Kathakali Bhattacharyya

Associate Professor
Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: kathakali [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:

Geometry and Kinematics of Fold Thrust Belts; Microstructures and Mechanical Evolution of Fault Zones; Strain Analysis and Strain Partitioning across scales

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Geological Sciences), University of Rochester (Rochester), 2010
  2. MS (Geological Sciences), University of Rochester, 2006
  3. MSc (Applied Geology), IIT Kharagpur, 2003
  4. BSc (Geology), Calcutta University, 2001


  1. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2011 - 2016)
  3. Post Doctoral Fellow, Yonsei University (2010 - 2011)

Selected Publications:

  1. Das, Jyoti Prasad; Bhattacharyya, Kathakali and Mamtani, Manish A.. 2021."A kinematic approach for investigating magnetic and strain fabrics from constrictional and flattening domains of shear zones in Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt." Journal of Structural Geology, 149, 1-20
  2. Ghosh, Pritam; Bhattacharyya, Kathakali and Parui, Chirantan. 2020."Tracking progressive deformation of an orogenic wedge through two successive internal thrusts: Insights from structure, deformation profile, strain, and vorticity of the Main Central thrust (MCT) and the Pelling-Munsiari thrust (PT), Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt." Journal of Structural Geology, 140, 1-29
  3. Basa, Abhisek; Ahmed, Farzan; Bhattacharyya, Kathakali and Roy, Ankur. 2019."Evolution and characterization of fracture patterns: Insights from multi-scale analysis of the Buxa dolomite in the Siang Valley, Arunachal Lesser Himalayan fold-thrust belt." Journal of Structural Geology, 123, 54-66
  4. Parui, Chirantan and Bhattacharyya, Kathakali. 2018."Duplex and along-strike structural variation: A case study from Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt.." Journal of Structural Geology, 113, 62-75
  5. Das, Jyoti Prasad; Bhattacharyya, Kathakali; Mookerjee, Matty and Ghosh, Pritam. 2016."Kinematic analyses of orogen-parallel L-tectonites from Pelling- Munsiari thrust of Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt: Insights from multiple, incremental strain markers." Journal of Structural Geology, 90, 61-75

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