Abhijit Basu

Abhijit Basu

Herman B Wells Professor Emeritus

Office:   GY509
Phone:   812-855-6654

Recent Employment History

  • Herman B Wells Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, 2016 – present.
  • Professor (1991-2016); Assoc. Professor, Department of Geology/Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1982 1991. [Honors College Core Faculty: 1989-1992; 1996-2002]
  • Chair (2003 – 2007), Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • Associated Scientist, Indian Statistical Institute, 2006 – present.

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

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.

Recent Awards and Honors

Herman B Wells Endowed Professorship, Indiana University, 2003 – 2008

Felicitations, National Geophysical Research Institute (India) and Indian Society of Applied Geochemists, Special Event, Hyderabad, India, 2007

Recent Service

International Coordinator, "Proterozoic Earth and Boring Billion," 36th International Geological Congress

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Indian Association of Sedimentologists, 2017 – present.

Member, Board of Associate Editors, Sedimentary Geology, 2016 – present.

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

Member, Executive Council, Indian Society of Applied Geochemistry, 2013 – 2016

Member, Editorial and Advisory Boards, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2008 – 2015

Member, Editorial Board, Periodico di Mineralogia, 2008 – 2012

Foreign Secretary, Indian Association of Sedimentologists, 1990 – 2006

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