Dr. Santosh Kumar, Professor
A PhD. in Economics, diploma in Gender and Development, IDS, Sussex UK, formally trained in disaster management from Risk control Institute and Israel Defence force Israel, is a Disaster Risk Reduction, Policy Planning and capacity development expert with more than twenty three years of experience in different positions in the Development Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Sector. Prior to the NIDM, he was working as Disaster Management Specialist with the World Bank .He is experienced hand in designing, Planning and implementing mitigation and long term disaster recovery plan and projects. He has contributed as part of the world Bank team in designing and effective implementation of Gujarat earthquake long term recovery project 2001 , Super Cyclone Orissa Emergency and Recovery programme ,1999 and Andhra Pradesh Cyclone Recovery Project 1997 with respective state governments.
Dr. Chandan Ghosh, Professor
A professional Civil Engineer with specialization in earthquake geo- technology and a double doctorate degree holder from India and Japan, he joined the Institute in 2006. Prior to this, he had worked at Institute of Technology under Banaras Hindu University and Indian Meteorological Department. His area of expertise are reinforced earth, application of geo-synthetics for landslides, slope stability & erosion control, geotechnical & geophysical exploration, disaster resistant housing technologies, retrofitting and earthquake risk mitigation and management.
Dr. Surya Parkash, Associate Professor
A doctorate in the field of earth sciences, he joined the Institute in 2006. He pursued his career at Central Building Research Institute, IITR, JNU New Delhi, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Forest Research Institute and Vellore Institute of Technology. His key areas of interest are landslides, avalanches, earthquakes, floods, tsunami, GLOFs, LLOFs, Dam Bursts, mining disasters, community based disaster risk management, damage and loss assessment, disaster safe hill area development and environmental management .
Dr. Anil K. Gupta, Associate Professor
An Ecologist with Law. Fellow Earth Scientist, Associate Professor at NIDM since 2006. Worked on Hydro-Meteorological Hazards, Atmosphere & Environmental-health studies since 1988. Steered research projects on land-use, meteorology, flood-risk; working on Bundelkhand drought, Gorakhpur floods, extreme-events, forest-fire, agriculture, coastal hazards; cooperation with UNESCO- Hydrology Programme, GIZ Germany, UNEP Geneva & . Emerald Editorial Advisor. Post-doc at CSIR- NEERI, Nagpur on GHG Effect Modeling, Hill environments, River project, Water policy, EIAs. Young Scientist Award in Forestry & Environment. Served DMI Bhopal; CICON Enviro-technologies, BB Ambedkar Central University. Founded Bundelkhand University's Environment Institute in 2002, Director/Head of Deptts. 03 books, 92 papers/articles, 5 Ph.Ds.
Dr. K.J. Anandha Kumar, Associate Professor
M.Phil in Applied Geology from I.S.M, Dhanbad and Ph.D in Geology on groundwater simulation studies. Has been working in C.G.W.B, Ministry of Water Resources, (through UPSC) as a Scientist since 1985. Worked in NWDA for three years on deputation to study the impact of the transfer of water from Surplus basins to deficit basins. In NIDM since Sept, 2009. Has over 25 years of experience of analyzing data, estimating groundwater resource potential for integrated development of land and water resources in drought and flood prone areas. Worked for planning transfer of water from surplus to deficit basins, crop water requirement and cropping pattern in various basins.
Mr. Arun Sahdeo, Consultant
An MBA and a civil Servant of 1992 batch, he is presently working as a Consultant. Prior to this he worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. His areas of specialization include disaster preparedness, response & relief, Training & capacity development, Post disaster needs assessment and Emergency Management. He is a national level trainer on Incident Command System.
Lt. Col. P.K. Pathak, Consultant
An alma mater of Delhi University and Indian Military Academy, he is on deputation from the Indian Army where he had spent over two decades on various operations in different terrains. Besides the hands on experience in dealing with various disaster situations, he has specialized qualifications on Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Human Rights and Disaster Management.
Dr. Amir Ali Khan, Assistant Professor
A Ph D. in Earthquake Risk Mitigation and Management, post graduate in Urban Planning, a postgraduate diploma in Studies of Geological Risks from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is a member of many national and international professional societies. Dr. Khan has joined the erstwhile NCDM in 1995 and has been working at the Institute since its inception. His main areas of interest are Earthquake Risk Reduction and Urban Risk Mitigation, Post disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction etc.
Ms. Chandrani Bandyopadhyay, Assistant Professor
A post-graduate in Geography and Urban & Regional Planning, she has more than ten years of experience in the field of Disaster Management, especially Urban Risk Reduction and community preparedness issues. Her diverse areas of interest include aspects of community-based disaster management like volunteerism, NGO networking etc.
Dr. Ajinder Walia, Assistant Professor
A Ph.D in Sociology, she joined NIDM in May 2003. Prior to this, she had worked at Khalsa College, Ludhiana. She has a deep interest in various social issues of disasters, such as Gender and Disaster, Needs of Children in Disasters, Community Based Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Mental Health etc.
Ms. Sreeja S. Nair, Assistant Professor
She is specialized in Remote Sensing and GIS from University of Delhi. Prior to this assignment, she has been associated with UNDP, Phelps Dodge - Metdist Exploration and Risk Management Software India Limited. Her areas of interests include applications of Geoinformatics in Multi Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, developing Catastrophic Risk Models, developing disaster inventories, Spatial Decision Support Systems and Information/ Knowledge Management.
Mr. Shekher Chaturvedi, Research Associate
A post graduate with diploma in Computer Applications, he has been associated with this Institute for more than 11 years. His major areas of intervention are Disaster Management Plans, Community Based Disaster Preparedness and Accident Related Disasters, particularly Railway Accidents.
Dr. Ashutosh Dev Kaushik, Research Associate
A Ph.D. in Environmental Ecology, he carries with him more than 20 years of experience in the field of Environmental Ecology and Disaster Management. He has been working in this Institute since 1999. His key areas of interest are floods, droughts, forest fire disasters and climate change. He has 25 research papers, articles and reports to his credit. He had earlier worked as a lecturer in C.C.S. University, Meerut.
Dr. Sushma Guleria, Research Associate
A Ph.D in Disaster Management and B.Ed, she has been associated with this institute since 2006. Earlier, she worked on World Bank project on School Environmental Education in India with the Ministry of Environment and forests, Government of India. She is also the recipient of the World Bank's Young Researcher's Grant Award for Disaster Risk Reduction for the year 2005-06.
Dr. Ritu Raj, Research Associate
A Ph.D. in Geology from Punjab University, she has been working in the Institute since 2006. Prior to joining NIDM, she worked in DST sponsored project. She works on geology related disasters, particularly landslides, and avalanches.