A Senior Professor in the Higher Administrative Grade and a Former Head of the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur I emerged as a leading and prolific Geoscientist in the country and in the international Earth Science Horizon teaching mainstream Classical, Exploration and Computational Geophysics courses, conducting sponsored research and industrial consultancy projects, setting up strong motion & broadband seismological observatories in the East and North-east region of the country, coordinating Mission Projects & Earthquake Engineering Education and Research at the institute, collaborating with the research agencies in India and abroad. I have been amply successful in making an excellent blend of exploration & solid-earth geophysics and earthquake hazard science & engineering with front ranking contributions in the delineation of near-surface structures, source, site and ground response characterization and integration for Seismic Microzonation, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment so vitally needed for our country. Immediately after Master?s in Exploration Geophysics from IIT Kharagpur I joined Oil Industry serving for nearly a decade working extensively on various facets of Hydrocarbon Exploration and Geophysical Tomography. My innovative research endeavours at IIT for nearly three decades and the Post-Doctoral Research at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA have resulted in the development of many efficient techniques for site-specific studies for disaster mitigation inflicted by earthquakes and in mine disasters in the collieries.
As an Educationist with 13 Ph.D. supervisions and 06 more under progress, 35 M.Tech. and more than 125 M.Sc. dissertations I have helped revamp course and curricula of Applied and pure Geophysics, Geophysical Technology and Geological Sciences in several institutions and universities in India and abroad.I have over 235 technical publications in peer-reviewed high impact factor SCI rated journals and the proceedings of Seminars and Conferences and 12 Books/Atlas.
A Seismic Hazard Scenario in the Sikkim Himalaya from Seismotectonics, Spectral Amplification, Source Parameterization and Spectral Attenuation Laws using Strong Motion Seismometry by Nath, S. K., Vyas, M., Pal, I. and Sengupta, P. Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth) AGU, Vol. 110, No. B1, B01301 1-24 (10.1029/2004JB003199) (2005)
An Initial Model of Seismic Microzonation of Sikkim Himalaya through thematic mapping and GIS Integration of Geological and Strong Motion Features by S. K. Nath Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Elsevier Science Ltd.,Vol. 25 329-343 (2005)
Velocity Inversion in Cross-hole Seismic Tomography by Counter Propagation Neural Network, Genetic Algorithm and Evolutionary Programming Techniques, by Nath, S. K., Chakraborty, S., Singh, S. K. and Ganguly, N. Geophysical Journal International Blackwell Science Ltd., Vol. 138, No. 1 108-124 (1999)
Ground Water Potential Modeling in a soft rock area using a GIS by Shahid, S., Nath, S. K. and Roy, J. International Journal of Remote Sensing Taylor & Francis Vol. 21, No. 9 1919-1924 (2000)
Detection of Seismic Reflections from Seismic Attributes through Fractal Analysis by Nath, S. K. and Dewangan, P. Geophysical Prospecting EAGE, Vol. 50, No. 3 341-360 (2002)
A Visual C++ Program for the Sequential Inversion of Seismic Refraction and Geoelectric Data by Nath, S. K., Shahid, S. and Dewangan, P. Computers & Geosciences Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol. 26, No.2 177-200 (2000)
Peak Ground Motion Predictions in India: An appraisal for rock sites by Nath, S. K. and Thingbaijam, K.K.S. Journal of Seismology Springer, Published Online: DOI 10.1007/s10950-010-9224-5, Vol. 15 295-315 (2011)
Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment of India by Nath, S. K., and Thingbaijam K. K. S. Seismological Research Letters (SRL) SSA, Vol. 83(1) 135-149 (2012)
Topographic gradient based site characterization in India complemented by strong ground motion spectral attributes by Nath, S. K., Thingbaijam, K.K.S., Adhikari, M. D., Devraj, N., Nayak, A., Ghosh, S. K., and Mahajan, A. K. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Elsevier Science Ltd., Vol. 55 233-246 (2013)
Earthquake scenario in West Bengal with emphasis on seismic hazard microzonation of the city of Kolkata, India by Nath, S. K., Adhikari, M. D., Maiti, S. K., Devaraj, N., Srivastava, N.and Mohapatra, L. D. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences EGU, Copernicus Publications, Vol.14 - (2014)
Near Surface Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation for Site-specific Earthquake Hazard and Slope Stability studies in and around Gangtok via-a-via its Vulnerability and Risk Implications MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES
Strong motion seismometry, probabilistic seismic hazard, vulnerability and risk microzonation of Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya MoES
Arabind Kumar Yadav
Area of Research: \"COMPUTATIONAL SEISMOLOGY\"
Area of Research: Earthquake Seismology
Area of Research: Earthquake Seismology & Engineering Geophysics :Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk
Area of Research: Multi-Hazard Modeling
Area of Research: Multihazard Modeling with special emphasis to Seismic Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk
Area of Research: Seismic Hazard Microzonation
Area of Research: Landslide Hazard study using Geological, Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigations towards Slope Failure Analysis and its Mitigationis