Dr Saurabh K. Verma has had a long career spanning more than 40 years in geophysical research at the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India.
His primary interest lies in electromagnetic and electrical exploration – particularly in ‘Time domain EM Methods’. Presently, he is a Raja Ramanna Fellow at NGRI.
He has been involved with 3D EM modelling and joint inversion of geophysical data like: MT and seismic, electrical and EM, etc. He has applied these methods extensively in the field to address a variety of geological problems ranging from kimberlite exploration to HVDC Power Transmission.
He also headed ‘Geophysical Investigations in Antarctica’ programme at NGRI for several years and carried out EM, radiometric and ground and helicopter-borne magnetic investigations in Antarctica and GPR surveys in Svalbard, Norway. He has published extensively with total number of research contributions of around 250 including 5 books/monographs.
His latest contribution is an edited volume on ‘Urban Geophysics’ published by Elsevier as a special issue of the journal: ‘Physics and Chemistry of the Earth’ Vol. 36 issue 16, 2011.
In the past he has been on the Editorial Board of several research journals like: ‘Geoexploration’, Journal of Exploration Geophysics, etc. He has reviewed several papers submitted to geophysical research journals published from Australia, Canada, Europe, India and the USA. Dr Verma has convened a number of workshops and chaired several sessions in IUGG, IGC, AGU and several Indian symposia.
He has been Visiting Professor/Scientist in Australia, Finland, Canada and Japan; and Visiting NSF Fellow to the USA.