Dr. RK. Usharani received her M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, PG Diploma in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu. Her specialization is in Environmental Microbiology & Engineering. She has qualified UGC-NET/JRF conducted by University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India. Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, PSG CAS, TN, India. She started her teaching career as a Lecturer in Microbiology, SNMV College, Bharathiar University and Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Kerala for about 3 yrs. She had research experience in DRDO-BU Centre for Life Sciences and Biotech, R&D Lab for about 6yrs. She was awarded fellowship from DRDO-Bharathiar University, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India and Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology. She is having her credit, 16 research papers published in Internationals journals with SCI/ISSBN and 25 papers presented in International and National Conferences of repute. She has received the best paper award from International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Process, 2010. She has also served as invited reviewer and editorial board member in various scientific Journals.
Dr. RK. Usharani research field was expertise on Bioremediation & Ozonation Technology, Biotreatment, Ozonation, AOP, Hybrid processes for the removal of xenobiotics from contaminated water and soil; Spectral studies include Structural elucidation, determination of intermediates & by-products of Organophosphates and prediction of pathways. Research studies in Microbial Biocatalyst and Biotransformation. Working in the Environmental Bioengineering field and solution made for xenobiotic removal from contaminated environment, Immobilization and Bioencapsulation techniques, also interest to work in the microbial gene sequencing for novo strains.