Full Name
Sandeep Kumar Gupta

Senior Principal Scientist

R&D Group
Seismological Imaging


Seismology, Seismic Imaging, Seismotectonics, Geodynamics

  Academic Identity

Sandeep Gupta received M.Tech. (Applied Geophysics) degree with a University Medal from the University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee) India in 1997. He obtained Ph.D. (Geophysics) degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in 2004. The thesis was awarded as the best thesis in Geophysics (2004) by ONGC-AEG. After joining CSIR-NGRI as Junior Scientist in 2004, currently he holds the position of Senior Principal Scientist as well as Professor in AcSIR.

To understand the seismotectonics, geodynamics, and mineral exploration in varying tectonic regimes, Dr. Gupta generates seismic images at varying scales by using earthquakes and/or seismic noise as the source and applying different techniques (e.g., Seismic Tomography, Receiver Function, Noise-correlation). Dr. Gupta has 50 scientific papers in National and International journals and presented over 40 papers at various conferences. He is a recipient of the National Geoscience Award – 2014 by Government of India.

Dr. Gupta visited Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (2007-2008) under BOYSCAST fellowship by the Government of India. In 2012, he visited IPG Paris, France as Raman Research Fellow by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. Dr. Gupta is actively involved in various projects of the Seismological Imaging Group of CSIR-NGRI. As a key researcher (Geophysicist), he worked on the India-Australia Strategic Research Fund (IASRF) project for exploring the gold potential in Dharwar Craton.

Dr. Gupta has guided and co-guided many national and international students in their research work. He has supervised 2 Ph.D. and 6 are in progress. Dr. Gupta is a technical reviewer for many national/international journals (e.g., JGR, GRL, GJI, Tectonophysics, Marine Geology, JAES, PEPI, Natural Hazards, JGSI, Current Science, etc.), project proposals, and Ph.D. thesis. Dr. Gupta is elected Vice President of Asian Seismological Commission (IASPEI-ASC). He is Associate Editor of Journal of the Geological Society of India and Journal of Indian Geophysical Union. Dr. Sandeep is nodal officer of the CSIR-NGRI-JIGYASA (an outreach program).