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Prof. D. S. RAMESH


Director, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism




Indian Institute of Geomagnetism
Plot No. 5, Sector 18, New Panvel
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra – 410 218
Alternate Email: director@iigs.iigm.res.in
Phone: +91-22-2748 4017 /2748 0763
Fax : +91-22-2748 0762


Academic Record:

  • Ph.D in Seismology @NGRI, Osmania University, 1991
  • M.Tech in Applied Geophysics, University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee), 1984

Postdoctoral Positions :

  • Institute for Geophysics Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, 1992
  • Geo Forschungs Zentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany, 1997

Research Area:

      • Global seismological studies in imaging the dynamic earth processes
      • Design and development of novel entropy tools
      • Modelling earth system processes employing innovative entropy metrics
      • Deciphering Climate Change

Professional Appointments:

      • Scientist-G, National Geophysical Research Institute
      • Adjunct Professor, Osmania University
      • Visiting Professor, OHRC, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Scientific Honours/Fellowships & Important Recognitions:



  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Young Scientist Medal, 1992
  • Associate, Indian Academy of Science, Bangalore, 1991-1996
  • Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Young Scientist Award, 1992
  • Life Associate, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, 2002


  • Fellow, Commission for European Communities, Brussels, Belgium, 1992
  • Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Bonn, Germany, 1997 & 2000
  • INSA-DFG Visiting Scientist, Germany, 2007

Visiting Positions:

  • Visiting Scientist, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2003-2004
  • Visiting Professor, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2005
  • Visiting Scientist, GFZ, Germany, 2007

Other research related information: 

  • Over 50 international & national Scientific Publications with Chapters in Books
  • Between 2002 and 2012 mentored over 15 postgraduate students for their research
  • Reviewer for several European, American, Asian and Indian scientific journals
  • Registered expert for the European Union research proposals
  • Recognised Ph.D advisor at Osmania, SRTM, Nanded & Andhra universities
  • Research supervisor under the combined science academies of India
  • Research collaborations with US Geological Survey; Ruhr University Bochum; GFZ, Potsdam; University of Tokyo; Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow and IPGP Paris

Selected publications

  • Das Sharma, S. & Ramesh, D. S., 2013. Imaging mantle lithosphere for diamond prospecting in southeast India. GSA Journal LITHOSPHERE, 5, 331–342 , doi: 10.1130/L269.1
  • Das Sharma, S., Ramesh, D. S., Bapanayya, C., and Raju, P.A., 2012. Sea surface temperatures in cooler climate stages bear more similarity with atmospheric CO2 forcing. Journal Geophysical Research, 117, D13110, doi:10.1029/2012 JD017725
  • Ramesh, D.S., Raju, P.A., Nitin Sharma & Das Sharma, S., 2010. Deciphering shallow mantle stratification through information dimension. GSA Journal LITHOSPHERE, 2, 462-471, doi: 10.1130/L117.1
  • Ramesh, D.S., Ravi Kumar, M., Uma Devi, E., Solomon Raju, P., & Yuan, X., 2005. Moho geometry and upper mantle images of North-East India. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L14301, doi: 10.1029/2005GL022789
  • Ramesh, D.S., Kawakatsu, H., Watada, S., & Yuan, X., 2005. Receiver function images of the central Chugoku region in the Japanese islands using Hi-net data. Earth, Planets and Space, 57, 271-280
  • Ramesh, D.S., Kind, R., & Yuan, X., 2002. Receiver Function Analysis of the North American Crust and Upper Mantle. Geophysical Journal International , 150, 91-108
  • Krishna, V.G. & Ramesh, D.S., 2000. Propagation of Crustal Waveguide Trapped Pg and Seismic Velocity Structure in the south Indian Shield. Bulletin Seismological Society of America, 90, 1281-1294

Complete List of publications:

Summary of significant research contributions

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