Jagdish Chandra Vyas

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

My research interests focus on the effects of rupture complexity and heterogeneities in Earth structure on the near-source seismic wavefield, and consequently, on the ground-motion properties relevant to earthquake engineering. Particularly, I have analyzed influence of directivity effect, supershear ruptures, fault roughness and medium scattering (due to random heterogeneities present in the earth structure) on ground-shaking and its variability. My research interests also involve understanding the physics behind reservoir induced seismicity and ground-shaking.

Selected Publications

Vyas, J. C., Mai, P. M., Galis, M., Dunham, E. M., & Imperatori, W. (2018). Mach wave properties in the presence of source and medium heterogeneity. Geophysical Journal International, 214(3), 2035-2052.

Mai, P. M., Galis, M., Thingbaijam, K. K., Vyas, J. C., & Dunham, E. M. (2017). Accounting for Fault Roughness in Pseudo-Dynamic Ground-Motion Simulations. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 1-32.

Vyas, J. C., Mai, P. M., & Galis, M. (2016). Distance and Azimuthal Dependence of Ground‐Motion Variability for Unilateral Strike‐Slip Ruptures. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Vol. 106, No. 4 (doi: 10.1785/0120150298).

Mai, P. M., Schorlemmer, D., Page, M., Ampuero, J. P., Asano, K., Causse, M.,... Vyas J. C.,... & Zielke O., (2016). The earthquake‐source inversion validation (SIV) project. Seismological Research Letters Volume 87, Number 3 (doi: 10.1785/0220150231).

Nath, S. K., Thingbaijam, K. K. S., Vyas, J. C., Sengupta, P., & Dev, S. M. S. P. (2010). Macroseismic-driven site effects in the southern territory of West Bengal, India. Seismological Research Letters, 81(3), 480-487.


2017: PhD (Seismology), KAUST, KSA

2010: M. Tech. (Seismology), IIT Kharagpur, India

2007: M. Sc. (Physics), MLSU, Udaipur, India​


Student Presentation Award at Seismological Society of America (SSA), 2017​
​Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) award at European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2016