Department of
Earth and Climate Science

The research focus of the department is to understand the natural processes that shape the Earth at a range of spatial and temporal scales. Research questions span over interacting spheres, from the deep earth study to atmospheric dynamics. The following are the main research domains of the department and the members working therein.

Research Areas

Earth Structure and its Evolution

Topics: Geophysics, Seismology, Geodynamics, Mineralogy & Petrology Tectonics

Arjun Dutta, Rahul Dehiya, Utsav Mannu, Shyam S. Rai

Surface Processes

Topics: Quantitative Geomorphology, Low Temperature Geochemistry

Argha Banerjee, Shreyas Managave, Gyana Ranjan Tripathy

Paleoenvironment and Paleoclimatic Evolution

Topics: Paleoclimatic reconstruction, Paleontology, Paleoecology & Biodiversity, Sedimentary basin analyses

Devapriya Chattopadhyay, Shreyas Managave, Neena Joseph Mani, Sudipta Sarkar, Gyana Ranjan Tripathy, Alok Dave

Climate Dynamics

Topics: Glaciology, Climate modelling

Argha Banerjee, Suhas Ettammal, Neena Joseph Mani, Joy Merwin Monteiro

Industry Partnerships

IISER Pune has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Petroleum Experts Limited (PETEX), under which PETEX has donated the MOVE 2020 software suite license which is equivalent to £1,831,777.97. The software is used by geoscientists for the purpose of subsurface data visualization, cross-section construction, 3D model building, and structural analysis. The MoU has been renewed in December 2021. 
 
IISER Pune and members from our Earth and Climate Science department sincerely thank PETEX for this donation and for their continued support towards furthering industry-academia interaction.