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     Arpita Samanta

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Department of Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Anindya Sarkar
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2008 :: In progress
AddressRoom No. C201. Rani Laxmi Bai Hall of Residence
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
B.Sc.Jadavpur UniversityGeological Sciences2003
M.Sc.Jadavpur UniversityApplied Geology2005
M.Tech.IIT, KharagpurEarth and Environmental Sciences2007

Research Areas
  • Sedimentology, Stable Isotope Geochemistry

  • Technical-Routine operation-cum-maintenance of Finnigan DeltaPlus XP CFIRMS
  • Technical-Inter-laboratory calibration of various secondary standard
  • 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

  • Qualified GATE-2005
  • Qualified NET-2008

Papers Published in Journals
  • 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)
  • 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)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Sedimentology and carbon isotopes in lignite beds of Rajasthan Implications to Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum events. by A. Samanta, A. Sarkar, M.K. Bera International Conference on Terrestrial Planets Evolution through Time 22-25 Jan., PRL, Ahmedabad (2008)
  • Sedimentology and Carbon Isotope in Lower Tertiary Sediments of Rajasthan-Implication to Post Palaeocene Eocene Thermal Maximum Event by A. Samanta, A. Sarkar, M.K. Bera American Geological Union, Fall Meeting 89(53) (2008)

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