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Daya Shanker

Editorial Board Member of Geosciences

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Research Areas

Engineering Seismology, Earthquake Hazard and Risk, Earthquake Forecasting/Prediction, Tsunami Hazard, Seismotectonics and Seismicity of imalayas, Stress Analysis, Landslide Hazard


1999-presentAssistant Professor in Engg. Seismology, Department of Earthquake, Engineering, Indian, Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
1999-2010Assistant Professor in Engineering Seismology, Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee
1996-1999Senior Lecturer in Engineering Seismology, Department of Earthquake Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee
1992-1992Lecturer (ad-hoc) in Geophysic
1990-1992Senior Research fellow
1988-1990Junior Research

Academic Achievement

Organizing Committee Member
Peer reviewer of many Journals and projects
PhD Thesis Examined
Distinctions/Recognitions: Citation Index-more than fifty
Organizing Secretary/Convenor/Chaired Session in International Conferences and symposium (06)
Chapters in Books (International/National Publisers)


Fellow Member of Society of Earth Scientists (SES)
Member International Geo-hazard Research Society Germany (IGRS)
Members (and India's representative) of initiative team GEOCHANGE International Committee
Member GEOCHANGE International Committee on issues of Global Changes of the Geological Environment, United Kingdom (U.K.)
Member, AEG, ISNA, Honorary
Member GARC, Executive member Indian Society for Rock Machenics & Tunneling Technology
Life member Indian Society of Earthquake Science (ISES)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  H. Paudyal, D. Shanker, H. N. Singh, A. Kumar, A. Panthi, and V. P. Singh (2010). Current understanding of the seismotectonics of Western Nepal Himalaya and vicinity (2010). Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung. Vol. 45 (2), 195-209 (DOI: 10.1556/AGeod.45.2010.2.5).
[2]  M. Banerjee, P. C.Chandra, D. Shanker, H. N. Singh, V. P. Singh (2009). Well function curves for different geometric situations in a large-diameter well. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., Vol. 44 (4), 439-457.
[3]  Paudyal, H. Shanker, D. H. N. Singh, and V. P. Singh (2009). Application of time-and magnitude-predictable model in the Central Himalaya and vicinity for estimation of seismic hazard. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., Vol. 44 (2), 213-226.
[4]  Bhawani singh, D. Shanker and Singh, M. (2009). Control of Earthquake by lakes in Himalayas and vicinity. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology, 15(1), 55-68.
[5]  D. Shanker, H. Paudyal, H. N. Singh, and V. P. Singh (2008). Understanding earthquake disaster in Central Himalayas-A perpective on mitigation and hazard prediction, Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 38, 23-28.
[6]  H. N. Singh, D. Shanker, V. N. Neelakandan, J. Mathai, V. P. Singh and M. Banerjee (2008). Spurt of Geosignatures Signifying Possible Precursors to a Major Earthquake in Southwestern Indian Peninsula. The Icfai Journal of Earth Sciences, 2 (2), 7-40.
[7]  Harihar Paudyal, H.N. Singh, D. Shanker, and V.P. Singh (2008). Stress pattern in two seismogenic sources in Nepal-Himalaya and its vicinity. Acta Geophysics, 56 (2), 313-323.
[8]  Paudyal, H. Shanker, D. H. N. Singh, and V. P. Singh (2008). Validity of time-predictable seismicity model for Nepal and adjoining regions. Journal of Nepal Geological Society, 38, 15-22.
[9]  D. Shanker, R.B.S. Yadav and H.N. Singh (2007). On the seismic risk in the Hindukush-Pamir-Himalaya and vicinity. Current Sciences, 92 (11), 1625-1630.
[10]  D. Shanker and H.N. Singh (2007). Application of the Time predictable model in Peninsular India for future seismic hazard assessment. Acta Geophysics, 55 (3), 302-312.
[11]  D. Shanker, E. E. Papadimitriou, M. Banerjee, Harihar Paudyal, H.N. Singh, and V.P. Singh (2007).Would it have been possible to Predict October 08, 2005 Kashmir Earthquake? Possibility of another Earthquake in Himalayas. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology 13 (1), 55-59.
[12]  V. P. Singh, D. Shanker, H. N. Singh and M. Banerjee (2007). Upper mantle instability and seismic activity of Kachch and adjoining areas with special reference to Bhuj earthquake of 2001, Gujarat, India-A petrologic model. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., Vol., 42 (3), 323-340.
[13]  H.N. Singh, D. Shanker, V.N. Neelakandan, V.P. Singh (2007). Distribution patterns of natural radioactivity and delineation of anomalous radioactive zones using in situ radiation observations in Southern Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 141 (1), 264-272.
[14]  V. P. Singh, J. Duda and D. Shanker (2005). A plausible model for present day seismicity and tectonic activity in the Hindukush complex zone. Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, 12, 147-156.
[15]  H. N. Singh, D. Shanker, V. P. Singh (2005). Occurrence of Anomalous Seismic Activity Preceding Large to Great Earthquakes in Northeast India Region with Special Reference to 06 August 1988. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors., 148 (2-4), 261-284
[16]  Singh, M., Singh, B. and D. Shanker (2005). Critical state mechanics in non-critical failure criteria for rocks. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology, 11(1), 13-24.
[17]  H. N. Singh, John M., V.N. Neelakandan, D. Shankar and V.P. Singh (2005). A Database on Occurrence Patterns of Unusual Geological Incidents in Southwest Peninsular India and its implication on Future Seismic Activity. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., 40, pp. 69-88
[18]  D. Shanker and E. Papadimitriou (2004). Time dependent seismicity in Hindukush-Pamir-Himalayas. Tectonophysics Special Volume, 390 (1-4), 129-140.
[19]  D. Shanker, N. Kapur and V. P. Singh (2004). Modelling quaternary thrusting in Himalayas and its geodynamic constraints in southern Tibet. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., 39(1), pp.73-87.
[20]  V. P. Singh, D. Shanker and R. Singh (2004). A structural and tectonic synthesis of parts of Archeans, Satpuras and Chhattisgarh basins around Mandala-Raipur districts, M. P. India, using gravity field data. IUGG Special Volume, Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Strong Ground Motion, 1, 121-136.
[21]  D. Shanker, N. Kapur and V. P. Singh (2003). Evidence on triggered seismicity associated with the October 20, 1991 Uttarkashi Earthquake (Garhwal Himalaya). India. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., 38, No. 3, 363-374.
[22]  V. P. Singh O. P. Singh B.N.P. Agrawal and D. Shanker (2003). Analysis of total magnetic anomalies over the north eastern marginal part of Deccan Traps and adjoining areas of Central India. Acta Geophysica Polonica, 51 (2), pp.165-177.
[23]  D. Shanker, N. Kapur and B. Singh (2002). Thrust wedge mechanics and coeval development of normal and reverse fault in the Himalayas. Journal of Geological Society, London, 159, 264-273.
[24]  D. Shanker and N. Kapur (2001). On the spatio temporal distribution of global seismicity and rotation of the earth. A-review. Acta. Geod. Geoph. Hung., 36. No.2. pp.175-187.
[25]  M. L. Sharma and D. Shanker (2001). Estimation of seismic hazard parameters for the Himalayas and its vicinity from incomplete data files. ISET Journal of Earthquake Technology, 38(2-4), 93-102.
[26]  D. Shanker, B. Singh an.d V.P., Singh (2000). Earthquake time cluster in North-East India during February to April 1988. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung, 35(2), pp.195-204.
[27]  D. Shanker and M.L. Sharma (1998). Estimation of seismic hazard parameters for the Himalayas and its vicinity from complete data files.Pure.and Appl. Geophys(PAGEOPH), 152, pp. 267-279.
[28]  D. Shanker (1998). Earthquake risk evaluation in Koyna region of Maharastra, India. Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung, 33, No.(2-4), pp.335-340.
[29]  V. P. Singh and D. Shanker (1997). Petrologic model for generation of medium size earthquake in Deccan Trap; India. Proc.Indian National science Academy, 63A, No. 6, pp. 457-467.
[30]  D. Shanker and M. L. Sharma (1997). Statistical analysis of completeness of seismicity data of the Himalayas and its effect on earthquake hazard determination. Bull.Indian Soc of Earthquake Technology, 34, No. 3, pp. 159-170.
[31]  D. Shanker and V.P. Singh (1997). Seismic risk analysis for the occurrence of medium size earthquakes in Kangra region, Himachal Pradesh, India; Proc.Indian. Natn Sci. Acad., 63, A, No.2., pp. 197-202.
[32]  D. Shanker and V.P. Singh (1996).Seismicity behaviour of north-East India and its vicinity. Science and Culture, 62(7-8), pp-215-217.
[33]  D. Shanker and V.P. Singh (1996). Regional Time-and Magnitude-predictable Seismicity model for north-east India and vicinity; Acta Geod. Geoph. Hung., 31(1-2), pp. 181-190.
[34]  D. Shanker, H.N. Singh and V.P. Singh (1995). Anomalous seismic activity and long-range earthquake prediction in Himachal Pradesh, India; Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung, 30(2-4), pp. 379-395.
[35]  D. Shanker and V.P. Singh (1995). Earthquake distribution characteristics and seismicity rate in Hindu Kush and its vicinity. Acta Geophysia Polonica, 43, No. 4, pp. 337-342.
[36]  D. Shanker and V.P. Singh (1995). Long-term prediction of earth-quakes in the major seismogenic sources of adjoining areas of north-east India; Acta Geod. Geophy. Hung., 30(2-4), pp. 207-216.
[37]  V. P. Singh, C.L. Singh and D. Shanker (1995). Patna fault as a subsurface feature of the Ganga-Basin and its geodynamic constraints; Proc.Indian National Science Academy, 61A(1), pp. 47-52.
[38]  V. P. Singh, D. Shanker and K. Hamada (1994). A study of seismicity of north-east India and adjoining area based on statistical analyses; Current Science, 66, (12), pp. 922-926.
[39]  D. Shanker and V.P. Singh (1994). Latur earthquake of eastern Maharastra. Science and Culture, 60, (6-12), pp. 99-103.
[40]  V. P. Singh and D. Shanker (1993). Flow of Tibetan Plateau and tectonic along Burmese Arc; Geophysical Transactions, 38(2-3), pp. 135-149.
[41]  V. P. Singh, D. Shanker and J. Singh (1992). On the validity of Time-predictable model for earthquake generation in North-East India; Proc. Indian Acad. Sci.(Earth-Planet. Sci.), 101(4), pp. 361-368.
[42]  V. P. Singh and D. Shanker (1992). On the seismicity and tectonic activity of Bengal basin and its adjoining regions; MAUSAM, 43 (4), pp. 371-378.
[43]  V. P. Singh, D. Shanker and A. Ram (1991). Seismological approach to earthquake prediction in Himalayas and adjoining areas; The Journal of Scientific Research, 41B, pp. 101-110.
[44]  D. Shanker (1991). Bhayanak Aur Vinashkari Bhukamp (in Hindi). Vagyanik, 23(1), pp. 41-43.
[45]  U. S. Singh, D. Shanker and R.K. Singh (1988). Spectra of different fluxes over the arid and semi-arid zones of North-West India during MONEX-1979; Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet Sci.), 97, pp. 137-147.