Dr. Priya V.S. | Crescent Education
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Dr. Priya V.S.

Designation : Associate Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : B.E., M.E., Ph.D.,
Phone : 9884367843
Email ID : priya@crescent.education


Educational Qualification

Programme Specialization Name of the University Year of Passing
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras July 2015
M.E. Environmental Engineering Anna University June 2005
B.E. Civil Engineering Madras University June 2002

Work Experience

Sl.No. Designation Employer Period of Employment Teaching/Industrial/ Research
From To
1 Associate Professor B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai 02.05.2018 Till Date Teaching
2 Associate Professor KCG College of Technology, Karapakkam, Chennai 01.06.2015 30.04.2018 Teaching
3 HTA IIT Madras 17.06.2009 01.02.2015 Research
4 Lecturer Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam, Chennai 01.05.2005 30.04.2009 Teaching

Lecture Courses

  • Environmental Engineering –I
  • Environmental Engineering-II
  • Environmental science and engineering
  • Industrial waste management
  • Air Pollution Management
  • Municipal Solid waste management
  • Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering


Research Interest & Core Consultancy Areas

  • Biological treatment of industrial effluents.
  • Treatment of wastewater using Membrane bioreactor.
  • Air quality management.
  • Smart solid waste management using IoT.
  • Synthesis of nano materials and development of advanced oxidation reactor for photocatalysis of pollutants under UV, visible and natural sunlight irradiation
  • Water and wastewater testing
  • Design of Sewage Treatment Plant

Research Publications

International Journal:

  • V.S.Priya and Ligy Philip, (2015), Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds in Pharmaceutical Wastewater using Submerged Aerated Biological Filter, Chemical Engineering Journal, 266, 309–319. (Citation -12)
  • V.S.Priya and Ligy Philip, (2013) Biodegradation of Dichloromethane along with other VOCs from Pharmaceutical wastewater, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology , 169, 1197–1218. (Citation – 18)
  • V.S.Priya and Ligy Philip (2015), Membrane bioreactor for the treatment of VOC laden pharmaceutical wastewater: Effect of biological treatment systems on membrane performance , Journal of Water Process Engineering, 7, 61–73. (Citation-2)
  • V.S.Priya and Ligy Philip, (2015), Photocatalytic Degradation of Aqueous VOCs Using N Doped TiO2: Comparison of Photocatalytic Degradation under Visible and Sunlight Irradiation, International Journal of Environmental science and Development. ISSN- 2010-0264, 6,(4), 286-291. (Citation-5)
  • V.S.Priya and Ligy Philip, (2015), Photocatalytic degradation of aqueous VOCs Degradation kinetics of VOC International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562 Vol. 10 No.95 (2015)
    • National Journal:

      • Jeyanthi, J.,Saseetharan, M.K., Priya V.S. 2006. Modelling of secondary clarifier using regression analysis and artificial neural networks. Journal of Environmental science and engineering,48(1),1-8.
        • International Conferences:

          • International Conference on Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015, 25th-26th December 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Presented paper “Photocatalyic Degradation of VOCs: Degradation Kinetics”.
          • 4th International Conference on Environmental and Agricultural Engineering (ICEAE 2014) held on 6th -7th August 2014 in Singapore. Presented paper “Photocatalytic Degradation of Aqueous VOCs Using N Doped TiO2: Comparison of Photocatalytic Degradation under Visible and Sunlight Irradiation”.

          National Conferences:

          • National Conference on Advances in Chemical Sciences & Technology, 02-02-2017 & 03-02-2017, KCG College of Technology. Presented Paper “A Review On The Removal Of Volatile Organic Compounds From Pharmaceutical Industrial Wastewater”
          • Indo-Us workshop on water quality and sustainability (07-1-2013 to11-01-2013), Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
          • National conference in Recent Advances in Civil Engineering, Cochin University of science and technology (29-11-12 to 01-12-12). Presented paper on “Biodegradation of VOC in pharmaceutical wastewater”.

          Workshop attended

        • Three days Workshop on “Writing Quality Research Articles, Project Proposals and Patents” from 20.07.2018 to 22.07.2018 at  B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology.
        • One week Faculty Orientation Programme, from 06.08.2018 to10.08.2018 at B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology.

        FDP Attended

        FDP on Structural Analysis of nonmaterial (4 weeks course from Aug- Sep 2018) organized by MHRD (NPTEL- AICTE)

        Invited Lectures:

        • Lecture on “Development and Performance Evaluation of a Hybrid Treatment System for the Complete Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater” during the Seminar on Biological wastewater treatment organized by Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University
        • Presided as Chief Guest and delivered Keynote Lecture in FDP -Modern Eco-Friendly Material in Civil Engineering and Hands on Training of Advanced Environmental Engineering Lab Equipments organized by Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai on 01-06-2016.
        • Chaired a Session in International Conference on Architecture Civil and Environmental Engineering 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

        Awards, Honors, Distinction & Recognition Received:

        • B.E: University rank – Twentieth rank in Civil Engineering secured from Madras university
        • M.E: Gold medalist – First rank in Environmental Engineering secured from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore.
        • VIFA Award 2017 for the OUTSTANDING FACULTY IN ENGINEERING (Specialization in Environmental Engineering)
        • IET Best Students Project Award –I Prize (2016) and II Prize (2017)


        • Life Member (11972) – Indian Concrete Institute
        • Life Member (9060)- Indian Water Works Association
        • Member in Society of Women Engineers

        Other Responsibilities

        • Coordinator for “National Level School Competition- Young Genius” conducted on 24.10.2018 at B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology.
        • Coordinator for  “International Workshop on Smart and Sustainable Green Infrastructure” conducted  on  04.2019 & 04.04.2019 at B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology