Full Name
Rajeev Kumar Yadav


R&D Group
GPS and Geodesy


Tectonic Geodesy

  Academic Identity

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.

  • NGRI Golden Jubilee Award 2012-2013
  • CSIR Junior/Senior Research Fellowship from Jan 2013 to March 2017
  • Science and Engineering Research Board-National Postdoctoral Fellowship from Oct 2017 to Sept 2018
  • Prof. R.C. Misra Award in Geosciences 2021 by Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun

  • S. Ghavri, R. K. Yadav, S. Jade (2022). Seismic hazard potential of the Kachchh paleo-rift basin western India from geodetic and seismic strain rate. Tectonophysics, 837, 229458, 1-11.
  • R. K. Yadav, S. S. Martin, V. K. Gahalaut (2022). Intraplate Seismicity and Earthquake Hazard in the Aravalli–Delhi Fold Belt, India. Journal of Earth System Sciences, 131(204), 1-17.
  • S. Kannaujiya, R. K. Yadav, P. K. Champati ray, T. Sarkar, G. Sharma, S. K. Pal, P.N. S. Roy, P. K. R. Gautam, A. K. Taloor, A. Yadav, P. Chauhan (2022). Unraveling seismic hazard by estimating prolonged crustal strain buildup in Kumaun-Garhwal, Northwest Himalaya using GPS data measurements. Journal of Asian Earth Science, 223:104993.
  • R. K. Yadav, V. K. Gahalaut, A. K. Bansal (2021). Tectonic and non-tectonic crustal deformation in Kumaun Garhwal Himalaya. Quaternary International, 585:171-182.
  • R. K. Yadav, V. K. Gahalaut, A. Kumar, S. P. Sati, J. Catherine, P. Gautam, K. Kumar, N. Rana (2019). Strong seismic coupling underneath Garhwal-Kumaun region, NW Himalaya, India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 506:8-14.
  • D. Panda, B. Kundu, V. K. Gahalaut, R. Bürgmann, B. Jha, R. Asaithambi, R. K. Yadav, N. K. Vissaa (2018). Seasonal modulation of earthquakes and deep slow-slip on the Main Himalayan Thrust. Nature Communication, 9(1):1-8.
  • V. K. Gahalaut, R. K. Yadav, K. M. Sreejith, K. Gahalaut, R. Burgmann, R. Agrawal, S.P Sati, A. Bansal (2017). InSAR and GPS measurements of crustal deformation due to seasonal loading of Tehri reservoir in Garhwal Himalaya, India. Geophysical Journal International, 209:425-433.
  • R. K. Yadav, P.N.S. Roy, S.K. Gupta, P.K. Khan, J. K. Catherine, S.K. Prajapati, A. Kumar, N. Puviarasan, H. Bhu, M Devachandra, J. Malik, B. Kundu, C. Debbarma, V. K. Gahalaut (2017). Rupture model of Mw 7.8 2015 Gorkha, Nepal earthquake: constraints from GPS measurements of coseismic offsets. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 133:56-61.
  • B. Kundu, R. K. Yadav, B.S. Bali, S. Chowdhury and V.K. Gahalaut (2014). Oblique convergence and slip partitioning in the NW Himalaya: implications from GPS measurements. Tectonics, 33:2013–2024.
  • R. K. Yadav, B. Kundu, K. Gahalaut, J. Catherine, V. K. Gahalaut, A. Ambikapthy, and M. S. Naidu., (2013). Coseismic offsets due to the April 11, 2012 Indian Ocean earthquakes (Mw 8.6 and 8.2) derived from GPS measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 40:3389-3393.

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