Academics

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D 1979 IIT Bombay **
  • M.Sc 1972 IIT Bombay Applied Geology
  • (** Thesis: Tectonism and Volcanism of the Deccan Traps)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (appendix 6): 23+ Years

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: 30 + Years

  • 5 yr. (Senior Scientist) : Centre for Water Resources Development and Management, Calicut,Kerala: 1980-1985
  • 2 yr. (Senior Scientist) Centre for Earth Science Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala: 1985-1987(on deputation)
  • 21+ yr.(Professor) Dept. Earth Sci.,IIT Bombay: 1987-till date

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE: (Appendix 1) 9+ years

THESIS GUIDANCE: (Appendix 2)

  • Ph.D: Completed: 14; In progress: 6
  • M.Tech: Completed: 15; In progress: 1
  • M.Sc: Completed: 26; In progress: 2

PUBLICATIONS: (Appendix 3)

  • International Journals: 80+;
  • National Journals: 37+ ;
  • Research Reports (Classified): 25;
  • Chapter in Books: 3
  • Books: 4 (edited), 1 (text book)

PRESENT POSITION AND ADDRESS

Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
Head, Dept Earth Sciences ( 2000-2003)
Head, Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (2002- 2008)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400076, India
Ph: 91-22- 2572 6568 (H) / 2576 8263 (H) / 2576 7263 (O)
Fax: 91-22-2578 3480 / Web: www.geosyndicate.com/dchandra
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KNOWLEDGE IN INSTRUMENTATION TECHNIQUES/ Software

X-ray Diffraction Unit (DMax-1C RIGAKU with search match software)
SEM-Edax system (JEOL); Electron Microprobe (JEOL)
AAS (NEW LAB); GC (Shimadzu); Windows-96; Microsoft Excel; Origin-5; Microsoft word; Microsoft Office; Power Point

ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS:

IIT Silver Medal (M.Sc); National Scholarship Award (B.Sc. and M.Sc).
DRDO (Defense Research & Development Organization) 2007 Academic Excellence award.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT/ CONSULTATIONS: (Appendix 5)

R and D projects (Patent pending): = 3; Consultation Projects: Completed = 41; Ongoing = 2

Technical Consultant

Technical team member and Technical consultant to M/s Avin Energy Systems Limited, Gujarat.

SHORT COURSES/WORKSHOPS

  • Organized UNESCO sponsored short course on “Geological Parameters for environmental Protection” Feb 25-2 March 2002 at IIT Bombay, India.
  • Conducted a Short Course on “Geothermal Energy Resources in Developing Countries” between 18-20 October 2002 at Mar del Plata, Argentina (32nd IAH Congress) .
  • Conducted a workshop on “Natural arsenic in groundwater” between 21-25, October, 2002 at Mar del Plata, Argentina (32nd IAH Congress).
  • Conducted workshop on “Natural arsenic in groundwater” between 13-19 August, 2004, at the 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.
  • Conducted QIP short course for University teacher on “Geothermal energy resources” 27 September 3 October 2004, IITB.
  • Conducted short Course on “Low Enthalpy geothermal resources”, 15 -27th May 2009, A G H University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland.
  • Invited lecture “Low Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation: Geo-Powering the rural communities” ICS-UNIDO, Ethiopia, 8-12 June 2009.
  • Conducted “School in Geothermics” at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Centre, Trieste, Italy” 26th October – 7 November 2009.
  • Conducted short Course on “Arsenic pollution in groundwater-West Bengal” at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing & Wuhan: 30 November-5th December, 2009

Name and Address of Referees

  1. Prof. Ram. S. Sharma, Emeritus Professor, Department of Geology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302004, India. Ph: 91-141- 700989
  2. Dr. Angelo Minissale, C.N.R. Centro di Studio per la Minerogenesi e la Geochimica Applicata, via la G Pira 4, 50121, Firenze, Italy. Fax: 0039-55- 284571
  3. Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 400076, India. Ph: 91-22-257270000