Md. Iftekhar Alam
Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
626 Strong Hall
1621 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996-1410
Phone: (865) 974-3665
My research interests primarily involve subsurface characterization using various geophysical tools. A large part of this include determining physical and mechanical properties of the medium using seismic inversion. I have been working on determining physical and mechanical properties of near surface material and its implications to environmental and engineering Geology. Along with seismic modeling, I have also been using non-seismic approaches such as Electrical Resistivity (ER) and Electromagnetic (EM) techniques for environmental site characterization.
Ph.D. (2016), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
- Dissertation: Near Surface Characterization Using P- and S-wave Tomography.
Adviser: Dr. Priyank Jaiswal
M.S. (2011), Auburn University, Auburn, AL
- Thesis: Petrofacies and Paleotectonic Evolution of Permo-Carboniferous Gondwanan Sequences of Bengal Basin, BangladeshAdviser: Dr. Ashraf Uddin
M.S. (2009), University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Thesis: Structural Evolution for Hydrocarbon Trapping of the Sitakund Anticline of Bengal Basin: Constraints from Gravity, Seismic and Well Data.
Adviser: Dr. Aftab Alam Khan
- Alam, M.I., and Jaiswal, P., 2017, Near Surface Characterization Using VP/VS and Poisson’s Ratio from Seismic Refractions: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, 22(2), 101-109 (https://doi.org/10.2113/JEEG22.2.101).