Sponsored Projects

 

List of Earth Science Sponsored Projects is given below.

 

 
 
  • Effects of climate change on cryosphere-river linkages: Insights from seasonal and inter-annual variation of glacial melt discharge in the headwaters of the Ganges River, PEER, USAID (jointly with Dr. I. Sen) 

  • Establishing The Reference Condition On The Ganga River With Corona Archival Imagery, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES), New Delhi 

  • Sediment dynamics and sediment connectivity in the Koshi basin: implications for river hazards, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal

  • Delta vulnerability and climate change: Migration as an adaptation (DECCMA), International Development Research Centre, Canada

  • Knowledge network centre on floods and waterlogging: focus on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

  • Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas, ESPA

  • Sustainable Management of the Ganga River Basin through Scientific Innovation, UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), British Council 

  • Hydrometeorological feedbacks and changes in water storage and fluxes in Northern India, MOES (New Delhi) and NERC (UK) 

  • The structure and dynamics of groundwater systems in northwestern India under past, present and future climates, MOES (New Delhi) and NERC (UK) 

  • The Kosi river alluvial dynamics and associated risks, Indo-French Center for Promotion of Advance Research 

  • IGCP 582: Tropical rivers: hydro-physical processes, impacts, hazards and management (UNESCO and IUGS) 

  • Morphotectonic Variability along the NW Himalayan Front: Tectonics-Climate Coupling, DST

  • River dynamics and Flood risk evaluation of the Kosi river, north Bihar plains: an integrated approach, Ministry of Earth Sciences 

  • Fluvial geomorphology in Ganga River Basin Management, Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi

  • River dynamics and hazard assessment in the Himalayan foreland, UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), British Council (GBP 51,007)

  • National facility for core archival and analysis (ongoing, 2006-11, DST)

  • Interfluve stratigraphy, sedimentology and geochemistry of the central and southern Ganga plains (DST)

  • Sub-surface stratigraphy of the Ghaggar plains: linkage of landscape evolution and cultural heritage, Imperial College, London

  • Reconstruction of monsoonal rainfall from Late Quaternary Ganga and Yamuna alluvial plains by stable isotope tracers: implications to climate change on vegetation and river response, DST

  • Late Quaternary environmental changes in western Haryana plains interpreted through lake deposits, University of Cambridge, UK (2009-10)

  • Fluvial geomorphology and hydraulic modeling of the upper Ganga for maintaining sustainable flows, World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature

  • Neotectonic vs. climatic control on river dynamics and landscape evolution during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene: Comparison of the Körös Basin (Hungary) and the Ganga-Yamuna plains, Himalayan foreland (India), Hungarian - Indian Intergovernmental S & T Cooperation Programme(2005-07, DST)

  • IGCP 518 "Fluvial sequences as evidence for landscape and climatic evolution in the Late Cenozoic" (UNESCO and IUGS)

  • Tracking Environmental Change and Human Impact In The Ganga Plains, Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India (2003-2006)

  • Mega-Geomorphic Elements in Ganga-Yamuna (GY) Alluvial Plains and their stratigraphic significance interpreted through sedimentology and geochemistry (ongoing), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (2002-05)

  • Remote sensing assisted mapping of mega-geomorphology in parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plains, India (Apr'00-Aug.02), University of Dalhousie, Canada

  • Modernisation of sedimentological research facility (2003-05, MHRD)

  • Modernization of geosciences UG Laboratory (2003-05, MHRD)

  • Application of Geomorphologic Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph (GIUH) and Geomorphoclimatic Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph (GcIUH) theory in overbank flow analysis (June'98-May'01), All India Council for Technical Education

  • Sedimentology and sediment-water geochemistry at Sambhar lake basin, Rajasthan (Jan.'97-Dec.'99), Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

  • Hydro-geochemistry, thermal structure and sedimentology of Priyadarshini lake, Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica (Jan. '97- Dec.'98), Dept. of Ocean Development, Govt. of India

  • Design, demonstration and monitoring of ash dykes (March '95 - Feb. 1998), Flyash Mission, Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

  • Hydrological studies of Naini lake, U. P., Directorate of Environment, Govt. of U. P.

  • Identification of landslide-prone areas in the Uttarkashi region using Remote sensing data, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India

  • Establishing a new Continuous-Flow Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Analytical facility. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA): $338,500, 2004 (Funded).

  • Inferences on Paleoclimate from detailed Sedimentological and Geochemical study of Paleosols within the Hensel Formation, South Texas, USA. UTSA Faculty Research Award 2005-2006; Amount: $5000; Duration: 6 months (Funded).

  • Collaborative Research: Rejuvenescent Volcanism on Mauritius. USNSF: $60,778; Duration: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009 (Funded).

  • Collaborative Research: Paleoclimate Reconstruction based on the Stable Carbon Isotopic Composition of Bone Collagen from Small Herbivores Recovered in Archaeological Assemblages USNSF: $151,357 (Co-PI); Duration: Sept 2008- Aug 2010 (Funded).

  • Geochemical Signatures in the sediment cores from Ganga Valley and Ghaggar/Hakra riverbed- Inferences on Sedimentation Dynamics and Climate Change in Northern India. Initiation Grant for New Faculty Research, IIT Kanpur: INR 10 lakhs; Duration: 2009-2010 (Funded).

  • Acquisition of a New X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Spectrometer for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering at IITK. CARE Scheme, IIT Kanpur: INR 70 lakhs, Duration: 2010 (Funded).

  • The Kosi river alluvial dynamics and associated risks. Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR): INR 37.62 lakhs (Co-PI); Duration: 2011-2014 (Funded).

  • Geochemical Evolution of the Earth. Department of Science and Technology, India: INR 16.8 lakhs, Duration: Aug 2011- July 2014 (Funded).

  • Reduction of Chromium Toxicity using Nano particles: Laboratory and Field Scale Study, 2010. Ministry of Environment and Forests, India: INR 28.16 lakhs: Duration: Apr 2012-Apr 2015 (Funded).

  • Establishing a Continuous-Flow Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Analytical facility at ACMS, IIT Kanpur. IIT Kanpur: INR 160 lakhs, Duration 1 yr, 2013 (Funded).

  • Augmentation of WD-XRF facility at ACMS, IIT Kanpur. IIT Kanpur, INR 55 lakhs (Funded).

  • Building a Novel System for Soot: Measurement Toxicity Assessment and Source Identification. A collaborative proposal by Civil, Electrical, BSBE, IIT Kanpur (Co-PI). Ministry of Human Resources and Development, India: INR 7 Crores; Duration: Feb2014- Feb 2018 (Funded).

  • The cryosphere large river interactions. 2014-2016, PI Sen (NSF and MOES), Rs.102 Lac  

  • Development of a Low Particulate and Metal Free Clean Laboratory to Support Isotopes Analysis of Water Samples. PI Sen, (IIT Kanpur),  2014-2015, Rs. 93 Lac

  • Vanadium isotopes in crude oil and organic rich source rocks, PI Sen, DST, 2014-2018, Rs. 35 Lac