PhD Advertisement for Spring Semester 2018 (DES)
The Department of Earth Sciences (DES), IISER Kolkata is looking for bright and motivated students, who have completed their M.Sc. / MS / M.Sc. Tech / M. Tech (with minimum of 55% marks) in:
1) Geology / Applied Geology / Geophysics / Earth Sciences / Marine geology / any other branch of Geological sciences
2) Physics / Chemistry / Mathematics / Biological Sciences / Computational Seismology / Remote sensing and GIS / engineering/ Environmental Science/ Environmental Studies/ Atmospheric Science as subject areas interested to pursue research with the DES faculty member in the matching specialization.
Final year post-graduate students who are yet to obtain their degree may also apply; however, they must have completed their degree at the time of admission. Some of the important information about this program is provided below.
Channel 1: Through external funding
Eligibility for externally funded students:
The research areas are listed below :-
i) Geophysics, Seismology, Continental Tectonics, Seismic Tomography, Ambient Noise Tomography, Computational Geophysics / Seismology
ii)Application of trace elements, radiogenic and stable isotopes to investigate cause of extinction events, response to climate change, history of oxygenation, and anthropogenic activity
iii)Application of stable isotope to understand paleoclimate and paleomonsoon, river response to plaeomonsoon
iv)Organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry
v)Metamorphic and igneous petrology, geochemistry and geochronology
vi)Environmental science, understanding the stability and transport properties of metal and metal nanoparticles in the subsurface environment, application of eco-friendly nanoparticles for the remediation of toxic metals in subsurface environment
vii)Atmospheric science - chemical characterization of aerosols, sources and transport, impacts of aerosols on urban/regional air quality and global climate change.
Channel 2: Through IISER Kolkata funding
Eligibility for institute funded students:
Channel 3: Through Project funding
Eligibility for project funded students:
A PhD position for a project titled "Stability and transport properties of nanopesticides in the soil environment: Understanding the safety of applying nanotechnology to the agricultural sector" is open.
The interested candidates must have:
Please note that fulfilling the minimum essential criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview. Additional criteria for shortlisting might be set by the department based on academic records, experience and research interest of the candidates. Reservations of candidates will be as per government norms:-
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