HomeProjectsProject LeaderExchange & TrainingField WorkSeminarsStudent PublicationsContact Us
Subhra Pratim Bank Subhra Pratim Bank
UGC-NET-Junior Research Fellow
Ph.D. candidate, 2014-ongoing
Subhra Pratim Bank has been conducting research under Dr. Sisir Mondal for Ph.D. since 2014 on Ni-Cu-sulfide potential of basaltic rocks from the Deccan Large Igneous Province and from the Proterozoic mafic igneous suite of the Singhbhum craton. He is a NET qualified UGC Junior Research Fellow having a fellowship for five years. This research involves extensive whole-rock major, trace and PGE geochemical studies of the basaltic rocks. Recently Subhra Pratim has completed an intense training in the geochemistry laboratory of the NGRI, Hyderabad where he has analyzed samples for trace elements and PGEs using ICP-MS.

Ria Mukherjee Ria Mukherjee
CSIR-NET-Senior Research Fellow
M.Sc. dissertation: 2007-2009
Ph.D. candidate, thesis submitted, May 2014
Ria Mukherjee has been conducting research work under Dr. Sisir Mondal since 2007. She has completed her M.Sc. dissertation in 2009 and currently a CSIR senior research fellow. Recently she has submitted her thesis for Ph.D. Based on her dissertation and Ph.D research work a paper has been published in the Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology and another one is in Lithos. Recently she has published another paper in Chemical Geology based on her whole-rock studies on the Nuggihalli rocks. She has received training in analytical work for major, trace and PGE from NGRI and CESS through Dr. Mondal’s collaboration with Dr. V. Balaram and Dr. Ravindra Kumar. Ria Mukherjee has received intense training on in situ analytical methods (SEM-EDS, EPMA & LA-ICP-MS) in the GEMOC-ARC, Australia through Dr. Mondal’s collaboration with Prof. Sue O’Reilly and Prof. Bill Griffin. She has acquired trace element data from chromite and sulfides during this training and presented a paper in the Goldschmidt Conference 2013 at Florence, Italy with a Goldschmidt Grant award. Recently, she has received intensive training from Cardiff University (UK) on LA-ICP-MS and SEM-EDS under the UKIERI-UGC Thematic Partnership project between Dr. Sisir Mondal and Dr. Hazel Prichard (Cardiff University).

Publication

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., González-Jiménez, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Pearson, N.J., O’ Reilly, S.Y. (to be submitted): In situ trace element study of chromites and sulfides from the Archean Nuggihalli greenstone belt, western Dharwar craton (India): implications for tectonic setting and parental melt. Peer-reviewed article.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., Zhong, H., Bai, Z-J., Balaram, V., Ravindra Kumar, G.R. (2014): Platinum-group element geochemistry of komatiite-derived 3.1Ga ultramafic-mafic rocks and chromitites from the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, Western Dharwar craton (India). Chemical Geology DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.08.007. Peer-reviewed article.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., González-Jiménez, J. M., Griffin, W.L., Pearson, N.J., O'Reilly S.Y. (2013): Trace-element fingerprints of chromites and sulfides from the Archean Nuggihalli greenstone belt, western Dharwar craton, India. GOLDSCHMIDT 2013-Florence (Italy), 25-30 August 2013: Abstract with program. Goldschmidt grant award to Mukherjee.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., Frei, R., Rosing, M.T., Waight, T.D., Zhong, H., Ravindra Kumar, G.R. (2012). The 3.1 Ga Nuggihalli chromite deposits, Western Dhawar craton (India): geochemical and isotopic constraints on mantle sources, crustal evolution and implications for supercontinent formation and ore mineralization. Lithos 155, 392-409. Peer-reviewed article.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K. (2011): Geology and age of the chromite deposits in the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, Western Dharwar craton: implications for global high-Mg magmatism in the late Archean. Humboldt Kolleg and International Seminar on ‘Recent Advancements in Earth Resources Research – The Road to the Future (Earth–Future)’ Periyar University, India; Supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (7-9 September 2011). Abstract with programs. Best paper presentation award to Mukherjee.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K. (2010): Modification of chromite to ferritchromit in the Archean Nuggihalli Schist belt, Western Dharwar Craton (southern India). The 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA) August 2010, Budapest (Hungary), Abstract with programs. Abstract in Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica v.6, p.227. Grant award to Mukherjee.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., Rosing, M.T., Frei, R. (2010): Compositional variations in the Mesoarchean chromites of the Nuggihalli schist belt, Western Dharwar Craton (India): potential parental melts and implications for tectonic setting. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 160: 865-885.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., Rosing, M.T., Frei, R. (2009): Origin of Archean chromitites in the Nuggihalli schist belt, Dharwar Craton (India). Eos Trans. AGU 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V33C-2237. Abstract, no participation.

Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K. (2009): Indian chromite deposits from a global perspective. International Symposium on Magmatic Ore Deposits (ISMO-2009), Bhubaneswar, India; 1-4 December 2009. Abstract with programs. Conference abstract - extended abstract. Best paper presentation award to Mukherjee.

Mondal, S.K., Mukherjee, R., Rosing, M.T., Frei, R., Waight, T. (2008): Petrologic, geochemical and isotopic study of 3.1Ga peridotite-chromitite suite from the Western Dharwar Craton (India): evidence for recycling of oceanic crust in the Mesoarchean. Eos Trans. AGU 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V33C-2237, AGU 2008 (San Francisco). Abstract with programs.

Invited talk presented by Ria Mukherjee

Mukherjee R. (2012): Invited talk presented in the Center for Earth Science, IISc-Bangalore, India.

Mukherjee R. (2012): Invited talk presented in the monthly meeting of the Geological Society of India.


Sarifa Khatun Sarifa Khatun
UGC-NET Research Fellow (2007-2012)
Ph.D awarded 2013

Sarifa Khatun has conducted research under Dr. Sisir Mondal as UGC-research scholar at Jadavpur University from 2007 to 2012 for Ph.D. She has been awarded the Ph.D in 2013. Sarifa has conducted research work on petrogenesis of Archean chromite and PGE deposits of the Nuasahi and Sukinda massifs, Singhbhum craton, eastern India. Based on this research she has published a paper in Lithos and another one is in revision now. In addition, she has presented paper in the Annual Goldschmidt Conference 2009 at Davos, Switzerland with a Goldschmidt travel grant award. Sarifa has received training in whole-rock analytical work for major, trace and PGE from CSIR-NGRI and CESS through Dr. Mondal’s collaborative efforts.

Publication

Khatun, S., Mondal, S.K., Zhou, M.F., Balaram, V., Prichard, H.M. (2014): Platinum-group element (PGE) geochemistry of Mesoarchean ultramafic-mafic cumulate rocks and chromitites from the Nuasahi Massif, Singhbhum Craton (India). Lithos 205, 322–340. Peer-reviewed article.

Mondal, S.K., Khatun, S., Satyanarayanan, M., Balaram, V., Ravindra Kumar, G.R. (revised version to be submitted): REE and PGE geochemistry of Archean boninitic magma-derived chromitite and ultramafic cumulates in the Sukinda Massif, Singhbhum Craton (India): Implications for petrogenesis of the igneous complex and breccia assemblages. Peer-reviewed article.

Khatun, S., Mondal, S.K. (2011): Geology of the Mesoarchean chromite and PGE deposits in the Nuasahi ultramafic-mafic complex, Singhbhum Craton, India. Humboldt Kolleg and International Seminar on ‘Recent Advancements in Earth Resources Research - The Road to the Future (Earth–Future)’ Periyar University, India; Supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (7-9 September 2011). Abstract with programs.

Khatun, S., Mondal, S.K., Balaram, V., Rosing, M.T., Frei, R. (2009): Geochemistry of Mesoarchean Sukinda chromite deposits (India): implications for gabbro-breccia hosted PGE mineralization. GOLDSCHMIDT 2009 (Davos): Abstract with programs; Abstract published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Goldschmidt Grant award to Khatun.

Khatun, S., Mondal, S.K., Balaram, V. (2009): Geochemical investigation of the Archean chromitite-bearing gabbroic-breccia hosted PGE mineralization in the Nuasahi and Sukinda massifs, eastern India. International Symposium on Magmatic Ore Deposits (ISMO-2009), Bhubaneswar, India; 1-4 December 2009: Abstract with programs. Conference abstract - extended abstract

 

Arindam Sarkar
CSIR-NET Junior Research Fellow (2001-2002)
Ph.D from Indiana University

Arindam Sarkar has conducted research for two years under the supervision of Dr. Sisir Mondal at Jadavpur University as a CSIR-research scholar (2001-2002) on ‘Mesoarchean ultramafic rocks and chromite deposits of the Sukinda massif, Singhbhum craton, eastern India’. He has received training in the stable isotopic laboratory under Dr. Mondal at Indiana University (2002) during Dr. Mondal’s visiting assignment at Indiana University with Prof. Edward M. Ripley.

Publication

Sarkar, A., Mondal, S.K., Ripley E.M., Li, C. (2003): Mineralogic and isotopic studies of chromite-bearing rocks of the Sukinda ultramafic complex, Orissa, India. GSA Annual meeting at Seattle, Abstract with programs, November 2-5, 2003, USA. CSIR research scholar supervision.

 

Collaboration with other research scholars and postdocs

  1. A collaborative project has been initiated by Dr. Sisir Mondal with Prof. Robert Frei, University of Copenhagen under which Dr. Lasse Døssing, postdoc and Cora Stefanie Paulukat, Ph.D. student are conducting research on Cr (VI) distribution in the Sukinda valley, Orissa, India. Under this research project a set of samples have been collected from the entire Sukinda valley and also from different chromite mines in the valley. The purpose of this project is to trace the metal mobility from unweathered ultramafic protolith (bedrocks) to extensively weathered lateritic and soil profiles, local drainage system, river, and ocean. Based on this research work a paper is communicated and two papers have been presented in the GOLDSCHMIDT conference 2012 and 2014.

    *Paulukat,C., Døssing, L.N., Mondal, S.K., Frei, R (2014): The behaviour of chromium isotopes during the oxidative weathering of ultramafic rocks. GOLDSCHMIDT 2014- California (USA). Abstract with program. Abstract in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement 1915. *Presenting author.

    *Døssing, L.N., Dideriksen, K., Crowe, S.A., Mondal, S.K., Bovet, N., Frei, R. (2012): Chromium isotope fractionation during mobilization and transport in Sukinda Valley, India. GOLDSCHMIDT 2012-Montreal, Canada: Abstract with programs. Abstract 01153, June 24-29, 2012. Mineralogical Magazine, Abstract 1655. *Presenting author.

    Døssing, L.N., Dideriksen, K., Crowe, S.A., Mondal, S.K., Bovet, N., Frei, R. (in revision): Chromium isotope fractionation during oxidative weathering, Sukinda valley, India. Environmental Science and Technology. Peer-reviewed article.

  2. A collaborative project has been initiated by Dr. Jude Coggon (postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Ambre Luguet at University of Bonn, Germany) with Dr. Sisir Mondal. This project involves research on ‘Pt-Os isotopic systematics of Archean chromites from the Singhbhum and western Dharwar cratons to understand the chemical character of the Earth’s mantle’. Purpose of this project is to understand the Pt-Os isotopic evolution of the Indian cratons, in particular to understand the long-term melt depletion history of the mantle and formation of the subcontinental lithospheric mantle (SCLM) within the cratons.

  3. A collaborative project on ‘Re-Os isotopic study of chromites from the Andaman ophiolitic complex, India’ has been initiated with Dr. José María González Jiménez, a postdoctoral research fellow at GEMOC-NRC, Macquarie University, Australia with Prof. Bill Griffin and Prof. Suzanne Y. O'Reilly. Other collaborator of this project is Dr. Biswajit Ghosh of University of Calcutta. Main goal of this project is to understand the chemical nature of the convective lithospheric mantle.

  4. Alik Sundar Majumdar, a Ph.D. research scholar at University of Münster (Germany) with Prof. Andrew Putnis is conducting a research project with Dr. Sisir Mondal on ‘Fluid-rock interactions in the 3.1Ga ultramafic rocks from the Nuasahi and Sukinda Massifs (India)’.


Dr. Sisir Kanti Mondal
Associate Professor
Department of Geological Sciences
Jadavpur University
 
Dr. Hazel M. Prichard, Reader
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University