Prodip K. Dutta
Professor of Geology
Specialties: Sedimentary Petrology, Physical Stratigraphy, Environmental Geochemistry.
B.Sc. (Honors), 1960, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,
India M. Tech., 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Ph.D., 1983, Indiana University, Bloomington
Joined the department in 1983
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Research Summary Professor Dutta's research interests cover the following aspects of Sedimentary Geology and Geochemistry: Provenance of siliciclastic sediments; physical and chemical stratigraphy of sedimentary sequence; origin of silicified sedimentary rocks; geochemical processes controlling chemistry of surface and ground water pollution.
Dutta, P. k. and Wheat, R., 1993, Climatic and tectonic control in the Permo-Triassic Sydney foreland basin, eastern Australia. In. M. J. Johnson and A. Basu (eds.), Processes Controlling the Composition of Clastic sediments/ Geol. Soc. America Special Paper 284, p. 187-202.
Dutta, P. K., Zhou, Z., and de Santos, P. R., 1993, A theoretical study of mineralogical maturation of eolian sand. In: M. J. Johnson and A. Basu (eds.), Processes Controlling the Composition of Clastic sediments. Geol. Soc. America Special Paper 284, p. 203-209.
Dutta, P. K., and Ghosh, S. K., 1993, Stratigraphy of South Rewa and its bearing on the Gondwana classification in peninsular India: Jour. Geol. Soc. India, v. 42, p. 17-31.
Dutta,P. K., 1982, Climatic influence on Diagenesis of Fluvial Sandstones. In: Wolf, Karl and Chilingarian, G. V., Development in Sedimentology, v. 47, P. 191-251. Elsevier Publishing House. Amsterdam. New York.
Dutta, P. K., 1991, Influence of climate and depositional environment on the genesis of Mesozoic quartz arenite of Gondwanaland. In Ulbrich, H. and Rocha Campos, A. C. (eds.), Gondwana Seven Proceedings, p. 173-188. Instituto de Geociencias, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Kairo, S., Suttner, L. J., and Dutta, P. K., 1993, Variability in sandstone composition as a function of physical process in coarse grained delta system. In: M. J. Johnson and A. Basu (eds.), Processes Controlling the Composition of Clastic Sediments. Geol. Soc. America Special Paper 284, p. 263-283.
Ward, Colin, David, Cohen, Drago Panich, Anton Crouch, Stan, Schaller, and Prodip Dutta, 1991, Assessment of methane ignition potential by fricitional processes from Australian coal mine works. Mining Science and Technology, v. 13, p. 183-206.
Recent Graduate Students and their Thesis Topics
Kathy Dillon: Industrial and agricultural contaminants in Wabash River sediments
Arshad Ali Khan: Tracing the nature of volcanic provenace through petrographic and chemical signatures of volcanic clasts in conglomerates and pebbly sandstones of Permo Triassic sediments in the Sydney Basin, Eastern Australia.
Sanjay Karnik: Environmental control on sandstone composition of Pennsylvanian sandstones in Illinois Basin.
Sharier Nayeri: Provenance of Permian sandstones in Springsure area, Bowen Basin, Eastern Australia
Adil Wadia: Source of silicified clasts in conglomerates and pebbly sandstones of Permo-Triassic sediments in the Sydney Basin, Eastern Australia.