Anupam Banerjee (Ph. D., Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India (2018))
Assistant Professor

Room 303E, Western Laboratory Extension
+91-512-259-2248 (O)
E-mail: anupamb[AT]iitk.ac.in

Research Specialization

  • Major and trace element geochemistry
  • Radiogenic, traditional (C-O-S) and non-traditional (e.g., Ca) stable isotope geochemistry
  • Silicate weathering
  • Geochemical evolution of Earth’s deep interior, crust-mantle interaction and deep carbon cycle
  • Petrogenetic evolution of carbonatite and alkaline melts

Research Interests

Anupam’s research interests centre around the applications of major, trace elements, and radiogenic (e.g., Nd, Sr), traditional (C-O-S) and non-traditional (e.g., Ca) stable isotope systems to understanding Earth’s surface and deep interior processes. The overarching goals of his research are: (i) dating paleo-weathering event, (ii) understanding the effect of congruent versus incongruent weathering of silicate rocks on river water geochemistry, (iii) the cause and development of mantle heterogeneity, geochemical and isotopic evolution of Earth’s mantle over time with implications on the long-term storage of subducted crustal material inside the mantle and deep carbon cycle.

 

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (November 2021- Present)
  • Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (April 2021- September 2021)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Niigata University, Japan (July 2019 – March 2021)
  • Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (August 2018 – June 2019)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (August 2014 – July 2018)
  • Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (August 2012 - July 2014)
  • Junior Research Fellow, Presidency University, Kolkata, India (September 2011 - July 2012)

 

Education

  • August 2012-December 2018: Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • 2009-2011: M. Sc. in Applied Geology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • 2006-2009: B. Sc. in Geology (Hons.), Presidency College, Kolkata (University of Calcutta)

 

Awards and Fellowships

  • Institute Gold Medal for the best PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India (2019-2020)

    Recipient of student Travel Grant provided by the AGU Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology Section Board Designated Fund to attend the AGU Fall Meeting in Washington D.C., U. S. A. (December 2018)

  • Recipient of International Travel Support from the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to attend the AGU Fall Meeting in Washington D.C., U.S.A. (December 2018)

  • CSIR, India- Junior Research Fellowship at the Department of Mining Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (May 2011 to August 2011)

  • GARP travel fund granted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India for attending EGU General assembly in Vienna, Austria (2018)

  • GARP travel fund granted by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India for attending Goldschmidt conference in Paris (2017) and Prague (2015)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Geophysical Union

Geochemical Society

European Association of Geochemistry

 

List of Publications

Published

  • Anupam Banerjee, Ramananda Chakrabarti and Antonio Simonetti (2021). “Temporal evolution of d44/40Ca and 87Sr/86Sr of carbonatites: implications for crustal recycling through time”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 307, 168-191
  • Anupam Banerjee, M. Satish-Kumar and Ramananda Chakrabarti (2021). “Sulfur, carbon and oxygen isotopic compositions of Newania carbonatites, India: implications for source mantle characteristics”, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 116, 121-128
  • Pallabi Basu, Anupam Banerjee and Ramananda Chakrabarti (2021). “A combined geochemical, Nd, and stable Ca isotopic investigation of provenance, paleo-depositional setting and sub-basin connectivity of the Proterozoic Vindhyan Basin, India”, Lithos, 388-389, 106059
  • Anupam Banerjee and Ramananda Chakrabarti (2019). “A geochemical and Nd, Sr and stable Ca isotopic study of carbonatites and associated silicate rocks from the ~65 Ma old Ambadongar carbonatite complex and the Phenai Mata igneous complex, Gujarat, India: implications for crustal contamination, carbonate recycling, hydrothermal alteration and source-mantle mineralogy”, Lithos, v. 326-327, 572-585
  • Anupam Banerjee and Ramananda Chakrabarti (2018). “Large Ca stable isotopic (d44/40Ca) variation in a hand-specimen sized spheroidally weathered diabase due to selective weathering of clinopyroxene and plagioclase”, Chemical Geology, v. 483, 295-303
  • Rahul Das Gupta*, Anupam Banerjee*, Steven Goderis, Philippe Claeys, Frank Vanhaecke and Ramananda Chakrabarti (2017). “Evidence for a chondritic impactor, evaporation-condensation effects and melting of the Precambrian basement beneath the ‘target’ Deccan basalts at Lonar crater, India”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 215, 51-75 (*equal contribution)
  • Anupam Banerjee, Ramananda Chakrabarti and Sourav Mandal (2016). Geochemical anatomy of a spheroidally weathered diabase, Chemical Geology, v. 440, 124-138

Under review

  • Chaitra Dhar Taye*, Anupam Banerjee*, Pramathesh Bhattacharyya, and Ramananda Chakrabarti. “Geochemical and Nd-Sr isotopic compositions of the Abor volcanic rocks, NE India reveal a genetic link with the Kerguelen plume”, Lithos (under review) (*equal contribution)

On-going

  • Anupam Banerjee and M. Satish-Kumar. “Trace element, radiogenic Nd-Sr and stable C-O-S isotopic study of carbonatites and phoscorites from the Phalaborwa complex of South Africa: insights into the evolution of carbonate melts beneath cratons”
  • Anupam Banerjee and Ramananda Chakrabarti. “Carbonatite melt evolution: insights from the trace elements and Nd-Sr-Ca isotopic compositions of co-existing carbonate and non-carbonate components”