Research Statement: Sisir K. Mondal
All of my current research activities are under the broader subject area of ore geology of igneous systems with special emphasis on petrology and geochemistry of magmatic ore deposits such as chromite, platinum-group elements (PGE) and Ni-Cu-sulfide mineralization. Additional aspect of this research is to understand early crustal evolution and mantle heterogeneity of Earth. Supervision of students for M.Sc. dissertation and PhD thesis are significant component of my research activities. In addition, my research projects involve direct interaction and collaboration with the geological survey, mining and exploration groups.
1. Geochemical evolution of mafic layered intrusions and origin of the world-class chromite, Ni-sulfide plus PGE deposits
2. Origin and geochemical significance of mineral inclusions in chromite
3. Osmium (Os) isotopic and PGE geochemical constraints on mantle heterogeneity