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Dr. Sandeep Singh

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I am Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formarly known as University of Roorkee), INDIA. Indian Institute of Technology is the oldest technical institution of the British Colony. It was started as Roorkee Collage in 1847. Redesighned in 1854 as Thomasan Collage of Civil Engineering. In 1948-49 it was elevated as the first engineering university of India. On 21st Sepetember this became Indian Institute of Technology wide Ordinance, 2001 no. 6 of 2001 of Goverenment of India

The Department of Earth Sciences, formerly the Department of Geology and Geophysics, was established in 1960. During the span of four decades the department has become one of the foremost centres of research, post graduate training and consultancy in the field of Earth Sciences. The department has been recipient of financial aid under the prestigious Special Assistance and COSIST programmes of UGC (Ministry of Human Resources and development, Govt. of India).

The geological studies in the university date back to the middle of the last century when Colonel Sir Proby Cautley (who was responsible for establishing the Thomason Engineering College) was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, London, for his pioneering work on the vertebrate fossils of the Shiwalik Ranges. Later Henry Benedict Medlicot, who was also admitted as the Fellow of the Royal Society in 1877, occupied the Chair in Geology and Experimental Sciences at Thomason College.

Research Affiliations:

Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (formarely University of Roorkee), Roorkee - 247 667, INDIA
Centre for Global Metallogeny, Department of Geology and Geophysics, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, WA, 6907, AUSTRALIA
Department fur Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Zentrallabor fur Isotopegeochemie, Ludwig-Maximilan University Munich, Theresienstranse, 41/III, D-80333 Munich, GERMANY


Igneous Petrology
Mineralogy and Crystallography
Isotope Geology

Research Interests
Collision Tectonics: emplacement of Late Cenozoic Tos Granite, Parvati Valley, NW-Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh (funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India between April 1996 and 1998 under DST Young Scientist Research Project)
Geodynamics and Exhumation of the South Indian Granulite Terranes: Role of Intra-Continental Shear Zones across Kanyakumari-Kuppan Transect (funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India from September 1997)
Tectonics, P-T constraints and timing of India-Asia Collision along the NW-Himalayan Geotransect (funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India from September 1999 under HIMPROBE programme for multidisciplinary multi-institutional programme)
Currently involved in establishing National facility on Geochronology/Isotope Geology at University of Roorkee (funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India)
Visiting (May 2000 to April 2001 as BOYSCAST Fellow) at Centre for Global Metallogeny to work out the "Timing and Geochemistry of the Cenozoic Leucogranites in the NW-Himalaya: implication on the Geodynamics of the Indian Lithosphere". The objective is to workout the melting characteristics of the Himalayan continental crust, fluid interaction during deformation, timing and modelling of the Himalayan leucogranite emplacement related to Collision Tectonics.
Himalayan Collision Tectonics: Migmatites and leucogranite Petrogenesis (funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi)
Also did the SHRIMP U-Pb dating of Himalayan granites in Perth, WA, Australia
Himachal Pradesh:
Chor Granitoid
Mandi Granite
Dalhousie Granite
Wangtu Granite
Bandal Granite
Kulu-Bajura Nappe (mylonitised augen gneiss)
Trans-Himalayan Granites:
Darbuk Granite
Ladakh Batholith
Diorite within Ladakh Batholith
Migmatites along Tangtse-Lukung road
Tangtse mylonites
Diorite north of Ladakh Batholith

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