Prof Abhijit Mukherjee, Geology & Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur 

Hydrogeology at IIT Kharagpur


Biography

(a) Professional Preparation

Jackson School Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2006–2008
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, USA, 2006
M.S., University of Kentucky, USA, 2003
M.Sc., University of Calcutta, India, 1999
B.Sc (Honors), University of Calcutta, India, 1997

(b) Graduate Advisors and Postdoctoral Sponsors:

Prof. Arup K. Mitra (University of Calcutta, India, M.Sc.)
Dr. Alan E. Fryar (University of Kentucky, USA, M.S. and Ph.D.)
Dr. Bridget Scanlon (University of Texas at Austin, USA, Postdoctoral)

(c) Appointments

[5]Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, September 2010–Present
[4]Physical Hydrogeologist, Alberta Geological Survey, Energy Resources Conservation Board, Edmonton, Canada, August 2008–September 2010
[3]Jackson School Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, USA, August 2006–August 2008
[2]Research Assistant in Geology, University of Kentucky, USA, summers of 2002 and 2003
[1]Instructor and Teaching Assistant in Geology, University of Kentucky, USA, 2001–2006

(d) Selected Honors

Jackson School Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2008
Earth Institute Fellowship at Columbia University, 2006 (Offered)
Graduate Research Award, Hydrogeology Division, Geological Society of America, 2004
Pirtle Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 2004-2006

(e) Selected Synergistic Activities

Associate Editor, Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier B.V.), December 2010Present
Applied Geochemistry (Elsevier B.V.), May 2011-Present
Managing Guest Editor, Special issue on Arsenic and other toxic elements in natural water systems. Applied Geochemistry, vol. 26
Managing Guest Editor, Special issue on Distribution of geogenic arsenic in hydrologic systems: controls and challenges. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 99, 1-4
Contributing Author, Vision 2020 document: to provide safe, sustainable and adequate water supply to all humans and livestocks by 2020, for Minister-in-Charge, Public Health Engineering Directorate, Govt. of West Bengal
Proposal Reviewer: Low Temperature Geochemistry and Microbiology Division, National Science Foundation, USA
Technical Session Chair, Geological Society of America Annual Meetings, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Technical Session Chair, American Geophysical Union Meetings, 2007, 2009
Chair and Leader, Research of Arsenic Research in India, National Science Foundation Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2011
Special Session Convener (representing India), 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, 2012, Cairns, Australia
Journal Reviewer: Science, ES&T. GRL, Water Reseource Research, Journal of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Journal of Hydrology, Ground Water, Hydrogeology Journal, Chemosphere, Applied Geochemistry etc.

(f) Sponsored Research:

Geological Society of America
International Association of Hydrogeologists
Indian Science Congress Association (life member)

(g) Sponsored Research:

Delineating physico-chemical dynamics of discharging groundwater to sea in coastal areas of the Bay of Bengal (PI), 2013-2016 (Approval in Process), INR Rs. 78 Lakhs, Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India
Understanding the extent and natural/anthropogenic controls on groundwater recharge in water scarce areas of western districts of West Bengal (PI), 2013-2016, INR Rs. 28.3 Lakhs, Govt. of West Bengal
Field Demonstration of Low Cost Laterite Base Arsenic Filter: Community Scale (Co-PI with Prof. Shirshendu De (PI), Chemical Engineering, IIT KGP), 2012-2014, INR Rs. 263890, funded by UNICEF
Groundwater-seawater interaction at a coastal aquifer adjoining the Bay of Bengal: implications on flux and solute exchange (PI), 2011-14, INR Rs. 5 Lakhs, funded by IIT KGP ISIRD
Impact of land use on groundwater recharge in arid and semi-arid parts of India (Joint PI), 2006-2008, USD $12000, funded by the University of Texas at Austin
Hydrogeochemical evolution of groundwater along a flow path in western Bengal basin (PI), 2003-2006, USD $3500, funded by Geological Society of America
Arsenic contamination of groundwater of western Bengal basin (PI), 2003-2006, USD $3000, funded by the University of Kentucky

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