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Dr Parthasarathi Chakraborty selected for MS Krishnan Medal 2015
Dr Parthasarathi Chakraborty, Scientist of CSIR-NIO has been selected by Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) for the Krishnan Medal for 2015 in recognition of his outstanding contribution in Geosciences. He will be presented with a medal and a citation at the 52nd Annual Convention of IGU that will take place at the National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research, Goa during November 3-5, 2015.
The Krishnan Medal was instituted in 1964 by IGU, and is presented to a Geophysicist/Geologist below the age of 40 years for his/her excellent contribution in the field of Earth Sciences. He will deliver a lecture on a current topic of his choice, scheduled for a duration of 20 minutes on 3rd November, 2015.
Dr. Chakraborty is involved in the understanding of metal-ligands interactions in marine environments (water and sediments). He is involved in establishing a mechanistic linkage between metal speciation and their impacts (as nutrient or toxicant) to lives in marine environment (sediments and water column). His interest includes (i) heavy/trace metals-sediment/DOC interactions and their speciation and bioavailability in marine environments (ii) developing new technique and methodologies to provide a better understanding of metal-dissolved organic carbon interactions both in fresh and marine environments. Dr. Chakraborty has made visible contributions in the field of geochemistry by improving the understanding of the role of metal-binding ligands in marine biogeochemistry. He has been serving as an associate member of Scientific Committee on Ocean Research (SCOR), Working Group 139. He has also worked as an expert in the assessment of the Mercury Content in Coal fed to Power Plants and study of Mercury Emissions from the Sector in India (project by UNEP, DTIE Chemicals Branch, Geneva, Switzerland). He is one of the key members of the CSIR XII Plan Network Project on “Geological processes in the Indian Ocean – Understanding the input fluxes, sinks and Paleoceanography (GEOSINKS)”. He has published 37 research articles in reputed international journals.
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