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Tapabrato Sarkar

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

Combination and correlation of petrology, geochemistry and geochronology to understand crustal evolution.

Academic Background:

  1. PhD (Petrology), Institute for Geosciences (University of Kiel, Germany), 2014, Awarded highest grade
  2. MSc (Applied Geology), Department of Geological Sciences (Jadavpur University), 2010
  3. BSc (Geology (Hons), Physics, Mathematics), Department of Geological Sciences (Jadavpur University), 2008
  4. ISC (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science), Julien Day School (NA), 2005


  1. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Post doctoral fellow, University of Johannesburg (2015 - 2016)

Selected Publications:

  1. Sarkar, Tapabrato. 2021."Ultrahigh-temperature mafic granulites from the Madurai Block, southern India: Constraints from conventional thermobarometry, pseudosection analysis, and rare earth element-based thermometry." Geological Journal, 56, 1-25
  2. Chowdhury, Jashodhara; Mitra, Supriyo and Sarkar, Tapabrato. 2021."Hales discontinuity in the southern Indian continental lithosphere: seismological and petrological models." Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 126, 1-20
  3. Tiwari, Ashish Kumar. 2020."P-T-t evolution of sapphirine-bearing semipelitic granulites from Vadkampatti in Eastern Madurai Domain, southern India_ Insights from petrography, pseudosection modelling and in-situ monazite geochronology." Precambrian Research, 348, 1-25
  4. Sarkar, Tapabrato and Schenk, Volker. 2016."Early Mesoproterozoic (1.6 - 1.5 Ga) granulite-facies events in the Ongole domain: Geodynamic significance and global correlation.." Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 34, 765-784
  5. Sarkar, Tapabrato; Schenk, Volker and Berndt, Jasper. 2015."Formation and evolution of a Proterozoic continental arc: geochemical and geochronological constraints from meta-igneous rocks of the Ongole domain, Eastern Ghats belt, India.." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 169, 1-27

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