Manika Prasad

Professor, Geophysics

Manika PrasadManika Prasad is a professor of the Geophysics Department  and director of the Center for Rock Abuse. Her research interests are multidisciplinary research on rock, sediment and fluid properties, quantitative nano- and microscale characterizations, flow zone mapping, and nondestructive materials characterization. A large part of Manika’s work is on clays, shales, unconsolidated sands, poorly and well consolidated sandstones and chalks, and impedance microstructure in rocks and glasses. Through her teaching and research, she engages the next generation of industry professionals through her own clear understanding of rock physics and perceptive questioning of her students.



  • B.S., St. Xavier’s College
  • M.S., Ph.D., University of Kiel