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Designation : Assistant Professor Department : Earth and Environmental Sciences E-Mail : arundhutighatak@iiserb.ac.in Phone : +91 755 269 1373, 669 1373 Fax : +91 755 669 2392



Academic Details


  • BS (Honors) - St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai (2002)
    Geology (major with Honors), Chemistry (minor), Physics (minor)

  • MS - Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (2004)
    Applied Geology
    Thesis advisor Professor Deepak C. Srivastava

  • PhD - University of Rochester (2010)
    Igneous-Metamorphic Petrology, High-Temperature Geochemistry
    PhD advisor Professor Asish R. Basu

  • Assistant Professor - IISER Bhopal (2011 onwards)
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Research Papers


    • A. Ghatak, A. Sahay, and D. C. Srivastava, Application of Bezier curves for analysis of symmetrical fold shapes, Himalayan Geology, vol 26(1), 205-209, 2005. [pdf]

    • J. Wakabayashi, A. Ghatak, and A. R. Basu, Supra-subduction zone ophiolite generation, emplacement, and initiation of subduction: A perspective from geochemistry, metamorphism, geochronology, and regional geology, Bulletin Geological Society of America, doi:10.1130/B30017.1, 2010. [pdf]

    • R. Chakrabarti, A. R. Basu, and A. Ghatak, Chemical geodynamics of western Anatolia, International Geology Review, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2010.543787, 2011. [pdf]

    • R. Chakrabarti, A. R. Basu, and A. Ghatak, Reply to: Comments on Trace Element and Isotopic Evidence for Archean Basement in the Lonar Crater Impact Breccia, Deccan Volcanic Province by Ramananda Chakrabarti and Asish R. Basu, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v250, 669-670, 2006. [pdf]

    • A. Ghatak, A. R. Basu and J. Wakabayashi, Elemental Mobility in Subduction Metamorphism: Insight from metamorphic rocks of the Franciscan Complex and Feather River ultramafic belt, California, International Geology Review, DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2011.567087, 2011. [pdf]

    • A. Ghatak, and A. R. Basu, The Sylhet Traps: Vestiges of the Kerguelen Plume in Northeastern India, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.023, 2011. [pdf] [Supplementary Material]

    • A. Ghatak A. R. Basu, C. J. Ebinger, and H. Zou, Origin of silicic crust by rifting and bimodal plume volcanism, Nature Geosciences, submitted, 2011.

    Conference Proceedings


    • A. Ghatak, B. Banerjee, B. A. Khwairappam, and D. C. Srivastava, The Hour-Glass structure in the Berach Riverbed, Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan, India, Geosynergy-2004, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India.

    • A. Ghatak, A. R. Basu, and J. Wakabayashi, Isotopic and Geochemical Studies of High-Grade blocks and Coherent Metamorphic Rocks, Franciscan Complex: New Results, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, No. 7, p. 506, 2006. [Abstract]

    • A. Ghatak, and A. R. Basu, Remnants of the Kerguelen Plume in Eastern India: Evidence from Nd-Sr-Pb Isotopic and Trace Element Geochemistry of Sylhet Traps, Shillong Plateau, Abstract in EOS Trans. 87(52), AGU fall meeting, 2006. [Abstract]

    • A. R. Basu and A. Ghatak,Trace Element Geochemistry of magnetites and other mineral fractions in Gabbros, Tanzawa Complex (IBM) and in Ladakh Granodiorites, NW Himalayas, Abstract in Subduction Factory Studies in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc System: Results and Future Plans, Hawaii, 2007. [Abstract]

    • A. Ghatak and A. R. Basu, IBM type Arc Protoliths for the High Grade Blocks of the Franciscan Complex, California, NW Himalayas, Abstract in Subduction Factory Studies in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc System: Results and Future Plans, Hawaii, 2007. [Abstract]

    • G. K. Arora and A. Ghatak, Bimodal volcanism in Betul mobile belt, Central Indian Tectonic Zone (CITZ): Petro-tectonic evolution and age constraints, Abstract, International Geological Congress, Oslo, 2008. [Abstract]

    • A. R. Basu, A. Ghatak, M. Arima and N. Srimal, Trace Element Geochemistry including the HFSE in Magnetites of Calc-Alkaline Plutons: the Tanzawa Complex of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc and the Ladakh Batholith Complex, NW Himalaya, Abstract, AGU fall meeting 2008. [Abstract]

    • A. Ghatak, A. R. Basu, and J. Wakabayashi, Trace Element Mobility and Nd-Sr-Pb Isotopes in the High-Grade Metamorphic Rocks of the Franciscan Subduction Complex: Evidence for an Arc Protolith, Abstract, AGU fall meeting 2008. [Abstract]

    • J. Wakabayashi, A. Ghatak, and A. R. Basu, Supra-subduction zone protolith signatures in metamorphic soles, initiation of subduction, and models of ophiolite generation and emplacement, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, No. 5, p. 575, 2010. [Abstract]

    • A. Ghatak, A. R. Basu, and J. Wakabayashi, J., Elemental mobility in subduction metamorphism: insight from metamorphic rocks of the Franciscan Complex and Feather River ultramafic belt, California, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, No. 5, p. 576, 2010. [Abstract]

    • A. R. Basu, and A. Ghatak, Vestiges of the Kerguelen plume in the Sylhet Traps, E India: Reconstructing an 800 km diameter plume head in the Bengal basin aligned with the Ninetyeast Ridge, Abstract, AGU fall meeting, 2010. [Abstract]

    • A. Ghatak, A. R. Basu, and C. Ebinger, Origin of silicic crust by rifting and bimodal plume volcanism in the Afar Depression, Abstract, AGU fall meeting, 2010. [Abstract]