian Water Works (IWWA),Mumbai, held at Mumbai on 23-26th Feb 2007
• Consolation Prize for ECOTOILET, designed and developed by the Dept. of Env. Engg., in the State Level DO IT Yourself Exhibition 2005-06, held at SJCE, Mysore on 24th and 25th March 2006, sponsored by the DTE, Govt. of Karnataka and organized by JSSPPH, Mysore
• Best Essay Award from the General Category for the essay on “Faster All Round Development of Mysore Region” awarded by the Lions Club District 324 during its Annual Regional Meet, at Mysore on 8th February 2004
• Honoured as “Best Engineer Teacher” by the Institution of Engineers (India), Mysore Local Centre, on 15th September 2002
• Conferred with an Honorary Appointment to the Research Board of Advisors, 1999 of The American Biographical Institute
• Hindustan Dorr Oliver Prize for Best Paper presented on `Shallow Infiltration Wells as Supplemental Rural Water Supply Sources’, at Silver Jubilee Convention of IWWA, held at Bombay, March 1993
• Certificate of Merit for `Rotating Biological Contactor Model’ at 19th State Level Do It Yourself Technical Exhibition, held at Mysore, March 1993, organized by DTE and DST, Govt. of Karnataka.

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List of Publication

International Journals
1. Shilpa B.S. and Lokesh K.S., (2015), “Fuel Emissions’ Correlation Assessmentof Indoor Pollutants from Different Households”, International Journal of Advanced
Research in Engineering and Techonology, ISSN0976 - 6480, Vol. 6, Issue 5, pp 24 -32
2. Nadiya Saba and Lokesh K.S., (2015), “Water Economics for Present Water Supply System at Mandya City”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, ISSN2278 – 0181, Vol 4, Issue 3
3. Nadiya Saba and Lokesh K.S., (2015), “The Economic Aspects of Water at Mandya City”, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol4, Issue 10
4. Prajna Nayak, Sayed Kulsum, Sadhana N, Nethravathi V.S., Vedavalli V, & Lokesh K.S., (2015), “Treatment of Open Dump Landfill Leachate Using Constructed Wetland”, International Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, ISSN2331 1319, Vol 6, No.1, pp 29 -40
5. Shilpa B.S., and Lokesh K.S., (2014), “Exposure Assessment and Morphological Study of Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) Emitted from Household Fuels”, International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol 2, Issue 8
6. Pavithra and Lokesh K.S., (2014), “Selection of Wastewater Treatment Process Based on Analytical Hierarchy Process”, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, (iSSN 0976 – 6308), Vol. 5, Issue 9, September, pp 27-33.
7. Shruthi M., Lokesh K.S., and Krishna B.M., (2014), Electrochemical Treatment Technology in Biodigester Effluent Treatment (BDE)”, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, (iSSN 0976 – 6308), Vol. 5, Issue 9, September, pp 85 - 89.
8. Sudevi Basu and Lokesh K.S., (2014), “Critical Analysis of Existing Economic Tools Available for Assessing River Water Quality”, International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.
9. Chandrashekhar B., Lokesh K.S. and Istalingamurthy D., (2014), “The Study on Humanure as an Alternative to Commercial Fertilizer and its Decay Rate with Various Additives”, International Journal of Science and Research Volume 3 Issue10, October 2014
10.Chandrashekhar B., Nagalaxmi Reddy, Lokesh K..S. and Istalingamurthy D.,(2014), “Comparative Studies on the Soil Health Due to Application of Different Manure Combinations”, International Journal of Science and Research Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014
11.Udayashankara T.H., & Lokesh K.S., (2014), “Bioremeidation of Heavry Metals using Mixed Bacterial Culture from Contaminated Soil of Abandoned Kolar Gold lMine Residue”, Internatioanl Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Volume 3, Issue 08, August.
12.Sudevi Basu and Lokesh K.S., (2014), “Application of Multiple Linear Regression and Manova to Evaluate Health Impacts due to Changing River Water Quality”, Applied Mathematics, Special Issue on Regression Model, Vol. 5. No. 5, March 2014, (ISSN 2152-7385) (Received on 20.11.2013, Revised on 20.12.2013, Accepted on 7.01.2014)
13.G. Nagaraj, A. Sukumar and Lokesh K.S., (2014), “Finger Nails are the Best Indicator of Biomonitoring”, International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies”, Vol.5, No.,2 , February, PP 94-101 (ISSN 2028-9324)
14.Shruthi M, Krishna B.M., Lokesh K.S. and Usha N Murthy, (2013), “Electrochemical Treatment of Biodigester Effluent (BDE) Followed by Anaerobic Digestion”, International Journal of ChemTech Research, Vol. 5, No.3, pp 1376 – 1378.
15.Shilpa B.S. and Lokesh K.S., (2012),”Exposure Models for Indoor Air Pollution and Health Impact – An Overview”, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 12, December, pp 467-474.
16.Sudevi Basu and Lokesh K.S., (2012), “Cauvery River water quality evaluation using Principal Component Analysis”, International Journal of Engineering and
Science, October, Vol 1, Issue 4, pp 06-12.
17.Sudevi Basu and Lokesh K.S., (2012), "Assessment of Cauvery River Water Quality at Srirangapatna in Karnataka using Factor Analysis”, International Journal
of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Development, Oxford University, UK, Issue 2, Vol. 6, pp 371-382.
18.Sudevi Basu and Lokesh K.S., (2012), “Trend of Temporal Variation of Cauvery River Water Quality at K.R. Nagar in Karnataka”, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp 3693-3699.
19.Nagaraj, G., Sukumar A and Lokesh K.S. (2011), “Trace Elements Levels in The Food Samples and Exposure From Food of Mysore Subjects”, Journal of Ecotoxicology, Environment and Monitoring, Vol. 21 (3),PP 231 – 236.
20.Nagaraj, G., Sukumar A and Lokesh K.S. (2011), “Effect of Alcoholism and Drinking Water on Status of Urinary Elements in Mysore People”, Journal of Ecotoxicology, Environment and Monitoring, Vol. 21 (4),PP 301 – 313.
21.Nagaraj, G., Sukumar A and Lokesh K.S. (2010), “Influence of Environment and Life Style on Trace Elements in the Finger Nails of the People in and Around Mysore, India”, Journal of Ecotoxicology, Environment and Monitoring, ISSN 0971 – 0965, 20, (1), pp 63 – 75.
22.Krishna B.M., Usha N Murthy., Manoj Kumar B and Lokesh K.S., (2010), “Study of the Electrochemical Process for Distillery Wastewater Treatment”, Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Vol. 5, No.1, July –September, pp134 – 140.
23.Krishna B.M., Usha N Murthy, Lokesh K.S., (2010), “,“Electrochemical Pretreatment of Distillery Wastewater using Aluminum Electrode” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry”, Springer Verlag, Vol .40(3), pp 663-673.
24.Dayananda, H.S., Lokesh K.S., and K. Byrappa, (2009), “Chemical Fixation of Electroplating Sludge and Micro Structural Analysis of Stabilised Matrix using Fly
ash and Cement”, Journal of Materials Research Innovations, VOL 13, NO 1, pp 54-63.
25.Krishna B.M., Usha N Murthy., Manoj Kumar B and Lokesh K.S.,(2009), “Improvement of BOD5/COD ratio of pre-treated Distillery Wastewater by Electrochemical Treatment Method”, Journal of Environmental Research and Development”, Vol .4(1), pp 90-100.

National Journals
1. Shailendra K.s., Aravinda H.B., & Lokesh K.S. (2015), “Assessment of Community Participation in Rural Water Supply and Sanitation”, The Indian Journal of Technical Education, vol.38,No.2, April –June 2015, pp 8-13, ISSN 0971-3034
2. Shailendra J.K.S., Aravinda H.B., & Lokesh K.S. (2012), “Quality of Life Index (QoLI) Development for Rural Areas Considering the Impact of Water Supply and Sanitation”,
Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Jan-March, pp 27-29.
3. Krishna B.M., Usha N Murthy., Manoj Kumar B and Lokesh K.S., (2010), “Investigation of Electrochemical Treatment for Distillery Wastewater”, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, NEERI, October
4. Dayananda H.S., and Lokesh K.S., (2008), “Feasiblity Study on Stabilization of Electroplating Effluent in Construction Materials”, Journal of Indian Association of Environmental Management, Vol. 35, No.2, NEERI, Nagpur, pp. 107-111.
5. Lokesh K.S., Dayananda H.S., and Halappa Gowda T.P., (2007), “Influence of Rotational Speed, Paddle Geometry and Microscale Factor on Coagulation and Flocculation Process”, Journal of Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) July – September 2007, pp. 173 to 182.
6. Ravishankar, D.N., Narasimhamurthy N., and Lokesh K.S., (2007), “Sustainable Domestic Wastewater Treatment using combination of UASB and Tower Trickling Filter – A Pilot study done at Hebbal Sewage Treatment Plant of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore”, Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Annual Convention, February, 2007., pp. 287 - 295.
7. Lokesh K.S., (2006), “Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils and Aquifers”, presented in the proceedings of State Level Technical Projects Exhibition ‘DO IT YOURSELF 2006’, held at S.J. College of Engineering, Mysore, 23-24 March, 2006, pp. 55-58.
8. Deshpande Abhijit, Lokesh K.S., Bejankiwar R.S. and Gowda T.P.H., (2005), “Electro Chemical Oxidation of Pharmaceutical Effluent using Cast iron Electrode”, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, NEERI, Nagpur, India.
9. Udayashankara T.H., Manjunath N.T., Lokesh K.S., and Girijamma A.R., (2005), “Bioremediation Technique for the Removal of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons from Contaminated Soil Using Slurry Phase Treatment”, Journal of Institution of Public Health Engineers, India, Vol. 2005, July-September, No.3., pp. 5-8.
10.Dayananda H.S., and Lokesh K.S., (2004), “Stabilization/Solidification of Heavy metal bearing waste products in Construction materials – A Review,” Journal of Indian Association for Environmental Management, Vol. 31, No.3, pp. 235-244.