John P Pappachen has been working as a Junior Research Fellow at Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, India, on a project titled “Geo dynamics and Seismicity investigations in the Northwest Himalaya” since November 2015. He is also pursuing a Ph.D at the Dept. of Applied Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Dhanbad, India. John completed his Bachelors in Physics from MG University, Kerala, India, and Masters in Marine Geophysics from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin, India. He is mainly working on crustal deformation studies using Global positioning system (GPS), stress/strain analysis, gravity studies and earthquake precursor studies using total electron content (TEC) anomalies for the better understanding of plate kinematics and Geo dynamic process in the northwest Himalaya.