NameDr. R. Dharmaraju
Date of Birth01.05.1964
E-mailrdraju[at]cbri.res.in; rdrajucbri[at]gmail.com
Present DesignationChief Scientist
DivisionSkill Development Group
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.Sc.Chemistry, Botany, GeologyYuvaraja’s Collage, Mysore, University of MysoreIndia1986
M.Sc.Earth SciencesUniversity of MysoreIndia1988
Ph.D.Earth SciencesUniversity of MysoreIndia2000

Specialization

a) Main Area of SpecializationEarth Sciences
b) Sub-area of SpecializationEarthquake & Landslide studies, Application of RS & GIS, Disaster Risk Mitigation, Skill Development

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Kathmandu, NepalSite inspection & quality control monitoring of construction works of school buildings sites in Gorkha & Nuwakot districts under the project Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of school buildings in Nepal18.10.201902.11.2019
Kathmandu, NepalFacility assessment survey of school sites in Kavrepalanchok district for the preparation of DPRs under the project Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of School Buildings in Nepal12.04.201918.04.2019
Kathmandu, NepalParticipated in the Signing of MoU ceremony of the project on Reconstruction of School Buildings in Nepal and survey of construction school sites at Nuwakot district. 04.03.201909.03.2019
Bangkok, ThailandParticipated in a training programme on ‘Geospatial Technology for Flood Mitigation’ for Karnataka Government Officers at Asian Institute of Technology23.05.201127.05.2011
California, USAAttended for Pre-delivery inspection & onsite training of K2 High Dynamic Range Accelerographs at M/s Kinemetrics Inc., Pasadena28.09.200405.10.2004
Publications and Patents
  • Journals :
  1. Dharmaraju R., Ashish Pippal & Swati Kulashri (2017), “S & T interventions in the traditional architecture of rural areas of Himachal Pradesh”, Jour. of Environ. Nanotechnology, India, Vol. 6, No.2 (2017), PP 81-86.
  2. Dharmaraju R., Ghosh C., Karthigeyan S. & Ramkrishna VVGST. (2011), “Seismic Microzonation of Chandigarh City in India based on Liquefaction Potential”, Jour. of South Asian Disaster Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, December.
  3. Purnachandra Rao N., Ravi Kumar M., Seshunarayana T., Shukla A.K., Suresh G., Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R., Pimprikar S.D., Chandra Das, Kalpna Gahalaut, Mishra P.S., Harsh Gupta,  (2011) “Site amplification studies towards seismic microzonation in Jabalpur urban area, central India” Jour. of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, Volume 36, Issue 16, Pages 1247-1258.
  4. Bansal B.K., Singh S.K., Dharmaraju R., Pacheco J.F., Dattatrayam R.S. & Suresh G., (2009) “Source study of two small earthquakes of Delhi, India, and estimation of ground motion from future moderate, local events”, Jour. of Seismology, 13:89-105.
  5. Mukhopadhyay S., Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R., Chauhan P.K.S., Singh P. & Dev A. (2002) “Seismic microzonation of Delhi for ground-shaking site effects” Jour. of Current Science, Vol.82, No.7.
  6. Pandey Y. Dharmaraju R. & Chauhan P.K.S. (2001) “Estimation of Source Parameters of Chamoli Earthquake, India”, Jour. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, pp 171-177.
  7. Pandey Y. & Dharmaraju R., (2000) “Subsurface map of Delhi” GIS@development, Vol. IV, Issue 11.
  8. Mehrotra G.S., Dharmaraju R. & Prakash S., (1994) “Morphometric appraisal of slope instability of Chill landslide, Garhwal Himalaya”, Jour. of Geol. Soc. of India, Vol. 44, pp. 203-211.
  9. Bhagat N.C., Mhrotra G.S. & Dharmaraju R., (1994) “Building construction in hilly areas – Some important considerations”, Jour. of Builders’ association of India, Indian Construction, Vol. 27, No. 7.
  10. Malur M.N., Nagendra R. & Dharmaraju R., (1991) “Occurrence of Stromatolites in Bhima Group, Karnataka”, Jour. of Science and Culture, Bangalore, Vol. 57, Nos. 8-9.

Conferences:

  1. Dharmaraju R., Ashish Pippal & Swati Kulashri (2017), “S & T Interventions in the Traditional Architecture of Rural areas of Himachal Pradesh”, Proc. of National Conf. on Innovations in Indian Science, Engg & Technology on Rural Housing held during March 4-5, at CSIR-NPL, New Delhi.
  2. Dharmaraju R., Savitha R. & Dhanalakshmi R., (2012) “Landslide hazards in parts of Kodagu district, Karnataka” Proc. of National Conference and Field Study on Landslide Management, March 22-24, Nainital.
  3. Dharmaraju R., (2009) “Assessment of Landslide Hazards in Parts of Sikkim Himalaya, India”, Proc. of 2nd IDMC, New Delhi.
  4. Dharmaraju R., Karthigeyan S., Ramakrishna VVGST. & Ghosh C., (2009) “Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential of Chandigarh City”, Proc. of 2nd IDMC, New Delhi.
  5. Abha Mittal, Dharmaraju R. & Gayatri Devi, (2008) “Estimation of Probable Occurrence of Earthquake in Chandigarh Region, India”, Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. of International association for computer methods and advanced geomechanics, Goa.
  6. Dharmaraju R., Pandey Y. & Sharma A.K.,(2008) “Evaluation of Landslide Behaviour Based on Geological and Geotechnical Investigations in Sikkim Himalaya – A Case Study”, Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. of International association for computer methods and advanced geomechanics, Goa.
  7. Dharmaraju R., Ramakrishna VVGST., Karthigeyan S. & Gayatri Devi, (2008) “Liquefaction potential of Chandigarh city – A conventional approach”, Proc. of 12th Int. Conf. of International association for computer methods and advanced geomechanics, Goa.
  8. Abha Mittal, Dharmaraju R. & Gayatri Devi, (2008) “Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of western Himalayan region, India”, Proc. of CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conference on Challenges and Applications of mathematical Modeling techniques in Building Science and Technology, Roorkee.
  9. Dharmaraju R. & Abha Mittal, (2008) “Landslide hazard assessment in parts of Himalaya – A statistical approach”, Proc. of CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conference on Landslide Management Present Scenario & Future Directions, Roorkee.
  10. Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R. & Dalip Kumar, (2008) “Instrumentation and monitoring of Raj Bhawn Complex located on Cabo Hill Slope, Goa”, Proc. of CBRI Diamond Jubilee Conference on Landslide Management Present Scenario & Future Directions, Roorkee.
  11. Dharmaraju R., Ramakrishna VVGST. & Gayatri Devi, (2007) “Liquefaction Potential Assessment of Chandigah City – A Conventional Approach”, Proc. of A workshop on Microzonation, IISc Bangalore.
  12. Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R., Chauhan P.K.S. & Srivastava S.K., (2006) “Geological and Geotechnical Investigations of Landslide in Sikkim Himalaya – A Case Study”, Proc. of Indian geotechnical Conference – 2006, IIT Chennai.
  13. Dharmaraju R., Pandey Y., Chauhan P.K.S. & Srivastava S.K., (2005) “Site Response Analysis Based on Microtremor data for Seismic Microzonation of Jabalpur City”, Proc. of Symp. on Seismic Hazard Analysis & Microzonation, IIT Roorkee.
  14. Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R., Chauhan P.K.S. & Chakraverty S. (2004) “Real Site Response in Delhi caused by Hindukush Earthquakes”, Proc. of NSAGE, IISc Bangalore.
  15. Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R., Chauhan P.K.S. & Srivastava S.K. (2003) “Natural Ground Frequency Map of Delhi”, Proc. of IGC on Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructural Development, IIT, Roorkee.
  16. Pandey Y., Dharmraju R., Chauhan P.K.S. & Chidnand B. (2003) “Preliminary Seismic Microzonation Map of India”, Proc. of Map India 2003, New Delhi.
  17. Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R., Chauhan P.K.S. Srivastava S.K. & Pradeep Kumar. (2001) “Delhi Strong Motion Accelerograph (DSMA) Network: A National Facility”, Proc. of National Symp. on Role of Earth Sciences in integrated development and related societal issues, Lucknow.
  18. Mukhopadhyay S., Pandey Y., & Dharmaraju R., (2001) “Site response analysis using microtremor data in Delhi”, Proc. of Intl. Conf. on Seismic Hazard with particular reference to Bhuj earthquake of January 26, 2001, New Delhi.
  19. Pandey Y., Gupta S.C., Dharmaraju R. & Chauhan P.K.S., (2001) “Attenuation study for Delhi using strong motion data”, Proc. of Intl. Conf. on Seismic Hazard with particular reference to Bhuj earthquake of January 26, 2001, New Delhi.
  20. Pandey Y., Chauhan P.K.S., Dharmaraju R. & Srivastava S.K., (2001) “Attenuation Relationship for 29th March 1999 Chamoli Earthquake, India”, ICCE-2001, Bangalore.
  21. Pandey Y., Chauhan P.K.S., Dharmaraju R. & Srivastava S.K., (2001) “Attenuation Curve for Chamoli Earthquake using Strong Motion Data” Proc. of workshop on Recent Earthquakes of Chamoli and Bhuj, DEQ, University of Roorkee.
  22. Pandey Y. Dharmaraju R. & Chauhan P.K.S. (2000) “Source Parameters of Chamoli Earthquake, Using Strong Motion Records”, Proc. of National Seminar on Geodynamics and Environmental Management of Himalaya, Srinagar.
  23. Pandey Y. & Dharmaraju R., (2000) “Stability Assessment of Baira Siul-Pong Transmission Line, Himachal Pradesh, India”, Proc. of Int. Symp. on Geo-environmental Reclamation, Nagpur.
  24. Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R. & Chauhan P.K.S., (2000) “Source parameters and response spectra of Chamoli earthquake, India”, Proc. of Symp. on Seismology, Earthquake hazard Assessment and Earth’s interior related topics, Tehran.
  25. Pandey Y. & Dharmaraju R., (2000) “Subsurface map of Delhi” Pre-conference proceedings, Map India 2000, New Delhi.
  26. Mehrotra G.S., Pandey Y., Dharmaraju R. & Prakash S., (1996) “Instrumentation and monitoring of Matli landslide area in Garhwal Himalaya”, Proc. of Int. Conf. on Disaster Mitigation, Vol. 1, Madras.
  27. Mehrotra G.S., Dharmaraju R. & Prakash S., (1996) “Neotectonics and Landslide hazards in parts of Alaknanda Valley, Garhwal Himalaya”, Proc. of National Seminar on Neotectonic Movements and their Geo-environmental impacts, Mysore (Paper Presented).
  28. Mehrotra G.S., Prakash S. & Dharmaraju R., (1996) “Geomorphometric assessment of hill slope instability of Matli landslide in Uttarkashi District, Garhwal Himalaya”, Proc. of 7th Int. Symp. on Landslides, Trondheim, Norway.
  29. Mehrotra G.S., Dharmaraju R. & Mahadevaiah K., (1995) “Assessment of landslide hazard zones in parts of Garhwal Himalaya”, Proc. of All India Seminar on Natural Disasters Causes and Management, Bangalore.
  30. Mehrotra G.S., Dharmaraju R. & Kanungo D.P., (1994) “Landslide hazard zonation – A tool for environmental development and protection of hilly terrain”, Proc. of Man & Mountain ’94, Sarezzo (BS) Italy.
  31. Mehrotra G.S., Dharmaraju R. & Prakash S., (1993) “Landslide zonation and geo-environmental appraisal of a part of Garhwal Himalaya”, 7th Int. Conf. and Field Workshop on Landslides, Czech & Slovak, pp. 103-110.

Tech. Reports:

  1. Environmental Development of Garhwal Himalaya with particular reference to landslide hazard zonation and efficacy of innovative control measures.
  2. Landslide hazard zonation in parts of Sikkim North-East Himalaya.
  3. Investigation and remedial measures against distress in Raj Bhawan Complex, Goa.
  4. Geological study of checking of rocks-construction of 400 KV Naptha Jhakri-Abdullapur & Napth Jhakri-Nalagarh transmission lines.
  5. Study of Geological Stability of Tower locations along Baira Siul-Pong and Chamera-Moga Transmission Lines.
  6. Strong Motion Seismic Instrumentation in and around Delhi region.
  7. Geological and Geotechnical Investigations on Sher-Ka-Danda Slide Zone, Nainital.
  8. Identification of Chronic slip zones in parts of Uttaranchal.
  9. Site Response Study of Jabalpur City using Microtremor Data.
  10. Geotechnical Investigations, Instrumentation & Monitoring of 9th Mile & B2 Landslides & Hydrological Study of Lanta-Khola Landslide at Sikkim.
  11. Estimation of Seismic Vulnerability of Jabalpur and Delhi – An Approach towards Building Damage Scenario.
  12. Liquefaction Hazard Mapping of Chandigarh Region Based on Site Characterization.
  13. Deformation and Slip Surface Studies of Narendra Nagar Landslide Area based on Geotechnical Investigations and Instrumentation Monitoring.

Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 

  1. A booklet on Strong Motion Studies in India
  2. A booklet on Frequently Asked Questions on Disaster Management
  3. Handbook on Disaster Management
  4. Handbook on Drought Management
  5. Handbook on Community based Disaster Management
  6. Handbook on Psycho-social care during Disasters
  7. Karnataka State Disaster Management Plan (KSDMP)

Articles:

  1. Case Study of Landslides in Madikeri area in Kodagu District, Karnataka
  2. Karnataka Floods 2009 – A Case Study of Dharwad District, Karnataka
  3. A Study of Coastal Erosion in Ullal Area of Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka

Patents filed / granted: NIL

Processes Developed: NIL

Process Under Utilization: NIL

Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
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Professional Experience:
30 years of professional experience in areas of:

  • Landslide investigations, hazard assessment and susceptibility mapping in Himalayas.
  • Landslide mitigation measures.
  • Application of remote sensing & GIS in landslide and disaster risk mitigation.
  • Seismic hazard risk assessment and instrumentation.
  • Trainer on disaster resilient building construction practices, disaster risk mitigation & management.
  • Study of traditional rural houses in Himalaya terrain.
Any other:
  • External examiner of Ph.D. (Anna University) and supervised four M.E. / M. Tech dissertation of IIT, Roorkee.
  • Served as Faculty, Centre for Disaster Management (CDM), Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Karnataka on deputation for the period April 2008 to March 2014.
  • Imported skills and knowledge of over 50,000 personnel on housing technologies, disaster awareness and preparedness spread all over country.
  • Delivered series of lectures at various organizations, namely, University, of Mysore, SJCE, Mysore, SIBM & SIMC (Symbiosis University), Bangalore, and various training programmes at ATI Mysore, All DTIs of Karnataka and CSIR-CBRI.
  • Convenor of National Workshop on Utilization of Bamboo as Building Materials in NE Region, September 17-18, 2018 at Aizwal & February 18-19, 2019 at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.