Prof. Jayanta Kumar Pati (Director)

Professor, Allahabad University


Prof. Pati is the Director of this centre. He is working in the field of Terrestrial Impact Cratering Research, Geology of Bundelkhand craton (Central India), Gemology and Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology. Professor Pati has published several papers in following fields:

1. Study of terrestrial meteoritic impact craters (in India and abroad) and impact cratering research (including Moon, planets of the inner solar system and comets)
2. Geological study (mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, structural geology, ore geology, remote sensing and geochronology) of Archean Bundelkhand craton
3. Geoenvironmental study of north central India
4. Basement reactivation and flood plain mapping using field and remote sensing data in Ganga plain
5. Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology at high P-T

Publications since 2010 

Publications since 2010

  1. Pati, J.K., Jourdan, F., Armstrong, R.A., Reimold, W.U., and Prakash, K. (2010) First SHRIMP U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar chronological results from impact melt breccia from the Paleoproterozoic Dhala impact structure, India, in Reimold, W.U., and Gibson, R.L., eds., Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution IV: Geological Society of  America Special Paper 465, 571-591. (doi: 101130/2010.2465(27))
  2. Patel, S.C., Ravi, S., Anil Kumar, Y., and Pati, J.K. (2010) Major element composition of concentrate garnets in Proterozoic kimberlites from the Eastern Dharwar Craton, India: implications on sub-continental lithospheric mantle, Journal Asian Earth Sciences, v.39, 578-588. (doi: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2010.04.020).
  3. Saha, L., Pant, N.C., Pati, J.K., Upadhyay, D., Berndt, J., Bhattacharya, A. and Satyanarayanan, A. (2011) Neoarchean high-pressure margarite–phengitic muscovite–chlorite corona mantled corundum in quartz-free high-Mg, Al phlogopite–chlorite schists from the Bundelkhand craton, north central India, Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., v.161, 511-530. (doi: 10.1007/s00410-010-0546-7).
  4. Pati, J.K., Prakash, K. and Kundu, R. (2011): Terrestrial Impact Structures and their Confirmation: Example from Dhala Structure, central India. in Dimri, V.P. and Chamyal, L.S., eds., Advances in Earth Sciences-II, Satish Serial Publishing House, New Delhi, 209-221.
  5. Niyogi, A., Pati, J.K., Patel, S.C., Panda, D. and Patil, S.K. (2011) Silica-rich spherules in road-deposited sediments of Allahabad city, India and their implications, J. Earth Syst. Sci., v.120, No. 6, pp. 1043–1054.
  6. Pati, J.K. (2012) Impact cratering and the diagnostic shock metamorphic features from Dhala impact structure, central India, Indian Mineralogists, v.46, No.2, pp.185-197.
  7. Pati, J.K., and Pati, P. (2013) Impact cratering from an Indian perspective, In Ravindra, R. and Sinha, R., (Eds.), Earth System Processes and Disaster Management (Advances in Earth Sciences Series), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 213-229p. (ISBN 978-3-642-28844-9).
  8. Pati, J.K. (2013) Impact cratering research and the diagnostic evidences of impact, PLANEX Newsletter, v.3, pp.10-14
  9. Chakarvoty, M., Pati, J.K., Niyogi, A. and Usmani, M. (2013) The importance of magnetic measurements dovetailed with chemical analysis for the rapid characterization of heavy metal-bearing urban dust load. Journal of Indian Chemical Society, v.90, 2111-2114.
  10. Chakarvoty, M., Pati, J.K., Patil, S.K., Shukla, S., Niyogi, A. and Saraf, A.K. (2014) Physical characterization, magnetic measurements, REE geochemistry and bio-monitoring of dust-load accumulated during a protracted winter fog period and their implications. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v.186, 2965-2978. (Springer; DOI:10.1007/s1061-013-3594-4)
  11. Pati, J.K., Panigrahi, M.K. and Chakarvorty, M. (2014) Granite-hosted molybdenite mineralization from Archean Bundelkhand craton-molybdenite characterization, host rock mineralogy, petrology, and fluid inclusion characteristics of Mo-bearing quartz, J. Earth Syst. Sci., v. 123, 943-958.
  12. Niyogi, A., Pati, J.K., Panda, D., Chakarvorty, M. and Usmani, M. (2014) Micro-chemical analysis of anthropogenic spherules and its role in spherule type discrimination. Journal of Indian Chemical Society, v.91, 569-573.
  13. Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U., Greshake, A., Schmitt, R.T., Koeberl, C., Pati, P. and Prakash, K. (2015) Pseudotachylitic breccia from the Dhala impact structure, north-central India: texture, mineralogy and geochemical characterization, Tectonophysics, 649, 18-32.
  14. Sinha, R., Mohanta, H., Basu, L., Jain, V., Chakraborty, T., Ghosh, P., Pandey, A. Pati, J.K. and Mukherjee, S. (2015), Geomorphology of the Ganga River. In: Mathur, R.P. and Tare, V. (Eds.) Biodiversity of Ganga, Springer. (In Press).
  15. Chakarvorty, M., Dwivedi, A.K., Shukla, A.D., Kumar, S., Niyogi, A., Usmani, M. and Pati, J.K. (2015) Geochemistry and magnetic measurements of suspended sediment in urban sewage water vis-à-vis quantification of heavy metal pollution in Ganga and Yamuna Rivers, India. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4794-x.
  16. Saha, L., Frei, D., Gerdes, A., Pati, J.K., Sarkar, S., Patole, V., Bhandari, A. and Nasipuri, P. (2016) Crustal geodynamics from Archaean Bundelkhand craton, India: constraints from U-Pb-Hf isotopic studies, Geological Magazine, v.153 (1), 179-192. doi:10.1017/S0016756815000692.
  17. Pati, J.K., Pruseth, K.L., Chatterjee, R.S., Patel, S.C., Prakash, K., Chakarvoty, M., Singh, R.P., Bhushan, R., Malviya, V.P., Sharma, R. and Champati Ray, P.K. (2016) Hematite-rich concretions from Mesoproterozoic Vindhyan sandstone in northern India: a terrestrial Martian “blueberries” analogue with a difference, Current Science, v. 111, No. 3, 535-542. doi:10.18520/cs/v111/i3/.
  18. Rai, A.K., Maurya, G.S., Kumar, R., Pathak, A.K., Pati, J.K. and Rai, A.K. (2016) Analysis and discrimination of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy (Springer), v. 83, No. 6 (November-December), 1010-1-1010-7.
  19. Prakash, K., Mohanty, T., Pati, J.K., Singh, S. and Chaubey, K. (2016) Morphotectonics of the Jamini River basin, Bundelkhand craton, central India; using remote sensing data and GIS technique. Appl. Water Sci. (Springer), DOI 10.1007/s13201-016-0524-y.
  20. Pati, J.K., Qu, W.J., Koeberl, C., Reimold, W.U., Chakarvorty, M. and Schmitt, R.T. (2016) Geochemical evidence of an extraterrestrial component in impact melt breccia from the Paleoproterozoic Dhala impact structure, India, Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Wiley). doi: 10.1111/maps.12826.
  21. Sinha, R., Mohanta, H., Basu, L., Jain, V., Chakraborty, T., Ghosh, P., Pandey, A. Pati, J.K. and Mukherjee, S. (2017), Geomorphology of the Ganga River. In: Mathur, R.P. and Tare, V. (Eds.) Biodiversity of Ganga, Springer. (In Press)
  22. Nasipuri, P., Saha, L., Frei, Xie, H., Pati, J.K., Satyanarayanan, M., Sarkar, S., Bhandari, A. and Gaur, Y. (2017) Paleoarchean crustal evolution from the Bundelkhand craton, north-central India. In: van Kranendonk, M., Bennett, V. and Smithies, H. (Eds.) Earth’s Oldest Rock (2nd Edition), Elsevier, Amsterdam. (Under Review)

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