Dr. G P Ganapathy

Designation : Professor Grade 1
School / Centre : School of Civil Engineering
Department : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Educational Details

Anna University, Chennai

Applied Geology (Remote Sensing & GIS)
Graduated in 1997

Anna University, Chennai

Applied Geology (Remote Sensing & GIS)
Graduated in 1999

Anna University, Chennai

Disaster Mitigation and Management
Graduated in 2005

Research Details

Areas of Specialization
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Seismic Micro Zonation
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Landslide Hazard Zonation Disaster Management and Applied Geology

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On-going Consultancy Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Chennai City Partnership: Resilient Urban Mobility and Services in Chennai-World Bank Taru Leading Edge

Completed Consultancy Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Comprehensive Hydro-geological Survey and Investigation to arrest water logging issue in and around in the Ultra marine and Pigments Ltd Ultramarine Pigments Ltd, Ambattur, Chennai
Conduct a feasibility study for a project titled “Climate Resilient Coastal Communities in South Asia: transnational partner-ships, strengthening civil society agency, introducing innovative, climate-adapted technologies, and advocating for policy change and implementation German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Ongoing Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Development of Forewarning System for Landslides in the Nilgiris Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Monitoring Natural Hazards in Mountainous Terrain in Russia and India Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Urban Seismic Risk Assessment Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Appraising Risk, Past and Present: Interrogating Historical Data to Enhance Understanding of Environmental Crises in the Indian Ocean World Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), UK

Completed Funded Project Details

Title Funding Agency
Development of Early Warning System for shallow landslides –Using Rainfall Thresholds Indian Space Research Organization
Earthquake Damage Scenario Analysis for Chennai City Using remote sensing and GIS Techniques Indian Space Research Organization
Preparation of Geotechnical Guidelines for Disaster Resistant Structures BMTPC
Analysis of Historical Disaster Database for the State of Tamil Nadu, India UNISDR
Training Programme on Disaster Management for School Teachers DST

Books / Book Chapters Published Details

Title Publisher Published Year
Analysis of Multi-Environmental/Geo-Hazards Challenges for the City Coimbatore, South India Taylor and Francis Group 2022
Eco engineering practices for soil degradation protection of vulnerable hill slopes Elsevier 2022
Studies on plant selection framework for soil bioengineering application Springer Nature Switzerland 2020
Risk Reduction Methods, Approaches and Practices - An Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Springer 2019
Thirty Years of Natural Disasters and Their Impacts 1976 – 2006 LAP Lambert Academic Publishing 2011

Awards & Recognitions Details

  • Received Incredible Researcher of India Award, By Record Owner, Incredible Academicians and Researchers of India 2021, 25th September 2021.
  • Received Republic Day Awards- Support for District Disaster Management Authority, Vellore District, from Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Government of Tamil Nadu, 26 January 2021.
  • Received Outstanding Centre Head Award, International Educational Summit Awards, 2020, Bangkok, 22nd February 2020 .
  • Received Educational Leadership Award – Disaster Mitigation and Management, Dewang Mehta Education Awards (regional Round) 16th December 2019.
  • Received SETC – Honorary Jury Mention Award on 9th June 2019- EET CRS 8th Science and Technology Awards 19.

International Collaborations

  • Monitoring Natural Hazards in Mountainous Terrain in Russia and India (2019), Indo Russia Bilateral Collaboration, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India - PI Ongoing
  • Online seminar
  • International Conference on Bio Diversity and Climate Change (ICONBACC 2021), Jointly Organised by Misamis University, Ozamiz City, Philippines, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India and Kalinga Institute of Technology (KIT), Orissa, India - 23rd to 24th September 2021.
  • Virtual International Conference on “Natural Disasters and their Early Warning Systems (NEWS) 2020” during July 8-9th, 2020 organised by Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore 632014, Tamil Nadu, India and Geophysical Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Vladikavkaz, Russia, Institute of Precision Mechanics, RAS, Saratov, Russia, Saratov Scientific Centre, RAS, Russia.

Industry Collaborations

  • Thirumalai Chemicals, Ranipet
  • Ultramarine Pigments Limited, Ranipet
  • Taru Leading Edge, Chennai

Other Information

Editorial Experience : Managing Editor in • International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences •International Journal of Environmental Sciences / Editor in • Journal of Geology and Mining Research / Associate Editor in • The Asian Review of Civil Engineering / Editorial Board Member in • Journal of Management, Horizon Research Public Corporation • Journal of Engineering, Environmental and Agricultural research (JEEAR), Mindanao State University – General Santos City, Philippines (2019) • Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, Misamis University, Philippines • Disaster Advances • Earth Science Research • International Journal of Advances in Remote sensing and GIS / Editorial Advisory Board in • International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Research (IJESR) • International Journal of Geospatial Engineering and Technology (IJGET) • International Journal of Geosciences and Geo-Information Technology (IJGGT)