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Abhayanand Singh Maurya
Maurya Abhayanand Singh Assistant Professor abhayfes[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285610
Areas of Interest
  • Marine Micropaleontology, Paleoceanography, Mass Spectrometry, Isotope Hydrology
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
20012003JRF (DST)University of Allahabad
20032006Research ScholarUniversity of Allahabad
20062008SRF (CSIR)University of Allahabad
20082011Post Doctoral FellowPhysical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
2011till dateAssistant ProfessorEarth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
20112014OC Time Table and ExaminationIIT Roorkee
2015 Till DateFaculty AdvisorHamrock Society and Congnigence
2016Till DateFaculty AdvisorHimalayan Explorer Club
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Paleoceanographic significance of deep-sea benthic foraminifera at Kerguelen Plateau Southern Ocean CSIR2015
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Global Biogeochemical CycleES-441IMT (GLT) 4th Year and MT (GLT) 2nd YearSpring
PaleobiologyES-524AM.Sc. (Applied Geology)Spring
PaleontologyES-209IMT (GLT) 2nd YearAutumn
Introduction to Earth SciencesES-101IMT (GLT and GPT)Autumn
StartigraphyES-204Geological TecnologySpring
StaritigraphyES-302IMT (GLT) 3rd Year and MT (GLT) 1st YearSpring
MicropaleontologyES-524IMT (GLT) 5th Year and MT (GLT) 3rd YearAutumn
PaleontologyES-203Geological Tecnology 2nd YearAutumn
GlacilogyIES-05Not Fixed (General Science Course)Autumn
Introduction to Earth sciencesES-101Geological Tecnology Ist YearAutumn
Introduction to GeosciencesES-201Civil 2nd YearSpring
PaleontologyES524M.Sc Ist YearSpring
Stratigraphy and Geology of IndiaES-356IMT (GPT) 3rd Year and MT (GPT) 1st YearSpring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Mr Sanjay Kumar VermaMicro Biota of Indus Suture Zone, Ladakh
Ms Pragaya PandeyMicropaleontology and Early Cenozoic Paleoceanography
Ms Neha RarhIsotope Hydrology
Mr RajvardhanGlacial hydrology
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Sample Collection, Storage and Transportation Protocols for isotopic measurements NIH Roorkee23-12-2011
Climate Change: Present and FutureGarhwal University
National International Collaboration
TopicOrganisationLevel
Stable isotopes in Hydrological InvestigationsPhysical Research LaboratoryRP
Climate during Paleocene-EoceneBSIP LucknowPHD
Estimation of Evaporation in running water bodies using stable IsotopesNational Institute of Hydrology RoorkeePG
Quaternary climate dynamicsWadia Institute of Himalayan Geology DehradunPG
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. H. Achyuthan, R.D. Deshpande, M.S. Rao, B. Kumar, T. Nallathambi, K. S. Kumar, R.Ramesh, P. Ramachandran, A. S. Maurya, S.K. Gupta (2013) Distributions of stable isotopes and salinity in the surface waters the Bay. Marine Chemistry,v.  149, 51–62.   
  2. R.D. Deshpande, A. S. Maurya, R.C. Angasaria, M. Dave, A.D. Shukla, N. Bhandari, and S. K. Gupta (2013) Isotopic study of Megacryometeor in western India. Current Science, v. 104, No. 6, p. 728-737.
  3. 3. R.D. Deshpande, A. S. Maurya, B. Kumar, A. Sarkar and S.K. Gupta (2013) Kinetic Fractionation of Water Isotopes during Liquid Condensation under Super-saturated Condition. Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, v 100, 60–72.
  4. A. S Maurya, Miral Shah, R.D. Deshpande  and S.K. Gupta (2011) Hydrograph separation and precipitation source identification using stable water isotopes and conductivity: River Ganga at Himalayan foothills, Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7912
  5. R.D. Deshpande, A. S. Maurya, B. Kumar, A. Sarkar and S.K. Gupta (2010) Insight into Vapour Source and Rain-Vapour Interaction using Stable Isotopes from Semi-Arid Western India, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2010JD014458
  6. A K. Rai and A. S. Maurya  (2009) Response of Miocene paleoceanographic changes to the deep sea benthic foraminiferal diversity at ODP site 754A in the southeastern Indian Ocean, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, v.38(4), p.423-431.
  7. 7.S. S. Das, A. S Maurya, A. C. Pandey, U. Bhan  and A. K.Rai (2008) Influence Of Sediment Source and Monsoonal Variations on the late Quaternary Clay mineral assemblages at ODP Site 728a, North Western Arabian Sea. Current Science, v. 95, No. 9, p. 1320-1326
  8. A. K. Rai, V. B. Singh, A. S Maurya and S. Shukla (2008) Ventilation of North-western Arabian Sea Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ) during last 175 kyrs: A pteropod record at ODP Site 728A. Current Science, v. 94, No. 4, p. 480-485.9
  9. Ajai K. Rai and A. S Maurya (2008) Miocene deep sea benthic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of southeastern Indian Ocean. Journal of Paleontological Society of India, v.  53(2), p. 147-158.
  10. A. K. Rai and A. S Maurya (2007) Paleoceanogrphic significance of Miocene deep-sea benthic foraminiferal diversity of Wombat Plateau, eastern Indian Ocean. Journal of Geological Society of India, v. 70, No. 6, p. 837-845.
  11.  A. K. Rai, M. S. Srinivasan and A. S Maurya (2007) Influence of Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) and monsoonal activity in the central Indian Ocean over  past  5   million years:  Benthic foraminiferal record at  DSDP Site  238. Journal of Geological Society of India, v. 69, No. 2,  p. 222-232.
  12.  A. S Maurya and Ajai K. Rai. (2006). Palaeoceanographic significane of Early Miocene deep sea benthic foraminifera at ODP site 761B on Wombat Plateau, Eastern Indian Ocean. National Academy Science Letters, v. 29, no. 5 & 6, p.213-219.
  13.  A. S. Maurya and Ajai K. Rai. (2005) Miocene deep sea benthic    foraminiferal biostratigrappghy at ODP sites 760A and 761B (Wombat Plateau) eastern Indian Ocean. Indian Journal of Geology, v.1-2, p. 1-12