Dr Vineet K Gahalaut received M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Roorkee (now IIT-Roorkee) in the year 1989 and 1995, respectively. He served as Lecturer at Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT-Roorkee (1996-1998) and Scientist at Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (1998-1999). Currently he is chief scientist at NGRI, Hyderabad. His research areas include Tectonic Geodesy and Seismology. He has established GPS networks in Andaman-Nicobar subduction zone, Indo-Burmese wedge, Garhwal-Kumaun Himalaya, Kashmir and Ladakh region, Godavari failed rift region, and Koyna Warna region. He is a recipient of INSA Young Scientist award (1997), CSIR Young Scientist (2001), and MS Krishnan gold medal by IGU. He is fellow (FNA) of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and also fellow (FASc) of Indian Academy of Sciences, Beguluru.