Vidhya Ganesh Rangaranjan

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Thesis Topic

Slope Processes on Mars – Understanding their Evolution and Recent Changes

Current Degree

Ph.D. candidate in Geology with Collaborative Specialization in Planetary Science

Past Degrees

  • M.Tech (Remote Sensing), Birla Institute of Technology (2015-2017)
  • B.E. (Civil Engineering), Bangalore University (2011-2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Experiential Learning Opportunity Award – Institute for Earth & Space Exploration, Western University (2022)
  • First Rank Certificate in M.Tech. – Birla Institute of Technology (2018)
  • GATE Fellowship to pursue graduate studies – MHRD, Govt. of India (2015-2017)
  • UVCE Golden Jubilee Commemoration Gold Medal – Bangalore University (2016)
  • K.S. Chakravarthi (Eng.) Gold Medal – Bangalore University (2016)
  • Smt. Sundarammal Chakravarthi Prize – Bangalore University (2016)
  • Sir M.Visveswaraya Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2013,2014,2015)


  • Munaretto, G., Pajola, M., Lucchetti, A., Cremonese, G., Simioni, G., Re, C., Bertoli, S., Tornabene, L.L., McEwen A.S., Becerra, P., Rangarajan, V.G., Valantinas, A., Pommerol, A., Thomas, N., Portyankina, G. (2021). Multi-band photometry of Martian Recurring Slope Lineae (RSL) and dust-removed features at Horowitz crater, Mars from TGO/CaSSIS color observations. Planetary and Space Science 105443.
  • Valantinas, A., Becerra, P., Pommerol, A., Tornabene, L.L., Affolter, L., Cremonese, G., Hauber, E., McEwen, A.S., Munaretto, G., Pajola, M., Parkes-Bowen, A., Patel, M.R., Rangarajan, V.G., Schorghofer, N., Thomas, N. (2021). Color and multi-angular observations of Martian slope streaks. Planetary and Space Science 105373.
  • Rangarajan, V.G., Ghosh, M. (2020). Seasonal thermal inertia variations at Gale crater: Role of active surface deposition phenomena. Icarus 337, 113499, 1-10.
  • Rangarajan, V.G., Bharti, R., Mondal, S.K., Pradhan, C., Dutta, S. (2018). Remote Sensing for Martian Studies: Inferences from Syrtis Major. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing 46, 1537–1551.