Full Name
A V Satyakumar


R&D Group
Thermal Geophysics, Rock Mechanics and Paleomagnetism


Gravimetry, Satellite Geodesy, Paleomagnetism, Remote Sensing, Planetary Science

  Academic Identity

Dr. A.V. Satya Kumar obtained his Ph.D. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam & CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. He has worked as a project scientist at CSIR-Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India, and visiting Research Fellow at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai, China. His research interests are Satellite Geodesy, Gravimetry, Planetary Geosciences, Remote Sensing, Structure, Tectonics, Paleomagnetism, Rock magnetism, and Magneto-stratigraphy. He has been active in research projects on Earth and Moon and published 12 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and four manuscripts are under review. In addition to the research publications, he has been working collaboratively with scientists/professors throughout the globe on different projects. He is the recipient of the Young Scientist Award 2021 by Telangana Academy of Sciences, Hyderabad, CLSE Summer Intern program (2019), Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, USA, CSIR-Senior Research Fellow, New Delhi, India, Pratibha Award, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Travel Grant Award to attend the international conference and SEG annual meeting held in Houston, TX, USA in September-2013, Gold Medal from Andhra University and also received University merit certificate and state level merit certificates. He worked from 2012 to 14 as a Student Event Manager of the SEG- Andhra University Student Chapter and Secretary of SEG, SPG, IGU- NGRI Student Chapter (2017-18). He is also a member of several societies.

  • Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS), Rock Magnetic, and Magnetostratigraphy investigations on Ladakh Himalaya: constraints to emplacement history and recent excursions

Youngest Scientific Research Developer of the Decade Award (Rural Development) (2023): ITAP, Raja Ratna Health Care and Educational Trust, Hyderabad

Young Scientist Award (2021): Telangana Academy of Sciences, Hyderabad

Post-doctoral Fellowship (2022): Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

CLSE Internship (2019): Lunar and Planetary Institute & JSC, NASA, Houston, TX, USA.

CSIR-Senior Research Fellow (2019): Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India.

Pratibha Award (2014): Government of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Gold Medal (2014): Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Cash Prize (2014): Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Travel Grant Award (2013): Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Tulsa, USA.

University Merit Certificate (2013): Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

State Level Merit Certificate (2010): Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Certificate of Appreciation (2010): Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Education Wing, AP, India.

Certificate of Merit (2004): Sir C V Raman Science Parishad, Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Satyakumar, A.V*., Jin, S., Tiwari, V.M., Xuan, S., 2023. Crustal structure and isostatic compensation beneath South China Sea using Satellite Gravity data and its implications for the rifting and magmatic activities. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, external link, IF:2.3
  • Patel, S., Satyakumar, A.V*., El-marry, M.R., Solanki, P., 2023. Compositional variations in Ohm ray crater on the farside of the Moon: implications for mafic anomaly. Planetary and Space Science, 229, 105674, external link. IF: 2.4
  • Venkateshwarlu, M., Ramesh Babu, N., M. R. Kapawar, Bahadur Singh Kotlia, Anoop Kumar Singh, Satyakumar, A.V., 2023. Magnetostratigraphy of paleolake sequence from Kumaun Lesser Himalaya, India: Implications on young geomagnetic excursions. Geological Journal, 1-12, external link. IF: 2.128
  • Bangaru Babu, S., Satyakumar, A.V*., Ajay Vinayak Kulkarni, Parijat Kishan Vats., 2023. Structurally controlled mineralization in parts of Aravalli Fold Belt, Rajasthan, India: Constraints from land Gravity and Magnetic data. Journal of Geodynamics, external link. IF: 2.673
  • Boazman, S.J., Shah, J., Harish, Gawronska, A.J., Halim, S.H., Satyakumar, A.V., Gilmour, C.M., Bickel, V.T., Barrett, N., Kring. D.A., 2022. The distribution and accessibility of geologic targets near the lunar south pole and candidate Artemis landing sites. The Planetary Science Journal, 3 (12), 275, external link. IF: 3.4
  • Venkateshwarlu, M., Ramesh Babu, N., Satyakumar, A.V., 2022. Rock magnetism and Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies on charnockites, southern India. Acta Geophysica, external link. IF: 2.3
  • Satyakumar, A.V*., Pandey, A.K., Singh, A.P., Tiwari, V.M., 2022. Delineation of structural and tectonic features in the Mahanadi basin, eastern India: New insights from remote sensing and land gravity data. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 227, 105116. external link. IF: 3.374.
  • Vasanthi, A., Singh, A.P., Niraj Kumar, Nageswara Rao, B., Satyakumar, A.V., Santosh, M., 2021. Crust-mantle structure and lithospheric destruction of the oldest craton in the Indian shield. Precambrian Research, 362, 106280. external link. IF: 4.261
  • Halim, S.H, Barrett, N, Boazman, S, Gawronska, A.J, Gilmour, C.M, Harish, McCanaan, K, Satyakumar, A.V., Shah, J, Kring, D.A., 2021. Numerical modeling of the formation of Shackleton Crater at the lunar south pole. Icarus, 351, 113992, external link. IF: 3.657
  • Ravikumar, M, Singh, B, Pavankumar, V, Satyakumar, A.V., Ramesh, D.S., Tiwari, V.M., 2020. Lithospheric density structure and Effective Elastic Thickness beneath Himalaya and Tibetan plateau: Inference from the integrated analysis of Gravity, Geoid, and Topographic data incorporating seismic constraints. Tectonics, 39, e2020TC006219. external link. IF: 5.26
  • Gawronska, A.J, Barrett, N, Boazman, S, Gilmour, C.M, Halim, S.H, Harish, McCanaan, K, Satyakumar, A.V., Shah, J, Kring, D.A., 2020. Geological Context and Potential EVA Targets at the Lunar South Pole. Advances in Space Research, 66 (6), 1247-1264 external link. IF: 2.611
  • Satyakumar, A.V., Rajasekhar, R.P., Tiwari, V.M., 2018. Gravity anomalies and crustal structure of the lunar farside highlands. Planetary and Space Science, 163, 106-113. external link. IF: 2.4

Ph. D, M.Sc. (Tech)

Position hold




Nature of duties





Paleomagnetism, Rock Magnetic, and AMS analysis for different case studies

Project Scientist




Satellite Gravity and InSAR data analysis for tectonic studies, and Palaeomagnetism, Rock Magnetic, and AMS analysis for different case studies.

Visiting Research Fellow

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China



Deciphering the crustal and lithospheric structure of the South China Sea from satellite gravity data and its implications for rifting and magmatic activities.

Indian Geophysical Union