Jitendra Kumar Pattanaik

Assistant Professor (on Contract)
Dept: Earth Sciences
E-mail: jitendra.bapi [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:
  • Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS)
  • Application of cosmogenic radionuclides such as 10Be and 26Al in the geosciences
  • Understanding of chemical weathering and CO2 consumption rate using major & trace elements and Sr isotopes.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph. D. (Earth Sciences), 2010, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  2. M. Sc. (Applied Geology), 2002, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  3. B. Sc. (Geology Hon's), 2000, Utkal University, Orissa

  1. Junior Research Fellow, Department of Earth sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, (2002-2003)
  2. UGC - JRF & SRF, Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, (2003 - 2008)
  3. Scientist, National Facility for Isotope Geosciences (NFIG), Department of Earth Sciences, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, (2008 - 2010)
  4. IISER Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, (July, 2010 onwards)

Awards and Honors:
  1. University Grant Commission - Junior Research Fellowship, India. 2002.
  2. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Junior Research Fellowship, India, 2003.
  3. Standing second best in the paper presentations of 10th ISMAS, Triennial International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry, Munnar, India, 2006.
  4. Awarded UGC - Dr. D. S. Kothari Post doctoral fellowship, 2010.

Selected Publications:
  1. Pattanaik J. K., Balakrishnan S., Bhutani R. and Singh P., (2007): Chemical and Sr isotopic composition of Kaveri, Palar and Ponnaiyar rivers:  Significance to weathering of Granulites and Granitic gneisses of southern Peninsular India, Current Science, Vol. 93, No. 4, pp no. 523 - 531.
  2. Nissar Ahmad, A. A. Wani, R. Ram, S. R. Abhilash, Rakesh Kumar, J. K. Pattanaik, Sankar De, R.K. Karn, and T. Nandi (2006): Beam-single and beam-two-foil experimental facility to study physics of highly charged ions, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 77, 033107.
  3. Pattanaik J. K., Balakrishnan S., Rao P. S. and Senthilnathan D., (2003): A preliminary study on different recent marine shell to find out their suitability for EPR dating, Late Quaternary Environment Change: emerging issues, Proceedings of the International PAGES workshop and training program at the French Institute, Pondicherry, edited, Vol. 42, pp no. 119-122.