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Full Name
Rahul Biswas

Designation
Scientist

R&D Group
Seismological Imaging

Email
rbiswas92@ngri.res.in, rbiswas32@gmail.com

Specialization
Seismology, Seismic Tomography, Attenuation and Anisotropy, Near Surface Studies

  Academic Identity

Dr. Rahul Biswas received his Master’s degree in Applied Geophysics (2014) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and Ph.D. in Seismology (2020) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. After completing his Ph.D. in 2020, Dr. Biswas joined the Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France with Dr. Ludovic Margerin, where he worked on local earthquake to develop an inversion scheme to map spatial variations of attenuation from observed variations in seismic energy envelopes. Dr. Biswas joined NGRI in April 2021 as a scientist.

  • Received scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), from 2009 to 2012
  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship from MHRD at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur from July 2014 to July 2016
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship from MHRD at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur from July 2016 to July 2019
  • Awarded Institute travel grant from IIT Kharagpur for presenting paper at American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2016
  • Awarded Institute travel grant from IIT Kharagpur for presenting paper at Seismological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Florida, 2018
  • Awarded Institute travel grant from IIT Kharagpur for presenting paper at European Geophysical Union, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 2019

  • Dutta, A., Biswas, R., Singh, C., Kumar, M.R., Jana, N. and Singh, A., 2021. Depth-wise attenuation mechanism of seismic waves in the Andaman region. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering151, p.107000
  • Biswas, R. and Singh, C., 2020. Seismic attenuation structure across the Karakoram fault in western Tibet. Geophysical Journal International, 223(2), pp.1418-1431
  • Biswas, R. and Singh, C., 2020. An investigation of regional variations of coda wave attenuation in western Tibet. Journal of Seismology, 24(6), pp.1235-1254
  • Biswas, R. and Singh, C., 2020. Attenuation of high frequency body waves in the crust of western Tibet. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 298, p.106323
  • Singh, C., Biswas, R., Jaiswal, N. and Ravi Kumar, M., 2019. Spatial variations of coda wave attenuation in Andaman–Nicobar subduction zone. Geophysical Journal International, 217(3), pp.1515-1523
  • Jana, N., Singh, A., Tiwari, A.K., Singh, C. and Biswas, R., 2019. Mantle deformation patterns and signatures of rift, beneath Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 289, pp.20-33
  • Biswas, R. and Singh, C., 2019. Lateral variation of crustal attenuation properties from southern Tibet to eastern Nepal Himalaya. Geophysical Journal International, 217(1), pp.257-270
  • Jana, N., Singh, C., Biswas, R., Grewal, N. and Singh, A., 2017. Seismic noise analysis of broadband stations in the Eastern Ghat Mobile Belt of India using power spectral density. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 8(2), pp.1622-1630
  • Singh, A., Ravi Kumar, M., Mohanty, D.D., Singh, C., Biswas, R. and Srinagesh, D., 2017. Crustal structure beneath India and Tibet: New constraints from inversion of receiver functions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122(10), pp.7839-7859
  • Singh, C., Biswas, R., Srijayanthi, G. and Kumar, M.R., 2017. Relative role of intrinsic and scattering attenuation beneath the Andaman Islands, India and tectonic implications. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 271, pp.19-28
  • Singh, S., Singh, C., Biswas, R. and Singh, A., 2017. Frequency and lapse time dependent seismic attenuation in eastern Himalaya and southern Tibet. Natural Hazards, 85(3), pp.1709-1722
  • Singh, S., Singh, C., Biswas, R., Mukhopadhyay, S. and Sahu, H., 2016. Attenuation characteristics in eastern Himalaya and southern Tibetan Plateau: An understanding of the physical state of the medium. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 257, pp.48-56
  • Singh, A., Bhushan, K., Singh, C., Steckler, M.S., Akhter, S.H., Seeber, L., Kim, W.Y., Tiwari, A.K. and Biswas, R., 2016. Crustal structure and tectonics of Bangladesh: New constraints from inversion of receiver functions. Tectonophysics, 680, pp.99-112

  1. Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Uppal Road,Telangana – 500007, India (04/2021-present)
  2. Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Research in Astrophysics and Planetology (IRAP), Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III, France (06/2020-03/2021)