Full Name
Nishu Chopra


R&D Group
Thermal Geophysics, Rock Mechanics and Paleomagnetism



  Academic Identity

Dr. Nishu Chopra has received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science with Physics and M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in Applied Geophysics from Kurukshetra University (India). She holds a Ph. D. in Geophysics with a specialization in Thermal Geophysics from Andhra University (Visakhapatnam, India). She is experienced in dealing with continental geothermal data. Her research work comprises the acquisition, processing, modelling, and interpretation of heat flow, thermal conductivity, and heat production data to elucidate the thermal structure of the lithosphere. She has expertise in the thermal properties of crustal rocks at elevated temperatures.

  • Heat flow fellowship (2023), International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC), German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany.
  • International Travel Grant (2016), International Geological Congress (IGC) to attend 35th IGC, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • L. Ray, Nishu Chopra, S. P. Singh, S. Hiloidari, S. E. Rao (2023). Thermal conductivity at elevated temperature, density and geochemical signatures for the massive rhyolites of the Bundelkhand Craton, central India. Geophysical Journal International, 232, 1742-1755.
  • L. Ray, R. K. Gupta, Nishu Chopra, D. Gopinadh, S. K. Dwivedi (2021b). Thermal and physical properties of basalt trap and basement cores from a deep borehole in the Koyna−Warna, Deccan Volcanic Province, western India: Implications on thermal modeling and seismogenesis. Earth Space and Science, 8, e2021EA001645.
  • L. Ray, Nishu Chopra, S. Hiloidari, N. N. Naidu, V. Kumar (2021a). Thermal conductivity of granitoids of varying composition up to 300 °C and implications for crustal thermal models. Geophysical Journal International, 227, 316-332.
  • Nishu Chopra, L. Ray, S. Dey, A. Mitra (2020b). Thermal conductivity, density, petrological and geochemical characteristics of granitoids from Singhbhum craton, eastern India. Geothermics, 87, 101855.
  • Nishu Chopra, L. Ray (2020a). Effect of temperature-pressure dependent thermal conductivity on 1-D crustal thermal modelling. Journal of Indian Geophysical Union, 24(1), 1-6.
  • Nishu Chopra, L. Ray, M. Satyanarayanan, R. Elangovan (2018). Evaluate best-mixing model for estimating thermal conductivity for granitoids from mineralogy: A case study for the granitoids of the Bundelkhand craton, central India. Geothermics, 75, 1-14. https// 

Ph. D, M.Tech (Geophysics), B.Sc. (Comp. Sci., Maths, Phys.)

Scientist, CSIR-NGRI, 2022-Present

Research Scholar, CSIR-NGRI, 2014-2022