Areas of Interest
- Engineering Geology & Rock Mechanics, Slope stability, Reservoir Geomechanics & Petroleum Geo-sciences, Reservoir Geo-mechanics, Well bore stability, Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, Geo-mechanical aspects of storage sites
|2015-01-01||Ongoing||Assistant Professor||IIT Roorkee|
|2015-01-01||Executive Engineer (Reservoir)||Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd|
|2010-01-01||4 years||Assistant Executive Engineer (Reservoir)||Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd|
|2009-01-01||1 year||CSIR-Junior Research Fellow||IIT Bombay|
|2020-01-01||Ongoing||Warden (Wellness)||IIT Roorkee|
|2018-01-01||Ongoing||O.C. Examination||IIT Roorkee|
|2020-01-01||Ongoing||Member, DAC||IIT Roorkee|
|2016-01-01||Ongoing||Faculty In-charge, Geo-technical Laboratory||Department of Earth Sciences|
|2016-01-01||1 year||Co-Coordinator, M.Tech Dissertation Evaluation||IIT Roorkee|
|2017-01-01||3 years||Member, DAPC||IIT Roorkee|
|2016-01-01||Ongoing||Faculty Advisor, M.Tech (GLT 5th Yr & GPT 2nd Yr)||IIT Roorkee|
|2015-01-01||1 year||Co-ordinator, M.Tech Dissertation Evaluation||IIT Roorkee|
Honors and Awards
|Convener||International Geological Congress-2020||2020|
|Member, High Level Policy Recommendation Committee for Landslides/flash flood||Govt. of Uttarkhand||2016|
|Best Paper Award||INDOROCK CONFERENCE - 2017, New Delhi||2017|
|Co-Chaired a session||INDOROCK-2016 Conference, Mumbai||2016|
|Asset Manager Award for excellent performance||Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.||2012|
|Best Paper Award||Geosummit Conference (DST sponsored), Chennai||2011|
|Young Scientist Award||CAFET Innova Technical Society||2010|
|Nominated for CSIR - Shyama Prasad Mookherjee Fellowship (Top 25)||CSIR New Delhi||2009|
|All India Rank 2||Joint Admission Test for MSc (JAM) in Geophysics||2007|
|All India Rank 8||JAdmission Test for MSc (JAM) in Geology||2007|
|Ph.D.||Engineering Geology||IIT Bombay||2014|
|M.Sc.||Applied Geology||IIT Bombay||2009|
|B.Sc||Geology (Hons)||Ravenshaw University||2007|
Sponsored Research Projects
|Topic||Funding Agency||Start Date||Period|
|Geological, Geophysical Investigation and Design and Development of Cyber-Physical-System for ....||DST,India||2020-01||Ongoing|
|A systematic large scale assessment for potential of CO2 enhanced oil and natural gas recovery in ke||DST-DBT||2019-01||Ongoing|
|Experimental and numerical studies on fracture propagation and matrix deformation in basalts||Ministry of Earth Sciences||2019-01||Ongoing|
|High resolution structural and damage zone mapping along along Rishikesh-Deoprayag, Uttarakhand||DST, India||2016-01||4 years 7 months|
|Geotechnical investigation of slopes along Koraput-Rayagada Railway Track||DST India||2017-01||3 years 7 months|
|Consultancy:Geo-mechanical testing of rock samples conducted on NX size drill cores||SJVN Ltd||2017-01||3 years 7 months|
|Consultancy: Conceptual study of slope stability study of pit wall, side wall and dump stability||Odisha Power Grid Corporation Ltd, Odisha||2014-01||6 years 7 months|
|Consultancy:1. Design of Slope Protection Work of Nadikedu Srikalahasti New Bg Line Project||OST Slope||2018-01||2 years 7 months|
|Consultancy:Preliminary study of behavioral pattern of dump slope Vis-a-Vis fly ash utilization||AES Chhattisgarh Pvt. Ltd||2012-01||Ongoing|
|Geotechnical Investigation of Stability of Slopes around Dumripat, Koraput, Odisha||IIT Roorkee||2015-01||Ongoing|
Participation in seminars
|Brain storming session on landslide early warning session||IIT BHU||DST, Govt of India||2019-01|
|Co-cordinator, Orientation course on Damage zone Mapping in the MANU Project||IIT Roorkee||DST||2016-01|
|National Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering||AMU Aligarh||IGS||2016-01|
|International Conference on Earth Science and Engineering||Hyderabad||CAFET Innova Technical Society||2010-01|
- Indian Society of Engineering Geology (ISEG), Member
- Society of Petroleum Engineers , Member
- Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology , Member
- CAFET INNOVA Technical Society, India, Member
- The Society of Earth Scientists, Member
|Title||Course Code||Class Name||Semester|
|Soil and Rock Mechanics||ESN-345||M.Tech||Spring|
Projects and Thesis Supervised
|Title of Project||Names of Students|
|Effect of Fracture Intensity on rock mass behavior||Arif Hussain|
|Mechanism of Sand Production in a Hydrocarbon Reservoir||Paramatma Nand Singh|
|Fracture initiation and Propagation in Basalt||Ayush Kothifera|
|Wellbore Stability Prediction in a Hydrocarbon Reservoir||Ketan Hasija|
|Effect of Weathering on Geotechnical Properties of road cut rock mass along NH-7||Dhirendra Kumar|
|Slope stability Analysis in Seepage Condition||Mandeep Asiya|
|Effect of Macerals on the length and width of Hydrofractures in Jharia Coalfield||Komal|
|Role of planform dynamics and morphometric parameters in avulsion of Brahmani river, Odisha||Mohd Athar|
|A 3D model based simulation of Kotropi Landslide, Himachal Pradesh,India||Saurabh Kumar|
|Correlation between Grain Size, Atterberg Limit and Clay minerals in Himalayan Debris||Soubhagya Ranjan Barik|
|Rainfall threshold for initiation of possible landslides in Uttarakhand, India||Shivam Jaiswal|
|Debris flow modelling of Kotropi landslide using flow-R||Gangadhar Dalai|
|Stability Analysis of Slopes Reinforced With Piles||Anurag Tak|
|Investigation of Rainfall Induced Landslides Near Mohand Along NH 307||Harsh Sharma|
|Slope Stability Analysis of Landslide Prone Himalayan Slopes Along NH-58, Uttarakhand||Nani Das|
|Geotechnical characterization of Himalayan debris - effects of grain size on strength parameters||Satyajit Rout|
|Effect of Joint Orientation on Slope Stability||Subrat Sahoo|
|Well Based Facies Analysis of Mangahewa Formation, Kapuni Field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand||Khiroj Padi|
|Stability Analysis of Himalayan Debris Slope along NH-58: Rishikesh - Saknidhar, Uttarakhand||Priya Nayak|
|Assessment of Stability of Hill Cut Rock Slopes along NH-58: Rishikesh -Saknidhar, Uttarakhand||Shikhar Saxena|
|Stability of Slopes along Koraput- Rayagada Railway Track, Odisha||Mohit Kumar Phophliya|
|Slope stability analysis of road cut slopes around Devprayag||Vikas Lamba|
|Rockfall analysis of slopes around Devprayag||Rishika Sinha|
|Topic||Scholar Name||Status of PHD||Registration Date|
|Slope stability investigations of road cut slopes along NH-58, Rishikesh to Devprayag||Traiq Siddique||O||2014-01|
|Geotechinical investigations of landslides along Koraput- Rayagada railway track||Amulya Ratna Roul||O||2016-01|
|Investigation of Kotrupi Landslides Himachal Pradesh, India||Soumya Darshan Panda||O||2016-01|
|Geo-mechanical modeling of a hydrocarbon reservoir||Krishna Chandra Sundli||O||2016-01|
|River bank stability analysis in the lower reaches of Brahmani river, Odisha||Aditya Kumar Anand||O||2018-01|
|Engineering Geological Investigations of Acquifer||Sunit Kumar||O||2017-01|
|Effect of weathering on geomechanical properties of road cut rock mass along NH:7, Rishikesh to Devp||Nani Das||O||2018-01|
|Applicability of classification systems for stability analysis of slopes||Lalhruaikima||O||2018-01|
|Effect of structural discontinuities on rockmass behavior of Garhwal Himalaya.||Mr. Jaspreet Singh||O||2018-01|
|Fracture Propagation||Piyush Kumar Singh||O||2020-01|
|Submarine landslide due to exploitation of gas hydrates||Directorate General of Hydrocarbon, Delhi||2019-01|
|Third advisory committee meeting on Gas hydrates||Directorate General of Hydrocarbon, Delhi||2019-01|
|Slope stability along transportation corridor in mountainous region||NCESS, Trivendrum||2019-01|
Participation in short term courses
|Couse Name||Sponsored By||Date|
|Landslide mitigation by modern techniques||NDMA||2015-01|
|Pressure transient analysis||ONGC Ltd||2013-01|
|Geo-mechanical stability of wellbore, GMI International, Hyderabad, 2013||SPG||2013-01|
|Reservoir management of mature fields||ONGC Ltd.||2012-01|
|Natural gas processing including sour gas||ONGC Ltd||2012-01|
|Design and implementation of stage gate project management process for E&P project||ONGC Ltd.||2014-01|
|Workshop on drilling and its complication in Mumbai offshore area||ONGC Ltd.||2013-01|
Courses or Conferences Organised
|Conference Name||Sponsored By||Date|
|Workshop cum field orientation progra on Damage zone mapping||DST||2016-01|
National International Collaboration
|Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery||British Geological Survey, UK|
|Geomechanical modelling of hydrocarbon reservoir||Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd|
|Slope stability||Aligarh Muslim University|
|Landslides and Climate||IIT Bombay|
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2019, Landslides: Theory, Practice & Modelling in series Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Vol 50, ISBN 978-3-319-77376-6, p-338, Springer, (Edited).
Refereed Journal Papers
S. P. Pradhan, T. Siddique, 2019, Mass Wasting: An Overview, Landslides, Modelling in series Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, (Edited by S. P. Pradhan et. al), Vol 50, pp. 3-20, ISBN 978-3-319-77376-6, Springer.
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, 2019, Rockfall: A Specific Case of Landslide, Landslides Modelling in series Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, (Edited by S. P. Pradhan et. al), Vol 50, pp. 61-81, ISBN 978-3-319-77376-6, Springer.
J.C. Pashin, S. P. Pradhan, V.Vishal, 2018, Formation Damage in Coalbed Methane Recovery, In Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery (Edited by Bin Yuan et.al), Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128137826, pp.499-514.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2015, Study of slopes along River Teesta in Darjeeling Himalayan region, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, (Edited by G. Lollino et. al), Springer Publishers, ISBN 978-3-319-09299-7, pp. 517-520.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2015, Analysis of stability of slopes in Himalayan terrane along National Highway: 109, India, Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, (Edited by G. Lollino et. al), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-09299-7, pp. 511-516
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, P. G. Ranjith, 2015, Real term implications of carbon sequestration in coal seams, Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization, (Edited by M. Goel et al.) TERI Press, ISBN: 978-81-7993-568-2, pp. 249-256.
V. Vishal, A. Sudhakaran, A.K. Tiwari, S.P. Pradhan, T.N. Singh, 2016, A review summary of hydro-mechanical changes in coal due to CO2 flow, Geologic carbon sequestration, Springer, pp. 161-182.
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2020, Applicability of Q-slope Method in the Himalayan Road Cut Rock Slopes and Its Comparison with CSMR, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (Accepted)
D. Chandra, V. Vishal, A. Debbarma, S. Banerjee, S. P. Pradhan, M. K. Mishra, 2020, Role of Composition and Depth on Pore Attributes of Barakar Formation Gas Shales of Ib Valley, India, Using a Combination of Low-Pressure Sorption and Image Analysis, Energy and Fuels, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c00746 (Accepted)
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, N. Das, A. K. Anand, T. N. Singh, 2020, Stabilization of cut slopes along the highway by optimizing geometry, NH-58, Lesser Himalaya, Journal of geological society of India (Accepted).
B. Yuan, M. Sun, L. Xiong, Q. Luo, S. P. Pradhan, H. Li, 2020, Investigation of 3D deformation of transparent soil around a laterally loaded pile based on a hydraulic gradient model test, Journal of Building Engineering, doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.101024
S. P. Pradhan, T. Siddique, 2020, Stability assessment of landslide-prone road cut rock slopes in Himalayan terrain: A finite element method based approach, Rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering, 12(1), 59-73
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, 2019, Road widening along National Highway-58, Uttarakhand, India, Current Science 17 (8), 1267-1269
S. P. Pradhan, S. D. Panda, A. R. Roul, M. Thakur, 2019, Insights into the recent Kotropi landslide of August 2017, India: a geological investigation and slope stability analysis, Landslides,doi.org/10.1007/s10346-019-01186-8
A. K. Anand, S. P. Pradhan, 2019,Assessment of active tectonics from geomorphic indices and morphometric parameters in part of Ganga basin and its implications, Journal of Mountain Sciences,16 (8), 1943-1961
V. Vishal, B. Mahanta, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2018, Geologic sequestration of anthropogenic CO2 for enhanced coalbed methane recovery in Jharia coalfields, India, Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.06.104.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2018, Finite element modelling of landslide prone slopes around Rudraprayag and Agastyamuni in Uttarakhand Himalayan terrain, Natural Hazards, DOI: 10.1007/s11069-018-3381-1.
T. Siddique, S. P .Pradhan, 2018, Stability and sensitivity analysis of Himalayan road cut debris slopes: An investigation along NH-58, India, Natural Hazards, doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3317-9.
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2017, Stability assessment of Himalayan road cut slopes along National Highway-58, India, Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol 76:759.
V. Vishal, T. Siddique, Rohan Purohit, Mohit K. Phophliya, S. P. Pradhan, 2017, Hazard assessment in rockfall prone Himalayan slopes along National Highway - 58, India: Rating and Simulation, Natural Hazards, Vol 85, pp. 487-503.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2015, An investigation on stability of mine slopes using two dimensional numerical modeling, Journal of Rock Mechanics & Tunnelling Technology, Vol 21 (1), pp 49-56.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, V. K. Singh, 2014, Optimisation of dump slope geometry vis-à-vis flyash utilisation using numerical simulation, American Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 1-7.
V. Vishal, L. Singh, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, P. G. Ranjith, 2013, Numerical modeling of Gondwana coal seams in India as coalbed methane reservoirs substituted for carbon dioxide sequestration, Energy, Vol 49, pp. 384-394.
V. Vishal, P. G. Ranjith, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2013, Permeability of sub-critical carbon dioxide in naturally fractured Indian bituminous coal at a range of down-hole stress conditions, Engineering Geology, Vol 167, pp. 148-156
T. N. Singh, S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, 2013, Stability of slope in a fire prone opencast mine in Jharia coalfield, India, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Vol 6, pp. 419 – 427.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2012, Target potential for zero gas emissions in India: CO2 sequestration in coal beds, Earth Science India (Springer) - Special Issue
R. Trivedi, V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, J. C. Jhanwar, 2012, Slope stability analysis in limestone mines, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol 5 (4), pp. 759-766.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2011, Tensile strength of rock under elevated temperatures, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol 29, pp. 1127-1133.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2011, Stability of slope in an open cast mine in Jharia coalfield, India – A Slope Mass Rating approach, Mining Engineers’ Journal, Vol 12 (10), pp. 36 – 40
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2010, Instability analysis of mine slope by Finite Element Method approach, Dedicated volumes of Jharkhand Mineral Resources, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 3 (06), pp. 11 -23
Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts:
C.Komdja, N.Das, A.R.Roul, S.P.Pradhan, 2020,Slope stability analysis by finite element modelling of a debris slope along NH:58, Uttrakhand,National conference on Geology and Natural resources of Himalaya, Rishikesh
J.Singh, S.P.Pradhan, M.Singh, 2019, Slope Stability Assessment of Himalayan Road Cut Slope Using Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques and Numerical Simulation" for the AGU-2019
A.R. Roul, S.P. Pradhan, D.P. Mohanty, 2019, Geological and geotechnical analysis of landslide along a railway cut rock slope in Eastern Ghat, India, EGU-2019
S. D. Panda, S.P. Pradhan, A.R. Roul, 2018, Geological and Geotechnical Insights to Kotropi Landslide, Himachal Pradesh, India: A Finite Element Modelling Approach, AGU-2018
S. P. Pradhan, T. Siddique, 2018, Finite Element Method Modelling and Limit Equilibrium Method Analysis of Shivpuri Landslide, Uttarakhand, Natinal workshop in Landslides, Pithoragarh, Inida
A. K. Anand A.R. Roul, S.P. Pradhan, S.D. Panda, 2018, Geotechnical and geomorphometric insight to the landslides in Eastern Ghat, India, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly, Vienna, Austria
S.P. Pradhan, A.R. Roul, D.P. Mohanty, S.D. Panda, 2017, Stability assessment of a Railway cut rock slope using slope mass rating and finite element modelling, 4th Indian Landslides Congress, Mumbai
T. Siddique, Ali P. Yunus, S.P. Pradhan, M.E.A. Mondal, 2017, Landslide Hazard Zonation: A case study from Garhwal Himalaya. In International Conference on “Remote Sensing and GIS for Applications in Geosciences” organized by Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; pp. 199.
A.R. Roul, S.P. Pradhan, T. Siddique, 2017, Stability assessment of road cut slopes in parts of tectonically active Himalayan region. In International Conference on “Remote Sensing and GIS for Applications in Geosciences” organized by Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; pp. 21.
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, A. R. Roul, M.E.A. Mondal, 2017, RMR, SMR, CSMR, Q-system and Kinematic analysis: Implications to slope stability; In National seminar on “Recent Advances and Challenges in Geochemistry, Environmental and Sedimentary Geology” organized by Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; pp. 57.
E. A. Khan, T.Siddique, S.P. Pradhan, 2017, Rock mass classification and Kinematic analysis along NH-58, Kaliyasaur to Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand; In National seminar on “Recent Advances and Challenges in Geochemistry, Environmental and Sedimentary Geology” organized by Department of Geology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; pp. 58.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2016, A finite element method based predictive model on dumping of fly ash along with over burden material of a coal mine, Indorock-2016, Mumbai, India.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2016, Finite element modeling of a coal Mine Slopes, International conference on geo-mechanics, geo-energy and geo-resources - 28, 29 September, Melbourne, Australia.
T. Siddique, S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, 2016, Road cut slope stability investigation along NH-58, near Shivpuri, Uttarakhand, National Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, April 08-09, AMU, Aligarh.
S. S. Ahmad, S. P. Pradhan , S. De Sarkar , S. Sengupta, V. K. Bhattacharya, 2015, Innovative Completion Approach to Develop Unconsolidated Shallow and Thin Multi-Layered Gas Reservoir: A Case Study of North Tapti Field, Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE-178115-MS, doi:10.2118/178115-MS.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2013, Influence of bio-stabilisation on dump slopes – A discrete element modeling approach, 47th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, USA. ARMA – 736.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2011, Numerical simulation of slopes constituted of weak rocks in a hilly terrain, Geosummit, July 27-29, Chennai (Best Paper Award)
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2011, Environmental restoration by greenhouse gas reduction through geological sequestration, International Congress of Environmental Research, Dec 15-17, Surat, Gujarat.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2011, Microstructural characterization of Lower Himalayas geodynamics,International Conference on Indian Monsoon and Himalayan Geodynamics, Nov 2 – 5, Dehradun.
T. N. Singh, V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, 2011, Instability analysis of a road cut slope in a hilly terrane for mitigation of landslides, Landslide Hazard – Consequences and Challenges, Feb 10-12, Roorkee.
V. Vishal, S. P. Pradhan, T. N. Singh, 2010, Mine sustainable development vis-a-vis dump stability for a large open cast mine, Proceedings of International Conference on Earth Sciences and Engineering, pp. 7 – 14.
V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, S. P. Pradhan, 2010, Analysis of slope in a fire prone surface coal mine in Jharia coalfield, India, Slope Conference - 2010, Chiangmai, Thailand, pp. 31 – 37.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2010, Biostabilisation approach to enhance dump stability, Proceedings of International Conference on Earth Sciences and Engineering, pp. 15 – 21.
S. P. Pradhan, V. Vishal, T. N. Singh, 2010, Numerical modeling approach to evaluate the mine slope conditions, Geoyouth Conference Abstracts, Nov 22-23, Udaipur, pp. 7.