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Dr. Marina Aloysius
Dept. of Physics
Designation Assistant Professor
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Institutional email ID marinaaloysius@gmail.com
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Area of specialisation Atmospheric Science
Date of joining the college 23 March 2011
Academic qualification

MSc, PhD

Work Experience

Years

Designation

Institute

2004- 2007

Junior Research Fellow

Space Physics Laboratory,

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

2007 – 2009

Senior Research Fellow

2010 -2011

Research Associate

Current or previous Positions/Responsibilities (outside the college)
  • Pastoral Council Member of Archdiocese of Changanacherry from 2019 onwards
Current Positions/Responsibilities (in the college)
  • Head of the Department of Physics
  • Director, Research Centre of Physics
  • IQAC Member
  • College Level UGC Committee Member
Awards and Achievements
  • ISRO-JRF in 2004 for doing PhD in Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram during 2004- 2009.
  • Best Paper Award in Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA), On emerging trends in Aerosols: technology and Applications, NPL, New Delhi, November 14-16, 2007.
  • Research Award for the best researcher among the faculty from Research Assessment Council, Assumption College
Projects - Completed projects

Project

Funding Agency

Duration

Status

Fund Received

ISRO-RESPOND Major Project

Funded by ISRO

2016 - 2020

Completed

Rs. 18,44,424/-

Courses attended (Orientation, Refresher, FDP, etc.)

Course/Summer school

Name of Institution & Place

Duration

Sponsoring Agency

Orientation Programme

UGC Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kerala

27 June  -  24 July 2014

UGC

Refresher Course in  Environmental Sciences

UGC Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kerala

9 January -  29 January,  2018

UGC

Multidisciplinary Refresher Course in Education and Teaching Methods

UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Kariavattom,

04 March  – 17 March, 2020

UGC

Two Week MOOC Course on ‘Online Learning and Content Development’

Online

18 April – 2 May, 2020

FLAIR Kerala, Directorate of Collegiate Education

MOOC Course on ‘Learning Physics through simple Experiments’ 

Online

2 April – 10 June, 2020

IIT, Kanpur

Resource person for seminars and workshops/Invited Lectures
  • Inaugurated the  ‘Science Exhibition’ at Christ Central School Thiruvalla on November 20, 2014
  • Inaugurated the ‘Physics Association 2020-21’ of St Aloysius College, Edathua and gave an Invited lecture on ‘Satellite Remote Sensing’ on 28 September 2020
Paper presentation in Seminars
  • Reethu Jayaprakash E, Marina Aloysius and Mannil Mohan, Direct Observational Evidence for Aerosol Induced Atmospheric Heating over the Arabian Sea during the Pre-monsoon Season, National Space Science Symposium, Pune, 29-31 January 2019.
  • Reethu Jayaprakash, Marina Aloysius and Mannil Mohan, Direct Observational Evidence of Aerosol Induced Atmospheric Warming over Arabian Sea, International Symposium & Lecture Serieson Atmospheric Pollution, Science, Technology, Innovation & Complaince, NIT Calicut, 7- 11 August 2018.
  • Reethu Jayaprakash E, Marina Aloysius and Mannil Mohan, Direct Observational Evidence of Aerosol Induced Atmospheric Warming over Arabian Sea-A case study, Recent Innovations in Atmospheric Science and Space Weather Monitoring, National seminar conducted by Post Graduate department of Physics, NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry, 19- 20 July 2018.
  • Marina Aloysius and Aleena Joseph A climatological study on Spatial and Temporal variation of Aerosol Optical Depth over Indian Subcontinent, National Seminar on Recent Innovations in Atmospheric Science and space weather monitoring, NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry, 19 u2013 20 July, 2018.
  • Reethu Jayaprakash, Marina Aloysius and Mannil Mohan, Investigation on the effect of aerosol high over the South Eastern Arabian Sea during the pre- monsoon season, INTROMET 2017, SAC, Ahmedabad, November 7-9, 2017.
  • Marina Aloysius, S.S. Prijith and M. Mohan, “Investigation of aerosol high over South East Arabian Sea on the temperature profile over the region”, National Space Science Symposium -(NSSS-2016), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum, February 9-12, 2016.
  • Marina Aloysius and Amritha V, A comparative study of AOD derived from MODIS and MISR over the Arabian Sea, National Seminar on Advances in Space Science and Space Missions (NSSSM-2015), NSS Hindu College, Changanacherry, March 11-13, 2015.
  • Marina Aloysius and Mannil Mohan, “A Study on AOD high over the South- Eastern Arabian Sea during Pre-Monsoon period”, National Seminar on Advances in Geophysics, Space and Atmospheric Research(AGSAR-2014), March 13 -14, 2014.
  • Prijith, S.S., S. K. Nair, M. Aloysius, M. Mohan and K. Parameswaran, “Aerosol Generation and Transport over the Oceans around India: A Study with OCANSAT-2”,Oceansat 2 International AO Science Meet, Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad, March 23-25, 2011.
  • Prijith, S.S., M. Aloysius and M. Mohan, N. Beegum and K. Krishnamoorthy, “Role of circulation parameters on aerosol transport over the Bay of Bengal during ICARB Winter”, National Conference on Advances in Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Weather prediction and Climate change, March 10-11, 2011,Thirupathy
  • Prijith, S.S., Marina Aloysius and M. Mohan, N. Beegum and K. Krishnamoorthy, “Role of circulation parameters on aerosol transport over the Bay of Bengal during ICARB Winter”, National Conference on Advances in Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Weather prediction and Climate change, March 10-11, 2011,Thirupathy
  • Prijith S.S., Sijikumar S, Marina Aloysius and M. Mohan, “Inter annual variation of aerosol transport over the Arabian Sea during pre monsoon season”, 7th Annual General Meeting, Asia Oceanic Geosciences (AOGS-2010), July 5-9, 2010, Hyderabad
  • Prijith, S.S., Marina Aloysius and M. Mohan, “Transport of aerosols over the Bay of Bengal during Winter-ICARB”, 7th Annual General Meeting, (AOGS-2010), Hyderabad, July 5-9, 2010
  • Marina Aloysius, S.S. Prijith and M. Mohan, “Physical mechanism behind an aerosol cluster event over the Bay of Bengal during ICARB”, Conference of Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA-2010), Bose Institute, Darjeeling, March 24-26, 2010
  • Marina Aloysius, S. Sijikumar, S.S. Prijith, M. Mohan, “Transport dynamics of Aerosol cluster over the Arabian Sea along the west coast of peninsular India during the pre-monsoon season”, 16th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2010), Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Feb 24-27, 2010
  • Prijith S.S., Marina Aloysius and M. Mohan, “Mechanism of Aerosol Transport over the Bay of Bengal during ICARB Winter”, 16th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2010), Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Feb 24-27, 2010
  • Mohan, M., S.S. Prijith and Marina Aloysius, “Inter annual variability of Aerosol Transport across the boundaries of the Arabian Sea”, 16th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2010), Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Feb 24-27, 2010.
  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan, M, V.S. Nair, P.A. Denny, K. K. Moorthy, P.K Kunhikrishnan, and K. Parameswaran, “Role of atmospheric circulation parameters in the transport features of aerosols over Arabian Sea during ICARB”, National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), Radio Astronomy Centre, Ooty, February 26-29, 2008.
  • Mohan, M., Marina Aloysius, and K. Parameswaran, “Aerosol generation sources over the Ganga basin during ISRO-GBP land campaign- II”, National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), Radio Astronomy Centre, Ooty, February 26-29, 2008.
  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan, K. Parameswaran and K.K. Moorthy, “Generation, transport and distribution features of aerosols over Bay of Bengal during ICARB”, Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA), On emerging trends in Aerosols: technology and Applications, NPL, New Delhi, November 14-16, 2007. (Received Best Paper Award) (Poster)
  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan, S.S. Babu, and K. Parameswaran, “Comparison of MODIS with ship-borne aerosol measurements and investigation of aerosol transport over the Arabian Sea during ARMEX-II”, International symposium on Aerosol-chemistry-climate interactions (ACCLINT), PRL, Ahmedabad, November 20-22, 2007.
Publications
  • S.S. Prijith, Marina Aloysius, Mannil Mohan and P.V.N. Rao, “Elevated aerosols and role of circulation parameters in aerosol vertical distribution”, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, 137, 36-43 (2016) (10.1016/j.jastp.2015.11.014)
  • S.S. Prijith, Marina Aloysius, Mannil Mohan, “Relationship between wind speed and sea salt aerosol production: A new approach”, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, 108, 34-40 (2014) (DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2013.12.009)
  • S.S. Prijith, Marina Aloysius, Mannil Mohan,”Global aerosol source/sink map”, Atmospheric Environment, 80, 533″ 539 (2013) (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.08.038)
  • S. S. Prijith, Marina Aloysius, Mannil Mohan, Naseema Beegum, K. Krishna Moorthy,” Role of circulation parameters in long range aerosol transport: Evidence from Winter-ICARB”, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, 77, 144-151 (2012) (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2011.12.008)
  • D. Bala Subrahamanyam, T. J. Anurose, M. Mohan, M. Santosh, N. V. P. Kiran Kumar, S. Sijikumar, S. S. Prijith and Marina Aloysius , “Atmospheric Surface-Layer Response to the Annular Solar Eclipse of 15 January 2010 over Thiruvananthapuram, India”, Boundary Layer Meteorology, DOI: 10.1007/s10546-011-9627-z, 1- 8 (2011) (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10546-011-9627-z)
  • Marina Aloysius, S. Sijikumar, S. S. Prijith, M. Mohan and K. Parameswaran, “Role of dynamics in the advection of aerosols over the Arabian Sea along the west coast of peninsular India during pre-monsoon season: A case study based on satellite data and regional climate model”, Journal of Earth System Science, 120, No.2, 269-279 (2011) (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-011-0051-z
  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan, S.S. Babu, K. Parameswaran, and K.K. Moorthy,” Validation of MODIS derived aerosol optical depth and an investigation on aerosol transport over the South East Arabian Sea during ARMEX-II”, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 2285-2276 (2009) (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-011-0051-z)
  • D.P. Alappattu, P.K. Kunhikrishnan, Marina Aloysius and M. Mohan, “A case study of atmospheric boundary layer features during winter over a tropical inland station – Kharagpur (22.32 N, 87.32 E)”, Journal of Earth System Science, 118, No. 4, 281-293 (2009) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12040-009-0028-3)
  • P.R. Nair, S.K. George, K. Parameswaran, Marina Aloysius, D.P. Alappattu, M. Mohan, and P.K. Kunhikrishnan,”Short term changes in the aerosol characteristics at Kharagpur (22 19 N, 87 19 E) during winter”, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, 71, 1771-1783(2009) (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2009.06.010)
  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan, K. Parameswaran, S.K. George, and P.R. Nair),”Aerosol transport over the Gangetic basin during ISRO-GBP Land Campaign-II”, Annales Geophysicae, 26, 431- 440 (2008) (https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-26-431-2008, 2008)
  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan, S.S. Babu, V.S. Nair, K. Parameswaran, and K.K. Moorthy, “Influence of circulation parameters on the AOD variations over the Bay of Bengal during ICARB”, Journal of Earth System Science, 117, S1, 353-360 (2008) (https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-008-0038-6)

 Conference Proceedings

  • Marina Aloysius, M. Mohan and  K. Parameswaran, “Aerosol Optical Depth modulations by lower tropospheric meteorogical fields”, Proceeding of SPIE, 6408, (doi:10.1117/12.694082).

Other Publications:

  • Article titled ‘Coriolis Force:An Interesting Artifact’ in Science Way Magazine (C/O Science Education Trust, Archdiocese of Changanacherry)
Seminars and workshops organized
  • Organisation Committee Member, 2011, Methodology of Science Workshop
  • Joint Coordinator, 2012, INSPIRE Science Camp
  • Coordinator, 2017, National Workshop on ‘Atomic Energy Awareness’ sponsored by  the Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists – Southern regional Chapter
  • Coordinator, 2016, Workshop on ‘Physics through Experiments-Physics in Action’ sponsored by APT for the higher secondary students
  • Coordinator, 2016, Science Academies Lecture Workshop on Quantum Mechanics
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