Saiful Islam Apu

Saiful Apu
  • PhD Student

Contact Info

170, Slawson Hall, 1420 Naismith Dr, Lawrence, KS 66045


Saiful has a very diversified background and encompasses a wide range of geological and geophysical disciplines. He likes to employ a combination of geophysical, geodetic, and remote sensing techniques complemented by spatial and spatiotemporal analyses. He also enjoys participating in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. His previous experiences in diverse contexts enabled him to enhance his leadership, communication, and teamwork abilities.



B.S. in Geology, University of Dhaka, 2020, Bangladesh
M.S. in Geophysics, University of Dhaka, 2022, Bangladesh


Saiful's research interests span computing, reconnaissance fieldwork, and data processing and interpretation at various scales. As a graduate fellow & GRA at KU, Saiful is learning and performing research projects related to computational geophysics and geodesy. His current research endeavors involve investigating the intricate dynamics of slow slip events in subduction zones using strain and geodetic data (GNSS).


Selected Publications


1) Gazi M.Y., Apu S.I., Sharmili N., Rahman M.Z. (2021). Origin and Characterization of Clay Deposits in the Dupi Tila Formation of the Bengal Basin, Bangladesh: Solid Earth Sciences, 6(3), 313–327. DOI: 10.1016/j.sesci.2021.07.001

Conference/Extended Abstract:

1) Apu S.I., Akhter S.H., Bhuiyan A.H., Mondal D.R. (2022). Moho depth variations beneath the forearc region of the Indo-Burma Fold Belt: AGU Fall Meeting 2022, Chicago, USA.

2) Sharmili N., Akhter S.H., Bhuiyan A.H., Mondal D.R., Apu S.I. (2022). Modelling Earthquake Deformation Along The Indo-Burma Locked Megathrust Zone From A Hypothetical Event Scenario: AGU Fall Meeting 2022, Chicago, USA.

3) Apu S.I., Akhter S.H., Bhuiyan A.H., Mondal D.R. (2022). Crustal Structure and Moho Topographic Variation of Bangladesh using the Joint CCP (Common Conversion Point) Stacking And H-Κ analysis: An Approach From Receiver Function Technique: GSA Connects 2022, Denver, USA. DOI: 10.1130/abs/2022AM-382133


Leadership & Affiliations:

-Co-Founder (2017-2020): Science Squad

-President (2020), Secretary (2019), Publication Secretary (2018): University of Dhaka Geophysical Society (UDGS)-A student Chapter of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

-Campus Ambassador (2018): Youth Opportunities

-IT Secretary (2018), Executive (2017): Dhaka University Science Society (DUSS)