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Location: Regional centre, Mumbai
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Ph.D. Marine Geophysics (Goa University), 1998
M.Tech. Applied Geophysics (IIT Roorkee (Formerly University of Roorkee)), 1983
B.Sc. Maths, Physics and Chemistry (Gorakhpur University), 1979
Intermediate Maths, Physics and Chemistry (U.P. Board), 1977
High School Maths, Science, Hindi, English, Sanskrit (U.P. Board), 1975
Chief Scientist & Scientist-in-Charge (National Institute of Occeanography, Regional Centre, Mumbai), 2009 - till date
Scientist F (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 2004 - 2009
Scientist E-II (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1999 - 2004
Scientist E-I (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goan), 1994 - 1999
Scientist C (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1989 - 1994
Scientist B (National Institute of Occeanography, Dona Paula, Goa), 1984 - 1989
Research Assistant (Department of Earthquake Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee), 1983 -1984
Structure and tectonics of the continental margins
Seismic structure, age and evolution of active spreading regions and oceanic lithosphere
Tiny wiggles of marine magnetic anomalies and its usefulness.
Kinematics of spreading ridge propagation and ridge-hotspot interaction.
High resolution geophysical investigations of near shore region
Outer limits of Legal Continental Shelf
Scholarships and awards:
M.S. KRISHNAN MEDAL (the Indian Geophysical Union for significant contribution in the field of “Tectonic setting of the Indian Ocean”), 1999
Post-Doctoral fellowship (Institut Universitaire Europeen de la Mer, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Plouzane, France), 1999 - 2000
NATIONAL MINERAL AWARD - 2002 (the Ministry of Mines, Government of India in recognition of significant contribution in the field of Geophysics), 2002
National Geoscience Award - 2010 (the Ministry of Mines, Government of India in recognition of significant contribution in the field of Ocean Development), 2010
Elected member of the Indian Geophysical Union
Member of the American Geophysical Union
Life member of the Geological Society of India
Life member of the Association of Exploration Geophysicists, India
Editorial Board Member, Marine Geophysical Researches (since 2002)
Associate Editor, Journal of Earth System Science (2012-2015)
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First Indian scientist to dive in the Indian Ocean, ~2400 m deep, onboard French submersible Nautile for detailed geological and geophysical investigations of seafloor of the Central Indian Ridge.
Carried out planning and execution of one of the prestigious national importance projects entitled 'Delineation of outer limits of the legal continental shelves of India' as a Project Leader of the Arabian Sea Sector of the project.
DU Leader of DU-74 and Project Leader of the project "
Marine ecological assessment and studies for sustainable developments in coastal and shelf areas of the west coast of Ind
Presently, heading CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Regional Centre, Mumbai as Scientist-in-Charge.
Publications other than NIO:
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