Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
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Education
DegreeYearUniversity

Ph.D. 2001 IIT, Kharagpur
M.Sc 1995 Jadavpur University
B.Sc 1993 Jadavpur University

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Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
 
Atomic Minerals Directorate for exploration and research Scientific Officer 1998 to 2002
Field of Specialization
Ore geology, Geochemistry
Courses Taught/Teaching
Post Graduate: 1)Ore geology (Theory and Practical); 2) Geochemistry, 3) Geochemical exploration,
Undergraduate: 1)Ore geology (Theory and practical); 2) Geochemistry; 3) Study of rocks and minerals in Hand specimen; 4) Engineering geology to Civil Engineering students;
Others: 1) Supervision of MSc. dissertation; 2) Supervision of scientific seminars of B Sc. and M Sc. students; 3) Summer training to internal and external students
Research Area
I am interested in understanding ore-formig processes and physico-chemical-temporal evolution of ore deposits formed by late-satge magmatic, magmatic-hydrothermal and other hydrothermal processes. I combine field investigation, petromineralogical studies, geochemistry (major, minor, trace, REE, isotopes)and fluid inclusion studies. I am also interested in understanding natural radiation damage in minerals.
Experience
Four years exploration and research experience in the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD)/Department of Atomic Energy and about 11 years undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research experience in Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Conference Papers Published (15)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Multiple stages of Amphibole formation in the Chandmari Cu-deposit, Khetri copper belt, Rajasthan: implications for changing fluid composition vis-à-vis sulfide mineralization National Conference on “Making of the Indian Continent” 2014 Co-author -
LA-ICPMS dating of multiple REE-bearing minerals in the Jaduguda uranium deposit, Singhbhum shear zone, India: implications for REE mineralization vis-à-vis crustal evolution National Conference on “Making of the Indian Continent” 2014 First author -
Clues to conditions of uranium mineralization from siliceous stromatolites at Koppunuru National workshop on Modern Geological and Geophysical methods and their applications 2013 Co-author Abstract volume-56
Ore Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Bangurdih uranium occurrence, Singhbhum shear zone, Jharkhand-with special emphasis on uranium-bearing minerals National Workshop on "Recent advances in Geosciences in Bihar and Jharkhand" 2012 Co-author Abstract Volume-11-12
Mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium-bearing host rocks in the Turamdih uranium deposit, Singhbhum shear zone, Jharkhand National Workshop on "Recent advances in Geosciences in Bihar and Jharkhand" 2012 Co-Author Abstract Volume-12-13
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Journal Papers Published (14)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Petrography and microthermometry of fluid inclusions in apatite in the Turamdih uranium deposit, Singhbhum shear zone, eastern India- an insight into ore forming fluid Journal of the Geological Society of India 2014 First and corresponding author Accepted-
Texture, microstructure and geochemistry of magnetite from the Banduhurang uranium mine, Singhbhum Shear Zone, India - implications for physico-chemical evolution of magnetite mineralization Journal of the Geological Society of India 2013 Corresponding author 81-pp. 101-112
Geochemistry and chemical dating of uraninite in the Jaduguda uranium deposit, Singhbhum shear zone, India-implications for uranium mineralization and geochemical evolution of uraninite Economic Geology 2013 First and corresponding author 108-1499-1515
Chemical and sulfur isotope compositions of pyrite in the Jaduguda U (-Cu-Fe) deposit, Singhbhum shear zone, India- implications for sulphide mineralization Journal of Earth System Science 2011 First & corresponding author 120 No. 3-pp. 475-488
Mineral chemistry and insitu dating of allanite and geochemistry of its host rock in the Bagjata uranium mine, SInghbhum shear zone, India-implications for chemical evolution of REE mineralization and mobilization Economic Geology 2011 First & corresponding author 106-pp. 1155-1171
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Books Published (0)
Awards(8)
Awarded By Award Name Year

European Union Erasmus Mundus (EMEA) to the Institute of mineralogy and crystallography, University of Vienna, Austria 2011
Society of Earth Scientists Fellow of The Society of Earth Scientists, India 2010
Indian National Science Academy and German Research Foundation (DFG) INSA-DFG visiting fellowship to the the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany 2009
Society of Economic Geologists, USA SEG Fellow 2008
DST, Government of India Young Scientist (FTP) 2006
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Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (4)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Monoj Ojha Topic: Metamorphism, geochronology and uranium mineralization in the Pur-Banera basin, Bhilwara district Rajasthan Prof. B. Mishra, IIT, Kharagpur Ongoing
Moumita Mandal Topic: Mineralogy, geochemistry and microstructural investigations of uranium and REE-bearing rocks in and around Bangurdih-Rangamatia area, Singhbhum shear zone, India Dr. Susanta K. Samanta, JU Ongoing
Indrasish Deb Topic: Structural and geochemical evolution of layered rocks in parts of Chhotanagpur Granite-Gneissic Complex, eastern India Dr. Susanta K. Samanta, JU Ongoing
Abu Saeed Baidya Geochemical evolution of polymetallic mineralization (Cu-U-REE) in and around Khetri, Rajasthan, India: constraints from alteration types and patterns, ore mineralogy and geochemistry Ongoing
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (21)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Atlanta Sen MSc. (JU): Multiple stable isotope characteristics, fluid inclusion studies and sulfide geochemistry of carbonate-sulfide veins in the Khetri Cu-deposit, Aravalli-Delhi fold belt, Rajasthan Ongoing
Jyotirmoy Paul MSc. (JU): Mode of occurrence and geochemistry of amphibole vis-a-vis sulfide mineralization in the Chandmari Cu-deposit, Aravalli-Delhi fold belt, Rajasthan Ongoing
Prasanta Biswas MSc. (JU): Geometry of uranium ore body in Bangurdih area, western part of Singhbhum shear zone, eastern India: role of deformation S K Samanta 2014
Sohom Roy MSc. (JU): Chlorite geochemistry and fluid inclusion studies in Bangurdih uranium occurrence, Singhbhum shear zone, eastern India S K Samanta 2014
Subhadip Adak MSc. (JU): Mode of occurrence and geochemistry of Tourmaline from Bangurdih uranium occurrence, Singhbhum shear zone, eastern India S K Samanta 2014
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Project Works (5)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Deciphering the history of hydrothermal activity and controls on uranium mineralization at Koppunuru: constraints from mineral chemistry, stable isotope and fluid inclusion studies Co-Investigator Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy 3180250.00 (to be operated from IIT, KGP) 3 years 2012 to 2015 Ongoing
Field relations, petrography and chemistry of the fluid and selected mineral phases from uranium and uranium + copper lodes in parts of the SSZ, India Principle Investigator JU (UGC unassigned grant) INR 50000.00 2 years 2003 to 2005 Complete
Structural, petromineralogical, geochemical and fluid inclusion studies of U- & REE_bearing rocks around Bangurdih, Simulbera-Rangamatia areas, Singhbhum Sshear zone, eastern India Principle Investigator Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, Department of Atomic Energy INR 2760500.00 3 years 2011 to 2014 Ongoing
Electron Micro Probe characterization of ore minerals (Fe-Cu-Ni sulfide, U-REE oxide) and alteration minerals from Jaduguda, Bhatin and Bagjata uranium mine Principle Investigator JU (UGC unassigned grant) INR 50000.00 1 year 2008 to 2009 Complete
Geochemical and fluid inclusion studies of uranium & base & noble metal mineralizatin in parts of Singhbhum shear zone, eastern India Principle Investigator DST INR 477000.00 3 years (extended for one year) 2006 to 2010 Complete
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Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (3)
 
Title Organised By Venue Year

Metallogeny in the Precambrian belt in the Singhbhum craton with special emphasis on uranium and copper Geological Survey of India (Brain Storming Session for IGC 2020) Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata 2014
Physico-chemical-temporal evolution of polymetallic mineralization in the Singhbhum shear zone, eastern India: constraints from microdomain footprints (in the National Seminar on "Crustal evolution and metallogenesis) Department of Geological Sciences, Calcutta University Ballygunge Science College, Calcutta University 2014
Role of Academic Institutes for the development of uranium sector in India" in IAEA international training program on "Uranium exploration strategy, mining and processing of uranium" International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) Hotel Atcor, Jamshedpur, India 2013
Membership Of Learned Societies (4)
 
Title

Fellow of the Society for Economic Geologists (SEG), USA
Fellow and Life member of the Geological Society of India
Member of the Mining Geological and Metallurgical Society of India
Fellow of the Society of Earth Scientists, India
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (13)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

DST & CSIR sponsored brainstorming session (Workshop) on Goals of Solid Earth Geosciences in India in the next decade IIT, Kharagpur IIT, Kharagpur 2012 Participated as Ore Geology Expert
National Seminar on "Recent advances in mineral sciences and their applications" Department of Earth Sciences, Uiversity of Mysore University of Mysore 2010 Paper presentation
Internation short course on Ion Mass Spectromery in the Earth Sciences German Research Center for Geosciences Helmohltz Center, Potsdam, Germany 2009 Attended
International conference on Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions"-ACROFI-II Department of Geology & Geophysics, IIT, Kharagpur IIT, Kharagpur 2008 Member of organizing and Scientific Committee; Paper presentation
Panel discussion on "Energy resources: present scenari and future perspective" Department of Geological Sciences, JU Jadavpur University 2007 Organized
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Session chaired (1)
 
Program Name Session Title Organised By Venue Year

Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ACROFI-2) Ore fluids in granite-pegmatite environment IIT, Kharagpur under the aegis of International Mineralogical Association IIT, Kharagpur, India 2008
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Other Notable Activities (1)

Review articles for:
1) Contribution to Mineralogy Petrology (CMP)
2) Mineralium Deposita
3) Ore geology Reviews
4) Journal of Geochemical Exploration
5) Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment and Analysis
6) Journal of the Geological Society of London
7) Neues Jahrbuch for Mineralogie;
8) Journal of the Geological Society of India (Springer
9) Journal of Earth System Science (Springer)
10) Current Science, India