Affinities Abroad:

USA 1972-1974

Participated in the Deep Sea Drilling Programme (JOIDES): Investigation on the Ocean floor basalts recovered from Legs 15 and 17 from the Caribbean trench and Central Pacific Basin.

United Kingdom 1989

Presented paper at the 6th Water-Rock Interaction Conference, Malvern, U.K.

Japan 1990

Attended short course on XRD DMAX- 1C system, Rigaku, Co., Japan.

Italy 1995

Presented invited paper at the World Geothermal Congress 1995, Florence. Attended short course on "Drafting Geothermal Projects for Funding " at Pisa, Italy.

Invited Lecture: on "Flow stratigraphy mapping of Deccan volcanic flows using field, geochemical, petrographic and paleomagnetic data" at C.N.R. Centro Di Studio per la Minerogenesi e la Geochimica Applicata, Florence, Italy (Host Dr Angelo Minissale).

Yemen Republic 1996

Visited Sana'a under the TWAS Visiting Professorship Programme.

Italy 1997

Worked at the CNR laboratory, Florence, Italy as ICTP-CNR Visiting Fellow.

Oregon State University, Klamath Falls, USA 1999

Invited lecture at the “Geothermal days” summer school, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon, USA.

Manila, Phillipines, 2000

Invited by the International Business Corporation to deliver a lecture on “Geothermal Energy Resources” in India- opportunities for foreign financial investment (Feb. 28-29).

Beppu and Morioka, Japan, 2000

Presented a paper "Geothermal Energy Resources of India, Country update" at the World Geothermal Congress 2000 and Chaired a Session on "Asian Geothermal Energy -Country Update" (May 29-11 June).

University of Kanazawa, Japan, 2000

Invited lecture at the Dept. Earth Sciences, Kanazawa Univerisyt, on “ On the evolution Deccan flood basalts”.

Italy, 2000

Visiting Scientist, CNR Laboratory, Florence, DST-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bilateral Project.

Invited lecture at ERGA (Italian Energy Council, Pisa) on "Geothermal Energy Resources of India.

Karlshrue, Germany, 2000

Invited lecture at the Institute of Petrography and Geochemistry, University of Karlshrue on " evolution of Deccan Volcanics".

CNR Italy, 2001

Visiting Professor to CNR Italy under Indo-Italian Fellowship.

Bad Urach, Germany, 2001

Invited to give a lecture on the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Resources in India.

Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2002

Conducted short course on “Geothermal Energy Resources for Developing Countries” (IAH 32nd Congress)

Conducted workshop on “Arsenic Pollution in Groundwater” (IAH 32nd Congress & IAH 32nd Congress)

Muscat, Oman 2002

Invited to attend the Interchange 2002 MEA conference of the Schlumberger Oil Field Services to have an over view on the relationship between IITB and OFS.

CNR Florence Italy 2003

Visiting Scientist, CNR Laboratory, Florence, DST-Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bilateral Project. Participated in field work to Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli volcanoes.

Karlshrue, Germany 2003

Collaborative project on Arsenic in groundwater of west Bengal (IITB-DAAD programme).

Florence, Italy 2004

Conducted a workshop on “Natural Arsenic in groundwater” during the 32nd International Geological Congress, September 2004.

Presented paper at the 32nd International Geological Congress, September 2004.

Saratoga Springs, USA 2004.

Presented paper at the 11th Water Rock International Symposium, August 2004.

KTH , Stockholm, Sweden, March 2005.

Invited lecture at the Dept. Land and Water Resources Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.

Antalya, Turkey, 2005

Presented Invited paper at the World Geothermal Congress 2005, Antalya.

Perth, Australia 2006

Presented an invited paper at the American Association for petroleum Geologists- International Conference

Kunming, China, 2007

Presented a paper at the 11th Water-Rock International Symposium, July 31- August 9, 2007.

San Jose, Costa Rica, 2007

Conducted a short course on ”low enthalpy geothermal resources” , 18th – 30 November 2007.

Beijing China, 2008.

Delivered invited talk on the “Geothermal resources in India: Possibilities for direct use in the Himalayas” at the United Nations Workshop on “Decision Makers on Direct Heating Use of Geothermal Resources in Asia Tianjin, China 11 – 18 May 2008

Valencia, Spain, 2008.

Presented a paper at the 2nd International Arsenic in the Environment Congress, May 21-14, 2008.

Trieste, Italy 2008

ICS-UNIDO workshop on “Geothermal Energy Resources” Trieste, Italy 10-12 December 2008 ( Invited speaker)

Krakow, Poland, 2009

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Geology, A G H University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. Short Course on Low Enthalpy geothermal resources, 15 -27th May 2009.

Ethiopia, 2009

Invited lecture “Low Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation: Geo-Powering the rural communities” ICS-UNIDO, Ethiopia, 8-12 June 2009.

Trieste, Italy, 2009

Conducted “School in Geothermics” at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Centre, Trieste, Italy” 26th October – 7 November 2009.

China, 2009

Short Course on “Arsenic pollution in groundwater-West Bengal” at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing: 30 November-5th December, 2009

Delivered lectures on “Arsenic and Fluoride pollution in groundwater, India” at the China University of Geosciences, Wuhan: 7th December – 11 December 2009

Bali, Indonesia 2010

Chaired Session at the World Geothermal Congress 2010 and presented papers

Bochum, Germany 2011

IGA Board Meeting

Monash University 2011

IITB-Monash Academy sponsored project