Prem Pandey | Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering


Dr. Prem Chandra Pandey
Assistant Professor
Department of Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE)
School of Natural Sciences (SoNS)
Block-C, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Buddha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
+91-120-2662002 ; +91-120-7170100
Profile Summary 

Dr. Prem Chandra Pandey has been working as Assistant Professor at Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP. He received his Ph.D in Remote Sensing Technology from Centre for Landscape and Climate Research Department of Geography University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is also a recipient of Tel Aviv Post Doctoral fellowship and conducted research at Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Geography and Human Environment, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University Israel (2016-2017).



Educational Qualifications 
University of Leicester,United Kingdom
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi,India
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India
B.Sc (Hons.)
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
Work Experience 
Assistant Professor,
Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering,
Shiv Nadar University
I currently work here
Banaras Hindu University,
Post Doctoral Fellow,
Tel Aviv University ,
Tel Aviv Ramat Aviv Israel
Senior Research Fellow,
Birla Institute of Technology Mesra,
Ranchi India
Senior Research Fellow,
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra,
Ranchi, India
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Research Interests:  Remote Sensing applications in Forestry & AgricultureHyperspectral Remote sensing and Urban Studies.

Teaching Interests: Remote Sensing & GIS, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Hygiene and Sanitation.

Conferences (Select): 
  1. Oral presentation: Pandey, P.C., Kumar, P., and Srivastava, P.K. (2018). "Species Recognition using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing", presented in the international Conference: BDCC -2108 (Biodiversity and Climate Change) organised by IIT Kharagpur during 24th -27th February 2018.
  2. Oral presentation: Pandey, P.C., Chetri, T., Kumar, P., and Srivastava, P.K. (2018). (2018). "EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral data for Species Recognition", presented in the National Conference on "Climate Change Societal Consequences and Mitigation: Future vision" (NCCSCM-2018) organised by University of Jammu, Jammu during 25th -27th April 2018.
  3. Poster Presentation: Pandey, P.C., Tate, N.J., and Balzter, H. (2014): "Forest mapping in a coastal region of Portugal using Statistically Segmented PCA”,Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 8-14 April 2014 Tampa, Florida USA
  4. Poster presentation - Pandey, P.C., Tate, N.J., and Balzter, H. (2013). Mapping tree species using hyperspectral and lidar imagery at Portugal, Annual conference of the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, Leicester, Gilbert Murray Hall, University of Leicester, UK, 1st November, 2013.
  5. Poster presentation: Kumar, Pavan., Pandey, P. C., Meenu Rani., Majumdar, Arnab., Sharma, L.K., and Nathawat, M.S.(2010). “Vegetation Analysis Using Geospatial Approach: A Case Study of Palamu Tiger”,MRSS Malaysia Conference. Science Journal.2010
  6. Oral presentation: Pandey, P.C., Sharma, L.K. and Nathawat, M.S. (2009). "Solid waste management using Geo-Spatial technology in Bhagalpur, Bihar" Paper presented in National Seminar on: “Urban Governance and Need for Information.

National Post Doctoral Fellowship from the Science Engineering and Research Board (SERB), Government of India


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship obtained from Tel Aviv University Israel.


Commonwealth Award by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission UK at University of Leicester United Kingdom nominated by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD)


First Rank Holder at M.Tech (Remote Sensing), Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra


National Eligibility Test (NET 2007) conducted by University Grant Commission (UGC), Government of India.


GATE  conducted by IIT Kanpur (2007)


University Rank Holder award from MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource and Development) Government of India


Malviya Gold Medal at BSc by Banaras Hindu University Varanasi


 IT Merit Award from Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India.


-2019: Recognition from journals " Nature–Scientific Data , Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier), International Journal of Remote Sensing (Taylor and Francis), Remote Sensing: Applications and Society, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Advance in Space Research,  Environment, Development and Sustainability, Environmental Earth Sciences, Environmental Monitoring and  Assessment, Environmental Process, Environmental Sciences Informatics, Journal of Earth System Science, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Natural Hazards, Urban Ecosystem, Atmospheric Science Review, Clean-Soil, Air and Water, Atmospheric Science Letters, MPDI (Remote Sensing, Sensors, Forest") and others reputed journals for contribution as reviewer.


Guest Editor for Special Issue “Earth Observation in Forest Biophysical/Biochemical parameter retrieval” in Journal "Remote Sensing" MDPI  ​ [Impact Factor- 4.118]


Academic Committee Member of International Conference on Intelligent Agriculture (ICIA2019)  at Beijing China (Invited)- Organized by China Agriculture University.

Scholarly Activity

Journal Articles

  1. Anand, A., Pandey PC *., Petropoulos, GP., Palvides, A., Srivastava , PK., Sharma, JK. and Malhi, R.K.M. (2020). “Use of Hyperion for Mangrove Forest Carbon Stock Assessment in Bhitarkanika Forest Reserve: A Contribution towards Blue Carbon Initiative”. Remote Sensing MDPI, 12(4), 597. DOI: 10.3390/rs12040597 [Impact factor- 4.118].
  2. Pandey, P.C., Srivastava, P.K., Chetri, T. et al. (Sep 2019) Forest biomass estimation using remote sensing and field inventory: a case study of Tripura, India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Volume191: Article 593. DOI: , ISSN: 1573-2959) [IF 1.959]
  3. Srivastava, Kshitij., Jain,A, Sharma, J.K, Sinha, A., & Pandey, P.C*. (August 2019).  UAVs Technology for Development of GUI based Application for Precision Agriculture and Environmental Research.  Journal: Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment (Elsevier), Volume 16: Article no100258 DOI:  , (ISSN: 2352-9385)
  4. Pandey, P.C., Akash A., and P. K Srivastava (2019). Spatial Distribution of Mangrove Forest species and Biomass Assessment Using Field Inventory and Earth Observation Hyperspectral data, Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 28, Issue 8–9, pp 2143–2162, DOI: 10.1007/s10531-019-01698-8   , ISSN: 1572-9710, [Impact factor: 3.143] 
  5. Pandey, P.C*., Koutsias, Nikos., Petropoulos, George P., Srivastava, Prashant K., Ben-Dor, Eyal. (2019) "Land Use/Land Cover in view of Earth Observation: Data Sources, Input Dimensions and Classifiers -a Review of the State of the Art",  Geocarto International,  Accepted for Publication. DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2019.1629647    ISSN (1752-0762 ) (Impact factor: 2.365
  6. Srivastava, P K., Pandey, P.C., Petropoulos, George P., Kourgialas, Nektarios., Pandey, S., and Singh Ujjwal, (2019). GIS and remote sensing aided information for soil moisture estimation: A comparative study of interpolation techniques, Resources, MDPI. Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 1-17, DOI: 10.3390/resources8020070, ISSN: 2079-9276, (Impact factor: N/A).
  7. Tripathy, B.R.; Sajjad, H.; Elvidge, C.D.; Ting, Y.; Pandey, P.C., Rani, M.; Kumar, P. (2018). Modeling of electric demand for sustainable energy and management in india using spatio-temporal dmsp-ols night-time data. Environmental Management 2018, 61, 615-623. Doi- 10.1007/s00267-017-0978-1 ,ISSN- 1432-1009 [IF- 2.36]
  8. Rani, M., P. Kumar, Pandey, P.C*.,P. K. Srivastava, B. S. Chaudhary, V. Tomar and V. P. Mandal (2018). "Multi-Temporal NDVI and Surface Temperature Analysis for Urban Heat Island inbuilt surrounding of Sub-humid Region: A Case Study of two Geographical Regions." Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, Vol 10-, Pages 163-172DOI: Corresponding author, ISSN: 2352-9385
  9. Pandey, P.C*., Kumar, Pavan.,Katiyar, S., Singh, B.K., Tomar, V., Mandal, V. P., and Patiariya, S. (2016). “Estimation of accumulated soil organic carbon stock in tropical forest using geospatial strategy”, The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science, Elsevier, Vol.19,109-123 ,DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrs.2015.12.003, ISSN – 1110-9823.
  10. Whanda, S., Adekola, O., Adamu, B., Yahaya, S. and Pandey, P.C., (2016)"Geo-Spatial Analysis of Oil Spill Distribution and Susceptibility in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 438- 456., ISSN- 2151-1969.
  11. Pandey, P.C*., Kumar, P., Tomar, V., Rani, M., and Katiyar, S. (2015). "Modelling Spatial Variation of Fluoride Pollutant Using Geospatial Approach in the surrounding Environment of an Aluminium Industries", Environmental Earth Sciences,Vol .74:7801-7812. ISSN 1866-6299 [IF 1.871]
  12. Pandey, P.C., Kumar, P., Yadav, M., Katiyar, S., Mandal, V. Singh, R.K., Tomar, V., and Rani, M. (2015)"Vigorous Appraisal of Fluoride on Industrial Proponent in Thermal Power Plant over Anthropoid Biosphere Using F- Ion-Selective Electrode," Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, IEEE Journal of, Vol.3 ARTICLE NO 3700111 :6108-6115  DOI: 10.1109/JTEHM.2015.2462359  ISSN-2168-2372. [IF 2.075]
  13. Pandey, P.C., Mandal, V., Katiyar, S., Kumar, P., Tomar, V., Patairiya, S., Ravisankar, N., and Gangwar, B. (2015) "Geospatial Approach to Assess the Impact of Nutrients on Rice Equivalent Yield using MODIS Sensors’ Based MOD13Q1-NDVI Data," Sensors Journal, IEEE , Vol.15(11):6108-6115 DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2015.2451113,  ISSN 1530-437X [IF 2.617]
  14. Kumar, P., Pandey, P.C., Kaushik, V., Tomar, V., and Rani, M. (2015). "Efficient Recognition of Forest Species Biodiversity by Inventory Based Geospatial Approach Using LISS IV Sensor", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol.15(3):1884-1891  ISSN 1530-437X [IF 3.077]
  15. Pandey, P.C*., Tate, N. J., and Balzter, H., (2014). "Mapping Tree Species in Coastal Portugal using Statistically Segmented Principal Component Analysis and Other Methods", IEEE Sensors Journal,14(12):4434-4441   ISSN-1530-437X [IF 3.077]
  16. Pandey, P.C., Kumar, P., Katiyar, S., Rani, M. and Tomar, V. (2014)."Fluoride-Induced Impact of Aluminium Industrial Power Plant on Plants and Human Inhabiting Areas", Geofizika, Vol.31(2):151- 160.DOI:10.15233/gfz.2014.31.8 ISSN: 0352-3659, Electronic ISSN: 1846-6346 , [IF- 0.74]
  17. Singh, U., Singh, S, Tomar, V., Pandey, P.C., Rani, M., and Kumar, P. (2014). "Geospatial Strategy for Assessment of Urban Change Dynamics using LISS III-Sensor", Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, 3(4):10-17.  ISSN-2278-5205
  18. Mandal, V.P., Shutrana, S., Pandey, P.C., Patairiya, S., Shamim, M., Sharma, S., Tomar, V, and Kumar, P. (2014). "Appraisal of suitability for Urban Planning and Expansion Analysis using Quick Bird Satellite Data", Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences ARPN, Vol. 9(12):2716- 2723.
  19. Adamu, B., Ademola, O., Fasona, M. J. and Pandey, P.C., (2014). "Assessment of Spatial Data with GIS for Evaluating Properties Changes: A Case Study of Apapa, Lagos (Nigeria)", Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, Vol, 4(3): 134-142.
  20. Kanga, S., Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C., and Nathawat, M.S., (2014). “GIS Modeling Approach for Forest Fire Risk Assessment and Management”,International Journal of Advancement in Remote Sensing GIS and Geography, Vol. 2(1): 30-44.
  21. Kanga, S., Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C., Nathawat, M.S., and Sharma, S. K. (2013). “Forest fire modeling to evaluate potential hazard to tourism sites using geospatial approach. Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 7(1): 93-99. Corresponding author-ISSN: 0976-1330
  22. Kumar, Pavan., Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C*., Sinha, S., and Nathawat, M.S., (2013). “Geospatial Strategy for Tropical Forest-Wildlife Reserve Biomass Estimation”, Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of, Vol. 6(2):917-923. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2221123 Corresponding author - ISSN: 1939-1404 [IF 3.392]
  23. Pandey, P.C*., Rani M, Srivastava PK, Sharma LK, and Nathawat MS. (2013). “Land degradation severity assessment with sand encroachment in an ecologically fragile arid environment: a Geospatial Perspective”. QScience Connect 2013.43 , ISSN: 2223-506X
  24. Sharma, L. K., Kanga, Shruti.,Nathawat, M.S., Sinha, S., and Pandey, P.C., (2012). “Fuzzy-AHP for Forest Fire Risk Modeling”. Disaster Prevention and Management, Emerald publication.Vol. 21 (2) pp. 160-171. ISSN: 0965-3562 [IF 1.248]
  25. Pandey, P.C*., Sharma, L.K., and Nathawat, M.S. (2012). “Geospatial Strategy for Sustainable Management of Municipal Solid Waste for Growing Urban Environment”. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer, Vol. 184(4), pp. 2419-2431. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-011-2127-2 ISSN: 1573-2959) [IF 1.959]
  26. Kumar, P., Kumar, D., Mandal, V.P., Pandey, P.C., Rani, M., and Tomar, V. (2012) "Settlement Risk Zone Recognition Using High Resolution Satellite Data in Jharia Coal Field, Dhanbad, India", Life Science Journal 9(1s):1-6, ISSN:1097-8135. [IF 0.17]
  27. Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C., and Nathawat, M.S. (2012). “Assessment of land consumption rate withUrban Dynamic changes using Geospatial Approach”, Journal of Land Use Science. Vol. 7(2), pp. 135-148. ISSN: 1747-423X
  28. Kanga, S., Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C., Nathawat, M.S., and Sinha, S. (2011). “Geospatial approach for allocation of potential tourism gradient sites in part of Shimla District in Himachal Pradesh, India”. Journal of GIS Trends, Academy Science Society, North America, 2 (1), pp. 1-6.
  29. Sinha, S., Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C., Nathawat, M.S., and Kanga, S. (2011). “Assessing Human Intrusion on Tiger Habitat and Conservation using Integrated Geospatial Techniques. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering. (IJEE), Spl. Issue on Remote Sensing and GIS. Vol-4-no- 3-sp-2 pp. 39-45. ISSN: 0974-5904
  30. Kanga, S., Sharma, L.K., Pandey, P.C., Nathawat, M.S., and Sinha, S. (2011). “Forest Fire Susceptibility Mapping With GIS Modelling”. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering. (IJEE), Spl. Issue on Remote Sensing and GIS. Vol-4-no-3-sp-2 pp. 80-87. ISSN: 0974-5904
  31. Singh, A., Singh, S.S., Pandey, P.C., and Mishra, A.K (2010).“Attenuation of metal Toxicity by frankialsiderophores”. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 92 (7): 1339-1346. DOI: 10.1080/02772240903449282 ISSN: 1029-0486 [IF-0.972]
  32. Kumar, Pavan.,Meenu Rani., Pandey, P.C.,  Majumdar, Arnab., and Nathawat, M.S. (2010). “Monitoring of Deforestation and Forest Degradation Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study of Ranchi in Jharkhand (India)”. Science Journal, Report and Opinion; Vol. 2(4):14-20. ISSN: 1553- 9873



  1. Kumar, P., Rani, M., Pandey, P. C., Sajjad, H., Chaudhary, B.S. (Eds.) (Nov 2018) "Applications and Challenges of Geospatial Technology Potential and Future Trends, Springer    ISBN:978-3-319-99881-7
  2. Srivastava, P. K.,Pandey, P. C., Kumar, P., Raghubanshi, A. S., & Han, D., (2016) Edited book titled "Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Development" published by CRC press, Taylor and Francis (eds.) Prashant K Srivastava, Prem Chandra Pandey,Pavan Kumar, RS Raghubanshi, Dawai Han. ISBN- 9781498719681
  3. Pandey, P.C. (2012)’ “Assessing Demand of Land-Dynamics for site suitability- Unveiling the Strength of Geospatial Technology ”, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, 12-04-2012, pp:88. ISBN-13: 978-3-8484-8873-5 ISBN-10: 3848488736.
  4. Kumar, P., Rani, M., & Pandey, P.C. (2012),Conservation Areas to Beat the Heat- Unveiling Carbon Sequestration with Geoinformatics”, 02-03-2012, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, pp: 144.ISBN-13: 978-3-8484-1949-4 ISBN-10: 384819494.

Book Chapters

  1. Kumar, R., Pandey, P.C., Maharana, P., Gautam, H., and Pandey, V.K. (2019) "Assessing the Impacts of Temperature, Precipitation and Land Use Change on Open Water Bodies of Middle Ghaghara River Basin" in “Water Conservation, Recycling and Reuse: Issues and Challenges”, Singh, Rajeev Pratap, Kolok, Alan S., Bartelt-Hunt, Shannon L. (Eds.) Springer ISBN 978-981-13-3179-4, pp- 185-202.
  2. Chaudhary, B.S., Sajjad, H., Rani, M., Pandey, P. C., and Kumar, P. (2018) Introduction to Space Technology Challenges: Potential and Future Prospects, Chapter -1 in Applications and Challenges of Geospatial Technology: Potential and Future Trends,  (Eds.) Kumar, P., Rani, M., Chandra Pandey, P., Sajjad, H., Chaudhary, B.S. Page: 3-6. 
  3. Pandey,P. C, Manevski, K., Srivastava, P.K., Petropoulos, GP (2018), “The Use of Hyperspectral Earth Observation Data for Land Use/Cover Classification: Present Status, Challenges, and Future Outlook : Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation” in “Remote Sensing Handbook (Second Edition, Four Volume Set), (eds.) Prasad S. Thenkabail, John G. Lyon, Alfredo Huete, Taylor and Francis (upcoming). ISBN-13: 9781138066250
  4. Pandey,P. C, Srivastava, P.K., Kumar, P., Raghubanshi,AS. And Han, D. (2016), Introduction to water resources” in "Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Development" Chapter- 1, (eds.) Srivastava, PK et al., published by Taylor and Francis, Pp 3-7 First author (ISBN- 9781498719681)
  5. Pandey,P. C, Raghubanshi,AS. Mandal,V, Tomar,V., Katiyar,S., Ravishankar, N., Kumar P and Nathawat, MS., (2016) "Spatial Integration of Rice based Cropping Systems for Soil and Water Quality through Spatial Technique" in "Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Development" Chapter- 3, (eds.) Srivastava, PK et al., Taylor and Francis, pp 78-100. ISBN- 9781498719681
  6. Tomar, V., Khobragade, A. N., Indal., Pandey, P. C., and Kumar, P., (2016) "Envision of Geospatial strategy to prepare Water Resource Development Plan in WGKKC2 watershed" in "Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Development" Chapter- 7, (eds.) Srivastava, PK et al., published by Taylor and Francis, pp 101-111. Corresponding author , ISBN - 9781498719681
  7. Sinha, S., Pandey, P. C., Sharma, L., Nathawat, M. S., Kumar, P. and Kanga, S. (2014). Remote Estimation Of Land Surface Temperature For Different Lulc Features Of A Moist Deciduous Tropical Forest Region. In: Srivastava, P. K., Mukherjee, S., Gupta, M. & Islam, T. (Eds.) Remote Sensing Applications In Environmental Research. Springer International Publishing Pp 57-68. Corresponding author , ISBN 978-3-319-05906-8
  8. Gupta, G., Singh, J., Pandey, P. C.,Tomar, V., Rani, M. and Kumar, P. (2014). Geospatial Strategy For Estimation Of Soil Organic Carbon In Tropical Wildlife Reserve. In: Srivastava, P. K., Mukherjee, S., Gupta, M. & Islam, T. (Eds.) Remote Sensing Applications In Environmental Research. Springer International Publishing Pp. 69-83. ISBN 978-3-319-05906-8
  9. Kumar, R., Kumar, S and Pandey, P.C. (2016), "Delineation and Zonation of Flood Prone Area Using Geo-Hydrological Parameters: A Case Study of Lower Ghaghara River Valley", in "Geospatial Technology for Water Resource Development" Chapter- 6, (eds.) Srivastava, PK et al., published by Taylor and Francis, pp 35-52. ISBN- 9781498719681