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     Melinda Kumar Bera

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Department of Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Anindya Sarkar
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2005 :: In progress
AddressVidyasagar Hall of Residence
Phone03222283392
Emailmelinda_bera@yahoo.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10West Bengal Board of Secondary EducationGeneral1996
12West Bengal Council Of Higher Secondary EducationScience1998
B.Sc.Presidency College (University of Calcutta)Geology2002
M.Sc.University of DelhiGeology2004

Research Areas
  • Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy, Basin Evolution in Collisional set up, Himalaya
  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Palaeo-climate, Role of Himalayan-Tibetan Orography for Indian Monsoon
  • India-Asia collision, evolution of Himalayan Foreland Basin, Tectonic-Climate Interaction

Skills
  • Technical-Routine operation-cum-maintenance of Finnigan DeltaPlus XP CFIRMS
  • Technical-Inter-laboratory calibration of various secondary standard
  • Technical-Establishment of experimental protocol for H2O, Carbonate, OM, Graphite, Sulphate
  • Technical-Establishment of experimental protocol for bio-phosphate for the first time in India
  • Geological Field Work-Lithological and Structural Mapping, Sedimentological Logging Facies Analysis
  • Geological Field Work-Exposure based Sequence Stratigraphy
  • Technical-Routine operation-cum-maintenance of Finnigan DeltaPlus XP CFIRMS

Awards
  • JRF (National Eligibility Test -2004 by CSIR)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • SRF - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

Papers Published in Journals
  • Marine to continental transition in Himalayan foreland by M.K. Bera, A. Sarkar, P.P. Chakrabarty, R. Loyal and P. Sanyal Bulletin Geological Society of America v. 120 (9/10), p. 1214-1232. (2008)
  • Origin of graphite, and temperature of metamorphism in Precambrian Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt, Orissa, India a carbon isotope approach by Prasanta Sanyal, B.C. Acharya, S.K. Bhattacharya, A. Sarkar, S. Agrawal, M.K. Bera Journal of Asian Earth Science v. 36 (2-3), p. 252-260 (2009)
  • Evolution of Ganges-Brahmaputra western delta plain Clues from sedimentology and carbon isotope by A. Sarkar, S. Sengupta, J.M. McArthur, P. Ravenscoft, M.K. Bera, Ravi Bhushan, A. Samanta and S. Agrawal Quaternary Science Reviews v. 28, p. 2564-2581 (2009)
  • Mesoproterozoic sulphidic ocean, delayed oxygenation and evolution of early life sulphur isotope clues from Indian Proterozoic basins by A. Sarkar, P.P. Chakraborty, B. Mishra, M.K. Bera, P. Sanyal, S. Paul Geological Magazine v. 147(2), p. 206-218 (2010)
  • Reply to comments of Singh, B. P. on Marine to continental transition in Himalayan foreland by M.K. Bera, A. Sarkar, P.P. Chakrabarty, R. Loyal and P. Sanyal Bulletin Geological Society of America v. 122 (5/6), pp. 956-959 (2010)
  • Forced regressive shoreface sandstone from Himalayan foreland implications to early Himalayan tectonic evolution by M.K. Bera, A. Sarkar, P.P. Chakrabarty, V. Ravikant and A. K. Choudhury Sedimentary Geology v. 229 (4), p. 268-281 (2010)
  • Oxygen isotope analysis of bones and teeth enamel phosphate from Palaeogene sediments- experimental techniques and initial results by M.K. Bera, K. Bhattacharya, A. Sarkar, A. Samanta, Kishore Kumar, Ashok Sahni JOURNAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA v. 76, p. 275-282 (2010)
  • Does burial diagenesis reset pristine isotopic compositions in paleosol carbonates by M.K. Bera, A. Sarkar, S.K. Tandon, P. Sanyal, and A. Samanta Earth and Planetary science Letters v. 300, p. 85-100 (2010)
  • Discussion on Storm Activities during the Sedimentation of Late Paleocene-Middle Eocene Subathu Formation, Western Himalayan Foreland Basin by B.P. Singh and A.K. Srivastava by M.K. Bera, A. Sarka, P.P. Chakrabarty JOURNAL GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA v. 78, p. 185-186 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • National Facility of Stable Isotope Geochemistry at IIT, Kharagpur New Data on Palaeogene Himalayan Foreland Sediments by A. Sarkar, S. Gupta, D. Sengupta, S. Sengupta and M.K. Bera ISMAS Triennial Symposium on Mass Spectrometry p. 122-123 (2006)
  • Thrust evolution and fluid movement in foreland Subathu/Dagshai rocks of the Koti area, Himachal Pradesh constraints from structure and stable isotopes by S. Gupta, A. Sarkar, M.K. Bera and N. Chatterjee Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v. 26, p. 139 (2006)
  • Facies and stable isotopes in Subathu/Dagshai rocks from Himalayan foreland basin implications to stratigraphy and Palaeogene climate by A. Sarkar, S. Gupta and M.K. Bera Journal of Asian Earth Sciences v. 26, p. 160 (2006)
  • Carbon isotopes in foreland calcretes Implications to Himalayan tectonics, sedimentation and pCO2 change during the Oligocene by M.K. Bera, A. Sarkar, P.P. Chakrabarty, S.K. Tandon and P. Sanyal International Conference on Terrestrial Planets Evolution through Time 22-25 Jan., PRL, Ahmedabad (2008)
  • Sedimentology and carbon isotopes in lignite beds of Rajasthan Implications to Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum events by A. Samanta, A. Sarkar and M.K. Bera International Conference on Terrestrial Planets Evolution through Time 22-25 Jan., PRL, Ahmedabad (2008)
  • White Sandstone in Subathu Sub-Basin an example of tectonically driven forced regressive wedge by M.K. Bera, A. Sarkar, P.P. Chakrabarty HKT-Leh, Himalayan Journal of Sciences v. 5 (7 SPECIAL ISSUE), p. 24-25 (2008)

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