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Gaurav Shukla

Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: gshukla [at]
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Research Interest:

Computational Study of Earth and Planetary Materials

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Physics), University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA), 2016
  2. MSc (Physics), IIT Bombay (Mumbai, India), 2007
  3. BSc (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), C S J M University (Kanpur, India), 2005


  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Assistant Professor, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India (2017 - 2018)
  3. Postdoc, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA (2017 - 2017)
  4. Postdoc, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2016 - 2016)
  5. Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2009 - 2016)
  6. Research Scholar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India (2007 - 2009)

Awards and Honors:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship from Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA (2017)
  2. Institute Silver Medal from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India (2007)
  3. Prof. R P Singh Memorial Prize from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India (2007)

Selected Publications:

  1. Shukla, Gaurav; Sarkar, Kanchan and Wentzcovitch, Renata M. 2019."Thermoelasticity of iron? and aluminum?bearing MgSiO3 post?perovskite." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 2417-2427
  2. Valencia-Cardona, Juan J.; Shukla, Gaurav; Wu, Zhongqing; Houser, Christine; Yuen, David A. and Wentzcovitch, Renata M. 2017."Influence of the iron spin crossover in ferropericlase on the lower mantle geotherm." Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 4863-4871
  3. Shukla, Gaurav and Wentzcovitch, Renata M.. 2016."Spin crossover in (Mg,Fe3+)(Si,Fe3+)O3 bridgmanite: Effects of disorder, iron concentration, and temperature." Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 260, 53-61
  4. Shukla, Gaurav; Cococcioni, Matteo and Wentzcovitch, Renata M. 2016."Thermoelasticity of Fe3+?and Al-bearing bridgmanite: Effects of iron spin crossover." Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 5661-5670
  5. Shukla, Gaurav; Wu, Zhongqing; Hsu, Han; Floris, Andrea; Cococcioni, Matteo and Wentzcovitch, Reanata M. 2015."Thermoelasticity of Fe2+?bearing bridgmanite." Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 1741-1749

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