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Indra Sen
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Education and Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (2014-present): Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Visiting Faculty (2013-14): Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, India. PostDoc. (2010-13): Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA. Ph.D. (2006-2010): Florida International University, USA. M.Sc. (2003-05): Jadavpur University, India.

Research Interests
Isotope Geochemistry


*Student Supervision


    (12) Boral, S.,* Sen, I. S., Ghoshal, D., Sinha, R., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Hemingway, J. D. Indian Summer Monsoon Drives Enhanced Glacial Melt in the Himalayas. Nature Geoscience (under review)

    (11) Kumar, B., Lakshmi, V., Srinivasan, R., Patra, K.C., Sen, I.S., Pandey, P.K. Impact of Snow Dynamics in the Simulation of Hydrological Processes over the Alpine-Himalayan Regions. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (under review)

    (10) Mitra, A.* and Sen, I. S., 2016. Earth’s Anthrobiogeochemical Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium Cycles: An Emerging Environmental Contamination. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (accepted)

  • (9) Sen. G, Hames, W.E., Paul, D.K., Biswas, S.K., Ray, A., Sen, I.S. Pre-Deccan and Deccan Magmatism in Kutch, India: Implications of New 40Ar/39Ar Ages of Intrusions.Journal of Geological Society of India, 2016,6, DOI: 10.17491/cgsi/2016/105422

    (8) Sen, I. S., Mitra, A.,* Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Rothenberg, S., Tripathi, S.N.,. Bizimis, M., 2016.  Emerging airborne contaminants in India: Platinum Group Elements from catalytic converters in motor vehicles. Applied Geochemistry, 2016, 75, 100-106

    (7) Sen, I. S., Bizimis, M.Tripathi, S.N., Paul, D., 2016. Lead isotope fingerprinting of aerosols to characterize the sources of atmospheric lead in an industrial city of India. Atmospheric Environment 129, 27-33.

  • (6) Sen, I. S. & Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B. Rapid determination of osmium concentrations and 187Os/188Os of crude oils and source rocks by coupling high pressure, high temperature digestion with sparging OsO4 into a multi-collector ICPMS. Analytical Chemistry, 2014, 86, 2982-2988.

  • (5) Sen, I. S. Platinum Group Element Pollution is a Growing Concern in Countries with Developing Economy. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 13903-13904.

    (4) Sen, I. S., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B. & Geboy, N. Complex Anthropogenic Sources of Platinum Group Elements in Aerosols on Cape Cod, USA. Environmental Science & Technology, 2013, 47, 10188-10196.

  • (3) Sen, I. S. & Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B. Anthropogenic Disturbance of Element Cycles at the Earth’s Surface. Environmental Science & Technology, 2012, 47, 10188-10196.

  • (2) Sen, I. S., Bizimis, M., Sen, G. & Huang, S. A radiogenic Os component in the oceanic lithosphere? Constraints from Hawaiian pyroxenite xenoliths. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2011, 75, 4899-4916.

  • (1) Sen, I. S., Bizimis, M. & Sen, G. Geochemistry of sulfides in Hawaiian garnet pyroxenite xenoliths: Implications for highly siderophile elements in the oceanic mantle. Chemical Geology 2010, 273, 180-192.


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