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Dr. Padma Rao Bommoju

Scientist C, Solid Earth Research Group (SERG)

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Education:

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.
B.Sc. : : 2009; Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science; Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Professional Career:

2019 (July) - Present Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2016 (June) - 2019 (June) 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.

Area of specialization:

Global Seismology (Geophysics)

Areas of Interests:

(i) Seismic Structure of the lowermost mantle (D’’ layer) and mid-to-upper mantle

(ii) Imaging of Seismic Anisotropy (Upper and Lowermost Mantle Dynamics and Deformation)

(iii) Structure, Deformation and Evolution of the crust and lithosphere

(iv) Ambient Noise and Surface Wave Tomography

(v) Development of codes/programs to decipher the sub-surface structure and anisotropy

Honours/Awards/Fellowships :

  1. Best Paper Award (Earth & Planetary Sciences) 31st Kerala Science Congress 2019, Kollam, India MoES (Ministry of Earth Science) travel grant for AGU Fall Meeting 2018, Washington, D.C., USA
  2. MoES (Ministry of Earth Science) travel grant for IAG-IASPEI Conference 2017, Kobe, Japan.
  3. 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).
  4. Inspire Fellow (DST-SRF), India (2015-2016).
  5. Inspire Fellow (DST-JRF), India (2013-2015).
  6. Project Research Fellowship, CSIR – NGRI, India (2012).
  7. UPSC’s Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination qualified, 2014.
  8. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) qualified, 2012, 2013 and 2015.
  9. University Topper, M.Sc. (2011).
  10. Prof. Jagdeo Singh Memorial Grant, IGU, India (2010).
  11. First Rank and Merit Scholarship, B.Sc. (2006-2009).

Membership in Professional Bodies:

Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Member, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

Member, Ocean Society of India (OSI

Member, Indian Geophysical Union (IGU)

Member, Association of Exploration Geophysicists (AEG)

Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) (2009-2011)

Member, Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) (2009-2011)

Expeditions/Field Work Experience:

  1. Actively participated in the 39th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (ISEA) as a part of project entitled “Constraining Geodynamic evolution of Princes Elezabeth Land (PEL), East Antarctica and Eastern Ghats Belt (EGB), India using geological and geophysical approaches”.
  2. Actively participated in the IOGL cruise for deployment and recovery of Ocean Bottom Seismometers in the region of Indian Ocean Geoid Low.
  3. Installation, maintenance and data-collection of broadband seismological stations along the Western Ghats.
  4. Installation, maintenance and data-collection of broadband seismological stations at Arunachal Pardesh and adjoining areas (May 2015 - June 2015).
  5. Installation, maintenance and data-collection of broadband seismological stations at Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala regions (One week in March 2014).
  6. Geological field work, Veldurti To Ramallakota Region, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh (2010).

Training/Conferences:

  1. India International Science Festival (22-12-2020 to 25-12-2020)
  2. Pre-Antarctic Snow-Ice acclimatization training at ITBP Auli in connection to the 39th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (10-09-2019 to 03-10-2019).
  3. International Conference on Antarctic Research (ICAR) - 2020, Antarctica (17-01-2020).
  4. Debriefing meeting on OBS recovery and redeployment in the IOGL region, NCPOR, MoES, India (03-09-2019 to 04-09-2019)
  5. National workshop for evaluation of research projects for planning the 39th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica, NCPOR, MoES, India (13-05-2019 to 17-05-2019)
  6. 104th Indian Science Congress 2017, S.V. University, Tirupati (03-01-2017 to 07-01-2017).
  7. Matlab training programme, NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram (26-09-2016 to 30-09-2016).
  8. Geodynamics Training Programme, IISc, Bangalore (19-09-2016 to 23-09-2016).
  9. Training on Seismic Data Processing, SPIC, ONGC, Mumbai (2010).

Projects:

  1. Insights into Indian Ocean Geoid Low: Geodynamic exploration (MoES-Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India).
  2. Crustal and mantle structures and geodynamic model of Western Ghats (MoES-Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India).
  3. Deep lithospheric structure across shear zones, South India (MoES-Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India).
  4. Constraining Geodynamic evolution of Princes Elezabeth Land (PEL), East Antarctica and Eastern Ghats Belt (EGB), India using geological and geophysical approaches.
  5. Indian Ocean Geoid Low: Search for seismic signatures in the lower mantle (MoES-Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, 2011 - 2014).