PROFESSOR ARUN D AHLUWALIA, Ph.D. FGS, AMAPG ,Educationist, Environmentalist, Geological and EIA Consultant
Former HOD, GEOLOGY DEPT, PU & INCHARGE ENVIRONMENT OUTREACH, CURRENTLY IN CENTRE OF PETROLEUM & APPLIED GEOLOGY AT PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH & EMERITUS GEOLOGIST-ENVIRONMENTALIST, GOVT MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY,CHANDIGARH; CHIEF CONSULTANT NATIONAL GEOPARK,KASAULI,HP & GUJARAT).Started career in 1972 in Geological Survey of India, serving till 1982 in Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and at Lucknow; got involved in UNESCO Projects on Rock Phosphate with global academic communities. In Panjab University, he has been a- i) a Visiting Scholar at Geological Institute, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland and in Geology Department, Cincinnati University (OHIO); ii) guest speaker in ANU Canberra, Australia; Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic; Lund University, Sweden; Aberystwyth, Bristol, Glasgow, Oxford Universities in UK; Universities at Cincinnati, Penn State, Dayton, Nevada State, USA; iii) a guest geologist in Czech Republic, France, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Nepal, Norway, Tunisia, Pakistan etc and Cambridge University and British Geological Survey, Nottingham, BMNH, London, UK; Solothurn Natural History Museum & Canton Jura, Switzerland; Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. He attended and spoke in International Geological Congress at Moscow, Florence, Oslo; IPC, Sydney; IASTS Meet, Baltimore & has been Member U.S. National Committee and International Outreach Programme Committee (OPC) of International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE). He published research papers in Europe, USA, India, is also a guest columnist on Earth & Environment management issues in leading Indian English Dailies (Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Asian Age, THE HINDU, The Tribune, Financial World etc) and Hindi dailies (Dainik Hindustan, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, Aaj Samaj etc) and E- magazines (US & Indian). His popular cum technical book published last year titled “GEOMORPHOLOGY AND LANDFORMS-Illustrations from Himachal Himalaya” jointly authored with eminent Himalayan Geologist (also his GURU) O.N. Bhargava and Geologist, celebrated photographer and nature lover Sanjay Kumbkarni, is a rare pictorial, geological and aesthetic feast.
He often speaks also proficiently in Hindi on Earth & Environmental Management, beauty, history and grandeurs of Mother Earth on behalf of his university, DST, Geological Society of India, schools, colleges, universities, academic staff colleges, Business Schools, Deemed Universities, Research Foundations, LIONS, ROTARY and NGOs. He has been a guest from Kapurthla, Amritsar, Jallandhar, Patiala to Nainital, Lucknow, Banares. Aligarh to Delhi, Pune, Bombay, Bhopal, Nagpur, Bangalore, Trivandrum etc. etc. Prominent among TV channels getting him as guest geologist/environmentalist are DD News, DD Urdu, TIMES NOW, STAR NEWS, STAR PLUS, INDIA TV, AAJ TAK, NDTV, ZEE PUNJABI, DD Jallandhar, PTC NEWS; ABC (Australia) & BBC( Radio), English Channel IV, London, ZDF, Berlin; Radio Punjab, Canada.