10 June 2014
RSRG's Urban Heat Island work to be exhibited at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The Grand Opening of the Exhibition has been scheduled at 4pm on 10th June.

Nithiyanandam Yogeswaran


Mr. Nithiyanandam had joined the Remote Sensing Research Group in 2011 as a Hong Kong Research Grant Council (HKRGC) PhD Fellow from Tamil Nadu, South India. He is one among the two candidates selected from India for the Hong Kong PhD fellowship scheme 2011/12, among hundreds of applicants. His research focusses on “Anthropogenic heat flux estimation and modelling”. Portion of his study had been channeled out in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden & Kings College, London, U.K. He is the part of a model development team of Global Anthropogenic Heat Flux model “LUCY”.

Mr. Nithiyanandam's broad research interests are Optical and Thermal remote sensing, Urban meteorology, Active remote sensing, Spatial modelling and programming, Algorithm development, Hydro Geomatics, thermodynamic physics, and GIS applications.

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2014 expected), Department of Land Surveying & Geo- Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Spatial Information Technology (2009), Department of Geography, University of Madras, Chennai, India.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics (2007), Pachaiyappa’s College for Men’s, University of Madras, Chennai, India.

Work Experience

  • Research Associate,  Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil  Engineering (EWRE) & Indo German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), Indian Institute of  Technology  Madras, Chennai-36, Tamil Nadu, India. (June 2009 – Aug 2011)
  • Part-time Lecturer (Geo-Informatics), two affiliated colleges of Thiruvalluvar University, India. (2009 -2011)

Fellowship and Awards

  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (2011), Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
  • Inspire PhD Fellowship (2011, declined), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Gold medal (2009), University of Madras, India
  • Mr. V. Pappu Lt.Col K. R. Ka. r. Commemoration Prize for best performance in M.Sc. (2009), University of Madras, India
  • Merit Fellowship (M.Sc.) (2008), University of Madras, India


F. Lindberg, C.S.B. Grimmond, N. Yogeswaran, S. Kotthaus, L. Allen, “Impact of city changes and weather on anthropogenic heat flux in Europe 1995–2015”, Urban Climate, Volume 4, July 2013, Pages 1-15, ISSN 2212-0955,

N. Yogeswaran, Nichol, J.E., “Estimation of net radiation over complex urban environment – A case study of Hong Kong” in 34th Asian conference on remote sensing (ACRS 2013), Bali, Indonesia. (CD only)

N. Yogeswaran, N. Narasiman. “Sustainable micro- level planning measures for effective management of wastewater in urban areas using Geo-informatics as a tool – A case study of Thiruchirapalli City”. Urban sustainability and issues, Hensen Editorial Services & North Stafford, page 272-282, ISBN:0956395191