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Department of Earthquake Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)
Assistant Professor

Expertise: Engineering Seismology and Seismotectonics Seismic hazard and Earthquake prediction / Earthquake Disaster Management Prediction of Ground Motion studies Exploration Seismology Applied Geophysics/ Theoretical seismology/ Geophysical application in Civil Engineeing and tunneling Technology Earthquake Induced Landslide Zonation Induced seismicity and Earthquake Control Marine geophysics/Tsunami study Soil and rock machenics Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Site Effect and Seismic microzonation
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About Me Publications
Dr. D. Shanker is presently an Assistant Professor of Engineering Seismology in the Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. After serving for more than 10 years in different institutions as Lecturer as well as Research Associate, he joined the University of Roorkee (presently IIT Roorkee) in year 1996. He has so far supervised Four PhD thesis (+1 supervising) and Sixteen M.Tech Dissertations and one under supervison. His research publications numbering more than 180 in International and National Journal of their repute as well as Conferences, have covered various field of earthquake seismology, seismic hazard and risk assessment, earthquake prediction, seismic microzonation and landslide hazard zonation, geophysical and geochemical earthquake precursor search for long term-prediction and statistical seismology & earthquake engineering and Tsunami damage investigations and having more than 366 scientific citations. As an active consultant and researcher, he has made a great contribution in teaching to PG and UG Science and engineering students. Having, more than two decades of research and teaching experience, he has served as scientific reviewer of dozens of international and national research Journals and editor International Journal “Geosciences” and “Frontiers in Geosciences”. He has participated various international and national training program and meetings. He has also completed several research projects and consultancies. Dr.Shanker is a member of several national and international committees and life member of different scientific societies and has travelled widely to deliver invited and technical talks and chair scientific session in international seminars and conferences. He is executive member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology (ISET) up to 2018. Besides academics, he has been made a excellent contribution in extracurricular activities and administrative skill as well, like Ex-Staff Adviser Rowing Game, IIT Roorkee, Ex-Associate Manager and Ex-Treasurer of the Adarsh Bal Niketal (ABN) Senior Secondary School, IIT Roorkee, Ex-Faculty Search Committee Member Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Rooekee and presently, member of Executive committee Society for Promotion of Soil Dynamics in India. He has visited more than 38 countries and some of them several times on mission to imbibe technological know-how and utilized them in the scientific programmme in India.