Prosenjit Ghosh
Centre for Earth Sciences

      Contact Info:

        Centre for Earth Science,
        Indian Institute of Science
        C.V. Raman Avenue, Bangalore - 560 012,
        Karnataka, India

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                      Other Affiliations:

Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC)

Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS)

Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research (ICWaR)

Editorial Advisory Board, Quaternary Science Reviews

Undergraduate from Hansraj College (BSc, Geology) Delhi University in the year 1991, Prosenjit continued his higher education completing his Masters in Applied Geology from University of Roorkee (now IIT, Roorkee). He developed his interests in geochemistry while conducting a study as a part of his dissertation on the genesis of mafic enclaves in Kolar greenstone granite. Later, he pursued his interests further after being selected as a scholar in the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad in the year 1994. While at PRL, he had exposures to mass spectrometry and advanced tool of geochemistry. His PhD work aimed towards understanding the paleo climate record of Gondwana sediments from different sedimentary basins in India. He contributed in the paleo-barometry research adding new estimates of past CO2 concentration in global atmosphere. Soon after, he had a brief tenure as Head Geochemist at Anglo American Exploration. He continued his journey exploring the tool of mass spectrometry and high precision analysis of carbonate after joining Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany in the year 2001 as IAEA- WMO postdoctoral fellowship. His contribution on developing a new Air CO2 mixture from carbonate received global attention and accepted as new standard reference material for isotopic analysis. He had a break though in his research credential after joining his next tenure as postdoctoral fellow at California Institute of Technology at Pasadena, USA in the later half of the year 2003. His research on carbonate clumped isotope thermometry received global attention and adjudged as a noble tool for past temperature reconstruction. In the year 2006, he got appointed as Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute Technology and was instrumental in setting up the clumped isotope laboratory. Prosenjit joined IISc in the year 2007 as a Assistant Professor in the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. Once IISc started a new Centre for Earth Sciences in the year 2008, he moved to the new Centre as a core faculty. He is presently affiliated with other centres in the campus engaged in multi-disciplinary application of stable isotope geochemistry. His research interests expanded in the academic ambience of IISc to include isotope hydrology, carbon sequestration, global circulation model, reconstruction of seasonality, exploring quaternary record using high resolution archives like gastropods, mollusc, rice grains and speleothems. During the course of his research carrier he had opportunity to work with several experts in the field which includes, Naohiro Yoshida, John Eiler, Willi Brand, S.K.Bhattachrya and S. Balakrishnan.

Curriculum Vitae

Field of Work

Research Interest

* Development of Stable and clumped isotope technique and standardization
* Reconstruction of past seasonality from historical and Palaeo archives
* Understanding monsoon circulation using isotope hydrology
* Atmospheric carbon cycle
* Biosphere carbon uptake and release (Land and Ocean)
* Climate through deep time and ocean circulation
* Developing new proxies for climate reconstruction
* Isotope hydrology for base-flow separation in river basin
* Contamination hydrology : source characterization

Few Selected Publications (Recent Years)

1. Pramanik C, Chatterjee S, Fosu BR, Prosenjit Ghosh (2020). "Isotopic fractionation during acid digestion of calcite: a combined ab initio quantum chemical simulation and experimental study". Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.

2. Fosu BR, Prosenjit Ghosh; Viladkar S. (2020). “Clumped isotope geochemistry of carbonatites in the north-western Deccan igneous province: Aspects of evolution, post-depositional alteration and mineralization”. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

3. P. Rahul, Prosenjit Ghosh (2019)."Long term observations on stable isotope ratios in rainwater samples from twin stations over Southern India; identifying the role of amount effect, moisture source and rainout during the dual monsoons". Climate Dynamics.

4. Ritika Kaushal & Prosenjit Ghosh (2018). "Oxygen isotope enrichment in rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain organic matter captures signature of relative humidity" . Plant Science.

5. Sanjoy Kumar and Prosenjit Ghosh (2018)."Sustainable bio-energy potential of perennial energy grass from reclaimed coalmine spoil (marginal sites) of India". Renewable Energy. 123, PP.475–485,

Awards and Research Fellowship

1. California Institute of Technology postdoctoral fellow -2003-2006.
2. Max Plank Institute fellowship for post-doctoral research -2001-2003
3. ISRO fellowship till 2001.
4. UGC-CSIR fellowship for advance study- 1995
5. Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering -1994

Workshop Organized:

1. Workshop on “Methods in Geochemistry and their Applications” (December 2011)
2. IODP 353 Post Cruise meeting (Nov 2017)
3. Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, sponsored Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) course on 'Microbial carbonates in time and space" by Prof. Robert Riding (Nov 2018)