Kalachand Sain received his M.Sc.(Tech) in Applied Geophysics from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad in 1988 and Ph.D. in Controlled Source Seismology from Osmania University (CSIR-NGRI), Hyderabad. He visited Cambridge University (UK) and RiceUniversity (USA) as a post-doctoral fellow, and USGS in Menlo Park (USA) as a visiting Scientist. He is a Chief Scientist & Head of Seismic Group at CSIR-NGRI that has three wings: Deep Seismics, Shallow Seismics and Marine Seismics. He is working on seismic attenuation & other attributes,meta-attribute, travel-time tomography, AVO modeling, 1-D & 2-D full-waveform inversion, impedance inversion, prestack depth migration,rockphysics modeling. His main interests include (i) delineation and assessment of gas-hydrates, (ii) imaging sub-volcanic sediments, and (iii) understanding geotectonics and earthquake processes of Indian provinces including the Himalaya from geophysical data.
He has published 125 research papers in peer-review scientific journals, 98 non-SCI articles/reports, and guided for 5 doctoral theses and 65M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech) dissertations. He has been recognized by a number of awards/fellowships/honours; notable among them are
(i) Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (2011);Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences (2010); Telangana State Academy of Sciences (2016),
(ii) Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017) of IIT(ISM); AP Scientist Award (2011); Young Scientist Award (1998) of CSIR; National Mineral Award(2005) by Ministry of Mines; Best Paper Award (2012) published in Gondwana Research (IF=8.23); Best Poster Award (2007) by Int. Con. on Oil & Gas by PETROTECH; Swarnajayanti Project Award (2001) by DST,
(iii) Raman Fellowship (2003) by CSIR; BOYSCAST Fellowship (1999) by DST,
(iv) Krishnan Gold Medal (1996);Anni Talwani Memorial Prize (2014) & Decennial Award (2016) by IGU,
(v) Prem Bahadur Memorial Lecture (2009) by IGC, etc. He is a member of numerous Committees like the Bureau Member of International Lithosphere Program under IUGG (2007-2015); Hon. Secretary of Indian Geophysical Union (2014 onward); Indian National Gas Hydrates Program (2000 onward); Alternate delegate of Asia pacific region to AAPG House of Delegates (2015-2017), and Editorial Boards of Int. Journals such as ‘Jour. of Geological Soc. of India& First Track Articles’, ‘Open Access Jour. of Geophys. & Remote Sensing’, and Open Access Int. Jour. of Geosci. Research’.
He has served as a Guest Editor in 3 special issues on gas-hydrates in ‘Marine & Petroleum Geology’ (2011, 2014, 2018) by Elsevier and as a member of Editorial Board for the second edition of ‘Encyclopedia for Solid Earth Geophysics’ by Springer.
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