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     Palash Debnath

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - GG
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2010 :: In progress
AddressRoom No- C-131, VS Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur-721302-
Phone9232160354
Emailpalashdeb.d@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.University of CalcuttaEnvironmental Science2009
B.Sc.University of CalcuttaChemistry2007
12W.B.C.H.S.EScience2004
10W.B.B.S.EGeneral2004

Research Areas
  • Hydrogeology and Environmental Geochemistry
  • Physicaland Chemical Dynamics of the groundwater-seawater interaction
  • Groundwater Discharge and its impact in ocean system
  • Coastal Hydrogeology
  • Mine site hydrogeology
  • Coastal management

Skills
  • Skilled in analysis of physico-chemical parameters and trace metals in water and sediment Sample
  • Skilled in Instrumental Analysis like ICP-OES, WD-XRF, Particle Size analyzer , AAS, XRD, UV-Visib
  • Water quality modeling, groundwater sampling,infield measurement
  • Tracer Test for groundwater and surface water, data logging

Awards
  • GATE-2010.
  • FAEA Eduacational Excelence Scholarship-2004-2009
  • National Scholarship-2002-2005
  • Ramkrishna Misson( Belur Math) Merit Cum Means Scholarship-2004-2007
  • Ramkrishna Misson Institute of Culture ( GolPark) Scholarship-2008-2009
  • Shastri Smriti Sangha Merit Scholarship-2004-2009
  • IIT Kharagpur students full travel grant for attending AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, US
  • Best Oral and Best technical paper award at 4th International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management , at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad,

Experience
  • Jr. EIA and Env. Specialist at SENES Consultants India Ltd, Kolkata (December 2009 to December 2010)
  • Having 1 year of relevant experience in the study of Environmental and Ecological Components and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Project Coordinator, PUPA (an NGO working in Sagardwip island of West Bengal), an UNDP SGP project
  • Summer Trainee- As EIA professional, at SENES Consultants India Ltd, Kolkata(December2008 -June 2009)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Institute Senior Research Feloow- December 2012 Onwards
  • Institute Junior Research Fellow- December -2010 Onwards
  • GATE -2010
  • FAEA Eduacational Excelence Scholarship-2004-2009
  • National Scholarship-2002-2005

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Stable isotope signature of groundwater-seawater interaction in a micro-tidal coast of the Bay of Bengal by P Debnath, A. Mukherjee, Srao and G krishan 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, in San Francisco, California H3Q-8 (2014)
  • Resistivity investigation for study of freshwater-salinewater interfaces and shallow subsurface formations in Chandipur beach, Orissa by P Debnath, A. Mukherjee and K Chowdhury 47th IWWA(Indian Water Works Association) Annual Convention 121 (2015)
  • Arsenic enriched groundwater discharge from a micro-tidal subterranean estuary, at the Bay of Bengal, India by P Debnath, A. Mukherjee, M Roy , G Joshi and J Macmanus 2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia 283-13,283 (2014)
  • DELINEATION OF SUBMARINE GROUNDWATER DISCHARGE ZONES IN A MICRO-TIDAL COAST OF THE BAY OF BENGAL BY THERMAL IMAGING AND HYDROGEOCHEMISTRY by P Debnath, A. Mukherjee and HK Singh 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver-125th Anniversary of GSA (27-30 October 2013) Vol. 45, No. 7, p.397 (2013)
  • Porewater geochemistry and element cycling of discharging groundwater from a shallow coastal aquifers to Bay of Bengal by P Debnath and A. Mukherjee 4th International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management 221 (2014)
  • Vulnerability of the fishery dependent communities to climate changes in Kerala state recommendations for increasing adaptive capacity by P. Debnath, K.A. Mathew, L. Brickman Indo-Mareclim Winter School paper id_4, OP (2013)
  • Saline water intrusion and major ion chemistry of the ground water in the Digha - Udaypur coastal area of West Bengal, India by P Debnath, A. Mukherjee and M. Roy International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Urban Ecosystems OP, paper id 205, page-135 (2012)
  • Tidal variation and its effects on discharged groundwater from a shallow coastal aquifer in terms of quality and solute flux by K Gujral P Debnath and A. Mukherjee 47th IWWA(Indian Water Works Association) Annual Convention 118 (2015)
  • Identification of the sources and pathways of an underground mine seepage by tracer tests by K Mandal P Debnath, A. Mukherjee and Dharan Vallabhaneni 47th IWWA(Indian Water Works Association) Annual Convention 120 (2015)
  • Influence of Groundwater Abstraction on Arsenic Release by A Kundu, A Mukherjee, D Chaterjee, A Biswas, S Bhowmick, D Halder, D Chatterjee, S Barman, P Debnath, S Bhanja 5th International conference on Medical geology 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health presented (2013)

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