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Manoj Kumar Jaiswal

Geology (PRL/ M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara (2006)
Area of Interest:
Geomorphology, Quaternary Geochronology, Palaeoseismics and palaeoclimatic studies
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Research Interest:

TL/OSL Dating, Quaternary Geochronology, Study of Earth-surface processes, Paleoseismic and paleoclimatic studies.

Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D., 2006, Department of Geology, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • M.Sc., 1999, University of Allahabad, India
  • B.Sc., 1997, University of Allahabad, India
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad from August, 1999 to July, 2001.
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in PRL, Ahmedabad from August, 2001 to March, 2005.
  • Research Associate (RA) in Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun from April, 2005 to October, 2006.
  • Post-Doctoral fellow in National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan from November, 2006 to January, 2010.
  • Assistant Professor in IISER-Kolkata since  Feb., 2010
List of Publications:
  • Wu, T.-S., Manoj Kumar Jaiswal, Y.N. Lin, Y.W. Chen, Y.G. Chen, 2010. Residual luminescence in modern debris flow deposits from western Taiwan: A single grain approach. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, (doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.02.002)
  • Manoj Kumar Jaiswal, M.I. Bhat, B.S. Bali, Shabir Ahmad and Yue Gau Chen, 2009. Luminescence characteristics of Quartz and Feldspar from tectonically uplifted terraces in Kashmir Basin, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Radiation Measurement, 44, 523-528, (doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2009.04.008)

  • Manoj Kumar Jaiswal, Y.G. Chen, V.S. Kale, H. Achyuthan, 2009. Residual luminescence in quartz from slack water deposits in Kaveri basin, south India: A Single aliquot approach. Geochronometria, 33, 1-8 (doi: 10.2478/v10003-009-0009-1)
  • Manoj Kumar Jaiswal,  Pradeep Srivastava, Jayant Kumar Tripathi & Rafique Islam, 2008.  Feasibility of the SAR technique on quartz sand of Terraces of NW Himalaya: a case study from Devprayag. Geochronometria; 31, 45-52. (doi:10.2478/v10003-008-0015-8)
  • Pradeep Srivastava, J.N. Tripathi, R. Islam & Manoj K. Jaiswal, 2008. Fashion and Phases of Late Pleistocene aggradations and incision in Alaknanda River, western Himalaya, India. Quaternary Research, 70, 68-80.
  • Wasson R.J., Juyal, N., Jaiswal, M.K., Mc Culloch, Sarin, M., Jain, V., Srivastava., P. & Singhvi, A.K., 2008. The mountain low-land debate: Deforestation and sediment transport in the Upper Ganga Catchment. Journal of Environmental Management, 88, 53-61
  • Malay Mukul, Manoj K. Jaiswal & Singhvi, A.K., 2007. Timing of recent out-of-sequence active deformation in the frontal Himalayan wedge: Insights from the Darjeeling sub-Himalaya. Geology, 35, Issue 11, 999-1002.
  • Lewis A. Owen, Jordon Bright, Robert C. Finkel, Manoj K. Jaiswal, Darrell S. Kaufman, Shannon Mahan, Ulrich Radtke, Joan S. Schneider, Warren Sharp & Ashok K. Singhvi, 2007.  Numerical dating of a late Quaternary spit-shoreline complex at the northern end of Silver Lake playa, Mojave Desert, California: A comparison of the applicability of radiocarbon, luminescence, terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide, electron spin resonance, U-series and amino acid racemization methods. Quaternary International, 166, Issue 1, Pages 87-110.
  • Rajendaran, C.P., Rajendaran, Kusala, Machadao, T., Satyamurthy, T., Aravazhi, P. and Jaiswal, M.K., 2006. Evidence of ancient sea surges at the Mamallapuram coast of India and Implications for previous Indian Ocean tsunami events. Current Sciences, 91, 9, 1242-1247
  • Simoes M., J.P. Avouac, Y.-G. Chen, A. Singhvi, C.-Y. Wang, Y.-C. Chan, Jaiswal M.K., and S. Bernard, 2006. Kinematic analysis of the Pakuashan fault-tip fold, west-central Taiwan: shortening rate and age of folding inception. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, B03S14, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004198.
  • M.A.J. Williams, J.N. Pal, Jaiswal M.K. and A.K. Singhvi, 2006. River responses to Quaternary climatic fluctuation: evidence from the Son and Belan valley, north central India. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, Issues 19-20, 2619-2631.
  • J.N. Pal, M.A.J. Williams, Jaiswal M.K. and A.K. Singhvi, 2006. Infrared stimulated luminescence ages for prehistoric cultures in the Son and Belan valleys, north central India. Journal of Interdisciplinary studies in history and archaeology, 1, 51-62.
  • Mark D. Bateman, Peter J. Holmes, Andrew S. Carr, Benjamin P. Horton and Manoj K. Jaiswal, 2004. Aeolianite and barrier dune construction spanning the last two glacial-interglacial cycles from the southern cape coast, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23, 1681-1698.
  • I. B. Singh, Manoj K. Jaiswal, A. K. Singhvi and B. K. Singh, 2003. Rapid subsidence of western Ganga plain during late Pleistocene: Evidence from optical dating of subsurface samples. Current Science, 84, 451-454.
  • Mark D. Bateman, Charles D. Frederick, Manoj K. Jaiswal and Ashok K. Singhvi, 2003. Investigation into the potential effects of pedoturbation on luminescence dating. Quaternary Science Reviews, 22, 1169-1176.