Supriyo Mitra

Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: supriyomitra [at]
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Research Interest:

    My research focuses in studying the crust and upper mantle structure of the Earth and its relation to tectonic deformation. This involves deployment of broadband seismographs as permanent stations and temporary arrays to record earthquake data from a range of distances. The recorded data is analysed using a variety of seismological techniques (a) to understand earthquake faulting, (b) to obtain seismic velocity structure and (c) to understand attenuation characteristics of the crust and upper mantle at different scales.

Academic Background:
  1. B.Sc. (Geology), Department of Geological Sciences (Jadavpur University), 1998, (Hons.)
  2. M.Sc. (Applied Geology), Department of Earth Sciences (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), 2000
  3. Ph.D. (Geophysics), Department of Earth Sciences (University of Cambridge), 2004

  1. Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2004 - 2005)
  2. UKIERI Fellow, University of Cambridge (2008 - 2008)
  3. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2005 - 2010)
  4. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )

Awards and Honors:
  1. Nehru Cambridge Scholarship from Cambridge Commonwealth Trust U.K. (2000)
  2. Overseas Research Scholarship from CVCP U. K. (2000)
  3. Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust from Cambridge Commonwealth Trust U.K. (2000)
  4. Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society from Cambridge Philosophical Society U.K. (2001)
  5. Lundgren Scholarship from Cambridge Philosophical Society (2004)
  6. Foreign Affiliate Member Representative to IRIS from Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology USA (2006)
  7. UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UK-IERI) Fellowship from UK-IERI, British Council (2008)
  8. INSA Young Scientist medal (2010) in Earth Sciences from Indian National Science Academy (2010)
  9. Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences from Indian Academy of Sciences (2011)
  10. Visiting Associate from Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012)
  11. NASI SCOPUS Young Scientist Award (2012) from National Academy of Science India and SCOPUS (2013)

Selected Publications:
  1. Mitra, Supriyo; Wanchoo, Sunil K and Priestley, Keith F. 2014. "Source Parameters of the 1 May 2013, mb 5.7 Kishtwar Earthquake: Implications for Seismic Hazards." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104, 1013-1019
  2. Bhattacharya, S N; Mitra, Supriyo and Suresh, G. 2013. "The shear-wave velocity of the upper mantle beneath the Bay of Bengal, Northeast Indian Ocean from inter-station phase velocities of surface waves." Geophysical Journal International, 193, 1506-1514
  3. Mitra, Supriyo; Kainkaryam, Sribharath M; Padhi, Amit; Rai, S S and Bhattacharya, S N. 2011. "The Himalayan foreland basin crust and upper mantle." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 184, 34-40