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Research interests

My research interest includes the application of petrology and geodynamic modeling to understand the crustal evolution and lithosphere dynamics. I use the principles of metamorphic petrology, diffusion modeling (geospeedometry) and numerical modeling to understand the evolution of plate tectonics and its record within the preserved continental archive.

At Monash University, I am a part of the 'Pulse of the Earth' project led by Prof. Peter Cawood and will be involved in understanding the Archean evolution of plate tectonics and continental crust.

External positions

Research Fellow, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Ruhr University Bochum)


CSIR- Junior Research Fellow, Jadavpur University


Research area keywords

  • Precambrian Geology
  • Geodynamics
  • Petrology
  • Diffusion geospeedometry

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Research Output

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article

Peel-back controlled lithospheric convergence explains the secular transitions in Archean metamorphism and magmatism

Chowdhury, P., Chakraborty, S., Gerya, T. V., Cawood, P. A. & Capitanio, F. A., 15 May 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 538, 13 p., 116224.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Extensive crustal extraction in Earth’s early history inferred from molybdenum isotopes

McCoy-West, A. J., Chowdhury, P., Burton, K. W., Sossi, P., Nowell, G. M., Fitton, J. G., Kerr, A. C., Cawood, P. A. & Williams, H. M., 1 Nov 2019, In : Nature Geoscience. 12, 11, p. 946-951 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Reconciling thermal regimes and tectonics of the early Earth

Capitanio, F. A., Nebel, O., Cawood, P. A., Weinberg, R. F. & Chowdhury, P., 1 Oct 2019, In : Geology. 47, 10, p. 923-927 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)
3 Citations (Scopus)

Channel flow and localized fault bounded slice tectonics (LFBST): Insights from petrological, structural, geochronological and geospeedometric studies in the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India

Chakraborty, S., Mukhopadhyay, D. K., Chowdhury, P., Rubatto, D., Anczkiewicz, R., Trepmann, C., Gaidies, F., Sorcar, N. & Dasgupta, S., 1 Jun 2017, In : Lithos. 282-283, p. 464-482 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)


D.A.A.D PhD Scholarship

Chowdhury, Priyadarshi (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships