Dr. Ashutosh Pandey

Research Area

My research interest lies in understanding the nature of Earth’s mantle and its evolution. I use the mineralogy and geochemistry of magmatic rocks as a mantle probe to constrain the nature of large-scale geodynamic processes, such as the reorganization of tectonic plates, melting and differentiation of mantle reservoirs and crust-mantle interaction, all of which affect Earth’s biogeochemical cycles and the formation of critical mineral resources.
In my teaching role, I instruct Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of Integrated M.Sc and M.Sc Applied Geology courses. Additionally, I teach Igneous Petrology to Integrated M.Sc Applied Geology students at the undergraduate level. I also provide instruction in Introductory Geology to M.Sc Geophysics students.

  • Assistant Professor



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Teaching Experience

Notable Publications

Geochemical evidence for a widespread Paleoproterozoic continental arc-back-arc magmatism in the Lesser Himalaya during the Columbia supercontinent assembly (Precambrian Research 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2022.106658)

Supercontinent transition as a trigger for ~1.1 Gyr diamondiferous kimberlites and related magmatism in India (Lithos 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105620)

Coupled assimilation and fractional crystallization (AFC) and mantle plume source(s) contribution in the generation of Paleoproterozoic mafic dykes of the Eastern Dharwar Craton, southern India (Journal of the Geological Society of India 2019, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12594-019-1144-6)

Petrogenesis of a Mesoproterozoic shoshonitic lamprophyre dyke from the Wajrakarur kimberlite field, eastern Dharwar craton, southern India: geochemical and isotopic evidence for a modified sub-continental lithospheric mantle source (Lithos 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.09.001)

Subduction-tectonics in the evolution of the eastern Dharwar craton, southern India: Insights from the post-collisional calc-alkaline lamprophyres at the western margin of the Cuddapah basin (Precambrian Research 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2017.06.004)

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