Thursday, January 22, 2015

Madhumita Das
new Corresponding Citizen Scientist (CCS) of the IAPG

The IAPG is creating a list of experts (the "Corresponding Citizen Scientist" - CCS) on specific issues related to geoethics. From January 2015, Prof. Madhumita Das is our new CCS on "Geoethical aspects in low income countries".
Prof. Madhumita Das works at the Department of Geology of the Utkal University (India). She has a specialisation in igneous petrology, environmental geology and disaster management. Her special interest are is in popularising geoscience and gender studies. She has 34 years of academic experience, joined as a Lecturer in Geology in 1980 in Utkal Universty, and continuing as a Professor since 2003. She has carried out research under Indo-German Exchange Programme at Heidelberg University in Germany (1989-90). She is member of the National Working Group, in the IGCP (International Geological Correlation Programme)-597, and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sustainable Planet. She has also 30 years of research experience and she was involved in projects in India on the Thermal Springs of Orissa; Geology of Eastern Ghats; Genesis of Ultrabasic rocks; Impact of Manganese Mining on health of female mine workers; Mineralogy, geochemistry and petrogenesis of pyrophyllite deposits of Keonjhar District, Orissa. She attended many seminars and presented papers as University delegate in Japan, China, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Portugal, Norway, Australia and India.

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