Faculty Department

Somnath

Dr. Somenath Ganguly

Assistant Professor-Senior Scale

PhD, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India, (2020).

M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences. Boise State University, USA. (2008).

M.Sc. in Geology. University of Calcutta, India. (2003).

B.Sc. with Honours in Geology. University of Calcutta, India. (2001).

Area of Specialization:

Exploration Geology, Hydrogeology, Aqueous Chemistry, Isotope Geochemistry, Coal Bed Methane, Well logging.

Career Graph:

  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Department of Petroleum Engineering & Earth Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. (2017-Present).
  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale), University of Technology & Management, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Shillong, Meghalaya, India. (2014-2017).

Research:

Contribution

Isotope Hydrology and low temperature aqueous chemistry.

Interest

Exploration Geology, Hydrogeology, Coal Bed Methane, Well logging.

Recent Publications:

  • Ganguly, S., (2021) “Groundwater - From freshwater source to green energy: An overview from concern to solution”. International Journal of Energy and Water Resources. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42108-021-00150-4
  • Ganguly, S., Rai, S. K., Mittal, S., Bhan, U., Ahluwalia, R. S., (2019) “Estimation of groundwater temperature from 18O fractionation-a deterministic analytical model”. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. (Volume 9). 1000234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2019.100234
  • Ganguly, S., Bhan, U., Rai, S. K., Mittal, S., Ahluwalia, R. S., Verma, A., (2019) “An experimental approach to estimate groundwater temperature from 18O fractionation”. Groundwater for Sustainable Development. (Volume 9). 100257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gsd.2019.100257
  • Ganguly, S., Tiwari S, Bhan U, Mittal S, Rai S, et al. (2015) “Melting of Sea Ice Inexplicable for Recent Global Eustatic Sea Level Rise”. J Earth Science & Climate Change Vol 6: 245. doi:10.4172/2157-7617.1000245.
  • M. L. Polizzotto, B. D. Kocar, S. G. Benner, M. Sampson & S. Fendorf. (2008) “Near-surface wetland sediments as a source of arsenic release to ground water in Asia”. Nature. Vol 454|24 July 2008| doi:10.1038/nature07093. [My contribution was establishing the numerical model for them. S. Ganguly mentioned in acknowledgement].
  • S. Benner, M. Polizzotto, B. Kocar, S. Ganguly, K. Phan, K. Ouch, M. Sampson, S. Fendorf. (2008) “Groundwater flow in an arsenic contaminated aquifer, Mekong Delta, Cambodia”. Applied Geochemistry. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2008.06.013.

Conference presentation:

  • Ganguly, S., Bhan, U., Santosh K Rai, S. K., Dhote, P., (2020) “Response of ocean water chemistry on impact of increasing atmospheric Carbon di Oxide, International Virtual Conference on Earth’s Changing Climate: Past, Present & Future. Organized by The Society of Earth Scientists, BSIP.
  • Ganguly, S., Bhan, U., Rai, S. K., Mittal, S., (March 2019)”Groundwater temperature and its 18O isotopic response” Indo French workshop on Water Treatment and Management, UPES, IFWN_59.
  • Ganguly, S., M. Polizzotto, M. Sampson S. Fendorf and S. Benner (Fall 2006) “Ground Water Modeling Of Arsenic Contaminated Sandy Aquifer With Response To Transient River Levels, Mekong Delta, Cambodia”. Eos Trans. American Geophysical Union. 87 (52). H41B-0394.

Patent:

  • “Laboratory Experimental Apparatus Assembly to fractionate Oxygen Isotope and Deuterium in Liquid Water”. (Applied for design patent) Application Number: 345203-001; Cbr Number: 204551; Cbr Date: 23-06-2021.
  • “Room Heating Apparatus” (Applied for design patent) Application Number: 359641-001; Cbr Number: 214103; Cbr Date: 1/3/2022.

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Geological Society of America.
  • American Geophysical Union.
  • Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India.
  • Professional Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers. (#4180627)

Honours and Achievements:

  • Graduate research & teaching assistant University of Texas at San Antonio. (2008-2010 May).
  • Graduate Residential Scholar, Boise State University. (2005- 2007).
  • Prof N.N. Chatterjee book grants award, from Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India, for first position in M.Sc. Part-I Examination. University of Calcutta. (2002).
  • Geology Honors, University of Calcutta. (2001).
  • National Scholarship in Secondary Examination from Government of India. (1996).