Dr Srinivasan Pillay












Office Block:

Room F2-03-015

Block F

Environmental Sciences





+27 (0) 31 260 7317



 Current Teaching / courses

ENVS120 : Environmental Systems

ENVS210 : Biophysical Environments of southern Africa

ENVS741 : Coastal Geomorphology

Supervisor: Masters and PhD

Module Co-ordination




Biographical sketch

  • A sports loving person (especially soccer, cricket and rugby) but with several other interests.


Academic Profile

  • Currently serving as lecturer in Environmental Sciences. Previously, in a similar position at the University of the North (Qwaqwa Campus); and University of Zululand. Served as Acting HOD, Department of Geography, UDW.


Professional Activities

  • Journal reviewer for several international journals; and have served in various portfolios for the School of Environmental Sciences. Supervisor to masters and doctoral students.


Community Activities

  • Researcher and advisor for the Phoenix- Mt Moriah - Mt Royal Eco-Park


Research Interests / areas of specialty

  • Environmental geology and geochemistry of fluvial systems, wetlands, estuarine systems and coastal lakes; Material transport in aquatic systems.


Research Projects


Currently working on several projects:
  • Diatom Collaboration project with Mangosuthu University of Technology;
  • Geomorphological Processes of Mountainous regions (Himalayas and Drakensberg);
  • Coastal lakes of KwaZulu-Natal and
  • Material Transport in Aquatic Systems.


Academic Service  

Served in various portfolios
  • Executive Committee Member, SES.
  • Examinations Coordinator, SES
  • 2009    - 2011: Postgraduate Coordinator (Masters and PHD)




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