Dibakar Ghosal
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Sciences;
Office-211, Old SAC, IIT Kanpur
Office Ph.-+91 512 679 6909
Email-dghosal[at]iitk.ac.in, dibakarghosal[at]gmail.com
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I am a controlled source seismologist by practice. In my research, I use land and marine exploration geophysical datasets acquired either by industries or academic institutions for modeling and imaging of subsurface fossil-fuel reservoir to crustal scale structural features. 

During my stay at IIT Kanpur I have formed the Crustal Imaging Laboratory, which is equipped with state-of-the-art seismic data acquisition set up and processing softwares for both land and marine seismic datasets. My work at IIT Kanpur is multifaceted and broadly classified into three major themes:

(1) Tectonic studies across Himalaya, Sumatra-Andaman, BoB using high-resolution seismic datasets
(2) Development of algorithms for petrophysical parameter estimation of hydrocarbon and ore reserves
(3) Ambient Noise and earthquake data analysis

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Professional Recognition/Fellowship
  • 2023:Scientific High Level Visiting Fellowship (SSHN) from French Institute in India (IFI)
  • 2022:INSA visiting scientist fellowship
  • 2019:Visiting Faculty at IPG Paris, France
  • 2019:Visiting Faculty at NTU Singapore
  • 2014-2015:Postdoctoral fellowship, Geocentrum, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2008-2012: PhD fellowship, IPG Paris, France
  • 2008: Lecturership, CSIR NET qualified
Knowledge Dissemination
  • 2023: Delivered a talk on ‘Seismic fault detection using an improved image segmentation technique’ at IIT Bombay
  • 2023: Delivered a talk on ‘Imaging subsurface architeccture using controlled source seismology' at GSI Mangalore
  • 2021: Delivered talks on ‘Imaging crustal details from controlled source seismology-a global perspective’ and hands on in DST-Karyashala organized by IISER Pune
  • 2020: Delivered a talk on ‘Imaging northern offshore forearc Sumatra using high-resolution marine geophysical datasets’ at IISER Pune
  • 2020: Showcased activities of Department of ES, IIT Kanpur at SPG-ONGC conference at Cochin for 3 days
  • 2018: Dr. Ghosal presented the work on gas hydrates and poroelasticity in the ONGC & PAN-IIT consorstium on 'Energy Resources-Advances in Technology and future outlook' held between 24th and 25th November, 2018.
Workshops organized
  • 2023: We have successfully conducted the workshop on 'Petroleum Seismics' on 17-18th April, 2023. Many thanks to Dr. D.M. Nathniel for his lectures.
  • 2021: We arranged 'A special lectures on Well logging' by ONGC-Mumbai geoscientists on 20th and 22nd April, 2021.
  • 2019: We have celebrated the Schlumberger day
  • 2018: We have celebrated the Schlumberger day on 3rd-4th October, 2018!
Research scholar's Academic Acheivements
  • 2024:Mr. Vikas published open access ShaVi-1.0 FWI package in Computers and Geosciences
  • 2024:Mr. Pant secured PhD position at University of Alberta
  • 2024:We have establshied the IITK EAGE student chapter
  • 2023:Dr. Shasahnk N. Verma successfully defended his PhD thesis
  • 2022:Dr. Pankaj Kumar secured scientist position at National Geophysical Reseach Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad. 
  • 2021:Mr. Shashank Narayan Verma's work is highlighted in National Geographic Press, on 12 May, 2021.
  • 2021:Mr. Prabhakar Kumar received the V.M. Bajpai gold medal
  • 2021:Mr. Aditya Sen sen secured Prime Minister Research Feloowship (PMRF).
  • 2020:Mr. Animesh Pant received the V.M. Bajpai gold medal.
  • 2020:Mr. Animesh Pant and Mr. Shashank Verma secured second position in the case study competetion on 'Petrophysical Characterization of a Reservoir' held in the Schlumberger day. 
  • 2019:Mr. Vikas Vats received the best  presentation award in the 2nd Triennial FIGA congress on 'Geosciences for sustainable development goals' held during 13-16th Oct' 19 in CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabard. 
  • 2019: Mr. Animesh Pant received the best paper presentation award at "GeoYouth 2019- 9th All India Students Symposium on Geology" organised at Udaipur University from 23-24th February, 2019.
  • 2018: Mr. Aakash Gupta received 'Excellence Award for innovative approach' from Schlumbeger for his presentation on 'Identification of a deep-seated acquifer below IIT Kanpur campus using ambient noise tomography'.