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

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Publications since 2010 

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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. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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/.

  17. 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.

  18. Rai, A.K., Maurya, G.S., Kumar, R., Pathak, A.K., Pati, J.K. and Rai, A.K. (2017) Analysis and discrimination of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy (Springer), v. 83, No. 6, 1089-1095. doi:10.1007/s10812-017-0412-8.

  19. Pati, J.K., Qu, W.J., Koeberl, C., Reimold, W.U., Chakarvorty, M. and Schmitt, R.T. (2017) Geochemical evidence of an extraterrestrial component in impact melt breccia from the Paleoproterozoic Dhala impact structure, India, Meteoritics & Planetary Science (Wiley). 52 (4), 722–736. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12826.

  20. Chakarvorty, M., Pati, J.K., Prakash, K. and Niyogi, A. (2017) Effect of seasonal variation on dust samples of a winter fog affected urban environment of India, South East Asia. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (Taylor & Francis), 97(13), 1266-1282, DOI: 10.1080/03067319.2017.1408805.

  21. Niyogi, A., Pati, J.K., Patil, S.K., Panda, D. and Chakarvorty, M. (2018) Magnetic measurements and geochemical characterization of the road-deposited sediments (RDS), Allahabad city, India: impact of climatic perturbations on sediment composition and provenance tracing. Journal of Soils and Sediments (Springer), 18(7), 2581-2595. DOI:10.1007/s11368-018-1936-0).

  22. Niyogi, A., Pati, J.K., Panigrahi, M.K., Panda, D., Chakarvorty, M. and Parthasarathy, G. (2018) Raman, infrared and chemical characterization of fly ash- generated spherules. Journal of Applied Spectroscopy (Springer), v. 85, No.5, 752-759.

  23. Pati, J.K., Reimold, W.U. and Hauser, N. (2018) Comment on “Anatomy of impactites and shocked zircon grains from Dhala reveals Paleoproterozoic meteorite impact in the Archean basement rocks of Central India” by Li et al., 2018, Gondwana Research (Elsevier), 60, 214-217. DOI: 10.1016/

  24. Sinha, R., Mohanta, H., Basu, L., Jain, V., Chakraborty, T., Ghosh, P., Pandey, A. Pati, J.K. and Mukherjee, S. (2018), Geomorphology of the Ganga River. In: Mathur, R.P. and Tare, V. (Eds.) Biodiversity of Ganga, Springer. (In Press)

  25. Nasipuri, P., Saha, L., Xie, H., Pati, J.K., Satyanarayanan, M., Sarkar, S., Bhandari, A. and Gaur, Y. (2019) Paleoarchean crustal evolution from the Bundelkhand craton, north-central India. In: van Kranendonk, M., Bennett, V. and Hoffmann, J.E. (Eds.) Earth’s Oldest Rock (2nd Edition), Elsevier, Amsterdam. 792-817.

  26. Rai, A.K., Pati, J.K. and Kumar, R. (2019) Spectro-chemical study of moldavites from Ries impact structure (Germany) using LIBS. Optics and Laser Technology, v.114, 146-157 (Elsevier;

  27. Rai, A.K., Pati, J.K., Gupta, S., Singh, A., Chakarvorty, M., Niyogi, A., Pandey, A., Dwivedi, M.M., Pandey, K. and Prakash, K. (2019) Magnetic susceptibility mapping of an urbanized interfluve environment of the Indo-Gangetic plains (IGP) to assess the effect of anthropogenic activity on the topsoil. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191(6):403 (Springer;

  28. Alfimova, N., Matrenichev, V., Bogomolov, E., Nasipuri, P., Pati, J.K., Felitsyn, S., Saha, L., and Raza, M.B. (2019) Isotopic (Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr) signatures of Precambrian banded iron formation origin from the Fennoscandian shield, East-European Platform and Bundelkhand craton, India. Precambrian Research, 328, 1-8 (Elsevier;

  29. Pati, J.K., Poelchau, M.H., Reimold, W.U., Nakamura, N., Kuriyama, Y., and Singh, A. (2019) Documentation of shock features in impactites from the Dhala impact structure, India. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 54(10), 2312-2333 (Wiley; doi: 10.1111/maps.13369).

  30. Sinha, R., Mohanta, H., Basu, L., Jain, V., Chakraborty, T., Ghosh, P., Pandey, A. Pati, J.K. and Mukherjee, S. (2019), Geomorphology of the Ganga River. In: Mathur, R.P. and Tare, V. (Eds.) Biodiversity of Ganga, Springer. (In Press).

  31. Rai, A. K., Pati, J.K., Parigger, C.K. and Rai, A.K. (2019) Plasma Spectroscopy of various types of gypsum: an ideal terrestrial analogue. Atoms, 7(3), 72 (MDPI, Switzerland; doi: 10.3390/atoms7030072).

  32. Rai, A.K., Pati, J.K., Parigger, C.K., Dubey, S., Rai, A.K., Bhagabaty, B., Mazumdar, A.C. and Duorah, K. (2020) The plasma spectroscopic study of Dergaon Meteorite, India. Molecules (MDPI, Switzerland), 25, 984 (1-10); DOI:10.3390/molecules25040984.

  33. Pati, J.K. (2020) Evolution of Bundelkhand Craton. In: N.C. Pant (Ed.) 36 IGC Special Issue (Geodynamic Evolution of the Indian Sub-continent). Episodes Journal of International Geoscience, 43(1), 69-87 (IUGS; doi: 10.18814/epiiugs/2020/020004).

  34. Rai, A.K., Pati, J.K., Dubey, S., Rai, A.K., Bhagabaty, B., Mazumdar, A. C. and Duorah, K. (2020) Plasma Spectroscopic Study of Dergaon Meteorite, India. Molecules, 25, 984 (MDPI, Switzerland; doi: 10.3390/molecules25040984).

  35. Pati, J.K. and Singh, A.K. 2020. Bundelkhand Craton: A Status Report (2016-2019). Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, 86(1), pp. 55-65. (doi: 10.16943/ptinsa/2020/49792).

  36. Rai, A. K., Pati, J.K. and Rai, A.K. (2020) LIBS study of geological samples coupled with chemometric methods. Chapter-16. In: Singh, J.P. and Thakur, S.N. (Edited) Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, pp.369-383., 00016.

  37. Dubey, S., Rai, A.K., Kumar, R., Pati, J.K. and Rai, A.K. (2020) Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: a potential tool for depth profiling of quartz, Elsevier’s Materials Today: Proceedings. 229-232.

  38. Singh, A.K., Pati, J.K., Patil, S.K., Reimold, W.U., Rao, A.K., and Pandey, O.P. (2021) Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) of impact melt breccia and target rocks from the Dhala impact structure, India, in Reimold, W.U., and Koeberl, C., eds., Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution VI: Geological Society of America Special Paper 550, p. 351–371,

  39. Singh, A.K., Pati, J.K., Sinha, R., Reimold, W.U., Prakash, K., Nadeem, M., Dwivedi, S., Mishra, D., and Dwivedi, A.K. (2021) Characteristic landforms and geomorphic features associated with impact structures: observations at the Dhala Structure, north-central India. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, Wiley Intersciences, 46, 1482–1503. DOI:10.1002/esp.5115.

  40. Dubey, S., Kumar, R., Rai, A.K., Pati, J.K., Kiefer, J. and Rai, A.K. (2021) Rapid Analysis of chemical composition and physical properties of gemstones using LIBS and chemometric technique. Appl. Sci. (MDPI, Switzerland), 11, 6156. 10.3390/app11136156.

  41. Raza, M.B., Rahman, H., Nasipuri, P., Saha, L., Pati, J.K., Alfimova, N.A. and Champati, A.K. (2022) Phase relations and in-situ U-Th-Pbtotal monazite geochronology of Banded Iron Formation, Bundelkhand Craton, North-Central India, and their geodynamic implications, International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geol Rundsch). 111, 287–315.

  42. Pati, J.K. (2022) A Review on “Terrestrial Impact Structures - The TanDEM-X Atlas by Manfred Gottwald, Thomas Kenkmann and Wolf Uwe Reimold”, published in two volumes by Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, München (2020). Journal of Earth System Science, Springer (

  43. Malviya, V.P., Arima, M., Verma, S.K., Pati, J.K., Shareef, M., Dora, M.L., Prakash, S. and Singh, V.K. (2022) Petrology and geochemistry of the Palaeo-Mesoarchean Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) from the central Bundelkhand greenstone belts, Bundelkhand Craton, India: Source characteristics and depositional environment. Geological Journal, Wiley

  44. Singh, A.K., Rajak, P., Pati, J.K., Dwivedi, M.M., Pandey, K., Prakash, K., Rai, A.K., Dwivedi, S.K. (2022) Experimental synthesis of coloured soda-lime-silica (SLS) glasses using untreated silica sand of Shankargarh area (Prayagraj district, Uttar Pradesh, India) and its ramifications, Journal of the Geological Society of India, Springer, 98, 740-748. (

  45. Malviya, V.P., Arima, M., Verma, S.K., Pati, J.K., Suzuki, K., Dora, M. L. and Singh, V.K. (2022) Geochemistry and U-Pb CHIME ages of Tonalite-Trondhjemitic-Granodioritic (TTG) gneiss from Northern Bundelkhand Craton, India: an implication for presence of Paleoarchean crust from eastern most exposed boundary of the craton. In: "Geochemical Treasures and Petrogenetic Processes" edited by Armstrong-Altrin, J. S., Pandarinath, K., Verma, S. K., Springer Nature (Accepted on 19-12-2021; In Press).

  46. Rout, D., Panigrahi, M.K., Mernagh, T.P. and Pati, J.K. (2022) Origin of the ‘Giant Quartz Reef’ system in the Bundelkhand Craton, India: Constraints from fluid inclusion microthermometry, Raman spectroscopy   and geochemical modelling. Lithosphere, Article ID 3899542, 26 pages.

  47. Anand, A., Singh, A.K., Mezger, K. and Pati, J.K. (2022) Chromium Isotopes Identify the Extraterrestrial Component in Impactites from Dhala Impact Structure, India. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (Wiley), (Minor Revision; Submitted on June 16, 2022; MAPS-3773).

  48. Mazumdar, A.C., Pati, J.K., Singh, A.K. , Bhagabaty, B., Phukan, S. and Borah, P. (2023) Petrography, mineral chemistry, metamorphism and Raman Spectroscopic studies of Mahadevpur fall meteorite, India. Geological Journal, Wiley (Manuscript ID: GJ-22-0575; Submitted on 21-10-2022).

  49. Zahbi, M., Singh, A.K., Pati, J.K., Dwivedi, M.M., Dwivedi, S. and Anand, A. (2023) Experimental formation of Pele's hairs and tears at 1200°C under atmospheric pressure from natural alkali olivine basalt, Journal Earth System Science, Springer (Accepted on 17-11-2022; Manuscript ID JESS-D-22-00480).

  50. Sahay, S., Pati, J.K., Singh, A.K., Niyogi, A., Chakravorty, M., Prakash, K., Dwivedi, M.M. and Rai, A.K. (2023) Characterization of ash samples from the Kelud (Indonesia) Volcanic Eruption of 2014 and its environmental implications. Journal of the Geological Society of India, Springer (Accepted on 04-10-2022; JGSI-D-22-00322).

  51. Reimold, W.U., Ferrière, L., Pati, J.K., Hausar, N. and Koeberl, C. (2022) Critical Comment on Aneeshkumar, V. et al., 2022, Lithos 426-427, 106, 779, Meteorite impact at Ramgarh, India: petrographic and geochemical evidence, and new geochronological insights, Lithos,

  52. Pati, J.K., Singh, A.K. and Dwivedi, S. (2022) Shock Petrography Made Simple, Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT) Bulletin, 23, No.2, 40-49).

  53. Dubey, S., Rai, A.K., Pati, J.K., Kumar, R., Dwivedi, M.M. and Rai, A.K. (2022) Domainal Investigation of a Quartz-Fluorite Composite Using Spectroscopic Techniques. Atoms, 10, 133(1-17). 10.3390/atoms10040133.

  54. Shrivastava, A., Raza, M.B., Saha, L., Keewook Yi, Nasipuri, P. and Pati, J.K. (2023) Paleo-Mesoproterozoic reworking of Archean crust in the Gwalior and Bhopal Basin, North-Central India and their implication in Precambrian tectonics in Indian Peninsula. Lithosphere (Lithosphere, GSW, Geological Society of America; Under Revision).

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Books and Book Chapters

  1. Pati J. K., Prakash K. and Singh A.K. 2020. Dhala Structure, India- A Paleoproterozoic Complex Impact Structure (Code-NR001). 36th International Geological Congress (36th IGC-2020; November 9-14, 2020), New Delhi (NCR), India, Field Excursion Guide Book, Government of India (Accepted; In Press).

  2. Nasipuri, P., Saha, L., Xie, H., Pati, J.K., Satyanarayanan, M., Sarkar, S., Bhandari, A. and Gaur, Y. (2019) Paleoarchean crustal evolution of the Bundelkhand craton, north-central India. In: van Kranendonk, M., Bennett, V. and Hoffmann, J.E. (Eds.) Earth’s Oldest Rock (2nd Edition), Amsterdam, 792-817 (Elsevier).

  3. Rai, A. K., Pati, J.K., and Rai, A.K. (2020) LIBS study of Geological Samples coupled with Chemometric Methods. Chapter-16. In: J.P. Singh and S.N. Thakur (Eds.) Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Elsevier (In Press/Proof Available)

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