Ghose, R.


Associate Professor, Dept. of Geoscience and Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geoscience and Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Research Scientist, OYO Corporation, Japan and OYO-CAG, the Netherlands
PhD Kyoto University, MSc Indian Institute of Technology

2016 -       :  Editor-in-Chief, Near Surface Geophysics
2005 -2015:  Associate Editor, Near Surface Geophysics
2012:  Guest Editor, Special Section, Integrated Charatcerization, Near Surface Geophysics

Awards & Activities
1986-1989 Japan Government Research Scholar
2002 Visiting Professor, Aveiro University, Portugal (teaching national level research course)
2005, 2006 Best paper award in the Near Surface Geophysics international conference of the European Association of Geophysicists and Engineers (EAGE)
2006-now Research Committee member of the EAGE
2007-2010 Distinguished Lecturer, EAGE
2008 Research Advisor, LISMOT project, Portugal



  • AESB3440: Field Exploration Project, Delft FDP (BSc 3rd year), 5 ECTS
  • AES1590: Seismic Resolution (MSc 1st  year), 5 ECTS
  • AES1650: Shallow Depth Geophysics (MSc 1st year, till 2011), 6 ECTS
  • AES1501: Methods of Applied Geophysics, 3ECTS
  • TG330: Geophysical Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface (PhD course)


  • Shallow, high-resolution seismics with focus on shear waves
  • Geotechnical geophysics
  • Quantitative physics-based integration of seismic, electromagnetic and geotechnical data
  • Seismic attenuation in soil, poroelasticity and property estimation
  • Seismic wave propagation in fractured media, anisotropy
  • Monitoring CO2 sequestration
  • Seismology

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Minato, S., Ghose, R., Tsuji, T., Ikeda, M., & Onishi, K., Hydraulic properties of closely-spaced dipping open fractures intersecting a fluid-filled borehole derived from tube-wave generation and scattering: Dipping fractures from tube waves. Journal Of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. DOI: 10.1002/2017JB014681, 2017.
  • Suzaki, A., Minato, S., Ghose, R., Konishi, C., & Sakai, N., Modelling time-lapse shear-wave velocity changes in an unsaturated soil embankment due to water infiltration and drainageFirst Break35(8), 81-90, 2017.
  • Kirichek, A., Chassagne, C., & Ghose, R., Dielectric spectroscopy of granular material in an electrolytesolution of any ionic strength. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects533, 356-370. DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2017.07.040, 2017.
  • Minato, S., Ghose, R., & Osukuku, G., Experimental verification of spatially varying fracture-compliance estimates obtained from AVO inversion coupled with linear slip theory. Geophysics. DOI: 10.1190/geo2017-0069.1, 2017.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., Low-frequency guided waves in a fluid-filled borehole: Simultaneous effects of generation and scattering due to multiple fractures, Journal of Applied Physics, 121, 104902, , 2017.  
  • Konstantaki, L. A., Ghose, R., Draganov, D., Heimovaara, T., Wet and gassy zones in a municipal landfill from P- and S-wave velocity fields, Geophysics, Vol. 81(6), EN75-EN86,, 2016.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., Enhanced characterization of fracture compliance heterogeneity using multiple reflections and data-driven Green's function retrieval,  Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, Vol.121, 2813-2836,, 2016.
  • Carvalho, J., Ghose, R., Alves, D., Leote, J., Earthquake faulting-related deformation in soil evidenced in S-wave shallow reflection data: field results from Portugal,  Geophysics, Vol. 81(5), IM97-IM108,, 2016.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., AVO Inversion for a non-welded interface: estimating compliances of a fluid-filled fracture,  Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 206(1), 56-62,, 2016.
  • Lepore, S. and Ghose, R., Carbon capture and storage reservoir properties from poroelastic inversion: A numerical evaluation, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 122, 181-191,, 2015.
  • Konstantaki, L. A., Draganov, D., Ghose, R., Heimovaara, T., Seismic interferometry as a tool for improved imaging of the heterogeneities in the body of a landfill, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 122, 28-39,, 2015.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., Nonlinear imaging condition and the effect of source illumination: Imaging fractures as nonwelded interfaces, Geophysics, Vol. 80(2), A25-A30,, 2015.
  • Konstantaki, L. A., Ghose, R., Draganov, D., Diaferia, G., and Heimovaara, T., Characterization of a heterogeneous landfill using seismic and electrical resistivity data, Geophysics, Vol. 80(1), EN13-EN25,, 2015.
  • Draganov, D., Ruigrok, E., Ghose, R., Mikesell, D., and van Wijk, K., Quality-factor and reflection-coefficient estimation using surface-wave ghost reflections from subvertical fractures, Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 112, 206-214,, 2015.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., Imaging and characterization of a subhorizontal non-welded interface from point source elastic scattering response, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 197, 1090-1095,, 2014.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., Power spectral density of the heterogeneous fracture compliance from scattered elastic wavefields, Geophysics, Vol. 79(2), D67-D79,, 2014.
  • Konstantaki, L., Draganov, D., Heimovaara, T., and Ghose, R., Imaging scatterers in landfills using seismic interferometry, Geophysics, Vol. 78, EN107–EN116,, 2013.
  • Minato, S. and Ghose, R., Inverse scattering solution for the spatially heterogeneous compliance of a single fracture, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 195,, 2013.
  • Ghose, R., Carvalho, J., and Loureiro, A., Signature of fault zone deformation in near-surface soil visible in shear wave seismic reflections, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 40,, 2013.
  • Draganov, G., Ghose, R., Heller, K., and Ruigrok, E., Monitoring changes in velocity and Q using non-physical arrivals in seismic interferometry, Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 192, 699-709,, 2013.
  • Ghose, R., Physics-based integrated characterization, Near Surface Geophysics, Vol. 10(6),, 2012.
  • Zhubayev, A. and Ghose, R., Physics of shear-wave intrinsic dispersion and estimation of in-situ soil properties: a synthetic VSP appraisal, Near Surface Geophysics, Vol. 10, P. 613-629, , 2012.
  • Draganov, D., Heller, K., and Ghose, R., Monitoring CO2 storage using ghost reflections retrieved from seismic interferometry, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol. 11S, P. S35-S46,, 2012.
  • Ghose, R., A microelectromechanical system digital 3C array seismic cone penetrometer, Geophysics, Vol. 77(3), P. WA99-WA107,, 2012.
  • Zhubayev, A. and Ghose, R., Contrasting behavior between dispersive seismic velocity and attenuation: Advantages in subsoil characterization, Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 131(2), EL170-EL176,, 2012.
  • Allouche, N.,  Drijkongen, G.G., Vertseeg, R., and Ghose, R., Converted waves in a shallow marine environment: experimental and modeling studies, Geophysics, Vol. 76(1), P.T1-T11,, 2011.
  • Ghose, R., Estimating in situ horizontal stress in soil using time-lapse Vs measurements, Chapter 8: Geophysical Development Series No. 15, Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground-penetrating Radar. ed. Miller et al., Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophys. Union, Engineering and Environ. Geophys. Soc., pp. 131-152,,2010.
  • Draganov, D., Ghose, R., Ruigrok, E., Thorbecke, J., and Wapenaar, K., Seismic interferometry, intrinsic losses and Q-estimation, Geophysical Prospecting, Vol. 58(3), 361-373,, 2010.
  • Van Dalen, K., Ghose, R., Drijkoningen G., and Smeulders, D., In-situ permeability from integrated poroelastic reflection coefficients, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 37, L12303,, 2010.
  • van Passen, L., Ghose, R., van der Linden,T., van der Star W., and van Loosdrecht, M., Quantifying bioremediated ground improvement by ureolysis: large-scale biogrout experiment, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Soc. Of Civil Engineers, Vol. 136(12),, 2010.
  • Ghose, R. and Slob, E.C., Quantitative integration of seismic and GPR reflections to derive unique estimates of water saturation and porosity in soil, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 33, L05404,, 2006.
  • Wapenaar K., Ghose, R., Toxopeus, G., and Fokkema, J., The wavelet transform as a tool for geophysical data integration, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, Vol. 12(1), p. 5-23, 2005.
  • Ghose, R. and Goudswaard, J., Integrating S-wave seismic reflection data and cone-penetration-test data using a multiangle multiscale approach, Geophysics, Vol. 69(2), p. 440-459,, 2004.

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Ranajit Ghose

Associate Professor

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