Full Name
Mahak Singh Chauhan


R&D Group
Gravity and Magnetics, Int. 2332


Modeling and inversion of Potential Fields data

  Academic Identity

Currently, my main research interests are:


  1. Joint inversion of gravity and magnetic data using Bayesian approches for better estimating the model uncertainties.

  2. Understanding the complex pattern of deformation (deflation – inflation) over a volcano using joint modelling of deformation and gravity data.

  3. Improving the stability of downward continuation of potential fields.

  • 2015       Travel grant awarded by SEG-EAGE Italian chapter to attend SEG Annual Meeting in New Orleans, USA.
  • 2014       Travel grant awarded by SEG to attend SEG - SEP & 5th IGSC in Nizhny-Novogrod, Russia.
  • 2013       Full Ph.D. scholarship awarded by University of Naples, Italy

  • Chauhan M.S., Pierri I., Sen M. K., and Fedi M., (2021), Assessing model uncertainty for the scaling function inversion of potential fields, GEOPHYSICS 86: G89-G98. external link


  • Chauhan M. S., Cannavó F., Carbone D., and Greco F., (2020), Insights intoMount Etna December 2018 eruptionfrom joint inversion of deformation and gravity data, Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL087786. external link

2021 – Present,     Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India 

2018 – 2021,          Postdoc fellow, Etna Observatory, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanoogy (INGV), Catania, Italy


2017 – 2018,          Project Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India


2013 – 2017,          Doctoral student, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy


2012 – 2013,          Project Assistant, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), India

Life Membership – Indian Geophysical Union (IGU), India


Life Membership – Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG), India