R Sinha


Department of Earth Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Email : rsinha@iitk.ac.in, rsinha1965@gmail.com



My Research interests

  • Earth Surface dynamics: Terrain characterisation and landscape analysis using Earth Observation data,Soil moisture and crop water stress estimation using drone-based thermal imaging, wetland hydrology, connectivity and dynamics
  • River science: River dynamics, flood risk assessment, sediment dynamics, river response to climate change, rivers and ancient civilization
  • Groundwater structure and dynamics: Historical time series analysis, Aquifer stratigraphy
  • Fluvial sedimentology and stratigraphy: Late Quaternary stratigraphic development in Himalayan basins
  • Palaeoclimatic reconstructions: High resolution Holocene paleoclimatic reconstruction using a multi-proxy approach

My skills and expertise

  • Remote sensing and GIS analysis
  • Drone-based imaging and data analysis: optical, thermal and hyperspectral
  • Hydrological modeling
  • Stratigraphic analysis of drill cores
  • Geoelectrical surveys

Professional Experience

  • Apr’14- present: Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur
  • June'94- Apr 2014: Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur
  • Apr.'93-June'94: Scientist, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee

Professional Affiliations

Member, Editorial Board:

  • Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM) (2012-15)
  • Quaternary International (Elsevier) (2010-2015)
  • Earth Surface Processes & Landforms (Wiley Interscience) (2010-present)
  • Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (2015-present)
  • The Open Geology Journal (Bentham)
  • Indian Journal of Polar Research (NESA)
  • Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentologists


Memberships of professional societies

  • International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) (National Correspondent)
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
  • Quaternary Research Association, UK
  • Geological Society of India
  • India Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies
  • Indian Society of Hydraulics
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing