Dr. Ponselvi Jeevaragagam is a senior lecturer at School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She is currently attached to Department of Environmental and Water Engineering. She started her career at UTM in 1998 as assistant lecturer at Department of Hydraulics and Hydrology. She was appointed as a lecturer in April 2002 and senior lecturer in April 2011 at Information Technology Unit of Civil Engineering (ITUCE).

Dr. Ponselvi obtained her Diploma in Civil Engineering from UTM in 1994. She then obtained her BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from UTM in 1998 and received Dean’s awards for excellent results in the third year of the study. In 2002, she completed her MEng in Hydraulics and Hydrology from UTM. The research explored fuzzy logic based assessments in determining the potential damage risks of the river flow conditions and the scour depth at the bridge pier and abutment foundations. She obtained her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, Ontario, Canada in 2010. She developed the river runoff and flood flow forecasting hydrological models using artificial neural network (ANN) for the gauge and ungauged sites in the Upper Thames river basin, Ontario, Canada.

She is a member of International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Society of Engineering Education Malaysia (SEEM).

Dr. Ponselvi has worked on Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. She also teaches other courses related to computers and IT such as Computer Programming using MATLAB that replaced the Visual Basic since 2012, Engineering Drawing using AUTOCAD, and Civil Engineering Information Systems that utilizes Microsoft Access to create databases.

She has strong research interests in the field of hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, urban hydrology, flood modelling and prediction, river engineering, reservoir management, climate change impact on water resources, erosion and sediment transport and breakwater. She welcomes students who are motivated to join her in her quest to pursue academic and research excellence. If you are interested or have any queries, please feel free to contact her as below:

Dr. Ponselvi Jeevaragagam
Department of Environmental and Water Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor