Supriyo Mitra


Department of Earth Sciences &

Centre for Climate and Environmental Studies

Ph.D. University of Cambridge UK

Office: Room N-105, Research Complex, IISER Kolkata

Phone: +91-(0)33-66340000 Ext. 1236

E-mail: supriyomitra [at] iiserkol [dot] ac [dot] in

I am an observational and computational seismologist. My research involves deployment of broadband seismographs as permanent stations and temporary arrays to record ground motion data. The recorded data are analysed using seismological techniques to model (a) the velocity structure of the crust and upper mantle, (b) earthquake source mechanisms and (c) attenuation characteristics. Knowledge of these are used to test hypotheses of lithospheric evolution and to simulate ground motions from large earthquakes.

Recent Publications

1. Jashodhara Chaudhury, S. Mitra, Tapabrato Sarkar (2021)
Hales discontinuity in the southern Indian continental lithosphere: Seismological and petrological models Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, e2020JB020564, 18 Jan 2021.
2. Debarchan Powali, Shubham Sharma, Riddhi Mandal, S. Mitra (2020)
A reappraisal of the 2005 Kashmir (Mw 7.6) earthquake and its aftershocks: Seismotectonics of NW Himalaya, Tectonophysics, 789, 228501, 20 Aug 2020.


Ph.D. Position (one): Seismology / Continental Tectonics

Post-Doc Position (one): Seismological imaging of the upper mantle

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Additional information on Institute Website

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, Mohanpur - 741246, Nadia, West Bengal, India

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