Arijeet Mitra

DST Inspire Faculty

Divecha Centre for Climate Change
Indian Institute of Science,

Email: arijeetmitra@iisc.ac.in

Google Scholar id: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZAMg9OUAAAAJ&hl=en

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Tel: +91-80-2293-3425


Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, 2021. Thesis title- Tracing the Cycling of Platinum Group Elements (PGE) and Lead (Pb) Isotopes through the Earth’s Surface. Supervisor- Dr. Indra Sekhar Sen (IIT Kanpur).

M.Sc., in Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2015. Thesis title- Geochemical study of Hanging wall granite of Phulad Shear Zone; Supervisor- Dr. Sadhana M. Chatterjee.


• 10/2022 – present: DST Inspire Faculty, Divecha Center for Climate Change, IISc Bangalore

• 11/2021 – 09/2022: Institute of Eminence (IoE) Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Earth Sciences, IISc Bangalore

• 04/2019-09/2019: Raman Charpak Fellow, CNRS-CRPG, Nancy, France

• 07/2015 – 07/2021: Ph.D. 2021, IIT Kanpur, India

    • (Nizam, S., Mitra, A., Shukla, S., Misra, S., Sen, I. S., (2022) Time-series record of ambient platinum group elements over a remote Himalayan station: insights over the baseline estimate to judge future changes, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • Mitra, A., Sen, I. S., Pandey, S.K., Vinoj, V., Reisberg, L., Bizimis, M., Cloquet, C., Nizam, S., (2021) Lead isotopic records reveal enhanced anthropogenic particle transport during glacier melting season over the Himalayas Environmental Science and Technology, 55, 20, 13697-13708.
    • Mitra, A., Sen, I. S., Walkner, C., Meisel, T., (2021) Simultaneous determination of platinum group elements and rhenium mass fractions in road dust samples using ID-ICP-MS/MS after cation exchange separation. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 177, 106052.
    • Mitra, A., and Sen, I. S., (2017) Anthro-biogeochemical Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium Cycles of Earth: Emerging Environmental Contamination. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 216, 417-432.
    • Sen, I. S., Mitra, A., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Rothenberg, S. E., Tripathi, S.N., Bizimis, M., (2016) Emerging airborne contaminants in India: Platinum Group Elements from catalytic converters in motor vehicles. Applied Geochemistry, 75, 100-106

    Conference Publishing

    • Mitra, A.,* Sen, I. S., Reisberg, L.,Vinoj, V., Pandey, S. K., “Planetary Boundary Layer controls the transport of heavy metals to Himalayan Glaciers” presented in Goldschmidt conference, 2019, Barcelona, Spain (Oral Presentation).
    • Mitra, A.,* Meisel, T., Sen, I. S., Determination of Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium using Ammonia Gas as a Reaction Gas in ICP-MS/MS presented in National Seminar on “Strategies for Mineral Development in the Country” in Bangalore, India (Oral Presentation).
    • Mitra, A.,* Sen, I. S., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Rothenberg, S., Tripathi, S.N.,. Bizimis, M., Emerging airborne contaminants in India: Platinum Group Elements from catalytic converters in motor vehicles presented in 4th Highly Siderophile Elements Geochemistry Workshop, 2016, Durham, U.K (Oral Presentation).
  • 2018: Raman-Charpak Fellowship
  • 2021: Institute of Eminence (IoE)- IISc Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • 2022: Inspire Faculty Fellowship
  • 2022: Research grant from Department of Science and Technology under the Inspire Faculty programme.
  • 2021: Post-doctoral Research Grant under the IoE post doc fellowship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • 2020, 2019, 2018: Student Travel Grant from Geochemical Society for Goldschmidt conference.
  • 2018: Research Grant from CEFIPRA under the Raman Charpak fellowship.
  • 2016: Travel Grant from Geochemical Society for attending 4th Highly Siderophile Elements Geochemistry Workshop, Durham, U.K.
Research Areas

Broad research areas: Non-traditional Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Reactive Transport of Environmental Pollutants (Metals and Metalloids), Biogeochemical Cycling of Nutrients.

Specific research areas:

  • • Terrestrial ecosystem scale cycling of bio-limiting nutrients.
  • • Chemical mass balancing and source apportionment of anthropogenic lead (Pb) through isotope fingerprinting.
  • • Dust based atmospheric deposition: Determination of flux and source identification through isotopic fingerprinting.
  • • Role of chemical weathering and reverse weathering, plant based biological uptake, and reactive transport in determining Mg, Ca and K isotopic composition of surficial aquifers (INSPIRE project)
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