Indra Sekhar Sen

PhD (Florida International University, USA)

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science

Isotope Geochemistry

Research Interest



  • 01.2006 – 07.2010 Ph.D., Geochemistry, Florida International University, USA.
    Thesis Title: Pending
    Thesis Supervisor: Pending
  • 2003–05 ,M.Sc., Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, India.
  • 2000 – 03, B.Sc., Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, India.



  • Fundamentals of Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Aqueous Geochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry

  • 2021: Mitra, A., Sen, I.S., Pandey, S. K., Vinoj, V., Reisberg, L., Bizimis, M., Cloquet, C., Nizam, S. Lead isotope evidence for enhanced anthropogenic particle transport to the Himalayas during summer months, Environmental Science & Technology, 55(20), pp.13697-13708

  • 2021: Nizam, S., Sen, I.S., Shukla, T., Selby, D., Melting of the Chhota Shigri Glacier, Western Himalaya, Insensitive to anthropogenic emission residues: Insights from geochemical evidence. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, 19, e2021GL092801,

  • 2021: Shukla, T., Sen, I.S., Preparing for Floods on the Third Pole, Science, 372 (6539), 232-234, DOI: 10.1126/science.abh3558

  • 2020: Boral, S., Sen, I.S., Tripathi, A., Sharma, B., Dhar, S., Tracking dissolved trace elements in the Ganga River from source to sink: A baseline to judge future changes, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e202 0GC009203.

  • 2020: Nizam, S.,Sen, I.S., Vinoj, V., Galy, V., Selby, D., Azam, M.F., Pandey, S.K., Creaser, R.A., Agarwal, A.K., Singh, A.P., Bizimis, M. Biomass derived local organic carbon key to western Himalayan glacier melt, Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 54, Issue 14; [FRONT COVER]

  • 2020: Boral, S.,Sen, I.S., Tracing ‘Third Pole’ ice meltwater contribution to the Himalayan rivers using isotopes, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 2020, 13, 48-53 doi: 10.7185/geochemlet.2013)

  • 2019: Boral, S., Sen, I.S., Ghoshal, D., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Hemingway, J. Stable water isotope modeling reveals spatio-temporal variability of glacier meltwater contributions to Ganges River headwaters. Journal of Hydrology, 577, 123983,

  • 2018: Sen, I.S., Boral, S., * Ranjan, S., Tandon, S.K., Small but important –The role of small floodplain tributaries to river nutrient budget, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2, 64-71,

  • 2017: Mitra, A., Sen, I. S. Earth’s anthrobiogeochemical platinum, palladium and rhodium cycles: An emerging environmental contamination. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2017, 417-432,

    • 06.2021-present    Associate Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, published by American Geophysical Union

    • 01.2021-present    Editorial Advisory Board, Environmental Science and Technology, published by American Chemical Society

    • 01.2021-present    Associate Editor, Vadose Zone Journal, published by Soil Science Society of America, USA

    • 12.2020-present    Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India

    • 06.2018-present    Research Affiliate, School of the Earth Ocean and Environment, University of South Carolina, USA

    • 11.2016-present    Associated Faculty, Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

    • 06.2013-present    Long-Term Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA

    • 03.2014-12.2020    Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, India

        • 2021: Batch of 1970 Young Faculty Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

        • 2020: Young Scientist Award, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

        • 2018: Recognition from IIT- Kanpur Academic Senate for excellent performance as an instructor for Fundamental of Earth Sciences course in 2017-18 academic session

        • 2015: Recognition from IIT-Kanpur Academic Senate for excellent performance as an instructor for Geochemistry course in 2014-15 academic session

        • 2014: Young Scientist Award, Ministry of Mines, Government of India

        • 2013: INSPIRE Faculty Award, Government of India

        • 2009: Doctoral Evidence Acquisition Fellowship, Florida International University, USA

        • 2009: Elected Member Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, USA

        • 2008: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Florida International University, USA

Indra S. Sen
Associate Professor

Department of Earth Science,
Old Sac Area, Block-C, Ground Floor,
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016.

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