Sponsored Projects

  1. Establishing a new Continuous-Flow Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Analytical facility. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA): $338,500, 2004.
  2. 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.
  3. Collaborative Research: Rejuvenescent Volcanism on Mauritius. USNSF: $60,778; Duration: July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Geochemical Evolution of the Earth. Department of Science and Technology, India: INR 16.8 lakhs, Duration: Aug 2011- July 2014.
  9. 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.
  10. Establishing a Continuous-Flow Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Analytical facility at ACMS, IIT Kanpur. IIT Kanpur: INR 160 lakhs, Duration 1 yr, 2013.
  11. Augmentation of WD-XRF facility at ACMS, IIT Kanpur. IIT Kanpur, INR 55 lakhs.
  12. 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.
  13. Drainage reorganization, paleoclimate reconstruction and sediment sourcing in the (paleo-) Yamuna Plains using a multi-proxy approach, SERB: INR 35.29 lakhs; Duration: 2016-2019.
  14. Establishing a Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) in the Ganga Basin: Focus on water balance, water quality, and hydro-meteorological information system, Ministry of Earth Sciences, 77 lakhs; Duration: 2016-2019.
  15. Modelling BC source influence and atmospheric effects. The National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme (NCAP), Ministry of Environment and Forests, INR 9.32 crore; Duration: 2016-2020 (PI: T. Gupta).
  16. Role of crust-mantle interaction in the origin of bimodal silicic-mafic magmas in the Deccan Traps Large Igneous Province. Ministry of Earth Sciences, INR 4.5 lakhs; Duration: 2018-2019.
  17. Isotopic evolution of terrestrial reservoirs in open system models of the Earth and its implication for crust-mantle differentiation and distribution of chemical heterogeneity in the mantle. 2019-2022, SERB, INR 23.64 lakhs