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Sisir K. Mondal
Professor of Ore Geology, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India &
Research Associate of American Museum of Natural History, New York City, USA

Ph.D (2000)-Jadavpur University, India
with CSIR Research Fellowship (1993-1997)

Postdoctoral research as visiting scientist and DST-BOYSCAST fellow with Ed Ripley, Indiana University, Bloomington (3/2002-2/2003)
Postdoctoral research under AMNH postdoctoral fellowship with Ed Mathez, American Museum of Natural History, New York City (7/2004-7/2006)
Research as NordCEE senior researcher with Minik Rosing, NordCEE, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen (3/2008-4/2010)
Research under JSPS invitation fellowship with Shoji Arai, Kanazawa University, Japan (1/2013-3/2013)

Contact for complete CV

Department of Geological Sciences
Jadavpur University, Calcutta-700032, India
telephone: 0091-33-24572730
skype: sisirke


Academic leadership
Secretary, Commission on Ore Deposits in Mafic and Ultramafic Rocks (CODMUR) under the umbrella of the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD): 2013-2016
Regional Councilor for India of the International Association of the Genesis of Ore Deposits: 2013-2016
India Project Leader, British Council-MHRD-UKIERI Thematic Partnership Research Project (Cardiff University & Jadavpur University), 2013-2015
Leader-‘Ore Deposits Research Group’ of the IGCP-SIDA-599 UNESCO, 2011-2014
Indian Leader of the IGCP-479 (UNESCO), 2003-2007

Membership and affiliation
Research supervisors & collaborators
Favorite links

Color of life: American Museum of Natural History frog show 2005: photo - Sisir Mondal

The best frog: American Museum of Natural History frog show 2005: photo - Sisir Mondal

On the Canal-Copenhagen, 2009: photo - Sisir Mondal

Only palace in New York City: one of the towers of American Museum of Natural History: photo -  Sisir Mondal-2005

The New York Academy of Science
Field of specialisation
Magmatic Ore geology-Petrology-Geochemistry
Geochemistry of Platinum-Group Elements (PGEs)

Research interest
- Petrology and geochemistry of ultramafic-mafic rocks and associated magmatic ores (chromite, platinum-group elements, Ni-Cu-sulfide) -
- Sustainable resourcing of platinum-group elements (PGEs) to understand primary distribution, secondary dispersion & environmental impact -
- Precambrian geology & Archean mantle heterogeneity of Earth -
- Geochemistry of platinum-group elements (PGEs) to understand the chemical evolution of the Earth -

Current research
  • Investigation on petrogenetic evolution of the ultramafic-mafic rocks and associated chromite and PGE deposits in the Singhbhum and Dharwar cratons of the Indian Shield. The additional aspect of this research is to understand crustal evolution and mantle heterogeneity of the Earth.
  • Investigation on the Deccan Traps (both extrusive and intrusive systems) using petrology and geochemistry to understand Ni-Cu-sulfide potentiality.
Bifurcating UG-I chromitite layers, Bushveld Complex, South Africa; photograph: Sisir Mondal-2004

Ongoing research projects (funded & network projects)
  • 'Investigation on Ni-Cu sulfide potential of the Deccan basalt using major, trace and platinum group element geochemistry' under the scientific programme initiated by the Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) - Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, New Delhi; Budget grant ~ INR 40.5 lakhs for two years (2014 - 2016).
  • British Council-MHRD-UKIERI Thematic Partnership Research Project with Prof. Hazel Prichard, Cardiff University (UK) under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI): ‘Sustainable resourcing of platinum-group elements (PGE): studies to understand and locate PGE in chromitites and breccias in India’, Budget grant GBP 60,000 for 21/2 years (2013-2015). This project involves research scholar, dissertation student and faculty mobility from the both sides for interactions, training, fieldworks, and workshops.
  • ‘In situ major and trace element studies of clinopyroxene inclusions in the Archean chromites from the Nuasahi igneous complex (India)’ and ‘Origin of chromites in orthopyroxenite from the 3.1Ga Nuasahi and Sukinda ultramafic-mafic complexes (India)’. Collaborative project under the JSPS fellowship. Collaborator: Shoji Arai (Kanazawa University, Japan).
  • 'Petrogenesis of the Mesoarchean ultramafic-mafic suites and chromitites of the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, Western Dharwar Craton (India) using whole-rock and in-situ major, trace and platinum-group element geochemistry and Nd-Sr-Pb-Os isotopes'. PhD research scholar supervision (Ria Mukherjee) and international network project.
  • 'Major, trace and PGE geochemical and stable isotope constraints on the magmatic differentiation of Mesoarchean chromitite-peridotite-gabbro-breccia suites of the Nuasahi and Sukinda massifs(India)'. PhD research scholar supervision (Sarifa Khatun) and international network project.
  • ‘Pt-Os isotopic systematics of Archean chromites from the Singhbhum and Western Dharwar Cratons to understand the chemical character of the Earth’s mantle’. Network project with Jude Coggon, postdoctoral fellow with Ambre Luguet at University of Bonn (Germany).
  • ‘Re-Os isotopic study of chromites from the Andaman Ophiolitic Complex, India to understand the chemical nature of the convective mantle’. Network project with José María González Jiménez (GEMOC-NRC, Macquarie University, Australia), postdoctoral research fellow with Bill Griffin and Suzanne Y. O'Reilly at Macquarie University, Australia. Other collaborator of this project is Biswajit Ghosh (U. of Calcutta).
  • ‘Study on fluid-rock interactions in the 3.1Ga ultramafic rocks from the Nuasahi and Sukinda Massifs (India)’. Network project with Alik Sundar Majumdar (research scholar and leader of the project), Ph.D research scholar under Andrew Putnis at University of Münster (Germany).
  • 'Cr (VI) distributions in the Sukinda valley, Orissa, India'. International network project with Cora Stefanie Paulukat, Ph.D research scholar at U. of Copenhagen under  Robert Frei. The purpose of this project is to trace the metal mobility from unweathered ultramafic protolith (bedrocks) to extensively weathered lateritic and soil profiles, local drainage system, river, & ocean.
  • Petrologic, Os isotopic and PGE geochemical studies of sulfide minerals in mantle xenoliths from west Greenland kimberlites: implications for cratonic mantle evolution’. NordCEE supported (2009-2010) and network project. Collaborators: Minik Rosing (University of Copenhagen), Stefan Bernstein (Avaanna Resources, Copenhagen) and Bill Griffin (GEMOC-NRC, Macquarie University, Australia).
  • 'Geochronology and petrology of the dolerite dykes from the Singhbhum Craton, India'. Collaborative research under global LIP dating project and M.Sc. dissertation supervision. Collaborators: Rajesh Srivastava (Banaras Hindu University, India) and V. Balaram (NGRI, India).
  • ‘Bulk-rock geochronology and trace element geochemistry of banded iron formation within the early Archean greenstone belts, Singhbhum Craton (India)’. NordCEE supported (2008-2010) and network project along with a M.Sc. dissertation supervision (completed). Collaborators: Robert Frei (U. of Copenhagen) and Minik Rosing (U. of Copenhagen).
  • ‘Petrogenesis of the sulfide-bearing late Archean ultramafic bodies of the Shimoga greenstone belts, Karnataka’. Collaborators: K.S. Ananatha Murthy (Kuvempu University, India), Ed Ripley (Indiana University) and Mei-Fu Zhou (University of Hong Kong).
  • ‘Investigation on geochemical evolution of the Stillwater Complex (Montana, USA) from in-situ Pb isotopic study'. Ed Mathez (American Museum of Natural History, NYC) is the PI of this project; other collaborators: Stewart McCallum (University of Washington) and Adam Kent (Oregon State University).

Collaborators for funded and network projects

  • Hazel Prichard, Cardiff University, UK [Nuasahi-Sukinda-Nuggihalli PGE project and student training under UKIERI-UGC (British Council-MHRD) project].
  • Bill Griffin, GEMOC-ARC National Key Centre, Macquarie University, Australia (LA-ICP-MS of PGM-BMS-chromite, and support for student training).
  • Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, GEMOC-ARC National Key Centre, Macquarie University, Australia (LA-ICP-MS of PGM-BMS-chromite, and support for student training)
  • Shoji Arai, Department of Earth Sciences, Kanazawa University, Japan (LA-ICP-MS of mineral inclusions in chromites, and support for student training)
  • Hong Zhong, Chinese Academy of Science (major, trace element and PGE geochemistry).
  • Ed Mathez, American Museum of Natural History, New York City (Bushveld and Stillwater Complexes)
  • Minik Rosing, NordCEE, University of Copenhagen (Greenland kimberlitic mantle xenoliths)
  • Ed Ripley, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington (stable isotopes; Deccan initiative for Ni-Cu-PGE sulfides)
  • Nick Arndt, Université Joseph Fourier, France (Deccan initiative for Ni-Cu-PGE sulfides)
  • Chusi Li, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, (Petrology of chromite deposits)
  • Mei-Fu Zhou, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong (Nuasahi major, trace and PGE geochemistry; Deccan initiative for Ni-Cu-PGE sulfides)
  • Robert Frei, IGG, University of Copenhagen (Nuasahi-Sukinda-Nuggihalli isotope geochemistry)
  • M.Satyanarayanan, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, India  trace and PGE geochemistry; support for student training)
  • V. Balaram, National Geophysical Research Institute, India (trace and PGE geochemistry; support for student training)
  • G.R. Ravindra Kumar, Centre for Earth System Science, Trivandrum, India (major element geochemistry; support for student training)
  • Rajesh Srivastava, Banaras Hindu University, India (Geochronology of Singhbhum dykes)
  • K.S. Anantha Murthy, Dept. of Applied Geology, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India (Projects related to the Western Dharwar Craton)
  • M. Lingadevaru, Central University of Karnataka, India (Projects related to the Western Dharwar Craton).
Seminar/symposium/workshop organization
Special volume edited & editorial board
Textbook for kids
  • 2006Contributed to and featured as a Scientist in a textbook for the kids (Grade 4) published by the Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill, New York City. It was a project by the National Center for Science Literacy, Education and Technology under Education Department of the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. This book has been initially circulated to elementary schools in California in 2007 and nationwide (US) in 2008, and a part of teaching materials for the school kids of Grade 4.
Field trips
Invited talk
  • Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, PR China, April 30-May 4, 2014.
  • 'Recent advances & future challenges in Geochemistry and Geophysics: the Indian scenario’, Banaras Hindu University, India, February 22-24, 2012.
  • 'Precambrian Tectonics and Related Mineralization in South India', AMD-BRNS (DAE) - Bangalore, India, October 13-14, 2011.
  • Annual General Meeting of the Geological Society of India, Banaras Hindu University, India, 22-24 September 22-24, 2011.
  • Resource Person, Geological Society of India NSB-IIA training course, 18-31 October 2010.
  • Special session 10e of the Goldschmidt conference Davos, 26 June 2009.
  • GEUS, GEOCENTER Copenhagen, 2 April 2009.
  • NordCEE Annual Field Conference, Sweden, 30 May 2008.
  • Dept. of Applied Geology, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India, 27 October 2007.
  • Key Note, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, 19-20 July 2007.
  • Geological Society of India Monthly Meeting, Bangalore, 30 May 2007.
  • Division of Planetary and Geosciences, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmadabad, 13 March 2007.
  • Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, 6 June 2006.
  • Mondal, S.K., #Khatun, S., Hazel, M. Prichard, Minik T. Rosing, Satyanarayanan, M., Ravindra Kumar, G.R., Balaram, V. (in revision):  Geochemical investigation on the Archean chromitite and ultramafic-mafic rocks from the Sukinda Massif (Orissa, India): magmatic differentiation and implications for PGE mineralization. Peer-reviewed article. #Ph.D. research scholar supervision.
  • #Majumdar, A.S. Hövelmann, J., Mondal, S.K., Putnis, A. (in revision): The role of reacting solution and temperature on compositional evolution during harzburgite alteration: Constraints from the Mesoarchean Nuasahi Massif (eastern India). Lithos. Peer-reviewed article. #Ph.D. research scholar with Andrew Putnis at U. Munster.
  • #Majumdar, A.S. Hövelmann, J., Vollmer, C., Berndt, J., Mondal, S.K., Putnis, A. (2016): Formation of Mg-rich olivine pseudomorphs in serpentinized dunite from the Mesoarchean Nuasahi Massif, eastern India: Insights into the evolution of fluid composition at the mineral-fluid interface. Journal of Petrology, online January 6, 2016 doi:10.1093/petrology/egv070. #Ph.D. research scholar with Andrew Putnis at U. Munster.
  • Coggon, J. A., Luguet, A., Lorand, J.P., Fonseca, R., Appel, P., Mondal, S.K., Peters, S., Nowell, G.M., Hoffmann, J.E. (2015): Early Mantle Evolution and the Late Veneer – New Perspectives from Highly Siderophile Elements. Abstract with Program. Abstract No. DI31A-2575, AGU Fall Meeting 2015.
  • Mondal, S.K., Pramanik, I., Mukherjee, R., Bank, S.P., Satyanarayanan, M. (2015): PGE geochemistry of Precambrian mafic dykes from the Singhbhum Craton (India). GOLDSCHMIDT 2015-Prague. Abstract with program. Abstract No. 2174.
  • #Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., González-Jiménez, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Pearson, N.J., O’ Reilly, S.Y. (2015): Trace-element fingerprints of chromite, magnetite and sulfides from the 3.1 Ga ultramafic-mafic rocks of the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, Western Dharwar craton (India). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 169:59 doi: 10.1007/s00410-015-1148-1. #Ph.D. research scholar supervision; Peer-reviewed article.
  • #Paulukat, C., Døssing, L.N., Mondal, S.K., Voegelin, A.R., Frei, R. (2015): Oxidative release of chromium from Archean ultramafic rocks, its transport and environmental impact - a Cr isotope perspective on the Sukinda Valley ore district (Orissa, India). Applied Geochemistry 59, 125-138. Peer-reviewed article. #Ph.D. research scholar with Robert Frei at Copenhagen University.
  • #Mukherjee, R.,  Mondal, S.K., Zhong, H., Bai, Z-J., Balaram, V., Ravindra Kumar G.R. (2014) Platinum-group element geochemistry of komatiite-derived 3.1Ga ultramafic-mafic rocks and chromitites from the Nuggihalli greenstone belt, Western Dharwar craton (India). Chemical Geology 386, 190–208. # Ph.D. research scholar supervision; Peer-reviewed article
  • #Khatun, S. Mondal, S.K., Zhou, M.-F., Balaram, V., Prichard, H.M. (2014). Platinum-group element (PGE) geochemistry of Mesoarchean ultramafic-mafic cumulate rocks and chromitites from the Nuasahi Massif, Singhbhum Craton (India). Lithos 205, 322–340. # Ph.D. research scholar supervision; Peer-reviewed article
  • #Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., Frei, R., Rosing, M.T., Waight, T.D., Zhong, H., Ravindra Kumar, G.R. (2012). The 3.1 Ga Nuggihalli chromite deposits, Western Dhawar craton (India): geochemical and isotopic constraints on mantle sources, crustal evolution and implications for supercontinent formation and ore mineralization. Lithos 155, 392–409. # Ph.D. research scholar supervision; Peer-reviewed article
  • #Mukherjee, R., Mondal, S.K., Rosing, M.T., Frei, R. (2010): Compositional variations in the Mesoarchean chromites of the Nuggihalli schist belt, Western Dharwar craton (India): potential parental melts and implications for tectonic setting. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 160: 865-885. #M.Sc. dissertation & Ph.D. research scholar supervision; Peer-reviewed article.
  • Mondal, S.K., Zhou, M.-F. (2010): Enrichment of PGE through interaction of evolved boninitic magmas with early formed cumulates in a gabbro-breccia zone of the Mesoarchean Nuasahi massif (eastern India). Mineralium Deposita 45: 69-91. Peer-reviewed article.
  • Srivastava, R.K., Mondal, S.K., Balaram, V., Gautam G.C. (2010): PGE geochemistry of low-Ti high-Mg siliceous mafic rocks within the Archean central Indian Bastar Craton: implications for magma fractionation. Mineralogy and Petrology 98: 329-345. Peer-reviewed article.
  • Mondal, S.K., Frei, R., Ripley, E.M. (2007): Os isotope systematics of Mesoarchaean chromitite - PGE deposits in the Singhbhum craton (India): Implications for the evolution of lithospheric mantle. Chemical Geology 244: 391-408. Peer-reviewed article.
  • Mondal, S.K., Mathez, E.A. (2007): Origin of the UG2 chromitite layer, Bushveld Complex. Journal of Petrology 48: 495-510. Peer-reviewed article. Most-Read Articles of Journal of Petrology
  • Mondal, S.K., Ripley, E.M., Li, C., Frei, R. (2006): The genesis of Archaean chromitites from the Nuasahi and Sukinda massifs in the Singhbhum craton, India. Precambrian Research 148: 45-66. Peer-reviewed article.
  • Mondal, S.K., Baidya, T.K., Rao, K.N.G., Glascock, M. D. (2001): PGE and Ag mineralization in a breccia zone of the Precambrian Nuasahi ultramafic-mafic complex, Orissa India. Canadian Mineralogist 39: 979-996. Peer-reviewed article.
  • Mondal, S.K., Baidya, T.K. (1997): Platinum-group minerals from the Nuasahi ultramafic-mafic complex, Orissa, India. Mineralogical Magazine 61: 902-906. Peer-reviewed article.
  • Mondal, S.K., Baidya, T.K. (1996): Stichtite [Mg6Cr2(OH)16CO3.4H2O] in the Nuasahi ultramafites, Orissa, India - its transformation at elevated temperatures. Mineralogical Magazine 60: 836-840. Peer-reviewed article.
Participation in workshop/short course and academic visit (other than conference/meeting attendance)
For complete list of conference/meeting attendance visit Sisir's Google Scholar Page
  • Academic visit (Academic exchange and Invited talk), Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, P.R. China (30 March - 5 April 2014).
  • Participated and presented invited talk in the  workshop on 'Precambrian Tectonics and Related Mineralization in South India', organized by AMD-BRNS (Department of Atomic Energy) - Bangalore, India, 13-14 October 2011.
  • Participated in the workshop on 'PGM from Experimental to Natural', sponsored by SGA & IMA-COM at Czeck Geological Survey, 18 August 2011.
  • Participated and presented invited talk in the NordCEE Annual Field Conference, Brosarp, Sweden, 30 May 2008.
  • Visited Geological Museum (1 week) for research meeting with NordCEE-Copenhagen Group, Geological Museum, U. of Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2007.
  • Participated in public speaking workshop of Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History, 31 May 2006.
  • Participated, paper presented, co-chaired the workshop, and co-chaired a session in the IGCP-479 workshop and short course plus field trip on ‘Recent advances in magmatic ore systems in mafic-ultramafic rocks’, Hong Kong University, China. Abstract with programs, 2004 (11-20 December).
  • Participated in the workshop on 'Innovative teaching in science', IICB (CSIR), Calcutta, India, 2003.
  • Participated in the workshop on ‘Geology and Exploration of Platinum-Group, Rare Metal and Rare Earth Elements’, organized by GSI-AMD-JU, Calcutta, India. 6-7 February 1996.
  • Participated in the 10 week ‘Intensive Course on Programming & Application of Electronic Computers’ and awarded ‘CERTIFICATE OF MERIT’ from Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. 22/8- 4/11, 1994.
Research Scholar and M.Sc dissertation supervision
Research scholars:
  • Arindam Sarkar: CSIR-NET research scholar, 2001-2002; (joined TATA Canada)
  • Sarifa Khatun: UGC-NET research scholar 2007-2012, Thesis completed & Ph.D. awarded 2013 (UPSC Geologists service-GSI & PSC Assistant Professor; joined PSC)
  • Ria Mukherjee: CSIR-NET research scholar 2009-2014, Thesis completed and Ph.D. awarded 2014 (PSC Assistant Professor & Bushveld Complex Postdoctoral Research Fellow for 2 yr at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; joined University of Witwatersrand)
  • Anamika Mukherjee (Samanta): UGC research scholar, 2007-2011 (co-supervision) (joined GSI)
  • Subhra Pratim Bank: UGC-NET research scholar, Ph.D. candidate 2014-current (PhD ongoing)
M.Sc dissertation:
  • Ria Mukherjee: M.Sc. dissertation 2007-2009 (completed)
  • Tamoghna Saha: M.Sc. dissertation 2008-2010 (completed)
  • Kaushik Das: M.Sc. dissertation 2010-2012 (completed)
  • Lakshmi Mehera: M.Sc. dissertation 2010-2012 (completed)
  • Sukesh Ranjan Sarkar: M.Sc. dissertation 2011-2013 (completed)
  • Uddipta Kar: M.Sc. dissertation 2011-2013 (completed)
  • Annesha Banerjee: M.Sc. dissertation 2012-2014 (completed)
  • Indranil Pramanik: M.Sc. dissertation 2012-2014 (completed)
  • Ankita Seth: University of Calcutta, M.Sc. dissertation 2012-2014 (completed)
  • Jeet K. Bhattacharya: University of Calcutta, M.Sc. dissertation 2012-2014 (completed)
  • Anupam Samanta: M.Sc. dissertation 2013-2015 (completed)
  • Anindita Chakraborty: M.Sc. dissertation 2013-2015 (completed)
  • Vivek Das: M.Sc. dissertation 2013-2015 (completed)
  • Haldhar Kumar: Pondichery University, Summer training 2012
  • Sarthak Ghosh: M.Sc. dissertation 2014-2016 (ongoing)
  • Priyanka Bachhar: M.Sc. dissertation 2014-2016 (ongoing)
  • Dipsikha Ghosh: M.Sc. dissertation 2015-2017 (ongoing)
  • Ratul Banerjee: M.Sc. dissertation 2015-2017 (ongoing)
  • Purba Bera: M.Sc. dissertation 2015-2017 (ongoing)
Solicited journal reviews:
  • Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (Geochemical Society & The Meteoritical Society, Elsevier)
  • Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (Springer), invited
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letter ( Elsevier), invited
  • Precambrian Research (Elsevier)
  • Chemical Geology (European Association of Geochemistry, Elsevier)
  • American Mineralogist (Mineralogical Society of America)
  • Lithos (Elsevier)
  • Canadian Mineralogist (Mineralogical Society of Canada)
  • Mineralium Deposita (Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, Springer)
  • Economic Geology (Society of Economic Geologists, USA)
  • Ore Geology Review (IAGOD, Elsevier)
  • Geological Journal (John Wiley & Sons Ltd.)
  • Applied Earth Science: IMM Transactions Section B [Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy incorporating Proceedings of AusIMM; Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (London)]
  • Mineralogy and Petrology (Springer)
  • Journal of Geological Society (London)
  • Journal of Geological Society of India (Springer)
  • Journal of Earth System Science India (Springer)
  • Current Science (India)
  • Journal of Asian Earth Sciences (Elsevier)
Proposal reviews:
  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, invited
Laboratory experiences and short visit

  • EPMA (JEOL-JXA 8200 superprobe) & LA-ICP-MS laboratories, Kanazawa University, Japan, 2013 (58 days).
  • EPMA (JEOL-JXA 8200 superprobe), University of Copenhagen, 2008-2010 (2 years).
  • TIMS & isotope geochemistry laboratory, University of Copenhagen, 2008-2010.
  • EPMA (Cameca SX100), AMNH-LDEO (Columbia University) joint facility, 2004-2006 (2 years).
  • LA-ICP-MS laboratory, Oregon State University, in situ Pb isotope analysis; short visit 2006.
  • Ion-Probe laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute-MIT joint facility; in situ trace element analysis; short visit 2004, 2005.
  • EPMA (Cameca SX50), Indiana University, Bloomington, 2002-2003 (2 years).
  • Stable isotope & gas separation plus analytical work, Indiana University, 2002-2003 (2 years).
  • Laboratory in-charge - UGC sponsored computer laboratory for students, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, 2000-2002 (3 years).
  • Laboratory in-charge - Petrographic analysis laboratory equipped with image analyzer, Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI, CSIR), Calcutta, 1997-2000 (3 years).
  • EPMA (JEOL-JXA 8200 superprobe), USIC, IIT Roorkee, India; short visit 1996, 1997.
  • Analytical chemistry laboratory, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC, DAE), India. Platinum-group element analysis by NAA; 1-month stay, 1997.
  • SEM-EDS laboratory, Geological Survey of India; platinum-group mineral analysis, 1996.
  • Pb-button fire-assay for PGE analysis, thin & thin-polished section preparation for petrologcal study and EPMA of minerals, sample preparation for major and trace element analyses. Dept. of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, 1994-1997.
Courses taught/teaching
  • Course work for PhD Research Scholars on 'Reading seminars on magmatic ore deposits’ & ‘Platinum Group Elements (PGE): geochemical tracers to understand the evolution of the Earth’s mantle’ (2011-present).
  • Special paper for postgraduate (theory).
  • Magmatic ore deposits (theory for undergraduate & postgraduate: 2000-present).
  • Petrographic studies of the ore mineral assemblages (laboratory for undergraduate & postgraduate: 2000-present).
  • Non-metallic mineral deposits having clay mineralogy as a component (theory for undergraduate & postgraduate: 2000-2002).
  • Igneous petrology (theory for undergraduate & postgraduate: 2000-2008)
  • Petrographic studies of Igneous rocks (laboratory for undergraduate & postgraduate: 2000-2008).
  • Mineralogy (theory for postgraduate: 2000-2004, 2010-present).
  • Mineralogy (theory for undergraduate: 2000-2002, 2010-present ).
  • Optical Microscopy of minerals (laboratory for undergraduate: 2000-2002).
  • Geochemistry (theory for undergraduate: 2010-present).
  • Introduction to Geology (theory for undergraduate: 2011-present).
  • Geochemical Exploration (theory for postgraduate: 2006-2008)
  • Geology for Metallurgical Engineering (theory) and Study of minerals and rocks in hand specimens (laboratory) (undergraduate: 2000-2002 & 2010-present).
  • Supervised students for special paper on seminar presentation (undergraduate & postgraduate).
  • Conduct field-training program for undergraduate, postgraduate students and research scholars.

International Workshop on Magmatic Ore Deposits, 1-8 December (Bangalore, India)
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    In the Corning Museum of Glass, New York: photo - Sisir Mondal 2006

    Rakhite narili premjol