Shishir Gaur, affiliated professor at EVS

Shishir Gaur, affiliated professor at EVS

Fri, 09/06/2023


Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Affiliated Professor 2023-25 - June 15 to July 15, 2023 (Stays planned in 2024 and 2025)
Inviting Researcher: Hervé Piégay


Dr Shishir Gaur did his PhD from IIT, Delhi with the collaboration of École des Mines, France. He completed M.Tech. from M.N.I.T. Jaipur. He did his Post Doc from EMSE, France and worked with several French organizations such as CNRS, ANR, ARMIN, Municipal Corporation, ENS de Lyon. He is Principal and Co-principal Investigator of several research projects funded by the European Union, DST, MHRD, IRP etc. He has published more than 40 scientific papers in reputed International Journals and International conferences along with several book chapters. He has delivered several talks at national and international level.

Presently he is guiding 4 PhD students and 3 M.Tech. students.
Currently he is working on topics related to Rive-aquifer Exchanges along with Contamination transport, measurement of river water quality using hyperspectral data.

Research Area:

  • Numerical Modelling
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-Criteria Decisions Analysis
  • Remote Sensing, Hyperspectral Imaging, GIS
  • Application in the field of water resources/natural resources management.

Collaboration with the laboratory Environment, City, Society (EVS)

Shishir GAUR is an Indian researcher deeply involved in promoting Franco-Indian partnerships. As such, he contributed to the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  between ENS de Lyon and IIT Varanasi. Together with Hervé Piégay, he is the coordinator of the CNRS International Research Project (IRP) "Effects of River-Aquifer Exchanges on Riverine Ecosystem Resilience to Global Change Comparative Approach of the Ganga and Rhône River Basin Networks", which started in January 2021. This project also involves Pablo Jensen, from the Physics Laboratory. Welcoming Shishir Gaur as an affiliated professor, for 1 month a year for 3 years, is a guarantee that links will be strengthened, the IRP will run under optimum conditions and give rise to original publications.

The aim is also to enable the Indian researcher, who shares his knowledge of the Ganges basin, to be able to share his research experiences in the Rhône basin, particularly in the lower Ain valley, as part of a legitimate reciprocity, no doubt with some of his students too. In this way, he will be able to pass on his knowledge to the entire Lyon river community via scientific seminars.

Summer School

June 26 to July 1, 2023
Summer School H2O'Lyon - ZABR

Major works and publications

  • Das, N., Bhattacharjee, R., Choubey, A., Ohri, A., Gaur, S., (2022). Analysing the change in water quality parameters along river Ganga at Varanasi, Mirzapur and Ghazipur using Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 satellite data during pre-lockdown, lockdown and post-lockdown associated with COVID-19. J Earth Syst Sci 131, 102.
  • Bajpai, M., Mishra, S., Gaur, S., Ohri, A., Piegay, H., Graillot, D., (2022) Optimization of Groundwater Pumping and River-Aquifer Exchanges for Management of Water Resources. Water Resour Manage 36, 1863–1878.
  • Das, N., Bhattacharjee, R., Choubey, A., Ohri, A., Gaur, S., (2022). Analysis of the Spatio-Temporal Variation of the Thermal Pattern of River Ganges in Proximity to Varanasi, India. J Indian Society of Remote Sensing.
  • Ankit Tewari, Prabhat Kumar Singh, Shishir Gaur (2022). Engineered hyporheic zones: design and applications in stream health restoration – a review. Water Supply; 22 (2).



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