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Dr. VENGATESEN, Thiyagarajan (Rajan)

Dr. VENGATESEN, Thiyagarajan (Rajan)

School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc (India); PhD (India)


  • 2299 0601
  • 2559 9114
  • KBSB 2S03

Teaching Areas

  • Environmental Life Science
  • Oyster Aquaculture: Technology and Business
  • Inspiration from Nature: Science and Medicine
  • Climate Change
  • Marine Science
  • Environmental OMICS
  • Sustainable coastal management

Research Interests

  • Marine Science
  • Larval biology
  • Biofouling
  • Biomineralization
  • Environmental Proteomics
  • Ocean acidification
  • Oyster hatchery
  • Oyster aquaculture
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Current Research

  • Ocean acidification and climate change effects on biofouling and shellfish species
  • Molecular mechanisms of climate change impacts 
  • Biomineralization mechanisms
  • Inspiration from marine shells for biomaterials development 
  • Larval adaptation to climate change
  • Biofouling control

Research Team

Current:

1 Post-doc

5 PhDs

1 Technician

Past:

3 Post-doc

6 PhDs  

2 MPhils

Publications and News

  • SCI Journal Publications - Total 100 since 2000
  • H-index: 32 with 2,600 total citations