Dr. Vikash Pandey

Assistant Professor, Senior Scale

Department of Mathematics, Applied Sciences & Humanities, School of Engineering

Career Graph:

  • Assistant Professor (tenure track), School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat, 2019-2020.
  • Researcher, Dept. of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway, 2018-2019.
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Geosciences, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, 2016-2018.
  • Research assistant, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011-2012
  • Geophysicist, GX-Technology, ION-Geophysical, USA, 2009-2011.

Academic Background (Degrees, University Name & Year of Passing):

  • PhD, University of Oslo, Norway, 2016
  • MSc, Banaras Hindu University, India, 2009

Honours and Achievements:

  • Best presentation award in AMGG Meeting at Tromsø, 2018.
  • Representative of “Engineering Acoustics” committee of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Student Council, 2016.
  • Qualified for the post of scientific officer in Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, 2009.
  • Grade “S” (10/10) obtained in M.Sc dissertation, 2009.


  1. Contribution: First derivation of Nutting’s law in rheology, Lomnitz’s creep law in seismology, and Curie-von Schweidler law in materials science, from physical principles using the framework of fractional derivatives.
  2. Interests: Interdisciplinary research using the mathematical framework of Fractional Calculus. Wave propagation in complex, multiphasic, non-Newtonian, poro-visco-elastic media. Nonlinear bubble dynamics and chaos. Applications to seismic exploration. Modeling of fluid flow and percolation through complex fractal networks. Mathematical modelling of ecology-evolution feedback and speciation.

Recent Publications:

  • “Origin of the Curie-von Schweidler law and the fractional capacitor from time-varying capacitance”, Under Review (final stage) in Physical Review Letters. Preprint available at, DOI: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.06073
  • “Charge-voltage relation for a universal capacitor”, Under Review in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs. Preprint available at, DOI: https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.02410

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

Papers published in journals: 6

Papers presented in conferences: 2

Citations: 86 (as on 8-Sept-2020)

Personal interests:

  • Trekking, Hiking, Motorbiking, and Parasailing.
  • Badminton and Skiing.