Dr. Padma Rao Bommoju

Scientist B, Crustal Processes (CrP)

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Ph.D. : 2016, Geophysics (Seismology), CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad @ AcSIR, New Delhi, India.
Thesis : Seismic Structure of the Lowermost Mantle (D″ Layer) Beneath the Indian Ocean Geoid Low.
M.Sc. : 2011, Geophysics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Professional Career:

2016 (June) - Present Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2015 (April) - 2016 (June) Inspire Fellow (DST-SRF), CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, India.
2013 (Jan) - 2015 (April) Inspire Fellow (DST-JRF), CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, India.
2012 (March) - 2012 (Dec) Project Fellow, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, India.

Areas of Interests:

Seismic structure of the lowermost mantle.

Seismic anisotropy.

Honours/Awards/Fellowships :

  1. Figure published on the cover page of the prestigious journal of the American Geophysical Union “Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems”. (Rao et al., 2017, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2017).
  2. Inspire Fellow (DST-SRF), India (2015-2016).
  3. Inspire Fellow (DST-JRF), India (2013-2015).
  4. Project Research Fellowship, CSIR – NGRI, India (2012).
  5. University Topper, M.Sc. (2011).
  6. Prof. Jagdeo Singh Memorial Grant, IGU, India (2010).
  7. Merit Scholarship and Certificate, B.Sc. (2006-2009).

Membership in Professional Bodies:

Member of the European Geosciences Union.

Field Work Experience:

  1. Installation, maintenance and data-collection of broadband seismological stations at Arunachal Pardesh and adjoining areas (May 2015 - June 2015).
  2. Installation, maintenance and data-collection of broadband seismological stations at Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala regions (One week in March 2014).


  1. Insights into Indian Ocean Geoid Low: Geodynamic exploration (Since 2016).
  2. Crustal and mantle structures and geodynamic model of Western Ghats (Since 2016).
  3. Indian Ocean Geoid Low: Search for seismic signatures in the lower mantle (2011 – 2014).