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About Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar

Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar, PhD. is an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Science and Technology in the College of Science and Technology at Texas Southern University. His research involves the use of remote sensing and GIS to identify and quantify the physical and chemical changes in the watershed drainage basins as a result of point and non-point source pollutants, to monitor the invasive plant species and to map evapotranspiration losses along the agricultural and riparian regions. He developed several satellite models to monitor the soil and water quality, contaminant fate, environmental disasters, invasive plant species and evapotranspiration. Dr. Bhaskar’s research interests include the application of remote sensing and geospatial techniques for environmental planning and management, landscape ecology, human and environmental health monitoring and economic development. Dr. Bhaskar also published extensively on the use of green plants to clean up metal contaminated soils and developing a remote sensing methodology for continuous surveillance of the vegetation growing on these toxic metal contaminated sites. He has published several reviewed research articles, book chapters and made numerous contributions at international and national conferences and meetings. Dr. Bhaskar’s remarkable achievements have brought him several academic awards and honors, at international, national and university levels.


Present Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University

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Maruthi Sridhar Balaji Bhaskar, Ph.D.
Director of Environmental Toxicology Program
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Texas Southern University,
303C New Science Center | 3100 Cleburne Street | Houston, Texas 77004
713-313-1388 (Office)