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     Alok Kumar Mohapatra

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. William Kumar Mohanty
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2006 :: Completed in 2012
AddressManager (Geo), Bird Group of Co Ltd., Subsidiary of RINL, Govt. of India Enterprises, Salt Lake, Kolkata
Phone8280265501
Emailalokgpiitkgp@gmail.com

Research Areas
  • GEOPHYSICS (SEISMOLOGY)
  • Seismicity and seismotectonic study
  • Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Geostatistics, Geodynamics
  • Earthquake prediction and Forecasting
  • Geological,Geophysical Prospecting in Mineral Expolration
  • Quality Control In mining Industry

Skills
  • Operating System- Windows 98, 2000, XP, Linux.
  • Geophysical Instruments handled such as Gravimeter, Proton-precession magnetometer
  • Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) Model R3 Trembled GPS, Very Low Frequency (VLF) instru
  • Schlumberger resitivity instrument, Micro-tremor portable seismometers, Seismometer.
  • Languages and Software-C , Fortran, Mat Lab
  • Software-Surpac,Mat Lab, Arc GIS 10, ERDAS, Auto CAD, Corel Draw 11, Surfer 7,

Awards
  • 2nd position inGeo-Quiz (Mineac) in GREAT STEP 2010, department of Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, during 22th -24th October 2010
  • Best Oral Presentation in Geological Research 2010
  • Selected within few scholars of India for Interactive Meet with European and Indian Science Icons hosted by DST,Govt Embassy of Germany in New Delhi,February 8, 2007
  • President of Earth Science Study Circle (ESSC), Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, I.I.T. Kharagpur for the academic year 2007-2008
  • President of ZH Hall of Residence, I.I.T. Kharagpur for the academic year 2008-2009
  • President of ZH Hall of Residence, I.I.T. Kharagpur for the academic year 2009-2010
  • NCERT
  • American Geophysical Union (Member)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Member)
  • Member of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)
  • European Geosciences union (Member)
  • International Association of Mathematical Geology (Member)
  • National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (Life Member)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (Life Member)
  • European Geosciences union (Member)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Member)
  • International Association of Engineers (Life Member)
  • Structural Geology and Tectonic Studies Group - India (SGTSGI)
  • Indian Geophysical Union (Member)
  • Life member of Indian Society of Earthquake Science (ISES)

Experience
  • Geophysical survey using gravity, magnetic, VLF and resistivity methods in Tangarapada Chromites zone
  • Micro-seismic data acquisition with micro-tremor portable seismometers, Sikkim, India in 2008
  • Installation of temporal seismometers, Gangtok, Sikkim, NE, India (2007)
  • Differential Global Positioning System and GPS surveys, near Jajapur, Orissa in 2009
  • Very Low Frequency, EM, Resistivity sounding and profiling, SP profiling surveys Jajapur Orissa in 2009
  • Remote Sensing Survey at Athamlik area, Odisha in 2002
  • Senior Project Officer, by DST, Govt of Inida at Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • selected within 20 research scientist in SAARC countris for Training program on Geoinformatics and Spatial information for Disaster Management at IIRS, Dehradun,India

Teaching Experience
  • Seismometer, Gravimeter, Magnetometer,Very Low Frequency,DGPS(P) at IIT Kharagpur 2009-2010 (1 terms)

Papers Published in Journals
  • Estimation of Maximum Magnitude (Mmax) Impending Large Earthquakes in Northeast Region, India by Alok K. Mohapatra,William K. Mohanty and Akhilesh K.Verma Journal Geological Society of Inida Vol.83,June 2014,pp.635-640 (2014)
  • Coda Q (Qc) Estimates in the North East (NE) India Using Local Earthquakes by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty Seismological Research Letters 82,Number 1,January/February, Page 150 (2011)
  • Tectonics and seismicity of the Northeast (NE) India by ALOK KUMAR MOHAPATRA Vistas in Geological Research U.U.Spl.Publi. in Geology (9) pp.135-141 (2010)
  • An overview of Seismic Zonation Studies in India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty GEOtrendz 294T4 (2010)
  • Estimation of Major earthquakes in North East India using Energy Blocked Model, by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and W.K.Mohanty, Journal of Asian Earth Science Under Review (2010)
  • seismicity of Odisha by A. K. Mohapatra Vistas in Geological Research 10, accepted (2011)
  • Retrospective forecasting test of a statistical physics model for earthquake in India. by A. K. Mohapatra, W. K. Mohanty, K. Khislay, and K .F. Tiampo Seismological Research letters, under review (2010)
  • A Probabilistic Approach towards Earthquake Hazard Assessment in Northeastern India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra, William K Mohanty and Rahul sarkar Advance Geoscience Under review (2010)
  • Earthquake forecasting and estimation of maximum magnitude in Bhuj, Western India by A. K. Mohapatra, W. K. Mohanty, K. Khislay, K .F. Tiampo Pure and Applied Geophysics under review (2010)
  • Earthquake Forecasting and its Verification in Northeastern India using Pattern Informatics Method by William K. Mohanty, Alok Kumar Mohapatra, Akhilesh Verma, Kristy Tiampo, and Koushik Khisle GEOMATICS, NATURAL HAZARD RISK Vol (2014)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Earthquake Forecasting in Northeast India using Energy Blocked Model by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty poster presentation, American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting San Francisco, California, USA,14-18 Dec 2009. AGU, 14-18 Dec (2009)
  • Coda Q Attenuation and Source Parameters Analysis in North East India Using Local Earthquakes by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting San Francisco, California, USA AGU (2010)
  • A Probabilistic Approach towards Earthquake Hazard Assessment using Two First Order Markov Models in Northeastern India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra, William K Mohanty and Rahul sarkar Asia Oceania Geoscience Society.(AOGS) 2010 presented Solid Earth (2010)
  • Earthquake forecasting and estimation of maximum magnitude in Bhuj, Western India by William K. Mohanty, Alok Kumar Mohapatra, Kaushik Kislay, Kristy F. Tiampo and Akhilesh Kumar Verma IUGG, Melbourne, Australia S-11 (2011)
  • Earthquake Potential Regions in Northeastern India Using Retrospective Method by A.K.Mohapatra, W.K.Mohanty and K.Tiampo IAGEOMHAZ and INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GEOMORPHOLOGICAL HAZARDS 2010 (2010)
  • Socio-cultural Cognition as a Moderator of Science Communication in India. by Mohapatra, A.K., Dash, A. K., Suar, D., and Mohanty, W.K. The 11th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology (11th PCST 2010), Science communication without frontiers. New Delhi, 2010 (2010)
  • Seismotectonic and Seismic Hazard Assement of Northeast India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty Earthquake Engineering Literature Survey for Post Graduate Students at IIT Kanpur 27 August-05 September 2009 (2009)
  • Large Earthquakes - An Indian Perspective by Alok Kumar Mohapatra International Conference Geophysical Sciences, ICON GSECCES , BHU  148, 2010 (2010)
  • Tectonics and seismicity of the Northeast (NE) India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra National Seminar on Geoscience for Society and Environment Souvenir, pp 43, (2010)
  • Estimated Earthquake Potential in Northeast India by Energy Blocked Model by Alok Kumar Mohapatra Prithvi-2010,Symposium on Geo- Exploration, IIT Kharagpur Poster Presentation (2010)
  • Forecasting the locations of future large earthquakes in Northeastern India using PI method by A.K.Mohapatra, W.K.Mahanty and K.F. Tiampo 14 ISE, IIT Roorkee Accepted (2010)
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment - A case study of NE India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra  GREAT STEP 10 , Department of Mining Engineering, IIT Kharagpur ,- 22nd - 24th October, (2010)
  • Estimation of Seismic Source Parameters in Northeast (NE) India from body wave spectra by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty nternational Symposium Advances in Earthquake Science, AES 2011,DST of Gujurat, Gandhinagar. S3_C4, page 20 (2011)
  • Attenuation of Coda Waves of Local Earthquakes In the NE India by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty International Symposium Advances in Earthquake Science, AES 2011,DST of Gujurat, Gandhinagar. S6_P1, page 50 (2011)
  • Seismic Zonation of India An Overview by Alok Kumar Mohapatra and William Kumar Mohanty Indian Geotechnical Conference, IIT Mumbai 294T4 (2010)

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