Tapabrato Sarkar

Assistant Professor
Dept: Earth Science (DES)
E-mail: tapabrato [at] iiserkol.ac.in
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Research Interest:
  • Metamorphic and igneous petrology
  • Precambrian geology and related geochemistry
  • Geochronology (Zircon and monazite dating)
  • Applying petrology, geochemistry and geochronology in order to understand tectonics and crustal evolution.

Academic Background:
  1. Ph.D., (July 2014), Petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry, University of Kiel, 2. Kiel, Germany
  2. M.Sc., (2010), Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
  3. B.Sc., (2008), Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

  1. IISER Kolkata, Department of Earth Sciences, Assistant Professor (On Contract; April 2016 – present)
  2. University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, Post-doctoral researcher (April 2015 – March 2016)
  3. University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Research Assistant (July 2014 to March 2015)
  4. University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany, Teaching Assistant (Dec 2012 to Dec 2013)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship for 2 years at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2015)
  2. PhD dissertation awarded highest grade ‘with distinction (summa cum laude)’ (2014)
  3. Ranked 2nd in M.Sc. examination (Applied Geology) in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2010)
  4. All India Rank (A.I.R) 23 in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in the year 2010
  5. All India Rank (A.I.R) 2 in National Eligibility Test (NET) in the year 2009
  6. Ranked 2nd in B.Sc. examination (Geological Sciences) in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Selected Publications:
  1. Sarkar, T. and Schenk, V. (2014). Two-stage granulite formation in a Proterozoic island arc (Ongole domain of the Eastern Ghats Belt, India): Part 1. Petrology and pressure-temperature evolution. Precambrian Research 255, p. 485-509 . http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301926814002733
  2. Sarkar, T., Schenk, V., Appel, P., Berndt, J. and Sengupta, P. (2014). Two-stage granulite formation in a Proterozoic island arc (Ongole domain of the Eastern Ghats Belt, India): Part 2. LA-ICP-MS zircon dating and texturally controlled in-situ monazite dating. Precambrian Research 255, p. 467-484. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301926814001880
  3. Sarkar, T., Schenk, V. and Berndt, J. (2015). Formation and evolution of a Proterozoic continental arc: geochemical and geochronological constraints from meta-igneous rocks of the Ongole domain, Eastern Ghats belt, India. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 169, p. 1-27. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00410-014-1096-1
  4. Sarkar, T. and Mouri, H. (in press). Metamorphic evolution of ultramafic rocks of komatiitic composition from the Central Zone of the Limpopo Belt, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology.