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Dr. Satya Prakash

Professor, Civil Engineering (CE)


A hardcore technologist having diversified experience in the field of Geodesy, GIS, GPS, Surveying & Mapping and Building Materials. Has a total experience of 24 years after MTech in research orgainsation,  Industry and University. Strong analytical, written and presentation skills backed by solid foundation of technical education and knowledge. Good leadership qualities and a proven administrator.

  • 24 years
  • PhD
Award & Recognition

  • GATE 1990, DST Young Scientist Project in 2000



  • “A novel method of using the iron filing concrete for constructing pavements”. Patent submitted for filing
  • "A method of linking a non-geo-referenced map with a geo-referenced map".Patent filed with application number 201811003383 dt 9th Feb, 2018. The patent pertains to the process of how the notional map can be linked with a GIS map
  • "Use of Engine Coolant as a replacement of Water in Concrete Preparation". Patent filed vide patent number 201711018649 dt 23rd May, 2018. This invention relates to the use of discarded engine coolant for preparation of concret
  • "Iron filings as sand in concrete and method for the same". Patent filed with application number 201711028554 dt 11th August, 2017. This invention relates to the field of construction materials and more particularly to the production of concrete by replacing the fine aggregate (sand) with iron filings


Projects Submitted

  • A project submitted to Melinda Gates Foundation on “Automatic Crop Disease identification using Remote Sensing and Artificial Intelligence” worth USD 100,000.
  • A project has been submitted to the Ministry of Mines for funding on “Use of iron filings for production of concrete the by replacing the fine aggregate” worth Rs. 30,00,000/-.
  • concept note has been submitted to the DST regarding the “Use of waste from the automobile garages and other mechanical industry where coolants are used for the replacement of water in the formation of concrete” worth Rs. 25,00,000/-– Selected in the first review
  • A project submitted to BIRAC under Grand Challenges India funding opportunity on Ki Data challenge Data Science Approaches to Improve Maternal and Child Health in India along with North Cap University, Gurugram and International Institute of Health Management and Research (IIHMR), Jaipur worth USD 100,000.



(Full papers, articles, book chapter and abstracts published and papers presented in seminar/ conferences/ workshops)


Peer reviewed journal/ edited books


  • Mohit Srivastava and SatyaprakashCommunicated in 2018 to Intl Jl. of Remote Sensing (Taylor and Francis). Land Surface Temperature analysis of NCR, New Delhi to study the Urban Heat Island effect using LANDSAT data.
  • Satyaprakash, Pashtoon Helmand and Shikha Saini, Communicated in 2018 to Jl of Cleaner Production (Elsevier). Use of Iron filing as a replacement of fine aggregate for concrete production.
  • Okoye Francis, Satyaprakash and NB Singh, 2017. Durability of fly ash based geopolymer concrete in the presence of silica fume". Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol.149, #15, pp1062-1067. Cited 10 times (till May 2018).
  • Satyaprakash, Ayon Kumar Tarafdar and Ravi Gupta, 2005. GeoICT and Development – The inverted pyramid syndrome. Chapter published in “Frontiers of Geographic Information Technology” edited by Sanjay Rana and Jayant Sharma. Publisher - Springer-Verlag, USA. Cited by one.
  • Saswati Paik, Satyaprakash and Rumi Mallick, 2005. ICT in community learning – The example of Mapping the Neighbourhood project. Information Technology, Society and Education, James Nicholson Publishers. ICT Community Learning Centres in the Asia-Pacific region The global relevance of emerging models (ed. Cameron Richards PhD) Vol. 6, No. 1, pp 55-61.
  • Banerjee, P. and Satyaprakash, 2003. Crustal configuration in Northwestern Himalaya from gravity measurements along Kiratpur-Leh-Panamik transect. Journal of the Geological Society of India, 61 (5), pp. 529-539. Cited 2 times.
  • Banjeree, P. and Satyaprakash, 2003. Crustal Configuration across the north-western Himalaya as inferred from gravity and GPS aided geoid undulation studies. Journal of the Virtual Explorer 12, 93-106. Cited 4 times.
  • Ravi Gupta, Maneesh Prasad, Bal Krishna, Ayon Tarafdar, Satyaprakash, R. Sivakumar, Saurabh Bagaria, P. Venkatram and Alex Pentland, 2003. GramChitra – Taking GIS to Grassroots. Paper published in “The role of Information and Communication Technologies in Global Development – Analysis and Policy Recommendations” (edited by Abdul Basit Haqqani), published by the UN and ICT task force. Paper was presented at 2nd International conference on Open Collaborative Design for Sustainable Innovation, held at Bangalore, India on Deember 1-2, 2002. Paper is also available online at 2 times.
  • Paramesh Banerjee and Satyaprakash, 1999. Using Global Positioning System for orthometric height determination for gravity surveys in Ladakh Himalaya. Current Science, vol.76, no.2, pp.243-246. Cited 2 times.
  • P.Banerjee, G.R.Foulger, Satyaprakash, C.P.Dabral. , 1999. Geoid undulation modeling at Ladak, NW Himalaya using the Global Positioning System (GPS). Journal of Geodesy, vol. 73, pp.79-86. Cited 6 times.
  • Virendra Kumar, Satyaprakash and Dinesh Chandra, 1995. Application of fiber optic sensors in Geophysics - A Review, Acta Geophysica Polonica, vol.XLIII, no.4, pp.343-370.Cited 2 times.


Conference Proceedings

  • F.N.Okoye, Satyaprakash and N.B.Singh, 2016. Geopolymer technology A promising cementing material for construction. Paper presented at TRACE 2016 (11-12 August, 2016), Amity University, Noida.      
  • Satyaprakash, 2003. Beyond Kiosks Taking ICT to rural areas. Paper presented and published at the MapAsia conference 2003 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 12-14th October, 2003.
  • Satyaprakash and R. Sivakumar, 2002. Integrated Rural mapping using Remote Sensing and GPS techniques. Paper presented and published in the Asian GPS Conference 2002 held at IIC, New Delhi during 24-25th October, 2002.
  • Paramesh Banerjee, Roland Burgmann, Satyaprakash, CPDabral and Sanjay Sood, 2000. Manifestation of India-Asia convergence process in NW Himalaya from GPS measurements. Abstract published in AGU Dec, 2000 meeting at San Francisco, USA.
  • Satyaprakash & Paramesh Banerjee, 2000. Crustal configuration of NW Himalaya, as evident from the isostatic and flexural analysis of gravity data. Abstract published in 15th HKT Workshop, held at Changdu, China.
  • Paramesh Banerjee and Satyaprakash, 1999. Gravity and GPS aided geoid measurements in NW Himalaya New data and new findings. Abstract published in 14th Hindustan Karakoram Tibet Workshop, held in Germany, March 24-26, 1999.
  • Paramesh Banerjee, Satyaprakash and Chandra P.Dabral, 1997. The prospect of crustal deformation studies in NW Himalaya using GPS aided geodetic technique and results from a model network in Dehra Dun region. Abstract in Indo - US workshop on Paleoseismicity, held at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun from March 26-28, 1997




  • Book review on “GPS for Land Surveyors”, GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 10, October 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2008. Honey, I shrunk the satellites. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 9, September 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2008. GPS in LBS The future. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 6, June 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2008. Generative Components. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 4, April 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2008. Chasing the Mirage. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 3, March 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2008. Neogeography Goodbye to GIS! GIS Development - The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 2, February 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2008. Crystal Ball Sensing in 2015! GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 12, no 1, January 2008.
  • Satyaprakash, 2007. ERP-GIS Integration Some case studies. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 12, December 2007.
  • Satyaprakash, 2007. Enterprise GIS Challenges. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 12, December 2007.
  • Harshavardhan Madiraju and Satyaprakash, 2007. The Present Status of Surveying Education, Time to rethink.... GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 9, September 2007.
  • Satyaprakash, 2007. Laser Scanners in terrestrial surveying. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 9, September 2007.
  • Satyaprakash, 2007. Remote Sensing Satellites Present and Future. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 7, July 2007.
  • Satyaprakash and Ananya Ghosh, 2007. Geospatial Infrastructure software. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 6, June 2007.
  • Ananya Ghosh and Satyaprakash, 2007. Geo-enabling Infrastructure. GIS Development – The Global Geospatial Magazine, vol. 11, no 6, June 2007.
  • Satyaprakash, 2007. GIS Education Training, Placement and Prospect. GIS Development (Asia Pacific Edition), vol 11, no3, March, 2007
  • Satyaprakash, 2007. Learning through Bb@GISInstitute. GIS Development (Asia Pacific Edition), vol 11, no3, March, 2007
  • Satyaprakash, 2006. Land Surveying in India Present Status. GIS Development (Asia Pacific edition), vol 10, no 8, August 2006.
  • Anamika Das and Satyaprakash, 2006. Location based services. GIS Development (Middle East edition), vol 2, no 4, July – Aug, 2006.
  • Satyaprakash, 2004. Use of mapping for WiFi connectivity. i4d, vol II, no 4 (April), pp 31 - 3
  • Rumi Mallick, Anuradha Dhar and Satyaprakash, 2004. Mapping the Neighbourhood An alternate learning experience. i4d, vol II, no 2 (February), pp 14 - 16.
  • Satyaprakash, 2003. Rural Mapping with community participation. GIS@development, June 2003
  • Satyaprakash, 2002. Small is beautiful. GIS@development, July, 2002
  • Satyaprakash, 2001. Navigating the streets of Delhi. GIS@development, February, 2001.



Area of Intrest

  • Geodesy, Survey, Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, GPS, Building Materials