abhijit_mukherjee7-300x300IIT-KGP's Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee elected to join the council of the Geological Society of America

Times of India (January 29, 2022)

Honour for IIT-Kgp earth scientist

Kolkata: Abhijit Mukherjee, earth scientist and professor of geology at IIT-Kharagpur, has been elected to join the council of the Geological Society of America (GSA). In the Society's 134-year history, Mukherjee would be the first South Asian councilor in its 12-month council.

GSA is the largest international non-profit organization devoted to geoscience, with over 20,000 members worldwide. With six regional sections in North America and 18 specialty divisions, the society's main activities include sponsoring scientific meetings and publishing scientific literature.

Mukherjee, who has been a member of the society since 2001, was elected as fellow in July 2021, making him the first Indian fellow of GSA. Specialized in groundwater resources, sustainability and scarcity, he has been recognised by the society for his pioneering research on increasing arsenic levels in Bengal. He was also the 2020 recipient of the Bhatnagar prize. "As a councilor, I would want to work towards organizing MoUs between GSA and organizations and universities dedicated to geoscience in India," he said. (View the original article)