Dr. Yogesh Popatrao Lolage

Dr. Yogesh Popatrao Lolage
Assistant Professor
School of Earth Sciences
S.R.T.M. University, Nanded – 431 606
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Personal & Academic Information:  
Date of Birth: 22-June-1986
  • B.Sc. (April 2007), University of Pune with Distinction (84.08 %)
  • M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (April 2009), University of Pune with “Outstanding” grade (CGPA 5.4 out of 6.0, University Rank II)
  • UGC-SET (2009
  • CBSE NET (2014)
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science (2017)
Specialization: Environmental Science
Teaching Experience: UG: 01
  PG: 11
Courses taught till date
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Energy Resource Management
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Disaster management
  • Computer Applications
  • Biostatistics
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Management
  • Current Environmental Issues
Summary of Academic Career

• I am working as a teacher, researcher and academic administrator in a professional career from last 11 years, after joining the School of Earth Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra, as an Assistant Professor in the School of Earth Sciences (July 06, 2010 to till date).
• I have worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Environmental Science, University of Pune, India during September 2009 to June 2010. As a research associate, I was engaged in the departmental research and teaching activities. I have worked on Environmental Impact Assessment Projects as a coordinator for Environmental Analysis.
• I have worked as a Senior Environmental Consultant at Yogiraja Industrial Consultants, Bopodi, Pune.
• I have also worked as visiting faculty in various institutes including 1) Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune (2009-10) 2) Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Pune (June to Sept 2009). 3) Department of Environmental Sciences, Ratnagiri Sub-Centre, University of Mumbai. 4) MIT College, Pune 5) Indian Institute of Coast and Management studies & Research (IndSearch) for Post graduate diploma in Environmental Management and MBA. 6) Tikaram Jagannath (TJ) etc.
• I am also working as, Paper setter, External examiner, Practical examiner in 1) SRTM University, Nanded, 2) University of Pune, 3) Solapur University, Solapur, 4) RTM University Nagpur, 5) Mumbai University, 6) Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad, 7) KBC North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, 8) Sant Gadgebaba University, Amravati 9) Shivaji University, Kolhapur for Environmental Sciences subject.
• I have carried out my doctoral research on the topic “Bioaccumulation studies on some selected heavy metals from Isapur Dam with special reference to its aquatic ecosystem.” During my doctoral work, I have performed several field surveys in the study area and laboratory analysis of water, sediment and plankton samples. I have research experience in the field of Environmental Science including water pollution, GIS and Remote Sensing and published 19 research articles in national and international peer reviewed journals.
• Presented my work in 05 International, 07 national and 04 state/local level conferences/seminars.
• Delivered lectures in Orientation and Refresher course organized by Academic Staff Colleges at Aurangabad and Amravati.
• Delivered a lecture in International conference on remote sensing & GIS applications in Natural Resource Management.
• I am a life member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Membership No. L25730 and Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, (NEERI, Nagpur).
• Consequently, In addition, throughout my academic carrier, I have delivered several guest lectures, public talks and worked as an expert/Judge in science competition at regional and state levels.
• Successfully completed 39 IIRS Outreach Satellite based distance learning programs organized by IIRS, Govt. of India.
• I was fortunate enough to have an association with Shri. Pramod Kumar, Senior Scientist, Water and Resource Management Division RRSSC, ISRO, Dehradun. Under his able guidance I worked on a project, “Identification of Prospective Hydropower sites in the Nandakini River Valley, Uttarakhand at Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre (RRSSC), Dehradun affiliated to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Dehradun during May 2008 - July 2008.

Thrust Areas of Research: Environmental Pollution studies, GIS and Remote Sensing, hydro geochemistry; Environmental education and disaster management
Research Publications:  SCOPUS : 02,    Web of Science : 02,    UGC : 06
Others  : 09
Citations: Google Scholar : 73
Paper Presentations:  28
h-index:    04
i-10 index:    02
Research Projects:   Ongoing : 01 (05 Lakhs)
“Bio-monitoring & Environmental studies of Siddheshwar Water Reservoir with reference to Plankton Productivity” sanctioned under RGSTC Scheme for financial support. The duration of the project (2018 to 2021) with cost 500000/- (Rupees five lakh only). (Co- Principle Investigator)
  Completed : 04 (9.3 Lakhs)
1) “Application of Geographical information system and Remote Sensing for Land use and Land cover mapping of Nanded Tehsil” Funded by B C U D, S R T M University, Nanded Sanctioned Amount is Rs 60,000/- (Principle Investigator)
2) “Environmental Education and Awareness Programmes in Educational Institutes in Nanded and Adjoining Area” funded by Extension Activities Scheme under the UGC XII Plan, Sanctioned Amount Rs 3,70,000/- (Principle Investigator)
3) “Development of Alternative Approach towards the Disaster Mitigation in Society” funded by Extension Activities Scheme under the UGC XII Plan, Sanctioned Amount Rs 4, 00,000/- (Co-Principle Investigator).
4) “Evaluation of Ground Water Suitability for Domestic, Agricultural Purpose with Probable Health Concern from Palam Tehsil Using WQI and GIS’’ Sanctioned Amount Rs 1,00,000/- (Principle Investigator)
  Total Outlay : 14.30 Lakhs
Selected Publications

1) Freshwater Selenium Evaluation and Studies by Spectrophotometer of Isapur Water Reservoir Maharashtra India. Lolage Yogesh Popatrao and Bhosle Arjun Bapurao. International Journal of Pure and Applied Bioscience. 5(3): 85-91 (2017) ISSN: 2320 – 7051.
2) Applications of GIS techniques for Mor-phometric analysis of Nanded Tehsil, Avhad Balaji, Lolage Yogesh & Tamboli P R, International Journal of Remote Sensing & Geoscience (IJRSG) Volume 3, Issue 5, Sept 2014, (ISSN: 2319-3484)
3) Hydrochemical Characterisation and Groundwater Suitability for Drinking and Irrigation uses in Semiarid Region of Nashik, Maharashtra, India. Vasant Madhav Wagh, Dipak Panaskar, Manesh Aamalawar and Yogesh P. Lolage. Hydrospatial Analysis, 2(1), 43-60, 2018.
DOI. http://dx.doi.org/10.21523/gcj3.18020104.

Resource Person:  
Invited Talks:  International : 2
  National        : 7
  State Level    : 10       University Level  : 10
Guest Lectures:  54
Chaired Sessions:  8
Extension/Outreach Activities:
  • I am regularly organizing Nirmalya collection, management and public awareness programs in association with local colleges and NWCMC during Ganeshotsav from last 10 years.
  • I have also organized Eco-friendly Ganesh Idol making programs with the students of School of Earth Sciences, SRTM university, Nanded since last six years
  • I have delivered various public talks (More than 40) addressing current environmental issues, scope and importance of Environmental Science subject and recent geographical technologies for the benefit of society.
  • I am also involved in organizing voter awareness programs, NSS activities including blood donation, cleanliness rallies etc.
  • I have worked as Mentor for students in Science competition and acted as Judge for science exhibitions and other competitions.
  • I am regularly organizing special program on the occasion of World ozone day to increase the awareness about the effects and control measures air pollution and Ozone depletion
    Worked with Maritime Coastal Cleaning Foundation in 2008 and 2009.
Positions Held:
  • Coordinator, Post graduate diploma in geo-informatics (PGDGI)
  • University NAAC Steering Committee Member
  • University Coordinator UGC 12th plan General Development Grant Scheme.
  • Member, Institutional NAAC Core Committee
  • School IQAC NAAC coordinator
  • School IQAC Alumni coordinator
  • Chairman M.Sc. II year Environmental Sciences (Affiliated Colleges of SRTMUN from 2019-2020)
  • School Coordinator : Training and Placement
  • School Coordinator – MOOCs/SWAYAM/NPTEL
  • Coordinator – NET/SET and Remedial Coaching
Honors /Awards received:

1) Received Students Performance Award 2019 from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) ISRO, Government of India for Outstanding performance in Live and Interactive Online Courses
2) Received Top Performing Mentor Award from Swayam/NPTEL, IIT Madras During July to Dec 2020
3) Awarded first prize for poster presentation at International conference on Recent trends in chemical and Environmental Science (RTCES-2016) on 12th & 13th February 2016 organised by Dept of chemistry, S. N. Arts, D. J. Malpani Commerce & B. N. Sarda Science college, Sangamner, Dist Ahmednagar
4) Awarded first prize for paper presentation entitled “Application of Geographical information system in identification of prospective hydropower sites in river valley in International conference on Recent trends in chemical and Environmental Science (RTCES-2016) on 12th & 13th February 2016 organised by Dept of chemistry, S. N. Arts, D. J. Malpani Commerce & B. N. Sarda Science college, Sangamner, Dist Ahmednagar

Programs organized/attended:   
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops organised:   24
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops attended:   40

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