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Afroz Ahmad Shah Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

About Me Publications

Afroz Ahmad Shah

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science afroz.shah@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

He works as an Assistant Professor of Structural Geology at the Faculty of Science, Department of Physical and Geological Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecture of Structural Geology at Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia, where his research work was mainly on faults and how tectonic forces have structured the formation of the Sarawak Basin and its hydrocarbon potential.
Dr Afroz received his PhD in 2010 and worked with Prof. Tim Bell at the Structural and Metamorphic Research Institute (SAMRI), School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. He worked on the tectono-metamorphic evolution of Precambrian rocks that lie in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, USA. He obtained an M.Tech degree in Engineering Geosciences from IIT Kanpur, India, where he worked with Prof. JN Malik on Active Tectonics of the Himalayan foothills, Nanital. He then served as a research fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, working with Prof. Kerry Sieh on the earthquake geology of New Guinea, where his primary responsibilities were the mapping of the active geomorphic features, managing the project, report writing, interpretations and scientific presentations at international conferences. He also worked on the Global Earthquake Model, which covers a global data set to provide seismic risk maps.

EDUCATION

Ph.D (Structural and Metamorphic Geology) 2010
Structural and Metamorphic Research Institute, School of Earth and Environmental
Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland 4811 Australia .

M.Tech (Civil Engg.) Specialization Engineering Geosciences 2006.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT KANPUR), INDIA

M.Sc. (Applied Geology) –2001-2003 Aligarh Muslim University, U.P. India.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Earthquake Geology
Structural Geology
Landslides and Floods
Microtectonics


FUTURE PROJECTS

Earthquake Geology of Borneo

Application invited for:

Mapping unknown faults in NW portions of Himalaya

Application invited for:

Mapping, and understanding of landslide, and flood hazards in Borneo

Application invited for:


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Shah A. A., Mohammad Noor Firdhaus bin Yassin and Muhammad Izzat Izzuddin bin Haji Irwan 2017, Is pull-apart basin tectonic model feasible for the formation of Kashmir basin, NW Himalaya? Scientia Bruneiana Vol. 16.

2. Shah, A.A., 2016. No major active backthrust bounds the Pir Panjal Range near Kashmir basin, NW Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 123, pp.95-99.

3. Shah, A., 2016. The Kashmir Basin fault and its influence on fluvial flooding in the Kashmir Basin, NW Himalaya. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 520, pp.321-334.

4. Shah, A.A., 2015. Kashmir basin fault and its tectonic significance in NW Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(7), pp.1901-1906.

5. Shah A. A., 2016. Reply to comments by Ahmad et al. on: Shah, A. A., 2013. Earthquake geology of Kashmir Basin and its implications for future large earthquakes International Journal of Earth Sciences DOI:10.1007/s00531-013-0874-8 and on Shah, A. A., 2015. Kashmir Basin Fault and its tectonic significance in NW Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, India, International Journal of Earth Sciences DOI:10.1007/s00531-015-1183-1.


GRANT DETAILS

 Shah, A. A., 2017, Mapping and paleoseismology of unknown active faults in Jammu and Kashmir, NW Himalaya funded by Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society.
 Nava and Shah et al., 2017, Earthquake geology of Sabah funded by Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society.
 Curtin Sarawak Teaching Innovation Project “Analogue modelling of geological structures” 2014-2017.
 Sieh K and Shah, 2010. Earthquake Geology of New Guniea funded by Nanyang Technological University Post-doctorate research grant, 2010-2013.


RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

1. Shah, A.A. and Malik, J.N., 2017. Four major unknown active faults identified, using satellite data, in India and Pakistan portions of NW Himalaya. Natural Hazards, pp.1-21.
2. Shah, A.A. and Qadri, S.T., 2017. Segmentation of Main Boundary Thrust and Main Central Thrust in Western Himalaya for assessment of seismic hazard by Mridula et al., Nat Hazards (2016) 84: 383–403. Natural Hazards, pp.1-5.
3. Shah, A.A., bin Yassin, M.N.F. and bin Haji Irwan, M.I.I., 2017. Is pull-apart basin tectonic model feasible for the formation of Kashmir basin, NW Himalaya. Scientia Bruneiana, 16.
4. Shah A. A., 2016. Shah, A.A., 2016. No major active backthrust bounds the Pir Panjal Range near Kashmir basin, NW Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 123, pp.95-99.
5. Shah A. A., 2016. Shah, A., 2016. The Kashmir Basin fault and its influence on fluvial flooding in the Kashmir Basin, NW Himalaya. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 520, pp.321-334.
6. Shah, A.A., 2015. Kashmir basin fault and its tectonic significance in NW Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, India. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104(7), pp.1901-1906.
7. Shah A. A., 2016. Reply to comments by Ahmad et al. on: Shah, A. A., 2013. Earthquake geology of Kashmir Basin and its implications for future large earthquakes International Journal of Earth Sciences DOI:10.1007/s00531-013-0874-8 and on Shah, A. A., 2015. Kashmir Basin Fault and its tectonic significance in NW Himalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, India, International Journal of Earth Sciences DOI:10.1007/s00531-015-1183-1.
8. Shah A. A., 2015. Comment on: Isotopic and micromorphological studies of Late Quaternary loess-paleosol sequences of the Karewa Group: Inferences for palaeoclimate of Kashmir Valley by Dar et al., 2014 (article in press)" Quaternary International (in press).
9. Shah, A. A. (2015). Assessing the influence of watershed characteristics on the flood vulnerability of Jhelum Basin in Kashmir Himalaya by Gowhar et al., 2015. Natural Hazards, 1-5.
10. Shah, A. A. (2015). Comment on: Alam Akhtar, Ahmad Shabir, Sultan Bhat, M., Ahmad Bashir, 2015. Tectonic evolution of Kashmir basin in northwest Himalayas. Geomorphology, h ttp. doi. org/10.1016/j. geo morph, 25.
11. Shah A. A., 2015. Comment on: "Macroseismic intensity assessment of 1885 Baramulla Earthquake of northwestern Kashmir Himalaya, using the Environmental Seismic Intensity scale (ESI 2007) by Ahmad et al., 2013 (accepted article in press).Quaternary International (accepted)
12. Shah A. A., 2014. Large mantle magma reservoir of Afar, Ethiopia. Frontiers in Earth Sciences; doi: 10.3389/feart.2014.00005
13. Malik J. N. Shah A. A. et al., 2014. Active fault study along foothill zone of Kumaun Sub-Himalaya: influence on landscape shaping and drainage evolution. Current Science. 106 (2), 229-236.
14. Shah A. A., 2014. Book review, “Predicting the unpredictable: the tumultuous science of earthquake prediction by Susan Hough. Geoscience Journal (accepted).
15. Shah A. A., 2014. Lessons from the recent publication scams, Current Science, 106 (05), 649.
16. Shah A.A., 213. Lusi Mud Volcano, Indonesia. Current Science.105 (7), 883-884.
17. Shah A. A. 2013, Tectonic geomorphology of the eastern extent of the Kashmir Basin Fault (KBF) zone 4th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology (PATA), 9-14 October 2013, Aachen, Germany.
18. Shah A.A., 213. Megathrust earthquakes and the associated volcanic subsidence. Current Science (in press).
19. Shah A.A., 213.Open access: publish with caution. Current Science, 105 (6), 746-747.
20. Shah A.A., 213. Double-blind review. Current Science, 105 (3), 290.
21. Shah A.A, 2013.Two great historical earthquake ruptures revealed in Nepal. Current Science, 104 (08), 994.
22. Shah A.A, 2013. Lessons from the Italian court verdict. Current Science104 (3), 282.
23. Shah A.A, 2013. Earthquake geology of Kashmir Basin and its implications for future large earthquakes, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 102, Issue 7, pp 1957-1966.
24. Shah A. A and Bell, T.H., 2012. 90 Million Years of Orogenesis, 250 Million Years of quiescence and then further Orogensis with no change in PT: Significance for the role of deformation in porphyroblast growth.Journal of Earth System Science, 121 (6), 1365-1399.
25. Shah A. A and Bell, T.H., 2011. Isograd migration with time during orogenesis: multiple episodic growth of same phaseporphyroblasts during prograde metamorphism. In: (Eds.) Gideon Rosenbaum and Victor Ramos, Journal of the Virtual Explorer, volume 37, paper 2, doi: 10.3809/jvirtex.2011.00283.
26. Shah A. A and Asghar Ali.,2011. Distinguishing and Correlating Multiple Phases of Metamorphism across Multiply Deformed Regions Using the Axes of Inclusion Trails inPorphyroblasts, ActaGeologicaSinica’ 85, Issue 4, pages 784–791.
27. Sanislav I. V. and Shah A. A,2010. The problem, significance and implications for metamorphism of 60 million years of multiple phases of staurolite growth. Geological Society of India,Volume 76, Number 5, 384398, DOI: 10.1007/s12594-010-0109-6
28. Javed N. Malik, Ajit K. Sahoo, Afroz A. Shah, DattatrayaP.Shinde, NavinJuyal and Ashok K. Singhvi, 2010. Paleoseismic evidence from trench investigation along Hajipur fault, Himalayan Frontal Thrust, NW Himalaya: Implications of the faulting pattern on landscape evolution and seismic hazard. Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 350-361.
29. Javed N Malik; Shah A. A; Ajit K Sahoo;BPuhan; Chiranjeeb Banerjee; Dattatraya P Shinde; NavinJuyal; Ashok K Singhvi;Shishir K. Rath K Rath, 2010.Active fault, fault growth and segment linkage along the Janauri anticline (frontal foreland fold), NW Himalaya, India. Tectonophysics, 483,327-343.
30. Shah A. A, 2009. FIAs (Foliation Intersection/inflection Axes) preserved in porphyroblasts, the DNA of deformation: A solution to the puzzle of deformation and metamorphism in the Colorado, Rocky Mountains USA. ActaGeologicaSinica 83, 801-840.
31. Malik, Javed N, Sahoo, Ajit K. and Shah, A. A,2007. Ground penetrating radar investigations along Pinjore Garden fault,: Implications toward identification of shallow subsurface deformation along active fault NW Himalaya. Current Science 93, 1422-1427.
32. Malik, J. N., Sahoo, A. K., Shah, A. A., Rawat, A., and Chaturvedi, A. (2007). Farthest recorded liquefaction around Jammu caused by October 8, 2005 Muzaffarabad earthquake of Mw 7.6. Journal of Geological Society of India, 69: 39-41.
33. Dashora, A, Sreenivas, B., Lohani, B., Mallik J. N., and Shah A.A, 2006. GCP collection for CORONA satellite photographs: Issues and Methodology Jr. Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 34(2), 153-160.


CONSULTANCY

Science Museum Project with Mufti Office Brunei.