Animesh Mandal (PhD, IIT Kharagpur, India, 2013)
Assistant Professor

Room 203, Old SAC Building
0512-259-6811 (O)
E-mail: animeshm[AT]iitk.ac.in
Personal webpage
http://home.iitk.ac.in/~animeshm

Research Specialization

  • Exploration Geophysics/Integrated geophysical research

  • Geophysical data processing/enhancement

  • Modelling and inversion

Major Projects

  1. Integrated geophysical study in the east geothermal province, Eastern Ghats Belt, Odisha, India: an insight into the geothermal system and tectonic setup.
    Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, 2015-2020.

    Brief Outline: The proposed integrated geophysical study will provide a better understanding of the subsurface configuration of hot springs region in Odisha. It will help to decipher the probable heat source, fluid flow path, depth and lateral extension. Beside delineation of geothermal prospect of the proposed region, this geophysical investigation will also give better understanding of the basement configuration and tectonic setting of the region. This will ultimately provide significant input towards the knowledge of growth and evolution of this region.

  2. Integrated geophysical study for delineating detail subsurface structures and possible mineral deposits around Madawara region, Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
    Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2016-2020.

    Brief Outline: This study provides a better understanding of the tectonic evolution and geological history of the proposed region besides delineating the probable depth and dimension of the target PGE/base metal/chromite mineralization zones. Thus, the present work may open up new prospective areas for PGE/base metal/chromite exploration in the country.

  3. Innovative methods for geophysical data analysis, modelling and application to field data.
    IIT Kanpur (Initiation Grant), 2015-2017.

    Brief Outline: In this work, a hybrid approach based on wavelet filtering and bi-dimensional empirical mode decomposition (BEMD) has been proposed for effective regional-residual separation of potential field data. Another aspect of this work is the development of a low frequency impedance reconstruction method from band limited seismic reflection data and first principles. This reconstructed low frequency impedance model can act as an initial model for more refined modelling schemes.

List of Journal Publications (peer reviewed)

  1. Mandal, A., C. Athul, A.K. Basantaray, U. Mishra, (Accepted), Delineation of shallow structures in Madawara igneous complex, Bundelkhand Craton, India using gravity-magnetic data: Implication to tectonic evolution and mineralization: Journal of Earth System Science (IF: 1.104, 2018)

  2. Mandal,A., and S. K. Ghosh, 2020, Estimating broad trend of acoustic impedance profile from observed seismic reflection data using first principle only: The Journal of Geophysics and Engineering (IF: 1.411, 2018)

  3. Franck Eitel, K.G., R. Tenzer, S. Nguiya, A. Mandal, R. Nouayou, 2020, Crustal thickness beneath Atlas region from gravity, topographic, sediment and seismic data: Geodesy and Geodynamics, 11(1), 18-30.(IF:NA)

  4. Franck Eitel, K. G., N. Severin,A. Mandal,F. E. A. Nyam, R. Tenzer, A. P. T. Kamga, R. Nouayou, 2020, Cameroon's crustal configuration from global gravity and topographic models and seismic data: Journal of African Earth Sciences, 161.(IF: 1.633, 2018)

  5. Mishra, U., C. Athul, A.K. Basantaray, S. Chel,A. Mandal, 2019, Assessing Chromite ore processing residue (COPR) waste dump site using Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT): A case study from Umaran, Kanpur, India: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:504. (IF: 1.959, 2018)

  6. Kumar, C. P., K. Sain, and A. Mandal,2019, Delineation of a buried volcanic system in Kora prospect off New Zealand using artificial neural networks and its implications: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 161, 56–75. (IF: 1.646, 2017)

  7. Mandal, A.,A.K. Basantaray, C. Athul, U. Mishra, 2019, Integrated geophysical investigation to map shallow surface alteration/fracture zones of Atri and Tarabalo hot springs, Odisha, India: Geothermics, 77, 24–33. (IF: 3.470, 2018)

  8. Mandal, A.,and S. Niyogi, 2018, Filter assisted bi-dimensional empirical mode decomposition: a hybrid approach for regional-residual separation of gravity anomaly: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 159C, 218–227.((IF: 1.646, 2017)

  9. Mandal, A., and E. Srivastava, 2018, Enhanced structural interpretation from 3D seismic data using hybrid attributes: New insights into fault visualization and displacement in Cretaceous formations of the Scotian basin, offshore Nova Scotia: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 89, part 2, 464–478. (IF: 3.538, 2018)

  10. Kumar, C. P., and A. Mandal, 2017, Enhancement of fault interpretation using multi-attribute analysis and artificial neural network (ANN) approach: a case study from Taranaki Basin, New Zealand: Exploration Geophysics, 49 (3), 409–424.(IF: 0.950, 2017)

  11. Ghosh, S. K., andA. Mandal., 2016, Feasibility of approximate broadband estimation of acoustic impedance profile from first principles and band-limited reflection data: Geophysics, 81(3), R57–R74. (IF: 2.793, 2018)

  12. Mandal, A., W. K. Mohanty, S. P. Sharma, and S. Gupta, 2015, Laterite covered mafic-ultramafic potential target for chromite exploration – A case study from southern part of Tangarparha, Odisha, India: Journal of the Geological Society of India,86519–529. (IF: 0.994, 2018)

  13. Mandal, A., S. Gupta, W.K. Mohanty, S. Misra, 2015, Sub-surface structure of a craton-mobile belt interface: evidence from geological and gravity studies across the Rengali Province - Eastern Ghats Belt boundary, eastern India: Tectonophysics, 662, 140–152,doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.01.016. (IF: 2.764, 2018)

  14. Mandal, A, W.K. Mohanty, S.P. Sharma, 2015, Integrated gravity-magnetic study for delineation of structural guided uranium mineralization zones at Kutni, Purulia, West Bengal, India: Journal of the Geological Society of India, 85(3), 299–304. ((IF: 0.994, 2018)

  15. Mandal, A, W. K. Mohanty, S. P. Sharma, A. Biswas, J. Sen, and A. K. Bhatt, 2015, Geophysical signatures of uranium mineralization and its subsurface validation at Beldih, Purulia District, West Bengal, India: a case study: Geophysical Prospecting, 63(3), 713–726. doi: 10.1111/1365-2478.12205. (IF: 1.621, 2018)

  16. Biswas, A.,A. Mandal, S. P. Sharma, W. K. Mohanty, 2014, Delineation of subsurface structures using Self-Potential, Gravity and Resistivity surveys from South Purulia Shear Zone, India: Implication to uranium mineralization: Interpretation, 2(2), T103–T110. (IF: 1.172, 2018)

  17. Biswas, A.,A. Mandal, S. P. Sharma, and W. K. Mohanty, 2014, Integrating apparent conductance in resistivity sounding to constrain 2-D gravity modeling for subsurface structure associated with uranium mineralization across South Purulia Shear Zone, West Bengal, India: International Journal of Geophysics, 2014, 1–8. doi: 10.1155/2014/691521. (IF: NA)

  18. Gupta, S., W. K. Mohanty,A. Mandal, and S. Misra, 2014, Ancient terrane boundaries as probable seismic hazards: A case study from the northern boundary of the Eastern Ghats Belt, India: Geoscience Frontiers, 5(1),17–24. (IF: 4.160, 2018)

  19. Mandal, A., A. Biswas, S. Mittal, W. K. Mohanty, S. P. Sharma, D. Sengupta, J. Sen, and A. K. Bhatt, 2013, Geophysical anomalies associated with uranium mineralization from Beldih mine, South Purulia Shear Zone, India: Journal of the Geological Society of India,, 82, 601–606. (IF: 0.994, 2018)

  20. Biswas A., A. Jana, and A. Mandal., 2013, Application of Remote Sensing, GIS and MIF technique for elucidation of groundwater potential zones from a part of Orissa coastal tract, Eastern India: Research Journal of Recent Sciences,, 2(11), 42–49. (IF: NA)

  21. Mandal, A., W. K. Mohanty, S. P. Sharma, 2013, Gravity-magnetic studies for uranium exploration over Manbazar-Kutni area of South Purulia Shear Zone (SPSZ), West Bengal, India using hydro-uranium anomalies as guidance: GSTF Journal of Geological Sciences,, 1, no. 1, 83–87. (http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jgs/article/view/1615) (IF: NA)

  22. Mohanty, W. K., A. Mandal., S. P. Sharma, S. Gupta, and S. Misra, 2011, Integrated geological and geophysical studies for delineation of chromite deposits A case study from Tangarparha, Orissa, India: Geophysics,, 76, no. 5, B173–B185. (IF: 2.793, 2018)