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Vijayan S

Asst. Prof
Planetary Sciences Division
Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)
Thaltej Campus
Ahmedabad, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +91-79-26314417

Research Interests

  • Planetary Remote Sensing (Mars/Moon/Earth/Icy satellites)
  • Impact Craters
  • Fluvial and Glacial Landforms

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008-2013 - Ph.D      (Remote Sensing), Anna University, Chennai
  • 2005-2007 - M.Tech (Remote Sensing), Anna University, Chennai

Professional Experience

  • June, 2015 to till date working at PRL
  • 2013-2015 - Post Doctoral at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India

Awards

  • Indian National Science Academy - Young Scientist Award 2018
  • Carrer Development Award by Lunar and Planetary Insitute (LPI), USA in 2010
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - awarded Senior Research Fellowship (2010-2012)

PhD Students

  • Harish - Insights into surface processes on Mars through impact craters - 2017-2021
  • Kimi Khungree Basumatary - Impact craters and its role in Planetary evolution - 2020-ongoing

Publications

    • S. Tuhi, Harish, K. B. Kimi, K. Vigneshwaran, K. S. Sharini, R. K. S. Priya, Vijayan S.,   Ma'adim Vallis, Mars: Insights into episodic and late-stage water activity from an impact crater, Icarus, Vol.387 (15), 2022

    Vijayan S., Harish, K.B. Kimi, S. Tuhi, K. Vigneshwaran, R.k. Sinha, S.J. Conway, B. Sivaraman, Anil Bharadwaj,   Boulder Fall Ejecta: Present day activity on Mars, GRL, Vol.49 (1), Janurary 2022

    • Harish, Vijayan S., and Nicolas Mangold,   Evidence for fluvial and glacial activities within impact craters that excavated into a Noachian volcanic dome on Mars, Icarus, Vol.361, June 2021

    • Surendra V. Singh, Jayaram Vishakantaiah, Jaya K. Meka, Vijayan S., Vijayanand Chandrasekaran, Rebecca Thombre, Vijay Thiruvenkatam, Ambresh Mallya, Balabhadrapatruni N. Rajasekhar, Mariyappan Muruganantham, Akshay Datey, Hugh Hill, Anil Bhardwaj, Gopalan Jagadeesh, Kalidevapura P. J. Reddy, Nigel J. Mason, and Bhalamurugan Sivaraman,   Shock Processing of Amino Acids Leading to Complex Structures—Implications to the Origin of Life , Molecules, 25, 5634, November 2020

    • Rishitosh K. Sinha, Alka Rani, Susan J. Conway, Vijayan S., Amit Basu , Marion Massé, Nicolas Mangold, Anil Bhardwaj,   Boulder fall activity in the Jezero crater, Mars , GRL, Vol.47 (23), December 2020

    • Harish, Vijayan S., Nicolas Mangold, Anil Bhardwaj,   Water-ice exposing scarps within the northern mid-latitude craters on Mars , GRL, Vol.47 (17), July 2020

    Vijayan S., Rishitosh K Sinha, Harish and Ritu Anilkumar,   Evidence for multiple superposed fluvial deposits within Reuyl crater, Mars , JGR-Planets, Vol.125(3), March 2020

    • Harish and Vijayan S.,   Craters in the vicinity of Valles Marineris region, Mars: Chronological implications to the graben and pits activities , Icarus, Vol.343, June

    • E Shivakarthik, JK Meka, VS Surendra, KK Rahul, R Thombre, H Hill, Vijayan S., and B Sivaraman,   Sticking of dust/micrometeorite particles on to ices at high impact velocities-Implications for astrochemical ice enrichment , Planetary and Space Science, 2020

    • Rishitosh K. Sinha, Vijayan S., Megha Bhatt, Harish, Nandita Kumari, Neeraj Srivastava, Indhu Varatharajan, Dwijesh Ray, Christian Wöhler, Anil Bhardwaj, Geological characterization of Chandrayaan-2 landing site in the southern high latitudes of the Moon, Icarus, 337, February 2020.

    • Rebecca S. Thombre, E. Shivakarthik, Bhalamurugan Sivaraman, Parag A. Vaishampayan, Arman Seuylemezian, J.K. Meka, Vijayan S., P.P. Kulkarni, T. Pataskar, and B.S. Patil, Survival of Extremotolerant Bacteria from the Mukundpura Meteorite Impact Crater, Astrobiology, Vol. 19, No. 6 June 2019.

    • Rishitosh K. Sinha, Vijayan S., Anil D Shukla, Priyabrata Das, Falguni Bhattacharya, 2018, Gullies and debris-flows in Ladakh Himalaya, India: a potential Martian analogue, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 467, 7.

    Vijayan S., and Rishitosh K Sinha, 2017,   Amazonian fluvial outflow channels in Jovis Tholus region, Mars , JGR-Planets, Vol. 122 (5), p.927-949. JGR-Planets Cover Page Image, May 2017 Issue

    Vijayan S., 2017. Regolith thickness, Estimation from FeO+TiO2 variation model , Encyclopedia of Lunar Science, Springer, Editor: Brian Cudnik, ISBN: 978-3-319¬05546-6 doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05546-6_42-1

    • Rishitosh K. Sinha, and Vijayan S., Rajiv, R.B, 2017, Study of ice-related flow features around Tanaica Montes, Mars: Implications for Late Amazonian debris-covered glaciation, Icarus,297(15), p.217-239.

    • Rishitosh K. Sinha, and Vijayan S., 2017, Geomorphic investigation of craters in Alba Mons, Mars: Implications for Late Amazonian glacial activity in the region, Planetary and Space Science, 144 (15), p.32-48.

    • Rishitosh K. Sinha, Vijayan, S. and Rajiv, R.B, 2016, Terrestrial rock glaciers: a potential analog for Martian lobate flow features (LFF) . In SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing (pp. 98770K-98770K). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

    Vijayan S., Shiv Mohan and S.V.S Murty, 2015, Lunar regolith thickness estimation using dual frequency microwave brightness temperature and influence of vertical variation of FeO+TiO2 , Planetary and Space Science, 105, 123-132.

    Vijayan S., Vani K. and Sanjeevi S., 2013, Crater detection, classification and contextual information extraction in lunar images using a novel algorithm , Icarus, 226(1), 798-815.

    Vijayan S., Vani K. and Sanjeevi S., 2013, Topographical analysis of lunar impact craters using SELENE images , Advance in Space Research, 52 (7), 1221–1236.

    Vijayan S., Vani K. and Sanjeevi S., 2013, Topographical analysis of lonar crater using Cartosat-1 DEM , J. Indian Soc. Remote Sens. 41(2), 345-354. Cover Page Image, June 2013 Issue

    Vijayan S., 2008, Utilization of GPS satellites for precise irradiation measurement and monitoring , J. Astrophys. Astr. 29, pp. 359-361.

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Conference

    - Harish, and Vijayan S., Nicolas Mangold, Degana Crater, Mars: Evidence for Fluvial and Glacial Landforms on a Volcanic Dome, 51st Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2020.

    - Harish, and Vijayan S., Understanding chronological evolution of valles marineris vicinity region on mars, through grabens, pits and craters, 50th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2019.

    - Nandita Kumari, Harish, Indhu Varatharajan, Ritu AnilKumar, Kanmani Shanmugapriya and Vijayan S.,Global distribution and characteristics of domical craters on the moon, 50th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2019.

    - R. K. Sinha, Vijayan S.,Megha Bhatt, Harish, Nandita Kumari, Neeraj Srivastava, Indhu Varatharajan, Dwijesh Ray, Christian Wohler and Anil Bhardwaj, Geological characterization of Chandrayaan-2 landing site in the southern high latitudes of the Moon, 50th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2019.

    - I. Varatharajan, A. Maturilli, B. Sivaraman, J. Helbert, J.K. Meka, Vijayan S., A. Bhardwaj, and K. Otto, UV to FIR reflectance spectroscopy of fresh carbonaceous chondrite, mukundpura meteorite: A potential analogue to Jaxa Hayabusa 2’s target Ryugu, 50th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2019.

    - Harish, and Vijayan S., Craters in vicinity of Valles Marineris region, Mars: Chronological implication, 20th National Space Science Symposium, SavitribaiPhule Pune University, 29-31 January 2019.

    - Nandita Kumari, Harish, and Vijayan S., Complex impact craters within lunar basins and their implication, 20th National Space Science Symposium, SavitribaiPhule Pune University, 29-31 January 2019.

    - Vijayan S., R.K. Sinha and Harish, Fluvial channels within and around impact craters on Mars, 20th National Space Science Symposium, SavitribaiPhule Pune University, 29-31 January 2019.

    - Vijayan S., and R.K. Sinha, Reuyl crater, Mars: Insight from fluvial activities, 48th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2017.

    - Vijayan S., and R.K. Sinha, Amazonian fluvial channel in Jovis Tholus region, Mars, 48th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2017

    - R.K. Sinha, Vijayan S., and Rajiv, Lobate debris apron and lineated valley fill around Tanaica montes, mars: implication for late Amazonian glacial activity in the region, 48th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2017

    - Vijayan S., and R.K. Sinha, Multi layered ejecta (mle) craters over arabia terra, mars: Crater ages and its implications, 47th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2016.

    - R.K. Sinha and Vijayan S.,Geomorphic signature of lobate flow feature in the craters of Newton basin, Mars: Implications for moderate debris-covered glaciation, 47th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2016.

    - Vijayan S., R.K. Sinha and S.V.S Murty, Glacial Environment between the Interval of Concentric Crater Fill and Gully Formation on Mars: Insights from Lobate Flow Features in Alba Patera Craters, 46th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2015.

    - Bose, S., Vijayan S., R.K. Sinha and S.V.S Murty, Estimation of Thermal Inertia, Sensible Heat and Latent Heat Over Three Landing Sites on Mars, 46th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2015.

    - Vijayan S., R.K. Sinha and S.V.S Murty, Characteristics of craters with multi layered ejecta in the equatorial region of Mars, 45th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2014.

    - Vijayan S., Shiv Mohan and S.V.S Murty, Simulated lunar brightness temperature for L- and S-band and regolith thickness estimation using an index-based approach, 45th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2014.

    - R.K. Sinha, Vijayan S., and S.V.S Murty, Modes of gully formation around north east of argyre basin and the role of volatile discharge due to microclimatic shifts, 45th Proc. of Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2014.

    - Vijayan S., Shiv Mohan and S.V.S Murty, Inversion of lunar regolith layer thickness using simulated Chandrayaan-2 passive microwave brightness temperature, 18th National Space Science Symposium, Dibrugarh University, Assam.

    - R.K. Sinha, Vijayan S., and S.V.S Murty, Geomorphic investigation of Martian gullies, 18th National Space Science Symposium, Dibrugarh University, Assam.

    - Indhu, V., R.K. Sinha, Vijayan S., and S.V.S Murty. Systematic mapping of exposed units in Mawrth Vallis and Hellas Planitia: Attempt for geomorphic characterization of hydrated and anhydrous regions on Mars, 18th National Space Science Symposium, Dibrugarh University, Assam.