Dr. Rajeev Kumar Yadav is working in the field of tectonic geodesy. The understanding of earthquake-generating processes utilizing surface deformation measurements for a reliable assessment of seismic hazard in tectonically active areas is the prime subject of his research interest. He utilizes space-based observations (such as GPS, InSAR, GRACE) to quantify precise plate motion, slip rate across active faults, strain build-up rate, etc to deal with the maximum credible magnitude of future devastating earthquakes, to characterize reservoir-triggered seismicity and non-tectonic deformations, to investigate rupture characteristics of large earthquakes and post-seismic deformations, and to detect potential landslide zones, etc. He is actively involved in the study of current crustal deformation within the Indian subcontinent including Northwest and Northeast Himalaya, Koyna-Warna Maharastra, Aravalli-Delhi fold belt, Indo-Burmese Wedge, Kachchh paleo-rift basin, etc and worldwide seismically active major zones.
“Current crustal movement and strain budget in the Delhi-Aravalli region, India” sponsored by Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi.
Scientist, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute Hyderabad, India (April 2021 – present)
Scientist-B, Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (Sept 2018-April 2021)
SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur, India (Oct 2017-Sept 2018)
Research Associate-I, CSIR-NGRI Hyderabad, India (July 2017- Oct 2017)
CSIR Junior/Senior Research Fellow, CSIR- NGRI Hyderabad, India (Jan 2013- March 2017)
Project Fellow, CSIR-NGRI Hyderabad, India (June 2011- Jan 2013)
Indian Meteorological Society; Indian Geophysical Union; American Geophysical Union