Namasivayam Chinnaiya received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in analytical chemistry from the University of Madras, Chennai, India. His main research interests are physical-chemical treatment processes, surface chemistry and thermodynamics, modeling of wastewater and water treatment processes, photocatalysis, and waste land reclamation. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate (1982–1984) at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has been honored as Visiting Scientist at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada (1985–1992); International Visitor on Environment by USIA, Washington, DC, USA (1996); Invitation Fellow by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) at the University of Tokyo, Japan (1999); Visiting Scientist by DAAD and Indian National Science Academy (INSA) and DFG (Germany) at the Karlsruhe Research Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany (2001-2002); Visiting Professor at four universities in Taiwan (2005); Visiting Scientist at Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2006-2007); and Visiting Professor at Teesside University, UK (2010). He has authored over 100 publications including journal articles with more than 4000 citations. Professor Chinnaiya is a Fellow of IUPAC, USA, since 2002, and Institution of Chemists, India, since 1995. He has been honored as a Member of the International Expert Panel nominated by the Academy of Finland (2007) to evaluate the scientific status of water research in Finland for the period 2002–2006.
Biography Updated on 30 April 2013