Bimalendu Bhusan Bhattacharya
   INAE Distinguished Professor

   Telephone +91-33-2335 5706/07/08

Educational Background:

  • B.Sc.(Physics), Banaras Hindu University - 1959
  • M.Sc.(Geophysics), Banaras Hindu University - 1961
  • Ph.D (Physico-Mathematical Sciences : Group-Geophysics), Leningrad State University, USSR (Presently St. Petersburg University, Russia)-1974
  • Professional Background:

  • STA in Geological. Survey of India (GSI), Hyderabad
  • Scientist in National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad
  • Professor, Dean (Student Affairs), Head (Department of Applied Geophysics), Dean (Academic & Research), Director in Indian School of Mines (ISM)
  • Emeritus Professor (CSIR Emeritus Scientist), INAE Distinguished Professor in S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Physics in University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada
  • Leader, Fourth Scientific Indian Antarctica Expedition, Government of India
  • Visiting Professor (Fulbright) Department of Geology & Geophysics in University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin, USA
  • Guest Faculty in Bengal Engineering and Science University, Sibpur, Howrah, W.B.
  • Important Awards/Honours/Citations:

  • National Mineral Award, Dept. of Mines, Govt. of India, 1995.
  • Distinguished Service Award (Indian School of Mines Faculty), 1987.
  • Dr. Coggin Brown Gold Medal on Earth Sciences, MGMI, 1986-87.
  • Decennial Award, Association of Exploration Geophysicists, 1986.
  • Chairman, Computer Society of India, Dhanbad Chapter, 2002-03 & 2003-04
  • Prince Mukharramjah Endowment Lecture, Indian Geophysical Union held in Madras University in December, 2003.
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of The Journal of Geological Society of India, Bangalore from 2005.
  • Convocation Address as Chief Guest in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar (Deemed

      University) in the Convocation of 2006.
    • Recipient of Distinguished Professor’s Chair by Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in 2006.

         Field of Specialization:

    • Geoelectromagnetism: Electrical, Electromagnetic and Magnetotelluric (MT) Methods
    • Exploration for Oil, Minerals and Ground water
    • Mining Geophysics, Engineering Geophysics and Environmental Geophysics
    • Interpretation of Geophysical Data (Nonlinear Inversion, Computer Simulation and Modelling)
    • Deep Crustal Studies
    • Exploration Antarctica

         Significant recent publications:

    • Bhattacharya, B. B., Shalivahan and Sen, M. K., 2003, Use of VFSA for resolution, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis in 1D DC resistivity and IP inversion: Geophysical Prospecting, 51, 393-408.
    • Bhattacharya, Bimalendu, B., and Shalivahan, 2003, Sensitivity of Analysis of resistivity and induced polarization data for groundwater exploration: Special Issue of BHU-JAL News.
    • Bhattacharya, Bimalendu, B., Adhikari, S. K., and Shalivahan, 2003, Estimation of aquifer parameters in hard rocks from surface resistivity measurements: Special issue of BHU-JAL News.
    • Shalivahan and Bimalendu B. Bhattacharya, 2005, Electrical anisotropy of asthenosphere in a region of window to mantle underneath Eastern Indian Craton: Physics of The Earth And Planetary Interiors (PEPI) (Elsevier), 152, 43 – 61
    • Aparna Bera, Bimalendu B. Bhattacharya and Shalivahan, 2006, 2D Tomographic Imaging Over Mineralized Zones Using Self-Potential Data; Jl. Of Geological Society of India.
    • Shalivahan, Sinharay, Rajib K. and Bhattacharya, Bimalendu B., 2006, Remote reference (RR) magnetotelluric (MT) impedance estimation of wideband data using hybrid algorithm: Jl. of Geophysical Research, American Geophysical Union (in press).
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