Dr. Ashutosh Pandey

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

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My research interests lie in understanding the nature of the Earth’s mantle and its evolution. I use the mineralogy and geochemistry of magmatic rocks as a proxy to probe into the Earth’s mantle and infer geodynamic processes. I am also interested in understanding the origin, economic potential, and composition of the mantle reservoir tapped by continental flood basalts/large igneous provinces and associated mafic dyke swarms

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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)

Awards & Achievements​

Prof. R.C. Misra Award 2022 awarded by the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (SPM) Fellowship awarded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi in 2016

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