Dr. Amitava Chatterjee

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

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I am a metamorphic petrologist, specialized on the high-grade metamorphic rocks, such as amphibolites, granulites and eclogites. These high-grade metamorphic rocks, especially of Precambrian age, may hold significant clues about ancient collisional belts. Hence, to unravel the Precambrian tectonics, I combine metamorphic petrology, mineralogy with geochronology and geochemistry.

To understand the metamorphic evolution of the high-grade rocks with time (P-T-t path), I conduct qualitative (field and microscopical studies) and quantitative (thermodynamic modeling and conventional geothermobarometry) analyses coupled with geochronology (zircon and/or in-situ monazite U-Pb dating) and geochemistry (whole-rock, mineral chemical, trace and REE analysis). Ultimately, integrating the results of these analyses will lead to decode tectonic architecture of an ancient collisional belt of Precambrian time.

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Notable Publications

Zircon U-Pb SHRIMP and monazite EPMA U-Thtotal Pb geochronology of granulites of the western boundary, Eastern Ghats Belt, India: new possibility for Neoproterozoic exhumation history

Age-integrated tectonic evolution across the orogen-craton boundary: Age zonation and shallow- to deep crustal participation during Late Cambrian cratonisation of Eastern Ghats Belts, India

Neoproterozoic transpression and granite magmatism in the Gavilgarh-Tan Shear Zone, central India: tectonic significance of U-Pb zircon and monazite ages

Formation of water-escape structure during shock-induced fluidization: The role of permeability contrast

Metamorphic evolution of the Sittampundi Layered Complex, India, during the Archean-Proterozoic boundary: insight from pseudosection modeling and zircon U-Pb SHRIMP geochronology

Awards & Achievements​

Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship 2015-2016
Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship 2017-2018
National Eligibility Test (NET), June 2013

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