Dibakar Ghosal

PhD (IPG Paris)

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD (2008–2013), in Geophysics, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France.
    Thesis Title: Shallow subsurface morphotectonics of the offshore Northern Sumatra subduction system using high resolution marine geophysical datasets.
    Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Satish Singh
  • M.Sc. (2004–2006), in Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
  • B.Sc., (2001–2004), in Geology, Mathematics and Physics, Jadavpur University, India.



  • Geophysical methods Mathematics for Earth Sciences 


  • Ghosal D., Singh S.C, Martin J, (2014). Shallow subsurface morphotectonics of the NW Sumatra subduction system using an integrated seismic imaging technique, Geophysical Jour. Int.,198,1818-1831.

  • Ghosal D., Singh S.C., Chauhan A.P.S, Hananto N.D., (2012). New insights on the offshore extension of the Great Sumatran fault, NW Sumatra, from marine geophysical studies, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 13, 11, doi: 10.1029/2012GC004122.

  • Singh. S.C, Chauhan A.P.S, Calvert A. J., Hananto N.D., Ghosal D., Rai A.,Carton H., (2012). Seismic evidence of bending and unbending of subducting oceanic crust and the presence of mantle megathrust, Earth and Planetary science letters, 301, 166-176.


  • 2014-2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Uppsala University.
    Project : Analysis of amplitude and frequency variation with offset on the North sea datasets.

  • 2013 –2014 Visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India.

  • 2013(Apr.-Jul.) Postdoctoral researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France.

  • 2007–2008 Research Scholar, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India.
    Project : Modelling the behavior of gas hydrates in Krishna-Godavari basin, India.

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

  • European Association of Scientists and Engineers (EAGE)

  • Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

  • Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG)

  • 2014-2015 Svenska Petroleum Exploration funded postdoctoral fellow at Uppsala University



Old Sac,
Room no-211
Department of Earth Sciences
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-6909 (O)

Labs addresses: WL 218

Lab Phone: 0512-259-6637

Email: dghosal[AT]iitk.ac.in

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