My research aims mainly at understanding the deformation of rocks from the mesoscopic to the crustal scales, investigating large-scale tectonic processes that involve both distributed and localized deformation. We use laboratory-based (analog) and numerical modeling techniques as well as intensive fieldwork to develop kinematic and dynamic models for landscape evolution, particularly across a convergent setting.
B.Sc. Geology (Major) (Gauhati University, 1990)
M.Sc. Applied Geology (Jadavpur University, 1993)
Ph.D. (Jadavpur University, 2000)
My doctoral work at Jadavpur University was on understanding the deformation structures of Schirmacher Hills, East Antarctica. Subsequently, I joined as a CSIR Research Associate at Jadavpur University in 2001. I joined as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in 2002 and finally came back to India in December 2005 to join in a Lecturer position at the University of Calcutta. Since September 2018, I have been working in the Presidency University as a Professor of Geology.
Research / Administrative Experience+
April 2013 - September 2018: Coordinator, UGC-SAP Program of the Geology Department of the University of Calcutta.
2010 - today: Secretary, Structural Geology and Tectonic Studies Group of India (SGTSGI).
Teaching / Other Experience+
December 2005 to December 2009: Lecturer in Geology, University of Calcutta
December 2009 to September 2018: Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Calcutta
September 2018 to today: Professor of Geology, Presidency University
Post Graduate Supervision+
I am interested in supervising postgraduate students interested in Structural Geology and Tectonics.
86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India
Email: santanu.geol at presiuniv.ac.in
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