Sekar Raju


Qualifications

Ph.D.   University of Madras,  India,  2000

Certificate   University of Liverpool,  UK,  Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education,  2015

M.Phil.   University of Madras,  India,  1994

M.Sc.   University of Madras,  India,  1993


Experience

Examinations Officer

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (October, 2010 - Present), Suzhou, China-PRC.

Visiting Professor, College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University (2012 - 2013), Beijing, China-PRC.

Visiting Researcher, Chemical & Biological Engg., The University of Sheffield (2010 - 2013), Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow, The University of Sheffield (August, 2008 - July, 2010), Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Postdoctoral Research Associate/Adjunct Faculty, Florida International University (November, 2004 - July, 2008), Florida, United States of America.

Research Scientist, Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (January, 2002 - November, 2004), Unknown, Germany.

DAAD Fellow, Aquatic Microbiology, University of Duisburg-Essen (October, 2000 - December, 2001), Duisburg-Essen, Germany.


Professional Service Activities 

Board Member: PRJ Editorial Review Board

2010:  Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT), Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society, India. (National).


Reviewer - Article / Manuscript

2013:  Current Microbiology; Environmental Technology; Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces; Applied Ecology and Environmental Science; Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (International).  


2012:  Environmental Technology; Chemosphere; Ocean Science and Engineering; Science of the Total Environment; Journal of Threatened Taxa; Ecological Engineering; Achieves of Agronomy and Soil Science. (International).


2011:  International Journal of Oceanography; Journal of Basic Microbiology; Journal of Arid Environments; Limnology; Water Research; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Ecology. (International).


Reviewer - Grant Proposal Related to Expertise

2009:  National Science Foundation (NSF, USA) – OCE Major Research Instrumentation (International).


External Examiner for PhD Theses

2013:  Annamalai University (2012), Dr MGR Educational Research Institute/University (2011), and Bharathiyar University (2008). (International).


Professional Service Activities 

Board Member: PRJ Editorial Review Board

2010:  Journal of Threatened Taxa (JoTT), Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society, India. (National).


Reviewer - Article / Manuscript

2013:  Current Microbiology; Environmental Technology; Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces; Applied Ecology and Environmental Science; Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (International).  


2012:  Environmental Technology; Chemosphere; Ocean Science and Engineering; Science of the Total Environment; Journal of Threatened Taxa; Ecological Engineering; Achieves of Agronomy and Soil Science. (International).


2011:  International Journal of Oceanography; Journal of Basic Microbiology; Journal of Arid Environments; Limnology; Water Research; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Microbial Ecology. (International).


Reviewer - Grant Proposal Related to Expertise

2009:  National Science Foundation (NSF, USA) – OCE Major Research Instrumentation (International).


External Examiner for PhD Theses

2013:  Annamalai University (2012), Dr MGR Educational Research Institute/University (2011), and Bharathiyar University (2008). (International).


Professional Memberships 

Royal Society of Biology (RSB), 2015 - Current

The Higher Education Academy (HEA), 2015 - Current

International Water Association (IWA), 2012 - Current

American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 2006 - Current


Honors and Awards 

2012:  Visiting Professor, Beijing Normal University, China.  2012-Present

2010:  Visiting Researcher, University of Sheffield, UK.  2013-2013

2010:  University Recognized Teacher, University of Liverpool, UK.  2010-Present

2008:  Appointment as a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow, University of Sheffield (UK).  August 2008 – July 2010.

2002:  Award of Max-Planck Postdoctoral fellowship, Max-Planck Society (Germany).  Dec. 2002-Nov. 2004.

2000:  Award of DAAD (Germany) Fellowship, Oct. 2000-Sep. 2002, DAAD.