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Ananya Mukhopadhyay

About


I love to walk along the rocks, to fathom the rhythms in sedimentation and to assess the economic potential of the sedimentary basin. 

I enjoy teaching the inquisitive minds and shape them for a bright future. 

Academic Qualifications


School: Carmel Convent, Kolkata

M.Sc in Geology : University of Calcutta

Ph.D in Sciences (Geology), University of Calcutta

Research Statement


My research interest hovers around the study of sedimentary dynamics, basin evolution and paleoclimate of the Proterozoic and Tertiary basins in India. This involves sedimentary facies analysis of the siliciclastics, carbonates and mixed sedimentary systems and application of sequence stratigraphy. The research includes sedimentation modelling, petrography, geochemistry, extensive fieldwork and laboratory experiments. All these observations are made with a motive to assess the economic potentiality of a sedimentary basin.

In the past five years, I am studying the provenance, palaeoclimate, and tectonic setting of the Neoproterozoic Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, India. This study has helped in assessing the hydrocarbon potential of the basin.

Studying the past clues from the sedimentary record and basinal correlation through the application of sequence stratigraphy poked me to start a few experiments in small types of equipment on tabletops. My general belief is to use experiments and models to know the key process -- for example, generating an alluvial fan in the laboratory-- then go to a modern environment to study whereby this experimentation matches with certain processes in a natural system. 

Study of the Eastern coast of India with a focus on sedimentation dynamics, plastic accumulation (anthropogenic hazards) and its effects on the coastal erosion and restoration have recently been taken up for investigation.

 

Latest Publications


  • 1 Thorie A., Mukhopadhyay A., Mazumdar P., Banerjee T., Characteristics of a Tonian reef rimmed shelf before the onset of Cryogenian: Insights from Neoproterozoic Kunihar Formation, Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, 117, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2020
  • 2 Thorie A., MukhopadhyayS., Banerjee T., Mazumdar P., Giant ooids in a Neoproterozoic carbonate shelf, Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, India: an analogue related to Neoproterozoic glacial deposits, 582-606, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2018
  • 3 Mukhopadhyay, A., Thorie, A., Comparative study of two relatives, MISS and Stromatolites: example from the Proterozoic Kunihar Formation, Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, 9, 554, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2016
  • 4 Mukhopadhyay, A. and Banerjee, T., Stromatolites: a guideline for development of a carbonateramp, Proterozoic Basantpur Formation, Simla Group (Lesser Himalaya, India)., 9, 1-18, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2016
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, A., Mazumdar, P., Van Loon, A.J., A new ‘superassemblage’ model explaining proximal-to-distal and lateral facies changes in fluvial environments, based on the Proterozoic Sanjauli Formation (Lesser Himalaya, India), 391-408, Journal of Palaeogeography, 2016
  • 6 Biswas, A. and Mukhopadhyay, B.P., Signature of a Paleogene Submarine-fan from the Jenam Formation, Barail Group, Assam-Arakan Orogen, Northeastern India, 78, Journal of Geological Society of India, 2011
  • 7 Biswas, A., Coarse aeolianites : sand sheets and Zibar-Interzibar Facies from the Mesoproterozoic Cuddapah Basin, India, 174, 149-160, Sedimentary Geology, 2005
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    Publications


  • 1 Thorie A., Mukhopadhyay A., Mazumdar P., Banerjee T., Characteristics of a Tonian reef rimmed shelf before the onset of Cryogenian: Insights from Neoproterozoic Kunihar Formation, Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, 117, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2020
  • 2 Thorie A., MukhopadhyayS., Banerjee T., Mazumdar P., Giant ooids in a Neoproterozoic carbonate shelf, Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, India: an analogue related to Neoproterozoic glacial deposits, 582-606, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2018
  • 3 Mukhopadhyay, A., Thorie, A., Comparative study of two relatives, MISS and Stromatolites: example from the Proterozoic Kunihar Formation, Simla Group, Lesser Himalaya, 9, 554, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2016
  • 4 Mukhopadhyay, A. and Banerjee, T., Stromatolites: a guideline for development of a carbonateramp, Proterozoic Basantpur Formation, Simla Group (Lesser Himalaya, India)., 9, 1-18, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2016
  • 5 Mukhopadhyay, A., Mazumdar, P., Van Loon, A.J., A new ‘superassemblage’ model explaining proximal-to-distal and lateral facies changes in fluvial environments, based on the Proterozoic Sanjauli Formation (Lesser Himalaya, India), 391-408, Journal of Palaeogeography, 2016
  • 6 Biswas, A. and Mukhopadhyay, B.P., Signature of a Paleogene Submarine-fan from the Jenam Formation, Barail Group, Assam-Arakan Orogen, Northeastern India, 78, Journal of Geological Society of India, 2011
  • 7 Biswas, A., Coarse aeolianites : sand sheets and Zibar-Interzibar Facies from the Mesoproterozoic Cuddapah Basin, India, 174, 149-160, Sedimentary Geology, 2005
  • 1 Biswas, A., Zimbleman, J., Hargitai, H., Zibar. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms, Eds. Henrik Hargitai & Akos Kereszture, vol.1,, Springer, NewYork., 2015
  • 2 Biswas, A. and Dasgupta P.K., Rhythms in Proterozoic Sedimentation : An example from Peninsular India. ISBN 81-89304-23-2, 340pp, Satish Serial Publishing House, New Delhi.340, , 2006
  • 3 Biswas, A., Dasgupta, P.K. and Mukherjee, R., Cyclicity In Palaeo- To Neoproterozoic Cuddapah Supergroup And Its Significance In Basinal Evolution. Chapter 11,In:“Cyclic Development of Sedimentary Basins" Eds. J.M.Mabesoone and V.H.Neumann, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005
  • 4 Biswas, A., Dasgupta, P.K. and Mukherjee, R., The Assam-Arakan Orogen : Basinal Configuration and Sedimentation, In : Himalaya-Geological Aspects, vol.1,503pp., Satish Serial Publishing House1, 503, , 2005
  • Patents


    # Patents Year

    Member


    Indian Geological Congress
    International Association of Sedimentologists

    Responsibilities


    Convenor: Committee to address the grievances (Academic or Non-academic) of students
    2020
    Member: Ph.d. committees,M.Sc thesis examination, SRF/JRF interview
    2010-2018
    Reviewer: Gonwana Research, Arabian Journal of Geosciences
    2012-2017
    Head of the Department
    2017-2019
    Senate Member, IIEST
    2017-2019
    Senate Member, BESUS
    2011-2013
    Member, Past Service Continuity
    2011-2013
    Chairman: Departmental Purchase Committee (DPC)
    2017-todate
    Convenor: Space Committee
    2019-todate
    Convenor: Departmental DST-FIST Committee
    2013-2015
    Secretary: Departmental Academic Committee (DAC)
    2013-2017
    Chairman: Departmental Academic Committee (DAC)
    2011-2013
    Joint Coordinator, : Admission Committee, IIEST
    2020
    Laboratory In-Charge: Rock cutting
    2013-2015
    Laboratory In-Charge: Petrology
    2013-2015
    Laboratory In-Charge: Sedimentology
    2014-2018
    Laboratory In-Charge: Rock-Cuttinng laboratory
    2015-2017
    Laboratory In-Charge: Petrology
    2015-2017
    Laboratory In-Charge: Computer
    2014-2015

    Projects


    • Petrographic Analysis of Rock Samples related to Chennai Metro Construction, Consultancy
      Ongoing
    • Detailed Hydrogeological study to asses the sustainabiity of water sources especially during the lean season for 2 x 500 MW extenstion project, District Murshidabad, West Bengal, India, Sponsored
      Ongoing
    • Study of sedimentation pattern and facies development in relation to Proterozoic extentional tectonics and crustal rifting in the Alwar basin, North Delhi fold belt, Rajasthan, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Sedimentation and Palaeogeographic model for the Late Proterozoic sequences of the Shimla area and their sub-surface equivalents in the Himalayan foothills of Himachal, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Geohydrological Investigation of water resources of Howrah District to adress the problematic Decentralized planning of drinking water, Sponsored
      Completed
    • Cyclicity in the Palaeogene facies of the Assam-Arakan orogen and the role of arc-trench set-up in basinal evolution, Sponsored
      Completed

    Awards


    • Saratlal Biswas Memorial Medal, Asiatic Society on significant contributions in Petrology, Year: 2006
    • International Hutchison Young Scientist Award from International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), UNESCO, Year: 2000
    • Young Scientist Award from Indian Science Congress Association, Year: 1998

    Research Groups


    Priyanka Mazumdar
    Ph. D
    priyancam8@gmail.com

    Alono Thorie
    Ph. D
    allan_thr@yahoo.com

    Tithi Banerjee
    Ph. D
    tithi.geol@gmail.com

    Citations


    Google Scholar
    CITATION H-INDEX I-10 INDEX
    62 4 2
    Scopus
    DOCUMENTS CITATION H-INDEX
    5 10 2

    Created: 23 November 2019