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Kathakali Bhattacharyya

PhD:
University of Rochester (2010)
Area of Interest:
Structural Geology, Tectonics
Email ID:
kathakali
Research Interest:
  • Structural and Kinematic evolution of mountain belts, with special emphasis on the Himalayan fold-thrust belt
  • Microstructures and Mechanical evolution of mountain belts
  • Controlling factors of lateral variation in structural architecture of the Himalayan fold-thrust belt
Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D.(Geological Sciences), University of Rochester, USA, 2010
  • M.S.(Geological Sciences), University of Rochester, USA, 2006
  • M.Sc.(Applied Geology), Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2003
  • B.Sc.(Geology Honors), Calcutta University, 2001
Positions:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata (IISER-K), July, 2011- Present
  • Lecturer, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, March, 2011-June, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea,September, 2010-February, 2011
  • Research Assistant, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, 2006-2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester, 2003-2006

- Assistant Professor

July, 2011-Current

Department of Earth Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Awards and Honors:
  • Brain Korea Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
  • Nuria Pequera Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2004, 2007, 2008
  • Geological Society of America Student Research Grant, 2005
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Rochester, 2003
List of Publications:

Das, J.P., Bhattacharyya, K., Mookerjee, M., Ghosh, P., 2016. Kinematic analyses of orogen-parallel L-tectonites from Pelling-Munsiari thrust of Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt: Insights from multiple, incremental strain markers. Journal of Structural Geology 90, 61-75.

Bhattacharyya, K., Ahmed, F., 2016. Role of initial basin width in partitioning total shortening in the
Lesser Himalayan fold-thrust belt: Insights from regional balanced cross-sections. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 116, 122-131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.11.012

Bhattacharyya, K., Dwivedi, H.V., Das, J.P., Damania, S., 2015. Structural geometry, microstructural and strain analyses of L-tectonites from Paleoproterozoic orthogneiss: Insights into local transport-parallel
constrictional strain in the Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 107, 212-231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.04.038

Bhattacharyya, K., Mitra, G., Kwon, S., 2015. Geometry and kinematics of the Darjeeling–Sikkim Himalaya, India: Implications for the evolution of the Himalayan fold-thrust belt. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 113, 778-796, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2015.09.008

Bhattacharyya, K., Mitra, G., 2014. Spatial variations in deformation mechanisms along the Main Central thrust zone: Implications for the evolution of the MCT in the Darjeeling –Sikkim Himalaya. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 96, 132-147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.08.035

Bhattacharyya, K., Mitra, G., 2011. Strain softening along the MCT zone from the Sikkim Himalaya: Relative roles of Quartz and Micas. Journal of Structural Geology 33, 1105-1121

Mitra, G., Bhattacharyya, K., 2011. The Use of Cleavage-Bedding Relations and Mesoscopic Structures in Interpreting Complex Duplex Geometries in Fold-Thrust Belts: Examples from the Rangit Duplex, Sikkim Himalaya. Himalayan Geology 32, 25-42.

Mitra, G., Bhattacharyya, K., Mukul, M., 2010. The Lesser Himalayan Duplex in Sikkim: Implications for variations in Himalayan shortening. Special Issue of Journal of Geological Society of India 75, 289-301.

Bhattacharyya, K., Mitra, G., 2009. A new kinematic evolutionary model for the growth of a duplex – an example from the Rangit duplex, Sikkim Himalaya, India. Gondwana Research 16, 697-715.