7th Euro-Global Summit on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute
Dr. Vysetti Balaram (DOB 1st June, 1951) received M.Sc. (1974) and Ph.D. degrees (1979) in Chemistry from the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Dr. Balaram is currently Emeritus Scientist (Former Head & Chief Scientist of Geochemistry Division) at the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad. His research areas include trace element geochemistry, environmental chemistry, spectroscopy, pharmaceutical sciences and reference materials. He is an expert of ICP-mass spectroscopy (quadrupole, magnetic sector & time-of-flight) and their applications in different areas of earth, environmental and pharmaceutical sciences. He has >275 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, with ~2000 citations (h-index 23 & i10-index 52) and guided 4 PhD students, few postdoctoral and hundreds of PG students from different universities across the country. He is also recipient of several prestigious national and international awards such as "National Geoscience Award" from Government of India, New Delhi, "S. Narayanaswamy Award" from Geological Society of India, Bangalore (for his contributions in economic geology); "Eminent Mass Spectrometrists Award" from Indian Society of Mass Spectrometry, Mumbai; "Mantripragada Gold Medal” from Indian Society of Applied Geochemists, Hyderabad and Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Science and Technology from ISAS-Kerala (for his contributions in mass spectrometry & analytical chemistry).