Professor, Department of Geological Sciences
Jadavpur University
Calcutta-700032, India
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Ph.D. 2000 Jadavpur University, India

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Field of Specialization
*Geochemistry of Platinum-Group Elements (PGE).
*Petrology-Geochemistry of Ultramafic-Mafic Rocks.
*Petrology-Geochemistry of Magmatic Ore Deposits (PGE, Ni-sulfide, Chromite).
Courses Taught/Teaching
01. Ore Geology (undergraduate & postgraduate);
02. Ore Microscopy - Lab (undergraduate & postgraduate);
03. Igneous Petrology (undergraduate & postgraduate);
04. Microscopy of Igneous Rocks - Lab (undergraduate & postgraduate);
05. Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits having Clay Mineralogy a part (postgraduate);
06. Geochemistry (undergraduate)
07. Geochemical Exploration (postgraduate);
08. Microscopy of Minerals - Lab (undergraduate);
09. Mineralogy (undergraduate & postgraduate)
10. Geology for Metallurgical Engineering (undergraduate);
11. Special paper on orthomagmatic ore deposits (postgraduate);
12. Course work for Ph.D. scholars
13. Supervised on research seminar paper for the undergraduate & postgraduate students;
14. Field training programs for the undergraduate & postgraduate students.
15. Conducted course work and training programs during employment with the CG&CRI, CSIR on "Identification of stone and defect in glass" and "Petrographic analysis of ceramic and refractory raw materials and finished products" for the experts from industry and students (undergraduate, postgraduate & PhD scholars) from academic institutes.
Research Area
I am specialized in conducting research in the field of ore deposits related to the igneous system such as platinum group elements (PGE), chromite and Ni-Cu-sulfides. It involves petrology, geochemistry and isotopic studies of the ultramafic-mafic rocks. In addition, I address the issues related to chemical evolution of the Earth’s mantle.
For more on research activities see my research websites: & &
*(1993-1997):CSIR-NET Research Fellow, Jadavpur University, India.
*(1997-2000):CSIR Scientist, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, India.
*(2000-present):Lecturer (2000-2001), Sr. Lecterer (2001-2006), Reader *(2006-2009), Associate Professor (2009-present), Jadavpur University, India.
*(2002-2003: 12 months):Postdoctoral research as visiting scientist (BOYSCAST Fellowship, DST), Indiana University, USA.
*(2004-2006: 24 months):Postdoctoral Research Fellow, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, USA.
*(2008-2010: 24 months):Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Researcher level 8), Nordic Center for Earth Evolution (NrdCEE), Copenhagen University, Denmark.
*(2008-present):Research Associate (adjunct faculty), American Museum of Natural History, New York City, USA.
*(2013, 2 months):JSPS invitation fellow, (short-term under 'Overseas Researchers with an Excellent Record of Research Achievements'), Kanazawa University, Japan.

*For full CV and list of publications please see my research website:
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