Dripta Dutta, Ph.D.


Institute Postdoctoral Fellow


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Dripta Dutta, Ph.D.


Institute Postdoctoral Fellow


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Department of Earth Sciences


IIT Kanpur




Dripta Dutta, Ph.D.


Institute Postdoctoral Fellow



Department of Earth Sciences


IIT Kanpur



About me


I am a structural geologist, and much of my recent works focused on investigating the crust's ductile and brittle deformation processes, from outcrop- to grain-scale. I use the EBSD technique and the open-source Matlab toolbox MTEX extensively for the latter. Although having worked in the Indian Himalaya for nearly seven years, laboratory analyses excite me as much as fieldwork. Over the years, I have acquired proficiency in C++, R, and MATLAB programming languages and finite element modelling through independent training. I intend to integrate these tools into my future research projects. One of my long-term goals is to learn R-/Python-based statistical and big data analytics and promote their utility across various fields of Earth Sciences. Subsequently, I aim to contribute towards advancing the subject as a leading researcher at an academic institute and nurture next-generation geoscientists. 

Education

July 2020 Doctor of Philosophy - Tectonics & Structural Geology (IIT Bombay)
Aug 2014 Master of Science - Applied Geology (IIT Bombay)
July 2012 Bachelor of Science - Geology (Honours)  (Presidency College, University of Calcutta) 

Experiences

-----  Research Position  ----- 

Feb 2021 - present Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at IIT Kanpur (Exp Rock Def Lab)
Aug 2020 - Jan 2021 Postdoctoral Project Scientist at IIT Kanpur
Feb - July 2020 Research Associate at IIT Bombay

 -----  Editorial / Review  -----

May 2022 - present Associate Editor (Tektonika, Diamond open-access Journal)
Mar 2020 - present
Guest Editor (International Journal of Earth Sciences, Springer)
Feb 2016 - present Peer-reviewer (International Journal of Earth Sciences, Journal of Structural Geology, Lithosphere, Geological Journal, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, and Journal of Earth System Science)

 -----  Mentorship  -----

Feb 2021 - present Doctoral student (Exp Rock Def Lab, Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur)
Jul - Aug 2021 INSA Summer Research Fellows  (Exp Rock Def Lab, Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur)

 -----  Tutor- / TA-ship  -----

Sept - Nov 2021 & 2022 Tutor (PG Communication course ES650A, Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur)
Jan - April 2021 Teaching Assistant (Structural Geology course conducted on NPTEL e-Learning platform) (Certificate)
Jul 2014 - Jul 2020 Teaching Assistant (Structural Geology lab courses GS413, GP420 & GS703, Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay)

 -----  Other  -----

Jun - Jul 2013 Summer Intern (Geology) at Ambuja Cements Limited (Certificate)
May - Jun 2013 Summer Project Fellow (Dept. of Earth Sciences, IIT Bombay) (Certificate

Awards & Scholarships

Feb 2021 Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (IIT Kanpur) [Duration - 12 months]
Feb 2020 Institute Research Associateship (IIT Bombay) [Duration - 06 months]
Jan 2020 International Geological Congress SRSP Award (declined)
Sep 2019 Geological Society of America International Travel Grant
Sep 2019 International Travel Support by the Dept. of Science and Technology - Science Engineering and Research Board (DST-SERB, Govt. of India)
Jul 2019 Institute Research Fellowship (IRCC, IIT Bombay) [Duration - 04 months]
Oct 2017 International Conference Financial Grant (IIT Bombay)
Jul 2014 Research Fellowship in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (University Grants Commission, Govt. of India) [Duration - 60 months]
Jul 2012 Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for M.Sc students (IIT Bombay) [Duration - 24 months] 

International Collaboration

Dr. Takeshi Imayama (Associate Professor) – Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Okayama University of Science, Japan

Geological Fieldwork

Aug 2022 Shergole Blueschist Unit and Karakoram Metamorphic Complex, Ladakh Himalaya (Ladakh, India) [Intl Collab]
July 2019 Tso Morari Complex, Ladakh Himalaya (Ladakh, India) [Intl Collab]
Apr 2016 Tso Morari Complex, Ladakh Himalaya (Ladakh, India) [Doctoral Thesis]
Sep 2015 Zanskar valley along Kargil - Padam transect (Jammu & Kashmir, India) [DST Sponsored Field Camp]
Dec 2013 Siwalik Himalaya near Dehradun (Uttarakhand, India) [M.Sc. Dissertation Project]
Dec 2012 Kutch Basin near Bhuj (Gujarat, India) [M.Sc. Field Camp]
Feb 2012 Bhandara District near Ramtek (Maharashtra, India) [B.Sc. Field Camp]
Dec 2010 Aravalli Fold Belt near Ajmer (Rajasthan, India) [B.Sc. Field Camp]
Jan 2010 Siwalik Himalaya near Kalka (Haryana, India) [B.Sc. Field Camp] 

Online Courses

June 2020 Data Science: Machine Learning (Certificate)
June 2020 Essential Math for Machine Learning: R Edition (Certificate)
May 2020 Data Science Research Methods: R Edition (Certificate)
June 2019 Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics (Certificate)
June 2019 Reservoir Geomechanics (Certificate)
Dec 2018 Advanced MATLAB for Scientific Computing (Certificate

Languages


Native - Bengali; Fluent - English & Hindi; Elementary - French & German
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