From March 2021 SGAT has started the Distinguished Lecture Series in which eminent scientists/ researchers and persons of repute are invited to deliver talks on important topics. These talks are conducted bi-monthly. So far nine such lectures, as detailed below, have been completed.

Completed Lectures of Distinguished Lecture Series

Sl. No. Month Speaker Topic
1 12.03.2021 Prof. Pantelis Soupios
Department of Geosciences,
King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Engineering Geophysics in Urban Development and Environment
2 15.5.2021 Prof. K. C. Sahu (Retired)
IIT, Mumbai
Heavy Metal Pollution of Environment
3 24.7.2021 Prof. B. B. Mohanty
Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering,
University of Toronto, Canada
Mining Technology, Safety, and Economics
4 06.9.2021 Dr. Shailesh Nayak
National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
Advances in Earth System Science and their Societal Benefits
5 27.11.2021 Dr. Mulugeta Alene
Associate Professor,
School of Earth Sciences,
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Volcanism, Tectonics and Hominin Evolution in Afar Rift, East Africa
6 11.02.2022 Padma Vibhusan Dr Anil Kakodkar
Chancellor, Homi Bhaba National Institute
Chairman, Rajib Gandhi Science & Technology Commission
Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, GoI
Clean Energy Transition
7 27.05.2022 Padma Shri Dr Harsh K. Gupta
Member, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
Former Secretary, Department of Ocean Development
Former Director, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
Building Dakshin Gangotri at Antarctica: A Miracle
8 12.08.2022 Padma Shri Dr Vijay Prasad Dimri
President, Federation of Indian Geosciences Associations (2020 – 2022)
Expert Member, Governing Body, GBPNIHE (MoEFCC)
Honorary Scientist, INSA
Former Director, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad
Global warming and CO2 sequestration in suitable geological formations in India
9 03.12.2022 Prof. Jonathan Blundy, FRS
Royal Society Research Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3AN, UK
From Volcanoes to Green Mining
10 28.02.2024 Dr. Ranjeet Nagare, Ph. D., P. Eng.
Principal Hydrogeological Engineer
ARKK Engineering Corporation
Alberta, Canada
Canadian Oil Sands Mine Operations and Reclamation