Faculty Profile

Javed Malik
Associate Professor

B.Sc. (Geology) M.S. University of Baroda , 1989
M.Sc. (Geology) M.S. University of Baroda , 1991
Ph.D. (Geology) M.S. University of Baroda , 1998

Room: 317 Faculty Building
Phone: (91-512) 259 7723
eMail: javed[AT]iitk.ac.in
Web: home.iitk.ac.in/~javed/


  • Active Tectonics
  • Paleoseismology
  • Paleo-tsunami deposits
  • Geomorphology and Sedimentology


  • Awarded JSPS (Japan Society For the Promotion of Science) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Japanese Govt. (letter No. JSPS/FF1/98077; ID No. P 99074) for a period of 24 months from 1999-2001 to carry out “A comparative study of active faults in India and Japan”, in Japan at Department of Geography, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8522, JAPAN
  • Awarded BOYSCAST Fellowship 2003-2004 (3 months) to work with Prof. Mustapha Meghraoui and Dr. Jerome Van der Woerd, at Institut De Physique Du Globe De Strausbourg, France.
  • Awarded Young Muslim Scientist Award (YMSA)-2002 in Physical Sciences by Muslim Association for Advancement of Science (MAAS).
  • Awarded S. S. Merh Award 2004 for significant contribution in Quaternary Geology of India by Geological Society of India, Bangalore, India.


  • Malik, J. N. and Mohanty, C., Active tectonic influence on the evolution of drainage and landscape: Geomorphic signatures from frontal and hinterland areas along Northwestern Himalaya, India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 29(5-6), 2007, pp.604-618.
  • Malik, J. N., Sahoo, A. K., Shah, A. A., Rawat, A., and Chaturvedi, A., Farthest recorded liquefaction around Jammu caused by October 8, 2005 Muzaffarabad earthquake of Mw 7.6. Journal of Geological Society of India, 69, 2007, pp.39-41.
  • Kayanne, H., Ikeda, Y., Echigo, T., Shishikura, M., Kamataki, T., Satake,  K., Malik, J. N., Shaikh, B. R., Chakrabortty, G. K., and Ghosh Roy, A. K.,  Coseismic and postseismic creep in the Andaman Islands associated with the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. Geophysical Research Letter, Vol. 34, 2007, L01310, doi:10.1029/2006GL028200.
  • Dashora, A., Lohani, B., Malik, J. N., A repository of earth resource information - CORONA satellite program: A review, Current Science, 92(7), 2007, pp.926-932.
  • Malik, J. N., Murty, C. V. R. and Rai, D., Landscape Changes in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) after the December 2004 Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami. Earthquake Spectra, EERI, 22(S3), 2006,S43–S66.
  • Cisternas, M., Atwater, B. F,. Torrejo´n, F., Sawai, Y., Machuca, G., Lagos, M., Eipert, A., Youlton, C., Salgado, I., Kamataki, T., Shishikura, M., Rajendran, C. P., Malik, J. N., Rizal, Y., and Husni, M., Predecessors of the giant 1960 Chile earthquake. Nature. Vol 437-doi:10.1038/nature03943. 2005, pp.404-407.
  • Malik, J. N., and Murty, C. V. R., Landscape Changes in Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India) due to Mw9.3 Tsunamigenic Sumatra Earthquake of 26 December 2004. Current Science, 88(9), 2005, pp.1385-1386.
  • Jain, S. K., Murty, C. V. R., Rai, D. C., Malik, J. N., Sheth, A., Jaiswal, A., Effects of M 9 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004. Current Science. 88(3), 2005, pp.357-359.
  • Malik, J. N., and Mathew, G., Evidence of Paleoearthquakes from trench investigations across Pinjore Garden fault in Pinjore Dun, NW Himalaya. Journal of Earth System Science, 114(4), 2005, pp.387-400.
  • Malik, J. N., and Nakata, T., Active faults and related Late Quaternary deformation along the northwestern Himalayan Frontal Zone, India. Annals of Geophysics. 46(5), 2003, pp.917-936.

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