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Mr. Mohammad Salam, Infrasound, Best Researcher Award

Mohammad Salam at Centre for Earthquake Studies (CES), National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Mr. Mohammad Salam is a dedicated and accomplished researcher with expertise in the field of seismo-acoustics and earthquake studies. Holding a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Physics from KUST, Kohat, Pakistan (2010), and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics & Mathematics from The University of Peshawar, Pakistan (2007), he has a solid academic foundation.

Professional Profiles:

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📚 Education:

Mr. Mohammad Salam’s educational background includes the following:

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics
  • Duration: 2008 – 2010
  • University: KUST (Kohat University of Science and Technology)
  • Location: Kohat, Pakistan
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics & Mathematics
  • Duration: 2005 – 2007
  • University: The University of Peshawar
  • Location: Peshawar, Pakistan

Work Experience:

Mr. Mohammad Salam has a rich and extensive background in earthquake studies, particularly in the areas of seismo-acoustics, instrumentation, and research. Here’s a summary of his work experience:

Current Position:

Centre for Earthquake Studies (CES)

Team Leader (Seismo-Acoustics)

  • Jan 2018 – Current
  • Leading the Seismo-Acoustics team at CES, Mr. Mohammad Salam specializes in low-frequency acoustics data analysis, including noise reduction, filter design, stochastic modeling, and spectral analysis. His expertise extends to event identification, localization, characterization, and association. In the field of seismology, his contributions encompass tomography, anisotropy, induced seismicity, seismic swarms, site effects, moment tensor inversion, earthquake triggering, and spectral analysis. His achievements reflect a strong ability to analyze and interpret seismic and acoustic data, providing valuable insights into various geophysical phenomena.
Previous Positions:

Centre for Earthquake Studies (CES)

Instrumentation + Research

  • Jan 2015 – Dec 2018
  • Worked on various research projects focusing on earth structure and earthquake source parameters. Involved in seismic network rationalization, optimization, expansion, and data acquisition.

Centre for Earthquake Studies (CES)

Seismic Instrumentation

  • Jan 2013 – Dec 2014
  • Gained extensive experience in site selection and installation of seismic and acoustic instrumentation in diverse environments, including the mountain belt of northern Pakistan (Himalayas, Karakoram, and Hindukush Ranges), the Pothohar Plateau, the Indus plain, the Sulaiman Range, the Makran subduction zone, and borehole seismic stations in the Southern deserts of Pakistan. Expertise includes identifying suitable locations for instrumentation, as well as ensuring proper installation and maintenance. Contributed to projects aimed at improving earthquake monitoring and hazard assessment in Pakistan.

Mr. Mohammad Salam’s professional journey highlights his expertise in seismo-acoustics, instrumentation, and research within the field of earthquake studies, demonstrating a strong commitment to enhancing earthquake monitoring and hazard assessment in Pakistan.

Research Interests:


  • Low-frequency acoustics data analysis.
  • Noise reduction techniques.
  • Filter design for acoustic data.
  • Stochastic modeling in acoustics.
  • Spectral analysis of acoustic signals.


  • Tomography techniques for imaging Earth’s interior.
  • Anisotropy studies in seismic waves.
  • Investigation of induced seismicity.
  • Analysis of seismic swarms.
  • Site effects on seismic signals.
  • Moment tensor inversion for earthquake source characterization.
  • Earthquake triggering mechanisms.

Instrumentation and Research:

  • Design and optimization of seismic networks.
  • Expansion of seismic monitoring systems.
  • Research on earth structure and earthquake source parameters.
  • Data acquisition methodologies.

Geophysical Phenomena:

  • Comprehensive understanding of diverse geophysical phenomena.
  • Contributions to earthquake monitoring and hazard assessment.

Publications (TOP NOTES):

Mr. Mohammad Salam and collaborators. Here is a brief overview of each publication:

A curious case of monsoon low frequency reverberations from the mighty Himalayas.

Wind-noise reduction for infrasonic measurements using adaptive line enhancement.

  • Journal: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Volume: 151(5)
  • Pages: 3399-3408
  • DOI: 10.1121/10.0011404

Application of teleseismic receiver functions and gravity for Moho depth mapping: a case study of the Western Himalayas.

Lead and Manganese accumulation on leaves of road side plants from Mauripor to Hawks bay road, Karachi, Pakistan.

Mohammad Salam | Infrasound | Best Researcher Award

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