Shubham Agrawal

PhD Candidate
MS, ANU, 2019

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I find most aspects of solid Earth fascinating. Currently, my main interest revolves around understanding the mantle-crust interaction using a variety of seismological tools. 

More details on my personal website.


Research interests

Seismic Imaging; Solid Earth geophysics; Mantle dynamics in subduction zones.

Teaching information


EMSC2022: Introduction to global geophysics - 2022

EMSC 1008: Physics and Chemistry of the Earth - 2018, ‘20, ‘21

EMSC 1006: The Blue Planet - 2018



9. Agrawal, S., Eakin, C., & O'Donnell, J. P. Fluid-assisted intra-plate seismicity at the edge of the Gawler Craton, South Australia, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, revision submitted.

8. Eakin, C.M., Davies, D.R., Ghelichkhan, S., O’Donnell, J.P., Agrawal, S. The influence of lithospheric thickness variations beneath Australia on seismic anisotropy and mantle flow, G-Cubed.

7. O’Donnell, J. P., Agrawal, S., Eakin, C., Thiel, S., et al. Mapping crustal structure across southern Australia using seismic ambient noise tomography, Gondwana Research.

6. Agrawal, S., Eakin, C., & O'Donnell, J. P. Tracking crustal thickness at the sediment inundated edge of the Gawler Craton, Tectonophysics.

5. Kennett, B., Gorbatov, A., Yuan, H., Agrawal, S., et al. (2023). Refining the Moho across the Australian continent. Geophysical Journal International.

4. Agrawal, S., Eakin, C.M., & O'Donnell, J.P (2022). Characterizing the cover across South Australia: A simple passive-seismic method for estimating sedimentary thickness. Geophysical Journal International.

3. Eakin, C. M., Flashman, C., & Agrawal, S. (2021). Seismic anisotropy beneath Central Australia: A record of ancient lithospheric deformation. Tectonophysics, 229123.

2. Agrawal, S., Eakin, C.M., Portner, D.E., Rodriquez, E.E., Beck, S.L (2020). The deformational journey of the Nazca Slab from seismic anisotropy. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2020GL087398.

1. Singh, S., Agrawal, S., Ghosh, A (2017). Understanding deep Earth dynamics: a numerical modelling approach. Current Science, 112(7).


11. Earthquakes and natural springs – a tryst. Kennett Symposium, June 2023 - Canberra, Australia.

10. Tracking Crustal Thickness at the Sediment Inundated Edge of the Gawler Craton, Australia. AGU Fall Meeting 2022 - Chicago, USA. iposter.

9. Intra-plate Seismicity of the Gawler Craton and Lake Eyre Basin, Australia. AGU Fall Meeting 2022 - Chicago, USA.

8. Intra-plate seismicity of the Lake Eyre Basin and Gawler Craton, Australia. EGU General Assembly 2022 – Vienna, Austria. DOI

7. Calibrating sediment thickness utilizing receiver functions and borehole data. EGU General Assembly 2022 – Vienna, Austria. DOI

6. Understanding the Deformation of the Nazca Slab Using Seismic Anisotropy (Invited). AGU Fall Meeting - Virtual, U53A-08.

5. Estimating Sediment Thickness Across South Australia Using Receiver Functions. AGU Fall Meeting, 2021.

4. Uncovering South Australia – the passive seismic way. AuScope Research Conference, 2021.

3. Depth dependent deformation of the Nazca slab from Seismic anisotropy. AGU Fall Meeting, 2020.

2. Depth varying Deformation within the Nazca Slab from Seismic Anisotropy. 19th International Symposium on Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents and their Margins, March 2020, Perth, Australia.

1. Constraining the dynamics of the subducting Nazca slab from seismic anisotropy. EGU General Assembly – Vienna, Austria, EGU2019-417.