Faculty Department

Atul Kumar Patidar

Dr. Atul Kumar Patidar

Associate Professor

B.Sc in Science Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Holkar Science College, Indore, MP

M.Sc in Geology Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Holkar Science College, Indore, MP

Ph.D in Geology, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat

Area of Specialization:

  • Seismic Sedimentology, Subsurface Geomorphology, 3D Seismic interpretation, Petroleum Exploration and Development, Geological risk and uncertainty assessment
  • Earthquake studies, Paleoseismology, Neotectonics, Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology
  • Sub Surface investigation using Geophysical techniques (GPR and Seismic)

Book Chapters:

  • A. K. Patidar,* M. H. Shaikh, P. Tiwari, D. M. Maurya and L. S. Chamyal (Accepted Book chapter/ 2022) Surface deformation along Katrol Hill Fault, Kachchh evidenced by satellite and DEM data. Remote Sensing Atlas published by Wiley publication.
  • A. Misra, A. Ghosh and A. K. Patidar (Accepted Book chapter/ 2022) Identifying subtle deformation structures from satellite images in parts of the Mesozoic Kachchh (Kutch) Basin, Kachchh district, Gujarat, India. Remote Sensing Atlas published by Wiley publication.

Papers in refereed SCI/Scopus indexed journals:

  • M.A. Shaikh, A.K. Patidar, D.M. Maurya, N. P. Vanik, A. Padmalal, P. Tiwari, S. Mukherjee and L. S. Chamyal (2022) Building tectonic framework of a blind active fault zone using field and ground-penetrating radar data. Journal of Structural Geology (Elsevier), 104526,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2022.104526 IF- 3.6
  • Tiwari, P., Maurya D. M., Shaikh M. P., Patidar A. K, et al., (2021) Surface trace of the active Katrol Hill Fault and estimation of paleo-earthquake magnitude for seismic hazard, Western India. Engineering Geology, (Elsevier). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106416 Impact Factor 6.7
  • Maurya D. M., Tiwari P., Shaikh M, P., Patidar A. K., Vanik N., Padmalal A., Chamyal L. S. (2021) Late Quaternary drainage reorganization assisted by surface faulting: The example of the Katrol Hill Fault zone, Kachchh, W. India. Earth Surface Process and Landforms (Wiley), Vol 46 (7), pp 1268-1293. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5097 Impact Factor 4.13
  • A. K. Patidar*, S. Ghosh, N. K. Thakur, A. Sharma and A. Baliyan (2021) A review and comparative analysis of effectively functionalized eco-friendly and biodegradable nanoparticle based additives for drilling muds. Materials today Proceedings (Elsevier). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.12.176 Impact Factor- 1.3
  • N.Kilrani, P. Prajapati and A.K. Patidar* (2021) Contrasting machine learning regression algorithms used for the estimation of permeability from well log data. Arabian Journal of Geoscience (Springer) 14, 2070 (2021)  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-08390-8  Impact Factor ~2
  • D. Joshi, A.K. Patidar*, A. Mishra, A. Mishra, et al., (2021) Prediction of sonic log and correlation of lithology by comparing geophysical well log data using machine learning principles. GeoJournal (Springer), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-021-10502-6  Impact Factor- ~3
  • Rakesh, M., Rakesh, P. K. Kumar, B. Chowdhury, S. Patidar, A.K.* (2021) Numerical simulation of gravity driven turbidity currents using Computational fluid dynamics. Materials today Proceedings (Elsevier). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.09.238 Impact Factor- 1.3
  • Atul Kumar Patidar*, Anjali Sharma and Dev Joshi (2020). Formulation of cellulose using groundnut husk as an environment‑friendly fluid loss retarder additive and rheological modifier comparable to PAC for WBM. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology (Springer). 10: 3449–3466. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-020-00984-4, Impact Factor- 2.07
  • Maurya D. M., Chowksey, V., Patidar A. K., and Chamyal L. S., (2017). A review and new data on neotectonic evolution of active faults in the Kachchh Basin, Western India: legacy of post-Deccan Trap tectonic inversion. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 445(1), 237-268. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP445.7, Impact Factor- 2.5
  • Maurya, D. M., Thakkar. M. G., Patidar, A. K., Bhandari, S., Goyal, B. and Chamyal, L. S. (2008). Late Quaternary Geomorphic evolution of the coastal zone of Kachchh, Western India. Journal of Coastal Research, 24, 746-758. https://doi.org/10.2112/05-0500.1, Impact Factor- 1
  • Patidar, A. K., Maurya, D. M., Thakkar, M. G. and Chamyal, L.S. (2008). Evidence of neotectonic reactivation of Katrol Hill Fault (KHF) during late Quaternary and its GPR characterization. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24100341, Current Science, 94, 338-346. Impact Factor- 1
  • Patidar, A. K., Maurya, D. M., Thakkar, M. G. and Chamyal, L. S. (2007). Fluvial geomorphology and neotectonic activity based on field and GPR data, Katrol hill range, Kachchh, western India. Quaternary International, (Elsevier), 159, 74-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2006.08.013, Impact Factor- 2.4
  • Shukla, S. B., Patidar, A. K. and Bhatt, N. (2008). Application of GPR in the study of shallow subsurface sedimentary architecture of Modwa spit, Gulf of Kachchh. Journal of Earth System Sciences (Springer). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-008-0010-5, 117, 33-40. Impact Factor- 1
  • Mulchandani, N., Patidar, A. K., Vaid, S. I. and Maurya, D. M. (2007). Late Cenozoic geomorphic evolution in response to inversion: Evidence from field and GPR studies in Kim drainage basin, Western India. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, (Elsevier), 30, 33-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2006.07.004, IF- 2.64
  • Maurya, D. M., Goyal, B., Patidar, A. K., Mulchandani, N., Thakkar, M. G. and Chamyal, L. S. (2006). Ground Penetrating Radar imaging of two large sand blow craters related to the 2001 Bhuj earthquake, Kachchh, Western India. Journal of Applied Geophysics (Elsevier) 60 (2) 142-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2006.02.001, Impact Factor- 1.5
  • Thakkar, M.G., Goyal, B., Patidar, A.K., Maurya, D.M. and Chamyal, L.S. (2006). Bedrock gorges in the central Mainland Kachchh: implications for landscape evolution. Journal of Earth System Science (Springer), 115(2), 249-256. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02702039, Impact Factor- 1
  • Alpa Sridhar and Atul Patidar (2005). Ground Penetrating Radar studies of a point-bar in the Mahi River Basin, Gujarat. Current Science, 89, 183-189. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24110448, Impact Factor- 1
  • Maurya, D. M., Patidar, A. K., Mulchandani, N., Goyal, B., Thakkar, M. G., Bhandari, S., Vaid, S. I, Bhatt, N. P. and Chamyal, L. S. (2005). Need for initiating Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) studies along Active faults in India: An example from Kachchh. Current Science, 88, 231-240. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24109809 (ISBN No. 0011-3891) Impact Factor- 1

Papers in conference proceedings:

  • A. Sharma, K. Raj and A. K. Patidar* (2020). Bytes to Barrels: Analogue for real-time drilling assistant. SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (APOGCE) Perth, Australia Oct. 20-22nd, 2020
  • A. K. Patidar*, S Mittal, D M Maurya, and L S Chamyal (2019). Near surface investigation for active faulting using GPR, Kachchh, western India: an architype for geo-engineering application. Full Paper Proceedings of the 1st Indian Near Surface Geophysics International Conference & Exhibition 2019 organized by EAGE and AF Academy in New Delhi, Nov. 28-29, 2020, pp 105-112 (https://eage.eventsair.com/insgc-2019/)
  • S Mittal, A. K. Patidar, D Sengupta, and S P Sharma (2019). Low level radioactivity with electromagnetic data for prospecting of shallow sub-surface uranium mineralization. Full Paper Proceedings of the 1st Indian Near Surface Geophysics International Conference & Exhibition 2019 organized by EAGE and AF Academy in New Delhi, November 28-29, 2020, pp 176-186 (https://eage.eventsair.com/insgc-2019/)
  • S. Saha, M. Choudhuri, Atul Patidar, R. Jha, M. Saha, N. Sinha (2017). An integrated tectono-stratigraphic framework for Kachchh Basin and its conjugate areas. AAPG GTW, Mumbai, (Ext. abstract and Poster)
  • Shipra Chaudhary., Y.P. Sundriyal., Atul Patidar., Yogesh Ray., Pradeep Srivastava and S.P. Sati (2008). GPR and neotectonic studies in the lower alaknanda Valley- Lesser Garhwal Himalaya: Implication to Mountain building. Himalayan Geology, Page 19, Vol 29 (3).
  • R. Jayangondaperumal., Senthil kumar., Y.P. Sundriyal., L.S. Chamyal., Atul K. Patidar and Shipra Chaudhary (2008). Mapping of active faults in the Dehradun valley using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), NW Garhwal Himalaya India. Himalayan Geology, Page 35, Vol 29 (3).
  • Patidar A. K. (2007). Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) characterization of sand blow craters induced by 2001 Bhuj earthquake, Kachchh, Western India: Analogues for studying past liquefaction features. Forth Madhya Pradesh Science Congress held at HSC, Indore, December, 26-27th 2007 (Full paper).
  • Patidar, A. K., Maurya, D. M. and Chamyal, L. S. (2006). Shallow Subsurface Characterization of Active Faults using Ground Penetrating Radar: Example from Katrol Hill Fault (KHF), Kachchh, Western India. 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2006), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (Full Paper)
  • Bhatt, N. P., Patidar, A. K., Maurya, D. M. and Chamyal, L. S. (2006). Delineation of Three Shallow Subsurface Faults using GPR in South Saurashtra, Western India. 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar-2006) The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (Full Paper)
  • S. Chowdhury, M. Rakesh, A.K. Patidar and J. Sangwai (2021). Numerical simulation of sedimentary hydrothermal doublet system: effect of injection and geological parameters. ACS Meetings & Expositions - American Chemical Society, San Antonio, TX, USA, (Online presented on 8/04/2021).
  • Minakshi Mishra, Atul Patidar, Deblina Bhawal, Abhimanyu Maitra, Dibyendu Guchhait, Ajai Bansal (2015). Value Enhancement in Prospect Maturation Using New Technologies. 22nd Annual India Oil and Gas Review Summit (IORS-2015) held at Mumbai, Page 1-7

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Co-faculty advisor UPES-FIPI student chapter

Honours and Achievements:

  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) awarded by DST-sponsored research project (2003-2007).
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) awarded by CSIR for the year 2007-2008.
  • Second prize in “Young Scientist Presentation” during the 17th GMM and 6th PAC meeting of DST (ESS) held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai (14th November 2005).
  • Foreign Travel Fellowship awarded by DST & CSIR to present two research papers at the 11thInternational Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR-2006) held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, from 19-22nd June 2006. 
  • Nominated academician by Govt. of India under an initiative of Indian Hydrocarbon Appraisal Program (I-HAP) to reassess the hydrocarbon potential of Indian proliferous basins. Initiative by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MOPNG), India.