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Development and evaluation of a successful method to embed sustainable development goals in engineering curriculum (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Bakthavatchaalam, V., Fogg-rogers, L., & Gough, G. (2022, May). Development and evaluation of a successful method to embed sustainable development goals in engineering curriculum. Paper presented at UNU-FLORES: Dresden Conference, Dresden

Bakthavatchaalam, V.P., Fogg-Rogers, L. and Gough, G. 'Development and evaluation of a successful method to embed Sustainable Development Goals in engineering curriculum', Nexus Conference, 24/05/2022: United Nations University - FLORES.

Acceleration of circular economy in EU's automotive industry (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Del Angel Hernandez, M., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022, May). Acceleration of circular economy in EU's automotive industry. Paper presented at United Nations University: Nexus Conference, Dresden

Background: The world is facing an environmental crisis driven by unsustainable industrial practices, with the automotive industries reported as being one of the main contributors, thus requiring a radical shift on the way they perform business-as-u... Read More about Acceleration of circular economy in EU's automotive industry.

Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites (2022)
Presentation / Conference
ElHawary, O., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2022, May). Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites. Poster presented at United Nations University: Nexus Conference, Dresden/Online

SDGs addressed: 9, 11, 12, 14 and 15. Introduction: The severe increase in the pollution caused by the discarded face masks during COVID-19 cannot be overstated. This research provides an innovative engineering solution to this issue by recycling p... Read More about Recycling face masks for manufacturing FlaxPP eco-composites.

Smart municipal governance system using confluence of technologies in a developing country scenario (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Shivashankar, K., & Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2021). Smart municipal governance system using confluence of technologies in a developing country scenario. In ICEGOV 2021 Proceedings (535-537). https://doi.org/10.1145/3494193.3494277

Smart Municipal governance system focuses on the development of urban sustainability, infrastructure, economic improvement and providing better service for their citizens. This paper details the ongoing research on developing a model that brings toge... Read More about Smart municipal governance system using confluence of technologies in a developing country scenario.

Educating engineers to contribute to a regional goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L., Richardson, D., Bakthavatchaalam, V., Yeomans, L., Algosaibi, N., Lamere, M., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2021, June). Educating engineers to contribute to a regional goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Paper presented at Le développement durable dans la formation et les activités d’ingénieur, Online, France

The environmental and health impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss are now apparent and yet cohesive policymaking to mitigate emissions is moving too slowly. The UK's target for carbon neutrality has been set for 2050, but this has been sup... Read More about Educating engineers to contribute to a regional goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Academic dishonesty and research productivity in a changing higher education environment. The case of India’s engineering institutions (2021)
Journal Article
Bakthavatchaalam, V., Miles, M., Machado-Taylor, M., & Sa, M. J. (2021). Academic dishonesty and research productivity in a changing higher education environment. The case of India’s engineering institutions. Educational Studies Moscow, 2021(2), 126-151. https://doi.org/10.17323/1814-9545-2021-2-126-151

The Indian academic system is in a period of rapid transition, evidenced by the increasing number of higher education institutions, students and academics. However, very few studies have explored academics’ research productivity and the various facto... Read More about Academic dishonesty and research productivity in a changing higher education environment. The case of India’s engineering institutions.

Are female academics more research resilient? Evidence from South India’s engineering institutions (2020)
Book Chapter
Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2020). Are female academics more research resilient? Evidence from South India’s engineering institutions. In STEM Education for Girls and Women. Breaking barriers and exploring gender inequality in Asia (148-188). Paris and Bangkok: UNESCO

This study explores the various factors that influence female academics to be able to conduct research and publish in a developing country scenario, specifically India. This ongoing study focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4: Quality Educa... Read More about Are female academics more research resilient? Evidence from South India’s engineering institutions.

Motivation to conduct research in a rapidly evolving academic environment: A study of Coimbatore’s Engineering Institutions (2019)
Thesis
Bakthavatchaalam, V. Motivation to conduct research in a rapidly evolving academic environment: A study of Coimbatore’s Engineering Institutions. (Thesis). University of Plymouth. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6550387

The Indian academic system is in a period of rapid transition evidenced by the increasing number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), students and academics. However, very few studies have explored the Research Productivity (RP) of the academics... Read More about Motivation to conduct research in a rapidly evolving academic environment: A study of Coimbatore’s Engineering Institutions.

Gender and research productivity of academics in South India's HEIs (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2019). Gender and research productivity of academics in South India's HEIs. In P. Paolini, M. Paolini, & S. Arduini (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Gender Research ICGR 2019 (685-692)

Conducting and publishing research is a very important aspect of any Higher Education System. In India, despite the rapid increase in the number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), students and staff, very few studies have been conducted investi... Read More about Gender and research productivity of academics in South India's HEIs.

Enhancing the learning process of people with special needs using wearables and Artificial Intelligence (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2019, March). Enhancing the learning process of people with special needs using wearables and Artificial Intelligence. Paper presented at UNESCO: Mobile Learning Week 2019, Paris, France

Wearables are widely used in monitoring various physical activities and biological signals of an individual to improve their current lifestyle. This research proposes a novel way to enhance the learning of individuals with special needs, by collectin... Read More about Enhancing the learning process of people with special needs using wearables and Artificial Intelligence.

Enhancing sustainable development goals and empathy through digital education: A pilot cross national study between India and the UK (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bakthavatchaalam, V. (2018, November). Enhancing sustainable development goals and empathy through digital education: A pilot cross national study between India and the UK. Poster presented at UNESCO: Transforming Education Conference for Humanity, Vizag, India

This e-poster builds on our last year’s research (Bakthavatchaalam et al., 2017) on the effectiveness of digital education in enhancing the subject knowledge and SDGs in engineering Higher Education (HE) learners. In this study, expand our study by c... Read More about Enhancing sustainable development goals and empathy through digital education: A pilot cross national study between India and the UK.