Dr. Paramasivam 'Param' Sivapatham

Dr. Paramasivam 'Param' Sivapatham

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Engineering Technology
Discipline: Environmental Science
Office: Hubert B Rm. 222
Phone: 912.358.4290
Fax: 912.358.4793
Email: siva@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Paramasivam received his BSc degree in Agriculture having Soil Science as major field of study from University of Perdeniya, Sri Lanka. Following the completion of BSc degree he served as an Instructor in the Department of Agricultural Chemistry (Soil Science) and continued his MS Dgree (Soil Science) at the PostGraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Subsequently, he joined an Agricultural Consulting Company as Research Officer-In Charge and served for 3 years in Sri Lanka. In 1989, Dr. Paramasivam got admitted to graduate school at Louisiana State University for his doctoral degree through “World Hunger Scholarship Program” in Agronomy and conducted dissertation research which mainly focused on Dynamics of Clay Fixed Ammonium in three different angles covering Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility and Soil Microbiology areas. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, Dr. Paramasivam assumed postdoctoral assignment at the Citrus Research and Education Center of the University of Florida, and focused his research studies on Citrus Nutrition, and Groundwater Quality issues. Subsequently, Dr. Paramasivam joined Savannah State University in July 2000, and focused his research on surface water quality, waste management, and gaseous emission studies while teaching major courses in Environmental Science discipline along with Integrated Science, Physical Geology, and Senior Research. During his career, he has published over 15 book chapters, 60 research papers in refereed journals of repute, 45 proceeding papers, and made over 75 conference presentations along with 7 invited presentations at national and international arena. Dr. Paramasivam is also serving as an invited reviewer for several scientific journals in the field of Soil and Environmental Sciences and also for College Level Text Books on Integrated Science by McGraw-Hill and John Wiley Publishers .

Research Interests

Nitrogen Dynamics, Trace Metal Chemistry, Waste Management, Groudwater Quality, Emission of various gases (including greenhouse gases) from soils amended with organic and inorganic fertilizer materials.

Education

Associates – Other, Computer Information System - Polk Community College
PhD, Agronomy - Louisiana State University
MS, Agriculture (Soil Science) - University of Peradeniya
BS, Agriculture (Soil Science) - University of Peradeniya

Awards & Honors

Name: Undergraduate Faculty Advisor
Organization: Society of Toxicology
Date: 3/1/2008
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award presented by the Committee of Diversity Initiative for the Undergraduate Education Program of the International Society of Toxicology during the 47th Annual Conference held on March 2008 in Seattle, Washington, USA

Name: Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Organization: Educational Communication Scholarship Foundation, Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Date: 5/1/2007
Who's Who Among America's Teachers Recognition was presented in May 2007 by the Educational Communication Scholarship Foundation of the Who's Who Among America's Teachers in the Honour of Our Nation's Most Respected Teachers

Name: Certificate of Excellence - Leadership in Research
Organization: Savannah State University
Date: 8/7/2006
Certficate of Excellence was presented on August 07, 2006 by the President of Savannah State University following recommendation by the Dean of College of Science of Technology and the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah State University for my Outstanding Leadership role in the area of Research

Name: Leadership Role in Environmental Science Laboratory Tour
Organization: Savannah State University
Date: 8/26/2005
Appreciation from the Vice President for Academic Affairs (at SSU) for my "Leadership" role during the Environmental Science Laboratory Tour Presentation to Hon United States Congressman Jack Kingston (Georgia) along with President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Savannah State University

Name: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to SSU in Student Engagement
Organization: Savannah State University
Date: 8/8/2003
Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service to Savannah State University in Student Engagement was presented by the President of Savannah State University upon the recommendation from the Dean of College of Science and Technolgy and the Vice President for Academic Affairs

Publications

Title: ChemicalFractionation of Cu, Zn, Cd, Cr, and Pb in Sewage Sludge Amended Soils at the End of Sorghum-sudan Grass Growth.
Publication Date: 9/26/2014
Publisher: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A
Volume: 49
Issue: 11
Page Number: 1304-1315
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Paramasivam Sivapatham, Jon M Lettimore, Ashok K Alva, Kenneth S Sajwan, Kuppuswamy Jayaraman, Legia M Harper,

Title: Evaluation of wastewater treatment by-products as soil amendment: Growth of sorghum-sudan grass and trace elements concentrations
Publication Date: 9/15/2012
Publisher: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A
Volume: 47
Issue: 11
Page Number: 1678-1686
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Paramasivam Sivapatham, Mariel C Potts, Jeffrey A Delise, Kenneth S Sajwan, Ashok K Alva, Kuppuswamy Jayaraman, Paromita Chakraborty,

Title: Effects of water treatment residuals and coal combustion byproduct amendments on properties of a sandy soil and impact on crop production.
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Publisher: Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science
Volume: 155
Page Number: 121-129
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Ashok K Alva, Kenneth S Sajwan, Paramasivam Sivapatham,

Title: Evaluation of poultry litter amendment to agricultural soils: Leaching losses and partitioning of trace elements in collard greens.
Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Publisher: Water Air and Soil Pollution Journal
Volume: 202
Issue: 1-4
Page Number: 229-243
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Paramasivam Sivapatham, Karen A Richards, Ashok K Alva, Asha M Richards, Kenneth S Sajwan, Kuppuswamy Jayaraman, Julius Afolabi,

Title: Ammonia volatilization loss from surface applied livestock manure: Effect of soil type, and manure source.
Publication Date: 3/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B
Volume: 44
Issue: 3
Page Number: 317-324
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Paramasivam Sivapatham, Kuppuswamy Jayaraman, Takela C Wilson, Ashok K Alva, Luma Kelson, Leandra B Jones,

Title: Biomass and nutrient concentration of sweet corn roots and shoots under organic amendment application
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B
Volume: 44
Issue: 7
Page Number: 742-754
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Amjad A Ahmad,

Title: Citrus Fertigation and Chemigation
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Tree and Forestry Science and Biotechnology
Page Number: 22-29
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Authors: Aliy Fares, Farhat A J, Deb S J, Paramasivam Sivapatham,

Title: Evaluation of emission of greenhouse gases from soils amended with sewage sludge
Publication Date: 2/1/2008
Publisher: Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
Page Number: 178-185
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Paramasivam Sivapatham, Gamola Z Fortenberry, Julius Afolabi, Kenneth S Sajwan, Ashok K Alva,

Title: Elemental status in sediments and American oyster collected from Savannah marsh/estuarine ecosystem: A Preliminary Assessment.
Publication Date: 2/1/2008
Publisher: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume: 54
Issue: 2
Page Number: 245-258
Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Authors: Kenneth S Sajwan, Senthilkumar S Kurunthachalam, Paramasivam Sivapatham, Sanya S Compton, Joseph Powell Richardson,

Title: Ammonium, Ammonia, and Urea Reactions in Soils
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Agronomy Monograph 49
Issue: 3rd Edition
Page Number: 101-156
Type: Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-Revised
Authors: David E Kissel, Miguel L Cabrera, Paramasivam Sivapatham,