Ghose, R.


Associate 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 - 2021:  Editor-in-Chief, Near Surface Geophysics
2005 - 2015:  Associate Editor, Near Surface Geophysics
2012:  Guest Editor, Integrated Characterization, Near Surface Geophysics


  • AESM1590: Seismic Acquisition to Data Information Content, 6 EC
  • AESM2305: Geo-Energy Engineering Project, 15 EC
  • AESB3440: Field Exploration Project, Delft FEP (BSc 3rd year), 5 EC
  • AES1590: Seismic Resolution (MSc 1st  year), 5 EC
  • AES1650: Shallow Depth Geophysics (MSc 1st year, till 2011), 6 EC
  • AES1501: Methods of Applied Geophysics, 3EC
  • TG330: Geophysical Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface (PhD course)


  • Shallow, high-resolution seismic with focus on shear waves
  • Geotechnical geophysics, wave physics, heterogeneity, geohazard
  • Quantitative physics-based integration of seismic, electromagnetic and geotechnical data
  • Seismic attenuation, poroelasticity and inversion of fluid-flow properties
  • Seismic wave propagation in fractured media, scattering, anisotropy
  • Monitoring CO2 sequestration
  • Induced seismicity: modelling, wave propagation
  • Seismology

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Minato, S. and Ghose R., A novel principle to localize the sensitivity of waveform tomography using wave interferences at the observation boundary, Scientific Reports, 11(1), [22073], DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-01199-1, 2021.
  • Liu, J., Draganov, D.S., Ghose, R., and Bourgeois, Q., Near-surface scatters detection at archaeological sites based on interferometric workflow, Geophysics, 86(3), WB1-WB11, DOI: 10.1190/GEO2020-0142.1, 2021.
  • Minato, S., Wapenaar, K., Ghose, R., Elastic least-squares migration for quantitative reflection imaging of fracture compliances, Geophysics, DOI: 10.1190/geo2019-0703.1, 2020.
  • Carvalho, J., Alves, D., Cabral, J., Ghose, R., Dias, R., Ramalho, E., Caldeira, B., Casacao, J., Leote, J., Characterization of an intraplate seismogenic zone using geophysical and borehole data: the Vila Franca de Xira fault, Seismological Research Letters, 91(4), 2287-2297, DOI: 10.1785/0220190317, 2020.
  • Balestrini, F., Draganov, D., Malehmir, A., Marsden, P., Ghose, R., Improved target illumination at Ludvika mines of Sweden through seismic-interferometric surface-wave suppression, Geophysical Prospecting, 68(1), 200-213, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12890, 2019.
  • Liu, J., Bourgeois, Q., Ghose, R., Draganov, D., Detection of near-surface heterogeneities at archaeological sites using seismic diffractions, First Break, 37(9), 93-97, 2019.
  • Kirichek, A., Chassagne, C., and Ghose, R., Predicting the dielectric response of saturated sandstones using a 2-electrode measuring system. Frontiers in Physics, 6:148. DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2018.00148, 2019.
  • Suzaki, A., Ghose, R., and Minato, S., Application of geophysics to predict rainfall-induced dynamic changes in the hydraulic properties of an unsaturated soil slope, First Break, 37(8), 43-47, 2019.
  • Carvalho, J., Dias, R., Ghose, R., Teves-Costa, P., Borges, J., Narciso, J., Pinto, C., and Leote, J., Near-surface characterization of the Lisbon and Lower Tagus Valley area, Portugal, for seismic hazard assessment: Vs30 and soil classification maps, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108(5A), 2854-2876, DOI: 10.1785/0120170340, 2018.
  • Minato, S., Ghose, R. and Osukuku, G., Experimental verification of spatially varying fracture-compliance estimates obtained from amplitude variation with offset inversion coupled with linear slip theory, Geophysics, 83, WA1-WA8, DOI: 10.1190/geo2017-0069.1, 2018.
  • Liu, J., Draganov, D., and Ghose, R.,  Seismic interferometry facilitating the imaging of shallow shear-wave reflections hidden beneath surface waves, Near Surface Geophysics, 16, 372-382, DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2018013, 2018.
  • Carvalho, J., Ghose, R., Borges, J., Alves, D., Ramalho, E., and Leote, J., Fault activity studies in the Lower Tagus valley and Lisbon region using geophysical data, First Break, 36, 39-43, 2018.
  • 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 electrolyte solution 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. 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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