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Md. Iftekhar AlamMd. 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
B.S. (2006), University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 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 (

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