Debajyoti Paul

PhD (Cornell University, USA)

Professor, Departement of Earth Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD, Cornell University, USA, 2002
    Thesis Title:Modeling the isotopic evolution in the Earth & Geochemistry of Mauritius Island, Indian Ocean, Cornell University, 217 pp., 2002.
    Thesis Supervisor:Prof. William M. White
  • M.Sc., Andhra University, India, 1994
  • B.Sc., Utkal University, India, 1992




  • Geochemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Petrology

  • Skrzypek, G., D. Paul, and B Wojtun, The altitudinal climatic effect on the stable isotope compositions of Agave and Opuntia in arid environments - a case study at the Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. Journal of Arid Environments, 92, 102-112., 2013.

  • Sensarma S., D. Paul, N V ChalapatiRao, Large Igneous Provinces: Global Perspectives and Research Prospects in India, Current Science, 105 (2), 182-192, 2013.

  • Paul D., and R. Mauldin., Implications for Late Holocene climate from stable carbon and oxygen isotopic variability in soil and land-snail shells from archaeological site 41KM69 in Texas, USA, Quaternary International, 308-309, 308-309, 242-252, 2013.

  • Paul D., Swati., Global Surface Heat Flow and its implications on mantle structure. Journal of Applied Geochemistry, 14(4), 509-527, 2012.

  • Moore, J. C., W.M. White, D. Paul, R.A. Duncan, W. Abouchami, and S.J.G. Galer, Evolution of Shield-building and Rejuvenescent Volcanism of Mauritius. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 207, 47–66, 2011..


  • 2018-present, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • 2014-2018, Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • 2012-2014, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India.2008-2012, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India.

  • 2002-2004, Visiting Resarch Fellow, Max-Planck Institut fur Chemie, Mainz, Germany (1 yr as Av. Humboldt Research Fellow

  • 1994 Andhra University: Gold Medal for securing First Class First in the University

  • 1998–99 Cornell University: Long fellowship

  • 2004- Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow


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