Supriyo Mitra

Dept: Earth Sciences (DES)
E-mail: supriyomitra [at]
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Research Interest:

    My research focuses in studying the crust and upper mantle structure of the Earth and its relation to tectonic deformation. This involves deployment of broadband seismographs as permanent stations and temporary arrays to record earthquake data from a range of distances. The recorded data is analysed using a variety of seismological techniques (a) to understand earthquake faulting, (b) to obtain seismic velocity structure and (c) to understand attenuation characteristics of the crust and upper mantle at different scales.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D. (Geophysics), Department of Earth Sciences (University of Cambridge), 2004
  2. M.Sc. (Applied Geology), Department of Earth Sciences (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay), 2000
  3. B.Sc. (Geology), Department of Geological Sciences (Jadavpur University), 1998, (Hons.)

  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (2010 - 2016)
  3. Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2005 - 2010)
  4. UKIERI Fellow, University of Cambridge (2008 - 2008)
  5. Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2004 - 2005)

Awards and Honors:
  1. National Geoscience Award from Ministry of Mines (2017)
  2. Member of the Research Advisory Committee - National Center for Seismology (NCS) from Ministry of Earth Sciences (2016)
  3. Cambridge Hamied Visiting Lecture from University of Cambridge International Strategy Office (2016)
  4. NASI SCOPUS Young Scientist Award (2012) from National Academy of Science India and SCOPUS (2013)
  5. Visiting Associate from Inter University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (2012)
  6. Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences from Indian Academy of Sciences (2011)
  7. INSA Young Scientist medal (2010) in Earth Sciences from Indian National Science Academy (2010)
  8. UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UK-IERI) Fellowship from UK-IERI, British Council (2008)
  9. Foreign Affiliate Member Representative to IRIS from Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology USA (2006)
  10. Lundgren Scholarship from Cambridge Philosophical Society (2004)
  11. Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society from Cambridge Philosophical Society U.K. (2001)
  12. Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust from Cambridge Commonwealth Trust U.K. (2000)
  13. Overseas Research Scholarship from CVCP U. K. (2000)
  14. Nehru Cambridge Scholarship from Cambridge Commonwealth Trust U.K. (2000)

Selected Publications:
  1. Mitra, Supriyo; Priestley, Keith F; Borah, Kajaljyoti and Gaur, Vinod K. 2018. "Crustal Structure and Evolution of the Eastern Himalayan Plate Boundary System, Northeast India." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 621-640
  2. Paul, Himangshu and Mitra, Supriyo. 2017. "Three‚ÄźDimensional crustal architecture beneath the Sikkim Himalaya and its relationship to active deformation." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, 1-19
  3. Kumar, Ajay; Singh, Shashwat Kumar; Mitra, Supriyo; Priestley, Keith F and Dayal, Sankar. 2016. "The 2015 April 25 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake and its Aftershocks: Implications for lateral heterogeneity on the Main Himalayan Thrust." Geophysical Journal International, 208, 992-1008
  4. Ajaay, Thirunavukarasu; Kumar, Ajay and Mitra, Supriyo. 2016. "Lateral Variation of Seismic Attenuation in Sikkim Himalaya." Geophysical Journal International, 208, 257-268
  5. Kumar, Ajay; Mitra, Supriyo and G, Suresh. 2015. "Seismotectonics of the Eastern Himalayan and Indo-Burman Plate Boundary Systems." Tectonics, 34, 2279-2295
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