Abhijit Basu

Abhijit Basu

Professor Emeritus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Herman B. Wells Professor of Sedimentary Geology


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

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 + opportunities

On any of the above topics.

Recent awards + 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