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     Kailas Sekhar Banerjee

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India-721302 - Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. D. Sengupta and Dr. S.P. Sharma
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2007 :: In progress
AddressDepartment of Geology and Geophyscis, IIT Kharagpur, India-721302
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
10West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, West Bengal, IndiaMathematics, Physical Science, Life Science, Geography, English, Biology1998
12 West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal, IndiaMathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English2000
B.Sc.The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, IndiaGeology (Hons.), Mathematics, Chemistry and Environmental Science2003
M.Sc.The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, IndiaGeology (With specialization in Environmental Science)2005

Research Areas
  • Geology, Environmetal Geology and Geophysics, Environmental Radioactivity, Radon

  • Geological field work in uranium rich areas in Jaduguda U-belt and thorium rich beach areas
  • Radiological investigation on the U-tailings pile, Jaduguda Jharkhand
  • VLF and resistivity measurements on the U-tailings pond site characterization, Jaduguda, Jharkhand
  • Experiences of rock and sediment sampling for radioactive measurements
  • Exposures in handling VLF Instrument, Resitivity meter
  • G M Counters, Gamma ray surveymeter, Gamma ray Spectrometer, RAD-7, Alphaguard etc.

  • National Doctoral Fellowship (sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education in the year 2008-2009.
  • CSIR UGC NET (National eligibility test) qualified in 2005.
  • Selected to represent IIK KGP in the DAE BRNS Theme meeting RADON 2008 on Advances in the methods of assessment of exposure due to radon, thoron and their decay products at BARC, Mumbai, India.
  • Best Soc and Cultural Award by J.C. Bose Hall of Residence in the year 2010.

  • 20 days intensive training on various measurement techniques of radiometric measurements at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India.
  • 45 days intensive training on HPGe gamma ray spectrometry at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, BARC, Kolkata, India.
  • 3 yrs research experience in the field of Resisitivity and Radiometric Survey in Singhbhum Shear Zone, Jaduguda, Jharkhand, India. This work is in collaboration with Bhabha Atomic Research Center, M
  • Dissertation field work (M.Sc) on the evolution (including geological mapping, structural history, geological investigation) of the southeastern extension of Singhbhum Shear Zone in and around Bangr
  • Structural mapping and lithological mapping of different geological areas including Jabalpur area, Ramtek (Nagpur) area and Ghatshila (Jharkhand) area, India, during B.Sc and M. Sc field works

Teaching Experience
  • Laboratory classes of Final year M.Tech Geophysics students on the Nuclear Prospecting.(P) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 3 Years (6 terms)
  • Laboratory classes of 5th year Integrated Geophysics students on the Nuclear Geophysics(P) at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 3 Years (6 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • BRNS, BARC, Mumbai, India sponsored feollowship from 2007-2009
  • National Doctoral Fellowship (sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education) in the year 2008-2009

Papers Published in Journals
  • Distribution pattern of the in situ terrestrial gamma radiation in uranium mineralised Singhbhum Shear Zone, Jharkhand, India and its correlation with local geology by Banerjee K.S. and Sengupta D. Current Science 98 (1), 76-81 (2010)
  • Radon exhalation studies in an Indian uranium tailings pile by Sahoo B.K., Mayya Y.S., Sapra B.K., Gaware J.J., Banerjee K.S. and Kushwaha H.S. Radiation Measurements DOI 10.1016/j.radmeas.2010.01.008 (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Radon flux from a uranium tailings pond- A comparative study between measured and estimated values by B.K. Sahoo, K.P. Eappen, K.S. Banerjee, T.V. Ramachandran, D. Sengupta and Y.S. Mayya Proceedings of Sixteenth National Symposium on Environment (Hissar, July 16-18)  251-256 (2008)
  • The role of geological parameters on the ambient gamma radiation and radon flux from the rock formation near Singhbhum shear Zone, near Jaduguda, Eastern India by Banerjee Kailas Sekhar and Sengupta D Proceedings of 28th IARP Conference, 2008 31(1-4), 358-361 (2008)
  • Gamma Ray Mapping of Ejecta around Lonar Asteroid Impact Crater, India by T. Bose, S. Misra, K. S. Banerjee, S. Chakroborty, H. Newsom and K. Reddy 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Accepted (2010)
  • Measurement of ambient Radioactivity and Radon dispersion around Uranium Tailings Ponds, Jaduguda, Jharkhand, Eastern India by Banerjee K.S. and Sengupta D. Indo Korean Joint International Symposium on Geoscience and Technology Utilization of Geo-Space as Solution for Energy and Environment, February 12 to 14, 2008 Department of Mining Engineering India N/A (2008)

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