Dr.S. Suriyanarayanan. M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D is the Deputy Director Research of VMRF- Deemed to be University. Prior to this position, Dr. Suriyanarayanan served as Post doctoral fellow at University of Turin, Italy, Project coordinator, Faculty & Head (I/c) at the Department of Water and Health, JSS University, Mysuru, India. He also served as Science Officer for SCOPE Beijing Office, RCEES, Beijing, China from April 2015 – March 2017. He has research experiences in the areas of Environmental Monitoring, Radiation Ecology and Environmental Microbiology. He is a recipient of Young Scientist research grant award from SERB, DST, Government of India. He secured the prestigious award of visiting scientist fellowship of Chinese Academy of Sciences during the year 2016-2017.