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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 2012 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Review Article
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
7 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

26 Citations (Scopus)

Emergence of silicic continents as the lower crust peels off on a hot plate-tectonic Earth

Chowdhury, P., Gerya, T. & Chakraborty, S., 1 Sep 2017, In : Nature Geoscience. 10, 9, p. 698-703 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

The nature and evolution of the Main Central Thrust: Structural and geochronological constraints from the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India

Mukhopadhyay, D. K., Chakraborty, S., Trepmann, C., Rubatto, D., Anczkiewicz, R., Gaidies, F., Dasgupta, S. & Chowdhury, P., 1 Jun 2017, In : Lithos. 282-283, p. 447-463 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Provenance, timing of sedimentation and metamorphism of metasedimentary rock suites from the Southern Granulite Terrane, India

Sengupta, P., Raith, M. M., Kooijman, E., Talukdar, M., Chowdhury, P., Sanyal, S., Mezger, K. & Mukhopadhyay, D., 2015, Precambrian Basins of India: Stratigraphic and Tectonic Context. MAZUMDER, R. & ERIKSSON, P. G. (eds.). Bath UK: Geological Society of London, Vol. 43. p. 297-308 12 p. (Geological Society Memoir; vol. 43).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Open Access


D.A.A.D PhD Scholarship

Priyadarshi Chowdhury (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Competitive Fellowships