Ishwar Kumar Cukkemane

PhD (Indian Institute of Science)

Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

Specialization:

  • Petrology and Tectonics

Research Interest:

  • Tectonics and crustal evolution of various shear /suture zones and crustal blocks.

  • Archean tectonics and TTG genesis, petrogenesis and metamorphic history of various crustal domains.

  • Interaction between Earth crustal and surface processes.

  • Paleogeography of Eastern Gondwana, focusing on Madagascar-India-Sri Lanka-Antarctica correlation.

  • Image based studies (mapping, remote sensing and GIS),

  • Field studies (structural, lithological information and field relations, sample collection)

  • Laboratory studies (petrological, mineral chemical, geochemical, geochronological and isotopic studies).

  • Integration of other studies with my results (e.g. geophysical and sedimentological results).


 

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2015
    Ph.D. thesis title: Mesoproterozoic suturing of Archean crustal blocks in western peninsular India: New insights on India-Madagascar correlations.
    Ph.D. thesis supervisor: Prof. Sajeev Krishnan
  • M.Sc., Kuvempu University, Shivamogga, 2008
  • B.Sc, Mangalore University, Mangalore, 2006

Website(s)

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  • Ishwar-Kumar, C., Rajesh, V.J., Windley, B.F., Razakamanana, T., Itaya, T., Babu, E.V.S.S.K., Sajeev, K., 2018. Chromite chemistry as an indicator of tectonic setting: The Ranomena ultramafic complex, NE Madagascar. Geological Magazine, V. 155 (1), 109-118.

  • Ishwar-Kumar, C., Rajesh, V.J., Windley, B.F., Razakamanana, T., Itaya, T., Babu, E.V.S.S.K., Sajeev, K., 2016. Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of the Bondla mafic-ultramafic complex, western India: Inferences from chromian spinel chemistry. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, V. 130, 192-205.

  • Ratheesh-Kumar, R.T., Santosh, M., Yang, Q., Ishwar-Kumar, C., Chen, N., Sajeev, K., 2016. Crustal evolution and Meso-to Neoarchean tectonics of the Biligiri Rangan Block, southern India. Precambrian Research, V. 275, 406-428.

  • Ishwar-Kumar, C., Santosh, M., Wilde, S.A., Tsunogae, T., Itaya, T., Windley, B.F., Sajeev, K., 2016. Mesoproterozoic suturing of Archean crustal blocks in western peninsular India: Implications for India-Madagascar correlations. Lithos, V. 263, 143-160.

  • Shazia, J.R., Harlov, D.E., Suzuki, K., Kim, S.W., Girish-Kumar, M., Hayasaka, Y., Ishwar-Kumar, C., Windley, B.F., Sajeev, K., 2015.Linking monazite geochronology with fluid infiltration and metamorphic histories: nature and experiment. Lithos, V. 236-237, 1-15.

  • Ishwar-Kumar, C., Sajeev, K., Windley, B.F., Kusky, T.M., Feng, P., Ratheesh-Kumar, R.T., Huang, Y., Zhang, Y., Jiang, X., Razakamanana, T., Yagi, K., Itaya, T., 2015. Evolution of high-pressure mafic granulites and pelitic gneisses from NE Madagascar: Tectonic implications. Tectonophysics, V. 662, 219-242.

  • Ratheesh-Kumar R.T., Ishwar-Kumar, C., Windley, B.F., Razakamanana, T., Nair, R., Sajeev, K., 2015. India-Madagascar paleo-fit based on the flextural isostasy of their rifted margins. Gondwana Research, V. 28, 581-600.

  • Ishwar-Kumar, C., Windley, B.F., Horie, K., Kato, T., Hokada, T., Itaya, T., Yagi, K., Gouzu, C., Sajeev, K., 2013. A Rodinian suture in western India: New insights on India-Madagascar correlations. Precambrian Research, V. 236, 227-251.

  • June, 2018 to present: Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

  • January, 2018 to June, 2018: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

  • August, 2017 to January, 2018: DST-SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow at Department of Earth and Space Science, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • April, 2017 to August, 2017: Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • April, 2015 to December, 2016: Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • December, 2014 to April, 2015: Junior Research Associate at Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • December, 2011 to December, 2014: Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • January, 2010 to December, 2011: Junior Research Fellow at Centre for Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • January, 2009 to January, 2010: Project Scientist at Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Bangalore.

 

  • National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF), July 2017 from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India.

  • 2015: Research Associate Fellowship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

  • 2008: First rank and Gold medal in M.Sc.

 

Office : Room no. 111, A block, Old SAC building, IIT Kanpur

 

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