Dr. Simontini Sensarma Assistant Professor
School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences

Research Interests

1. Geochemical evolution of mantle through subduction of lithosphere and recycling of elements, contributing to mantle heterogeneity;
2. Understanding paleo-ocean circulation and mobility of elements in marine deposits like polymetallic nodules and associated sediments;
3. Study of Proterozoic continental shear zones and the associated mafic-ultramafic rocks to understand their role in evolution of proto Indian shield;
4. Study of oceanic crust and seawater interaction in modifying the seawater chemistry through time and its effect on global biogeochemical cycle.

Contact Details

  • School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences
  • 9765108045
  • simontini@iitbbs.ac.in, simontinisensarma@gmai.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  B.Sc. Geology 2010 Presidency College
  M.Sc. Applied Geology 2012 Presidency College
  Ph.D. Geological Sciences 2018 CSIR-NIO/Jadavpur University


Dr. Simontini Sensarma did her M.Sc. in Applied Geology from Presidency College under University of Calcutta, India and Ph.D. from CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), registered in Jadavpur University, India. Dr. Sensarma worked as an Assistant Professor in Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Goa for a brief time before joining back NIO as a Research Associate. In 2019, she joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as a C.V. Raman Postdoctoral Fellow before joining as an Assistant Professor (Geology) at the School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar in 2022. Dr. Sensarma has participated in many national and international conference and workshops and was part of scientific cruises in the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal on board R.V. Sindhu Sadhana.



Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Sensarma S., Saha A., Hazra A. (2021) Implications of REE incorporation and host sediment influence on the origin and growth processes of ferromanganese nodules from Central Indian Ocean Basin. Geoscience Frontiers, 12, 101123, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsf.2020.11.017.
2Saha A., Sensarma S., Hazra A., Ganguly S., Peketi A. and Mudholkar A.V. (2020) Imprints of ancient recycled oceanic lithosphere in heterogeneous Indian Ocean mantle source: Evidence from Petrogenesis of Carlsberg Ridge basalts from Northwest Indian Ocean. Gondwana Research, 86, 60-82, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2020.05.003.
3Sensarma S., Gupta S.M., Banerjee R. and Mukhopadhyay S. (2020) Change of lithofacies in marine sediment core from Quaternary to Pre-Quaternary: A case study from the Central Indian Ocean Basin. Journal of Earth System Science, 129:54, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12040-019-1318-z.
4Saha A., D'Mello N. G., Sensarma S., Mudholkar A.V. and Kamesh Raju K.A. (2019) Geochemical characteristics of submarine rhyolitic pumice from Andaman back arc basin: inferences on magmatism and tectonics of North-eastern Indian Ocean. Geological Journal, 54, 2779–2796, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.3506.
5Saha A., Mudholkar A.V., Kamesh Raju K.A., Doley B. and Sensarma S. (2019) Geochemical characteristics of basalts from Andaman subduction zone: Implications on magma genesis at intraoceanic back arc spreading centres. Geological Journal, 54, 3489–3508, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.3345.
6Sensarma S., Banerjee R., Satyanarayanan M. and Mukhopadhyay S. (2018) Depositional environment of the surface sediments in Central Indian Basin (CIB), Indian Ocean between 8°-18°S latitude and 72°-79°E longitude, based on their geochemical characteristics. Geological Journal, 53, 1586-1603, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.2978.
7Sensarma S., Chakraborty P., Banerjee R. and Mukhopadhyay S. (2016) Geochemical fractionation of Ni, Cu and Pb in the deep-sea sediments from Central Indian Ocean Basin: An insight into the mechanism of metal enrichment in sediment. Chemie der Erde Geochemistry, 76, 39-48, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemer.2015.10.002.

Conferences (International)

136th International Geological Congress (IGC), India (2022)
2Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona, Spain (2019)
3SCOR-InterRidge Workshop on Mid-Ocean Ridges and Other Geological Features of the Indian Ocean in Goa, India (2018)
435th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town, South Africa (2016)
5Symposium on 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) in Goa, India (2015)

Conferences (National)

1National Workshop on Isotopes in Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences in Goa, India (2019)
2National Seminar on Dynamics of Surface and Subsurface Geological Processes, Pondicherry University (2018)
34th National Conference of the Ocean Society of India (OSICON) in Goa, India (2015)
4Workshop on Scientific Writing and Effective Communication in Goa University, India (2015)
551st Annual Convention of Indian Geophysical Union (IGU) in Kurukshetra University, India (2014)
6Marine Geosciences Research in India: Current Status and Future Directions in Goa, India (2013)

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Joint CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) AIR 25
  • Gangadas Sarda Scholarship for securing second highest marks in M.Sc. Geology exam
  • Graduate Aptitude Test Exam (GATE) AIR 32
  • Best student poster award in 4th Conference of Ocean Society of India
  • Full funding by 36th IGC Committee to attend 35th IGC at Cape Town, South Africa
  • Financial support from Centre for Cooperation in Science & Technology among Developing Societies to attend Goldschmidt, Barcelona
  • SERB-ITS funding to attend Goldschmidt Conference at Barcelona, Spain
  • C.V. Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

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Professional Experience

Postdoctorl Fellow at IIsc, Bangalore (2019-2021) Research Associate at CSIR-NIO, Goa (2018-2019) Assistant Professor at Dhempe College of Arts & Science, Goa (2017-2018) CSIR-Senior Research Fellow at NIO, Goa (2014-2017) CSIR-Junior Research Felow at NIO, Goa (2012-2014)  

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