Dr. Chandrashekhar Azad Vishwakarma joined TERI University in August 2022 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Vishwakarma obtained his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His doctoral work focused particularly in the field of Hydrology, Remote Sensing and GIS. His research work primarily concentrated on spring characteristics and its hydrogeochemistry, Landslide hazard mapping, water potential zone identification, land use land cover mapping, vegetation mapping etc. He has worked on various difficult terrain throughout India like Eastern Himalaya, Western Himalaya, Western Ghats, Vindhyan region and South Andaman Island. Dr. Vishwakarma completed his master’s degree in Environmental Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Dr. Vishwakarma was associated with TERI SAS since August 2019 as RA-II and worked on MoEF&CC, Govt. of India, New Delhi sponsored project for the rejuvenation of Himalayan springs. He was also involved in teaching at Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi as a Guest lecturer of Environmental Science. He has used various tools and techniques for Physico-chemical analysis of water and soil samples such as Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Flame Photometer, Spectrophotometer, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) etc.
His research work is recognized in significant national and international journals (more than 15 research publications). He has also reviewed various research papers in recognized journals. He has presented his research work on various national and international platforms. He welcomes and promotes a multidisciplinary approach of research in the field of Environmental Sciences and is keen to work for a better and sustainable future.
1. Vijhani, A., Sinha, V. S. P., Vishwakarma, C. A., Singh, P., & Sharma, S. (2022). Assessment of diminishing discharge of springs in Central Himalayan region, India. Hydrological Processes, 36(5), e14582.
2. Vishwarkarma, C.A., Rena, V., Singh, D., "Exploration of water resources using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System" In Madhav, S., Singh, P., Groundwater Geochemistry: Pollution and Remediation Methods. John Wiley & Sons, (2021), ISBN: 9781119709718.
3. Asthana, H., Vishwakarma, C. A., Singh, P., Kumar, P., Rena, V., & Mukherjee, S. (2020). Comparative Analysis of Pixel and Object Based Classification Approach for Rapid Landslide Delineation with the Aid of Open Source Tools in Garhwal Himalaya. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 96(1), 65-72.
4. Farswan S., Vishwakarma C.A., Mina U., Kumar V. & Mukherjee S. (2019). Assessment of rainwater harvesting sites in a part of North-West Delhi, India using geomatics tools. Environmental Earth Sciences, (2019) 78:329. DOI 10.1007/s12665-019-8332-y1866-6299
5. Vishwakarma C.A., Sen R., Singh N., Singh P., Rena V., Rina K. & Mukherjee S. (2018). Geochemical Characterization and Controlling Factors of Chemical Composition of Spring Water in a Part of Eastern Himalaya. Journal Geological Society of India, Vol.92, December 2018, pp.753-763, 0974-6889
6. Kumari R., Datta P. S., Rao M. S., Mukherjee S., & Azad C. (2018). Anthropogenic perturbations induced groundwater vulnerability to pollution in the industrial Faridabad District, Haryana, India. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77(5), 187. DOI 10.1007/s12665-018-7368-8
7. Vishwakarma C.A., Asthana H., Singh D., Pant M., Sen R., & Mukherjee S. (2017). GIS based bi-variate statistical approach for landslide susceptibility mapping of South District, Sikkim. International journal of innovative research in science, engineering and technology, Vol. 6, Issue 7. 8. Sheikh M. A., Azad C., Mukherjee S., & Rina K. (2017). An assessment of groundwater salinization in Haryana state in India using hydrochemical tools in association with GIS. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76(13), 465. DOI 10.1007/s12665-017-6789-0
9. Sen R., Singh N., Singh P., Azad C.S., Rena V. & Mukherjee S. (2017). Hydrogeochemistry and geroundwater quality evaluation in a part of Ratangiri District, Maharshtra. Indian Journal of Forestry, IJF/2017/M-6395
10. Singh P., Javed S., Shashtri S., Singh R. P., Vishwakarma C. A., & Mukherjee S. (2017). Influence of changes in watershed landuse pattern on the wetland of Sultanpur National Park, Haryana using remote sensing techniques and hydrochemical analysis. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 7, 84-92. DOI 10.1016/j.rsase.2017.07.002