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Dr. Vangala Sunitha

Dr. Vangala Sunitha

M.sc., M.Sc Tech., Ph.D
Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, Miami University, Oxford, USA
Department of Geology
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D. (2004) – Department of Applied Geochemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

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Post Doctoral Experience
Raman Post doctoral Fellow: 2016-2017, Dept of Geology, Environmental Earth Sciences, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio USA: Dr.Mark P.Krekeler
Research on Phospahte sorption on Kyanite aluminium rich minerals Urban pollution studies Gary Indiana, USA.
Research specializations: Environmental geochemistry, Hydrogeology, Remote Sensing, GIS
• Professor, Department of Geology Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2022 to Till date.
• Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2019 – 26.06.2022.
• Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: 27.06.2007 – 26.06.2019.

Administrative Experience

• Member, Board of Studies, Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University.
• Coordinator, College Development Council, Yogi Vemana University since 2020.
• NSS Programme officer Unit V YVU | 2019 to till date.
• Member, Directorate of Admissions YVU | 2016 to 2018.
• Member, Board of Studies, Govt. College for Men, Kadapa. | 2018-2020.
• Member Grievance Cell, YVU since 2020.
• Coordinator E class Room, YVU | 2018-2022.
• Coordinator, Dept. of Geology, YVU | 7.8.2014 to 27.08.2016.
• Warden Women’s Hostel, YVU Kadapa | 2012 to 2016.

Research Projects: 04

1. Bioremediation of heavy metals through geomicrobes from soil and groundwater: A case study around Thummalapalli uranium mining area, Kadapa, A.P. SPG 1202L1003587 Department of Science & Technology, SERB, New Delhi 2022-2025 | Rs. 29.70 lakhs.
2. Phosphate sorption on Kyanite and or other aluminum rich minerals. UGC Raman Post doctoral fellowship (F. No. 5/50/2016(IC) (SR), Dated: 10.02.2016). 2015-2016 (plan). UGC, New Delhi, India.Rs.25,17,752/-|2016-17.
3. Geochemistry and health impact of fluoride in Ground water in parts of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh. D.O.No.SR/FTP/ES 50/2007 | Rs. 12,00,000/- | 2008-2011.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• J. Abdulla Khan, Inspire Fellow-DST, New Delhi Lineament analysis for Natural Resources Management in parts of Papaghni sub basin using Remote Sensing Techniques, March, 2016.
• B.Muralidhara Reddy, Project Assistant-DST, New Delhi Geochemistry and health impact of fluoride in Groundwater in parts of Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, April, 2016.
• B.Suvarna, Hydrogeochemistry and evaluation of Groundwater Quality in and around Yerraguntla mandal, Y.S.R District, A.P. using GIS techniques, July, 2021.
• Y.Sudharsan Reddy, Evaluation of Groundwater Quality and its Health implication around inactive mine areas Southwestern part of Cuddapah Basin using Geographical Information System (GIS) Techniques, September,2022.

Ph.D Pursuing


Achievements / Awards : 10

• Distinguished Woman Educator & Scholar Award 2023, NFED Coimbatore.
• Andhra Pradesh Best State Teacher Award, 2022.
• Senior Educator Award, 2021on September, 5, 2021, NFED Coimbatore.
• Andhra Pradesh State Scientist Award 2020.
• Associate Fellow, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, Amaravathi in 2018.
• Outstanding Geochemist from Venus International Research Award Chennai, 2019.
Raman Post doctoral fellowship U.S.A for the year 2016-17. UGC, New Delhi, India.
• Young Scientist: Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2007.
• Principal Investigator in the DST Research Project 2007.
• CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) UGC-NET Eligibility for Lectureship, 2000.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 90

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 10
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 10
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 05
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 89
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life Member, Geological Society of India GSI Membership No: F 3517.
• Life member in National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development, Coimbatore India, LM/NFED/116/09/2021.
• Life member in National Environmental Science academy ( NESA) Membership No: 2017.
• Life Member: Indian Women Scientists Association IWSAH-20-004 since 2021.
• Member: The Asia Society of Researcher: R 2190 93281.
• Member- South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE) Membership No: 20201214001.
• Member in International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), UK.
• Life fellow of the Third world organization for women in science and technology (TWOWS) .
• Fellow - Indian Society of Applied Geochemists (ISAG).
• Life Member - Association of Environmental Geochemists (AEG) .
• Life Member - International Association of Engineers (IAENG) Membership No: 220037.
• Member in Indian Geological Congress (IGC).
• Fellow - Society of Earth Scientists.
• Life Member - Journal of Indian Geophysical Union (JIGU) .
• Member: International Geosciences Education Organization (IGEO) .

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• Elsevier Journal, Sustainable Water Resources Management.
• Springer Journal, Energy, Ecology and Environment.
• Springer Journal environmental science and Pollution Research.
• Willey Group Water and Environment Journal.
• International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE).
• International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (IJEST) .
• The Journal of Indian Geophysical Union (JIGU).

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication: 02

• Environmental Geochemistry
• Hydro-geochemistry and Groundwater Pollution
• Hydrogeology
• Remote Sensing, GIS.

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What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja