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     Arkoprovo Biswas

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Prof. S.P.Sharma
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: Completed in 2013
AddressDepartment of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Phone+918967224849
Emailarkoprovo@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
DiplomaAnnamalai UniversityPetroleum Exploration (Post Graduate Diploma)2009
M.Tech.Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurEarth and Environmental Science2006
M.Sc.Indian Institute of Technology, KharagpurGeological Science2004
B.Sc.Presidency College, University of CalcuttaGeology2002

Research Areas
  • Integrated Electrical and Electromagnetic Geophysical Research
  • Magnetotellurics and VLF- Electromagnetics
  • Modeling and Inversion of Geophysical Data
  • Mineral and Groundwater Exploration
  • Deep Crustal Studies/Crustal Dynamics
  • Environmental and Mining Geophysics

Skills
  • Marine Control Source Electromagnetics (mCSEM) and Marine Magnetotelluric (mMT)
  • Land Magnetotelluric Methods (Acquisition, Processing, Interpretation) using Metronix MT Instrument
  • Schlumberger Resistivity Sounding, Wenner Profiling, Gradient Resisitivity Profiling
  • Electromagnetic Methods with Very Low Frequency EM (VLF-EM) using ABEM WADI Instrument
  • Shallow Seismic methods using Side Scan Sonar and Sub-bottom Profiler
  • Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation of Shallow Seismic methods

Awards
  • ONGC-IGU Best Poster (First) award in the Research Scholar Poster session at 49th Annual convention of Indian Geophysical Union from 29th October to October 31st, 2012, at PDPU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Best Oral Presentation in Technical Session (Exploration of Shallow and Deep seated Reservoirs) at National Symposium on Geo Exploration Advancing science towards newer fields and areas (Prithvi 2012)
  • Best Poster Presentation in National Workshop on Advances in Exploration Geophysics for Young Researchers, 2010
  • Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2004

Experience
  • Research Associate, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, May 2016 to continuing
  • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal, April 2014 to December 2015
  • Electromagnetic Onboard Data Processing Field Engineer/Geophysicist at WesternGeco Electromagnetics, Schlumberger International Limited. 2007-2008
  • Geophysicist at Geostar Surveys India Pvt. Ltd. 2006
  • Summer Internship at National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) CSIR Lab. 2003

Teaching Experience
  • Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods of Prospecting(P) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2005, 2009-2012 (5 terms)
  • Instrumental Methods in Geosciences(P) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2005, 2009-2012 (5 terms)
  • Stationary Field and Electrical Methods(P) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2005, 2009-2010 (3 terms)
  • Groundwater Systems and Management(P) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2005 (1 terms)
  • Advanced Geophysical Prospecting(P) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 2009-2011 (3 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Institute Senior Research Fellowship from MHRD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2009 onwards
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from MHRD for Masters of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2004 to May 2006

Papers Published in Journals
  • Geophysical anomalies associated with uranium mineralization from Beldih mine, South Purulia Shear Zone, India by Animesh Mandal, Arkoprovo, Biswas, S. Mittal, W.K. Mohanty, S. P. Sharma, D. Sengupta, J. Sen, A. K. Bhatt Journal of Geological Society of India 82, 601-606 (2013)
  • Interpretation of self potential anomaly over a 2D inclined structure using very fast simulated annealing global optimization An insight about ambiguity by Shashi Prakash Sharma, and Arkoprovo Biswas Geophysics 78(3), WB3-15 (2013)
  • A practical solution in delineating thin conducting structures and suppression problem in direct current resistivity sounding by Shashi Prakash Sharma, and Arkoprovo Biswas Journal of Earth System Science 122(4), 1065-1080 (2013)
  • Morphological Change Study of Ghoramara Island, Eastern India Using Multi Temporal Satellite Data by A Jana, S Sheena and Arkoprovo Biswas Research Journal of Recent Science 1(10), 72-81 (2012)
  • Delineation of Groundwater potential zones using Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Techniques A case study from Ganjam district, Orissa by Arkoprovo Biswas Adarsa Jana and Shashi Prakash Sharma Research Journal of Recent Science 1(9), 59-66 (2012)
  • Current Flow Attribute for interpretation of resistivity sounding data from South Purulia Shear Zone by Arkoprovo Biswas GEOS (Geology and Geophysics IIT Kharagpur Publication) 15, 68-71 (2012)
  • Global nonlinear optimization for the estimation of static shift and interpretation of 1-D magnetotelluric sounding data by Shashi Prakash Sharma and Arkoprovo Biswas Annals of Geophysics 54(3), 249-264, doi 10.4401/ag-4766 (2011)
  • Schlumberger Resistivity Survey over the Subsurface Alluvium Aquifer of Barasat (West Bengal), Implication to Arsenic Contamination by Arkoprovo Biswas, S. P. Sharma, Saikat Sengupta, Anindya Sarkar Proceedings of International Seminar on Recent Advances in Geoscience 1, 270-275, ISBN 9789380813035 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Detection of groundwater bearing fractures in hard rock areas through measurement of normalized current flow in direct current resistivity survey by S. P. Sharma and Arkoprovo Biswas Near Surface Geophysics Workshop, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, India pp. 21-22 (2013)
  • Delineation of source for subsurface mine leakage at Bangur Chromite mine, Odisha using Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic and Self Potential survey by Arkoprovo Biswas and S. P. Sharma Near Surface Geophysics Workshop, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad, India Poster Presentation, pp. 35-36 (2013)
  • Application of Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic and Self Potential survey to identify the source for subsurface mine seepage at Bangur Chromite mine, Orissa by Arkoprovo Biswas and S. P. Sharma Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) Annual Convention, GERMI/PDPU/NGRI, Gandhinagar, India Oral Presentation, pp.86 (2012)
  • Uncertainty in the interpretation of Self potential anomaly over a 2D inclined sheet type structure using very fast simulated annealing global optimization technique by S. P. Sharma and Arkoprovo Biswas Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) Annual Convention, GERMI/PDPU/NGRI, Gandhinagar, India Oral Presentation, pp.97 (2012)
  • Global optimization of self-potential data for the resolution of closely spaced multiple structures by Anand Singh, Arkoprovo Biswas and S.P. Sharma Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) Annual Convention, GERMI/PDPU/NGRI, Gandhinagar, India Poster presentation, pp. 109 (2012)
  • Integrated exploration strategy for uranium mineralization from Beldih mine, Purulia, West Bengal, India by Animesh Mandal, Arkoprovo Biswas, Saurabh Mittal, S. P. Sharma, W. K. Mohanty, D. Sengupta Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) Annual Convention, GERMI/PDPU/NGRI, Gandhinagar, India Poster Presentation, pp. 107 (2012)
  • VLF-EM and Radiometric studies around Beldih mine in South Purulia Shear Zone, India by Saurabh Mittal, Arkoprovo Biswas, S. P. Sharma and D. Sengupta Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) Annual Convention, GERMI/PDPU/NGRI, Gandhinagar, India Poster Presentation, pp. 107 (2012)
  • Deep seated hydrocarbon exploration (Mesozoic and Paleozoic reservoirs) using Electromagnetic sounding by Arkoprovo Biswas National Symposium on Geo Exploration Advancing science towards newer fields and areas Prithvi SEG AAPG SPG Students Chapter Department of Geology and Geophysics IIT Kharagpur (Invited Talk) (2012)
  • Delineation of subsurface structures associated with uranium mineralization using resistivity and VLF surveys around South Purulia Shear Zone by S.P. Sharma and Arkoprovo Biswas International Workshop on Recent Advances in Ground and Airborne Electromagnetic methods-Innovations in Processing and Inversion Techniques Oral Presentation, 49-51 (2011)
  • Current Flow attribute in Resistivity sounding to constrain Gravity model around South Purulia Shear Zone by Arkoprovo Biswas and Animesh Mandal International Workshop on Recent Advances in Ground and Airborne Electromagnetic methods-Innovations in Processing and Inversion Techniques Poster Presentation, 65-67 (2011)
  • Schlumberger Resistivity Survey over the Subsurface Alluvium Aquifer of Barasat (West Bengal), Implication to Arsenic Contamination by Arkoprovo Biswas, S. P. Sharma, Saikat Sengupta, Anindya Sarkar Proceedings of International Seminar on Recent Advances in Geoscience 1, 23 (Oral Presentation (2011)
  • Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbon and Petroleum from Shale Formation by Arkoprovo Biswas National Workshop on Advances in Exploration Geophysics for Young Researchers, SPG-NGRI, 25-27 October, 2010 Oral Presentation (Invited Talk) (2010)
  • Integrated Geophysical Approach for Prospecting of Uranium mineralization in South Purulia Shear Zone, Preliminary Findings by Saurabh Mittal, Animesh Mandal and Arkoprovo Biswas National Workshop on Advances in Exploration Geophysics for Young Researchers, SPG-NGRI, 25-27 October, 2010 Poster Presentation (2010)
  • Electrical Resistivity Survey over the Subsurface Alluvium Aquifer around Barasat in North 24 Parganas (West Bengal), Implication to Arsenic Contamination by Arkoprovo Biswas and S.P.Sharma National Seminar on Environment, Drinking Water and Public Health,Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan Oral Presentation, pp. 12 (2006)

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