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Saha Lopamudra
Saha Lopamudra Assistant Professor sahalfes[at] 01332285343
Areas of Interest
  • Petrology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Metamorphic Petrology including pseudosection analyses, Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Archaean tectonics
Professional Background
20092010Post-Doctoral Research FellowUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
20102012LecturerUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
2013continuingAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Educational Details
PhDGeologyIndian Institute of Technologh Kharagpur2008
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Palaeoarchaean evolution of the granitoid-greenstone terrains in South Africa and IndiaUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa2010
Archaean Crust forming processes from North-western IndiaIITR2013
Collision of Singhbhum Craton with Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt.........DST2014
Central Seismic Gap in Garhwal-KumDST-FIST2016
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Metamorphic evolution of Bhilwara supracrustal rocks from Rajasthan, NW IndiaNibedita Rakshit
Shear Zone nucleation in Archaean potassic granite from Bundelkhand craton, central India: constrainSudhakar Sahoo
Corundum formation in white schist from Bundelkhand cratonJayjit Banerjee
Origin of Archaean Potassic granite from Bundelkhand craton, central India: constraints from geochemSaheli Sarkar
Constraining P-T paths from the metamorphic rocks of Higher Himalayan Crystallines along the Dhauli Suryaprakash Lahoti
Tectonic evolution of Bhilwara supracrustal rocks, North-West India: constraints from structural andAbhishek Prakash
Geochemical and structural characteristics of Archean granitoids from E-W trending shear zones in ceAnkit Bhandari (presently pursuing PhD in University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Titanium substitution in biotite: a thermometer applied to constrain temperatures from proterozoic mHarshit Verma (ongoing)
Titanium substitution in muscovite: application to estimate p-t conditions from archaean white schisRishav (ongoing)
Palaeoarchaean tectono-metamorphic events from the Dwalile granitoid-gneiss- greenstone beltMiss Nokukhayana Mtalana
Origin and alterations of the supracrustal units from the Palaeoarchaean Witrivier area, SE KaapvaalMiss Zanele
Visits to outside institutions
Institute VisitedPurpose of VisitDate
Perth, Western AustraliaOral and Poster Presentation at Evolving Early Earth, 5th International Archaean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia. 2010
Field tripOral presentation and field visits in Archaean terrains during the Field Workshop, Early crustal evolution of southeastern Kaapvaal craton in South Africa and Swaziland.2010
PragueOral and Poster presentations on Archaean tectonics from Bundelkhand and Kaapvaal Cratons at the Goldschmidt Conference, Prague.2011
University of Johannesburg, SAOral presentation on the Paleoarchaean tectonics from SE Kaapvaal Craton at the Colloquium of African Geology, South Africa, 23rd.2011
Refereed Journal Papers

1. Prakash, A., Saha, L., Petrik, I, Janak, M., Bhattacharya, A., 2017.  Metamorphic evolution of Palaeoproterozoic anatectic migmatites in the eastern part of the Aravalli-Delhi Fold Belt: constraints from thermodynamic modeling and monazite dating, Geological Magazine (in press).

2. Bhattacharya, A., Das, H.H., Bell, E., Bhattacharya, Atreyee, Chatterjee, N., Saha, L., Dutt, A., 2016. Restoration of Late Neoarchean–Early Cambrian tectonics in the Rengali orogen and its environs (eastern India): The Antarctic connection, Lithos, 263, 190-212

3. Saha, L., Frei, D., Gerdes, A., Pati, J.K., Sarkar, S., Patole, V., Bhandari, A., Nasipuri, P., 2016. Crustal geodynamics from Archaean Bundelkhand Craton, India: constraints from zircon U-Pb-Hf isotope studies, Geological Magazine 153, 179-192.

4. Saha, L., Hoffmann, A., Jele, N., Harris, C., 2012. Paleoarchaean sea floor alterations and metamorphism of pillow basalts from the Nondweni Greenstone Belts, SE Kaapvaal Craton, South African Journal of Geology, 115, 259-282.

5. Saha, L., Pant, N.C., Pati, J.K., Upadhyay, D., Berndt, J., Bhattachrya, A., Satynaryan, M., 2011. Neoarchaean margarite-phengitic muscovite-chlorite corona mantled corundum in quartz-free high-Mg-Al phlogopite-chlorite Schists from the Bundelkhand Craton, north-central India, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 161, 511-530.

6. Saha, L., Hoffmann, A., Xie, H., Hegner, E., Wilson, A., Wan, Y., Liu, D., Kroner, A., 2010. Zircon ages and metamorphic evolution of Archaean Assegaai-De Kraalen granitoid greenstone terrain, South East Kaapvaal Craton, American Journal of Science, 310, 1384-1320.

7. Bhowmik, S.K., Saha, L., Dasgupta, S., Fukuoka, M., 2009. Metamorphic phase relations in orthopyroxene-bearing granitoids: implications for high pressure metamorphism and prograde melting of continental crust, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 27, 295-315.

8. Saha, L., Bhowmik, S.K., Fukuoka, M., Dasgupta, S., 2008. Contrasting episodes of regional granulite facies metamorphism in enclaves and host gneisses from the Aravalli-Delhi mobile belt, NW India, Journal of Petrology, 49, 107-128.

9. Sikdar, P.K., Mondal, S., Saha, L., Sarkar, S.S., Banerjee, S., 2002. Environmental Impact Assessment of a proposed info-tech complex in East Calcutta Wastelands, The Environmentalist, 22, 241-260.

10. Sensarma, S., Banerjee, M., Saha, L., Udayganeshan, P., 2006. Art of Petrography: Eyes of a petrographer and mind of a petrologist, Current Science, 91, 154-155.


Conference Abstracts

  • Prakash, A., Saha, L., Sarkar, S. (2016): Origin of peak and retrograde assemblages during Grenvillian orogeny from garnet-staurolite bearing mica schist of Bhilwara Supergroup, NW India: constraints from pseudosection modeling, EGU, Vienna (poster presented).


  • Bhandari, A., Nasipuri, P., Saha, L., Pati, J.K., Sarkar, S., Purohit, R. (2016): Interplay between grain size reduction, chemical reaction, and shear localization in lower crustal rocks: a case study from Archaean Bundelkhand Craton, North-Central India, EGU, Vienna.


  • Sarkar, S., Saha, L., Satyanaryanan, M., Pati, J.K. (2015): Fractional Crystallisation of Archaean Trondhjemite Magma at 12-7 Kbar: Constraints on Rheology of Archaean Continental Crust, EGU, Vienna.


  • Sarkar, S., Patole, V., Saha, L., Pati, J.K., Nasipuri, P. (2015): Mechanisms for strain localization within Archaean craton: A structural study from the Bundelkhand Tectonic Zone, north-central India, EGU, Vienna.


  • Saha, L., Sarkar, S., Rakshit, N., Nasipuri, P. (2014): Evidence of pre-Gondwana tectono-thermal event from the Bhilwara Supracrustal units of Rajasthan, north-west India, EGU, Vienna.


  • Sarkar, S., Saha, L., Nasipuri, P., Pati, J.K., 2014: Late-Archaean potassic granite from the Bundelkhand craton, central India, EGU, Vienna.


  • Sarkar, S., Sahu, S., Saha, L., Pati, J.K., Nasipuri, P., 2013: Rheology of the Archean crust: a structural-deformation based study from the Bundelkhand craton, north-central India, ESICET, IIT Roorkee.


  • Saha, L., Pati, J.K., Nasipuri, P., 2013: Origin of corundum in the high magnesium-aluminium phlogopite-chlorite schist from the Bundelkhand craton, north-central India, ESICET, IIT Roorkee.


  • Rakshit, N., Saha, L., 2013: Metamorphic evolution of the Bhilwara supracrustal rocks, Rajasthan, ESICET, IIT Roorkee.


  • Saha, L., Hofmann & A. Xie, H., 2012. Archaean evolution of the Singhbhum Craton: constraints from new metamorphic-geochemical data and SHRIMP zircon ages, Craton 2012 (Oral presentation).


  •  Saha, L. & Hofmann, A., 2012. Formation of Archaean TTGs during lower crustal melting of mafic rocks: constraints from P-T pseudosection analyses, European Mineralogical Conference (Oral presentation).


  • Mtalana, N.E., Saha, L., Hofmann, A. & Frei, A Palaeoarchaean metamorphic event from the Dwalile greenstone belt, SE Kaapvaal craton, 2012, IMSG(Oral presentation).


  • Pati, J.K. & Saha, L., 2011. Mesoarchaean tectono-metamorphic event from Bundelkhand craton, central India, Goldschmidt Conference (Oral presentation).


  • Saha, L., Hofmann, A. & Xie, H., 2011.  Prograde P-T path of a ~3.2 Ga tectonometamorphic event from Assegaai greenstone belt, SE Kaapvaal craton, Goldschmidt Conference (Oral presentation).


  • Saha, L., Hofmann, A., Xie, H. & Hegner, E., 2011. A Palaeoarchean high pressure metamorphic event from SE Kaapvaal craton, The Colloquium of African Geology, South Africa, 23rd (Oral presentation).


  • Saha, L., Hofmann, A., Xie, H. & Hegner, E., 2010. Tectono-metamorphic history of some greenstone belts of SE Kaapvaal craton, Evolving Early Earth, 5th International Archaean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia (Poster and Oral presentations).


  • Saha, L., Hofmann, A., Xie, H. & Hegner, E., 2010. A 3.2 Ga high-grade tectono-metamorphic event recorded from the Assegaai, De Kraalen and Witrivier greenstone belts, southeastern Kaapvaal craton, Field Workshop, Early crustal evolution of southeastern Kaapvaal craton in South Africa and Swaziland (Oral presentation).


  • Raith, M.M., Saha, L., & Bhattacharya, A., 2009. The origin of sapphirine-cordierite intergrowths in an iron/alkali-free Mg-Al granulite from the Eastern Ghats Belt (India), Poster presented in DMG Meeting at Halle (Oral presentation).