Kumar Ramachandran

Kumar Ramachandran

Assistant ProfessorKeplinger Hall M241
kumar-ramachandran@utulsa.eduPersonal Website

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Earth Science University of Victoria, Canada (1999-2001)
  • M.Tech., Petroleum Exploration Indian School Of Mines, India (1989-1990)
  • M.Sc.Tech., Applied Geophysics Indian School Of Mines, India (1982-1985)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Reflection and refraction seismology
  • Seismic tomography
  • Geophysical exploration for mineral and ground water

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (September 2005 - December 2006)

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • NSERC Visiting Fellow, Pacific Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada, Sidney, British Columbia (August 2003 – August 2005) 
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia (May 2002 – July 2003)
  • Geophysicist, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation of India, India (1985-2002)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers

Courses Taught at TU

  • Applied Geophysics (GEOL 3053)
  • Field Methods in Geophysics (GEOL 4023)
  • Petroleum Seismology (GEOL 4003)
  • Physics of the Earth (GEOL 2503)
  • Seismic Data Processing and Interpretation (GEOL 4033)


  • Depth distribution of seismic tremors along the northern Cascadia margin
    Kao, H., S.-Ju. Shan, G. Rogers, H. Dragert, J. F. Cassidy, and K. Ramachandran: Nature, 436, 841-844, doi:10.1038/nature03903 (2005)
  • Forearc structure beneath southwestern British Columbia: A three-dimensional tomographic velocity model
    Ramachandran, K., S. E. Dosso, G. D. Spence, R. D. Hyndman, and T. M. Brocher: J. Geophys. Res., 110, B02303, doi:10.1029/2004JB003258 (2005)
  • High-resolution seismic reflection imaging of a thin diamondiferous kimberlite dyke
    Hammer, P. T. C., R. M. Clowes, and K. Ramachandran: Geophysics, 69, 1143–1154, 10.1190/1.1801932 (2004)
  • Thickening of the Cascadia forearc crust and the origin of seismic reflectors in the uppermost mantle
    Calvert, A. J., K. Ramachandran, H. Kao, and M. A. Fisher: Local Tectonophysics, Volume 420, Issues 1-2 , 26 June 2006, Pages 175-188 (2006)
  • Possible emplacement of crustal rocks into the forearc mantle of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
    Calvert, A. J., M. A. Fisher, K. Ramachandran, and A. M. Tréhu: Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(23), 2196, doi:10.1029/2003GL018541 (2003)
  • Reflection signature of seismic and aseismic slip on the northern Cascadia subduction interface
    Nedimovic, M. R., R. D. Hyndman, K. Ramachandran, and G. D. Spence: Nature, 424, 416–420, doi:10.1038/nature01840 (2003)
  • Regional P wave velocity structure of the Northern Cascadia Subduction Zone
    Ramachandran, K., R. D. Hyndman, and T. M. Brocher: J. Geophys. Res., 111, B12301, doi:10.1029/2005JB004108 (2006)
  • Seismic reflection imaging of thin kimberlite dykes and sills: exploration and deposit characterization of the snap Lake dyke, Canada
    Hammer, P. T. C., R. M. Clowes, and K. Ramachandran: Lithos, 76, 359–367 (2004)
  • Spatial-temporal patterns of seismic tremors in northern Cascadia
    Kao, H., S. Shan, H. Dragert, G. Rogers, J. F. Cassidy, K. Wang, T. S. James, and K. Ramachandran: J. Geophys. Res., 111, B03309, doi:10.1029/2005JB003727 (2006)
  • Upper crustal structure of southwestern British Columbia from the 1998 Seismic Hazards Investigation in Puget Sound
    Ramachandran, K., S. E. Dosso, C. A. Zelt, G. D. Spence, R. D. Hyndman, and T. M. Brocher: J. Geophys. Res., 109, B09303, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002826 (2004)