Prasanta Sanyal

Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences
E-mail: psanyal [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:
  1. Evolution of Indian monsoon and its effect on ecosystem and landforms.
  2. Past atmospheric CO2 variations.
  3. Carbon isotope thermometry.


Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 2004.
  2. M.Sc, Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, 1998.
  3. B.Sc, Honours in Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, 1996.


Positions:
  1. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata (December, 2010- )
  2. Research Scientist, May to July 2009, Indiana University, USA
  3. Assistant Professor, IIT-Kharagpur (Jan,2006-December, 2010)
  4. Lecturer, BHU (December 2005-January,2006)


Awards and Honors:
  1. National Scholarship (Govt. of India) 1991-1996.
  2. Research Scholarships at Physical Research Laboratory (1999-2004), Ahmedabad, India.
  3. Qualified the Council of Science and Industrial Research (CSIR-1999) NET
  4. Best paper presentation award in 11th Indian Society of Mass Spectrometry workshop which was held in Shimla during October 7th to 12th , 2004.
  5. Young Earth Scientist award by Department of Science and Technology, 2004.
  6. Selected as a participant in 2nd Indo-American Frontiers of Science Symposium held during 17-20 Jan 2007 at the Beckham Centre in Irvine, California , USA
  7. BOYSCAST fellowship- Department of Science and Technology, 2009.


Selected Publications:
  1. Prasanta Sanyal, S.K.Bhattacharya, Rohtash Kumar, Sumit K. Ghosh, S.J. Sangode. 2004. Mio-Pliocene monsoonal record from Indian Himalayan Foreland basin (Siwalik) and its relation to vegetational change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. v.205, 23-41.
  2. Prasanta Sanyal, S.K.Bhattacharya, Rohtash Kumar, Sumit K. Ghosh, S.J. Sangode. 2005. Paleovegetational reconstruction in Late Miocene: a case study based on early diagenetic carbonate cement from Indian Siwalik. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology v. 228,245-259.
  3. Prasanta Sanyal, S.K.Bhattacharya, Mahesh Prasad. 2005. Chemical diagenesis of Siwalik sandstone: Isotopic and mineralogical proxies from Surai Khola section, Nepal. Sedimentary Geology v.180, 57-74.