Abhijit Basu

Abhijit Basu

Professor Emeritus
Herman B. Wells Professor of
Sedimentary Geology

Office:   GY509
Phone:   812-855-6654

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1975, Indiana University
  • M.Sc., 1961, Calcutta University

Research Interests

Sedimentary Provenance, Processes and Products on Earth, Moon, Mars and Meteorite Parent Bodies; Proterozoic Sedimentary Geology of India

Courses Taught Recently

Meteorites and Planets (Freshman)
Earth Processes and Planets (College Critical Approaches)
Applications of Detrital Zircon/Monazite Geochronology (Graduate Seminar)

Teaching Philosophy

Learning is the only goal of the process we call teaching; and, students are always right.

Recent Research Projects

Revision of Proterozoic geology and tectonics of India.

Regolith and comparative planetary geology.

Graduate Student Projects

On any of the above topics.

Undergraduate Projects and Opportunities

On any of the above topics.

Recent Awards and Honors

Herman B Wells Endowed Professorship, Indiana University, 2003 – present

Felicitations, National Geophysical Research Institute and Indian Society of Applied Geochemists, 2007

Recent Service

Member, Executive Council, Indian Society of Applied Geochemistry, 2013 – present

Associate Editor, Journal of the Geological Society of India, 2009 – present

Member, Editorial and Advisory Boards, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2008 – present

Member, Editorial Board, Periodico di Mineralogia, 2008 – present

Foreign Secretary, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, 1990 – present

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 2008 – 2011

Member, Advisory Committee, International Symposium on Precambrian Accretionary Orogens (Delhi, Feb 2011), 2010–2011

Member, Advisory Committee, International Conference on Paleoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution (Kolkata, Nov 2009), 2009

Member, Science Board, International Research School of Planetary Sciences, University of "G.d’Annunzio", Italy, 1999 – 2009