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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). I am also a DST Swarnajayanti Fellow, and INSA Young Scientist. I lead the Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory in IIT Kanpur. Along with my students, I try to understand the mechanical response of composite rock systems at various deformation conditions.

I received my PhD degree [PhD Thesis] from Jadavpur University, India, in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009, I did my post-doctoral research at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The research was focused on achieving a better understanding on the micro-process of rock mechanics by high pressure and temperature experimental rock deformation. In 2009, I was offered a lecturer position in the same department in ETH Zurich and worked as a full-time lecturer and researcher for the next four years until 2012. After my time at ETH Zurich, I spent about two and half years in New Zealand as a Senior Scientist at GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand.

If at all you see me outside my lab or office I will be either with my hand-made paper and water colours (see the arcade), or playing with my daughter at home. I also practice North Indian Classical Music and play the Sarod, a traditional instrument with 25 strings. I follow Senia Maihar Gharana.

This website is meant to share information related to my research, publications, achievements and important highlights. If interested, please browse and enjoy.

Santanu Misra

About me


profile image

Thank you for visiting my Cyber Home!

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). I am also a DST Swarnajayanti Fellow, and INSA Young Scientist. I lead the Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory in IIT Kanpur. Along with my students, I try to understand the mechanical response of composite rock systems at various deformation conditions.

I received my PhD degree [PhD Thesis] from Jadavpur University, India, in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009, I did my post-doctoral research at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. The research was focused on achieving a better understanding on the micro-process of rock mechanics by high pressure and temperature experimental rock deformation. In 2009, I was offered a lecturer position in the same department in ETH Zurich and worked as a full-time lecturer and researcher for the next four years until 2012. After my time at ETH Zurich, I spent about two and half years in New Zealand as a Senior Scientist at GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand.

If at all you see me outside my lab or office I will be either with my hand-made paper and water colours (see the arcade), or playing with my daughter at home. I also practice North Indian Classical Music and play the Sarod, a traditional instrument with 25 strings. I follow Senia Maihar Gharana.

This website is meant to share information related to my research, publications, achievements and important highlights. If interested, please browse and enjoy.

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  • Santanu Misra
    Department of Earth Sciences
    Room 201, Old SAC Building (Office)
    Room 109, Old SAC Building (Lab)
    IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208016; Uttar Pradesh, India

  • +91 512 259 6812 (Office)
    +91 512 259 6911 (Lab)

  • smisra@iitk.ac.in

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