Full Name
Ravi Kumar Muppidi


R&D Group
Garvity Magnetic studies group


Geodesy, Gravity, Geodynamics and Tectonics: Structure, Deformation and associated physical processes

  Academic Identity

Dr. Ravi Kumar Muppidi

 Area of Research:

I am interested in Space Geodesy, Geodynamics and Tectonics: Geodynamics of continental lithosphere: Structure, Deformation and associated physical process beneath India, Himalaya-Tibet and Antarctica continent

Currently working Projects as a Principal Investigator (PI)

  1. Assessment of regional Hydrological Systems using Space Geodesy - Ganga Basin -GAP-819-28(MRK) funded by NGP, DST, Govt. of. India.
  2. Central Facilities and Coordination of the Project - Assessment of Regional Hydrological Systems using Space Borne Gravity Observations-GAP-815-28(MRK) funded by NGP, DST, Govt. of. India.

My work is My Award.

  1. Ravikumar, M., Singh, B.,Pavan Kumar, V., Satyakumar, A. V.,Ramesh, D. S., & Tiwari, V. M. (2020).Lithospheric density structure and effective elastic thickness beneath Himalaya and Tibetan plateau: Inference from the integrated analysis of gravity, geoid, and topographic data incorporating seismic constraints.Tectonics,39, e2020TC006219. external link. AGU.
  2. Gurram, P., Kakad, B., Ravi Kumar, M, & Bhattacharyya, A. (2019). Earthquake/tsunami‐linked imprints in the equatorial Fregion zonal plasma drifts and spatial structures of plasma bubbles. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 124. external link
  3.  LM Joshi, S Sripathi, Ravi Kumar, M., EA Kherani (2018). Simulating the dependence of seismo-ionospheric coupling on the magnetic field inclination external link. Annales Geophysicae.

  4. Tulasi Ram, S., Sunil, P. S., Ravi Kumar, M., Su, S.‐Y., Tsai, L. C., & Liu, C. H. (2017). Coseismic traveling ionospheric disturbances during the Mw 7.8 Gorkha, Nepal, Earthquake on 25 April 2015 from ground and spaceborne observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 122, 10,669–10,685.  external link


    D.C. Mishra, M. Ravi Kumar (2014),. Proterozoic orogenic belts and rifting of Indian cratons: Geophysical constraints, Geoscience Frontiers 5(2014) 25-41

  6.  M. Ravi Kumar, D.C. Mishra and B. Singh, (2013),. Lithosphere, crust and basement ridges across Ganga and Indus basins and seismicity along the Himalayan front, India and Western Fold Belt, Pakistan, Journal of Asian Earth Science, 75,126-140.


    V.M. Tiwari, M. Ravi Kumar, D.C. Mishra , (2013),.Long wavelength gravity anomalies over India: Crustal and lithospheric structures and its flexure. Journal of Asian Earth Science, 70–71, p.p 169–178.

  8.  Ravi Kumar, D. C. Mishra, B. Singh, D. Ch. Venkat Raju, and M.Singh. , (2013). Geodynamics of NW India:  Subduction, Lithospheric Flexure, Ridges and Seismicity. Journal of Geological Society of India, vol: 81, pp.61-78.


    D.C. Mishra, M. Ravi Kumar (2012). Long and short wavelengths of Indian Ocean geoid and gravity lows: Mid-to-upper mantle sources, rapid drift and seismicity of Kachchh and Shillong plateau, India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 60 (2012) 212–224


    Mishra D.C., and Ravi Kumar M. and K. Arora. (2012). Long wavelength satellite gravity and geoid anomalies over Himalaya and Tibet and seismotectonics of deep focus earthquakes of Hindu Kush and Burmese arc: Buoyant Lithospheric mantle constrained from seismic studies. Journal of Asian Earth Science 48 (2012) 93–110


M.Sc.Tech, Ph.D

Research Experience/Employment

Scientist, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, since 28th December, 2018

Reader, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism(IIG-DST), Mumbai, 1ST Jan 2017 - 28 th December,2018

Fellow, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism(IIG-DST), Mumbai, 30th July 2012 - 31 st December,2016

Research Scholar, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, 2007 – July,2012


Attended EGSIEM Autumn School (11-15 Sept'17), GFZ Potsdam, Germany

Learnt latest technology and development in Satellite Gravimetry from the erudite Professors

and Scientists working on GRACE & GRACE Follow-On Satellite Mission.


Funding Received for Attending International conferences

  1. International Symposium on Geodesy for earthquake Natural Hazards GENAH-2014, Japan, 22-26 july-2014. (Sponsored: GENAH-2014)
  2. The EGSIEM Autumn School for Satellite Gravimetry Applications held at the GFZ Postdam, Germany during 11-15th September 2017” (Sponsored: IIG+EGSIEM Autumn School)
  3. POLAR2018 Open Science Conference to be held during (19-06-2018) to (23- 06-2018) at Davos, Switzerland. (Sponsored: SERB, ITS, DST)