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     Mohd Shafi Bhat

Ph.D. fromIIT Kharagpur - Department of Geology and Geophysics
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Sanghamitra Ray
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2012 :: In progress
AddressDepartment of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur-721302
Phone07679692538
Emailshafialig@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
12Jammu and Kashmir Board of School EducationPhysics, chemistry, Biology2003
B.Sc.Aligarh Muslim University AligarhGeology (Hons)2007
M.Sc.Aligarh Muslim University AligarhApplied Geology2009
M.Tech.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurEarth System Science and Technology2012

Research Areas
  • Vertebrate Paleontology

Awards
  • Awarded full financial assistantship by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur to attend European Geosciences Union General Assembly held in Vienna (Austria)
  • Best Poster Presentation, Research Scholars Day, Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur
  • All India Rank 152 in Geology, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2010
  • All India Rank 62 in Joint CSIR_UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibilty for lecturership (NET) Dec 2010
  • President of Earth Science Study Circle, Deptt. of Geology and Geophysics, I.I.T. Kharagpur for the academic year 2012-2013
  • Second Senate Member (SSM) of MMM Hall IIT Kharagpur 2012-2013
  • Second Senate Member (SSM) of MMM Hall IIT Kharagpur 2013-2014

Experience
  • Fieldwork for systematic sampling, collection and excavation of vertebrate fossils from the Gondwana sediments of the Rewa Gondwana basin, a sub-basin of the Son-Mahanadi basin, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Carried out course work for one semester on English for Technical Writing from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2012.
  • Geological Fieldwork at Dehradun (Uttarakhand) and its adjoining area in order to study different stratigraphic successions of Lower, Middle and Upper Siwaliks. The sedimentary, tectonic and structura
  • Geological Fieldwork at Udaipur (Rajasthan) and adjoining area to study Aravalli, Delhi and Vindhyan Supergroups.
  • Visited Zawar Mala underground Mines and Jhamarkotra open cast mines in Rajasthan to have an opportunity to know about different kinds of mining processes.

Teaching Experience
  • Paleontology(P) at Department of Geology and Geophycics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2013-2016 (1 terms)
  • Applied Paleontology(P) at Department of Geology and Geophycics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2013-2016 (1 terms)
  • Micropaleontology(P) at Department of Geology and Geophycics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2013-2016 (1 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Teaching assistantship from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from July -2017 to January 2018
  • Institute Research Fellowship from MHRD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2012 to July 2017
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) from MHRD for Masters of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, July 2010 to May 2012
  • Merit Scholarship in 2008_09 awarded by A.M.U. Aligarh.

Papers Published in Journals
  • A record of new lungfishes (Osteichthyes, Dipnoi) from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of India by Bhat, M.S., and Ray, S. Historical Biology Accepted (2018)
  • A new assemblage of freshwater sharks (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Upper Triassic of India. by Bhat, M.S., Ray, S., Datta, P.M., Geobios (2018), doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2018.06.004. In press (2018)
  • First report of dinosaurian claws from the Late Triassic of India by Rakshit, N., Bhat, M.S., Ray, S., Datta, P.M. Palaeoworld 27, 179-187 (2018)
  • A new hybodont shark (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Upper Triassic Tiki Formation of India with remarks on its dental histology and biostratigraphy by Bhat, M. S., Ray, S., Datta, P.M., Journal of Paleontology, 92(2) 221-239 (2018)
  • Techniques for Systematic Collection and Processing of Vertebrate Microfossils from their Host Mudrocks, a Case Study from the Upper Triassic Tiki Formation of India. by Bhat, M. S., Journal of the Geological Society of India 89, 369-374. (2017)
  • Vertebrate fauna from the Late Triassic Tiki Formation of India, new finds and their biostratigraphic implications by Ray, S. Bhat, M. S., Mukherjee, D., and Datta, P. M., Palaeobotanist 65, 47-59 (2016)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Multivariate analyses reveal a new assemblage of diverse and small archosauriforms (Reptilia, Diapsida) from the Upper Triassic of India by Bhat, M.S., Ray, S., and Datta, P.M., Geophysical Research Abstracts , European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 Volume 19, EGU2017-18516 (2017)
  • First record of small archosauriform teeth from the Late Triassic Tiki Formation of India and its implications on radiation of early dinosaurs. by Bhat, M. S., Research Scholars Day, Department of Geology and Geophysics, IIT Kharagpur, March 2016. P. 21. (2016)
  • Small archosauriform teeth from the Late Triassic of India, implications on early radiation of the dinosaurs. by Bhat, M. S., Ray, S., Datta, P.M., XXV Indian Colloquium on Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy, Aurangabad, India, Abstract Volume, p. 70-71. (2015)
  • A new and diverse Late Triassic fish assemblage from India. by Bhat, M. S., International Conference on Current Perspectives and Emerging Issues in Gondwana Evolution at Lucknow, India February 2015, p. 22. (2015)

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