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R. S. Ajin
Research Fellow

Cluster : DCR


Research Interest



R. S. Ajin works as a Hazard Analyst (Geology) with the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), Thiruvananthapuram, India. He has an M.Sc. degree with First rank in Applied Geology fromthe University of Madras (Chennai, India) in addition to having completed more than 210 online short-term courses and attended more than 100 training courses and 510 scientific events (conferences, seminars, webinars, etc.). With seven years of research experience, he has presented and published more than 30 research papers and edited/reviewed more than 450 manuscripts for various national and international conferences and journals. An Editorial board member for 11 international journals and associated with more than 65 international conferences held in 20 different countries as a member of the Scientific Committee, Technical Program Committee, or Reviewer Committee. He has served as a research project proposal reviewer for the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change (APN), ERA-NET Consortium AXIS, and International Council for Science (ICSU). He is a member of the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE), Asian Council of Science Editors (ACSE), European Geosciences Union (EGU), International Water Association (IWA), International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), IEEE-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), and a life member of more than 20 professional societies which include Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI), Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID), among others.

Education Timeline

  • 2012 Master of Science M.Sc

    Department of Applied Geology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (State), India.

  • 2010 Bachelor of Science B.Sc

    Department of Geology, Sree Narayana College, Sivagiri, Varkala, Kerala (State), India. [Affiliated to the University of Kerala]

Working Experiences Timeline

  • Feb. 18, 2020 – Till date HAZARD ANALYST (Geology)

    Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre (KSEOC), Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), Department of Disaster Management, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (State), India.

  • Jun. 01, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2020 HAZARD ANALYST (Geology)

    Idukki District Emergency Operations Centre (Idukki DEOC), Idukki District Disaster Management Authority (Idukki DDMA), Department of Disaster Management, Government of Kerala, Collectorate, Painavu, Idukki, Kerala (State), India.

  • Dec. 20, 2017 – May 31, 2018 HAZARD ANALYST (Geology)

    Kerala State Emergency Operations Centre (KSEOC), Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), Department of Disaster Management, Government of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (State), India.

  • Dec. 02, 2013 – Dec. 15, 2017 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

    Geomatics Division, GeoVin Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (State), India.


Editorial Board Member, Journal of Geology, Geography and Geoecology, Published by the Geologic-Geographic Faculty, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine. [ISSN: 2617-2909, E-ISSN: 2617-2119]

Editorial Board Member, Ukranian Journal of Remote Sensing, Published by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Scientific Center for Aerospace Research of the Earth IGS NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine. [E-ISSN: 2313-2132] MEMBERSHIP IN EDITORIAL BOARDS/SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES MEMBERSHIP IN EDITORIAL/REVIEWER BOARDS - JOURNALS

Editorial Board Member & Reviewer, ECOTERRA – Journal of Environmental Research and Protection, Edited by the National Society of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj county, Romania. [ISSN: 1584-7071, E-ISSN: 2248-3128]

Editorial Board Member (January 3, 2020 – October 1, 2021), Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Published by the Atlantis Press SARL (France) and Society for Risk Analysis – China (SRA-China). [ISSN: 2210-8491, E-ISSN: 2210-8505]

International Editorial Board Member, Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management, Managed by the International Research Centre for the Management of Degraded and Mining Lands (IRC-MEDMIND), A Research Collaboration Between the Brawijaya University (Indonesia), Mataram University (Indonesia), Massey University (New Zealand), and the Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China). [ISSN: 2339-076X, E-ISSN: 2502-2458]


Application of GIS and AHP Method in Forest Fire Risk Zone Mapping: a Study of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India S. Nikhil1 & Jean Homian Danumah2 & Sunil Saha3 & Megha K. Prasad4 & A. Rajaneesh5 & Pratheesh C. Mammen1 & R. S. Ajin1 & Sekhar L. Kuriakose

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