Abhijit Mukherjee

1. Professional Preparation

  • Jackson School Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2006–2008
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, USA, 2006
  • M.S., University of Kentucky, USA, 2003.
  • M.Sc., University of Calcutta, India, 1999
  • B.Sc (Honors), University of Calcutta, India, 1997

2. Graduate Advisors and Postdoctoral Sponsors:

  • Prof. Arup K. Mitra (University of Calcutta, India, M.Sc.)
  • Dr. Alan E. Fryar (University of Kentucky, USA, M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • Dr. Bridget Scanlon (University of Texas at Austin, USA, Postdoctoral)

3. Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India, September 2010–Present
  • Physical Hydrogeologist, Alberta Geological Survey, Energy Resources Conservation Board, Edmonton, Canada, August 2008–September 2010
  • Jackson School Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, USA, August 2006–August 2008
  • Research Assistant in Geology, University of Kentucky, USA, summers of 2002 and 2003
  • Instructor and Teaching Assistant in Geology, University of Kentucky, USA, 2001–2006


Jackson School Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of Texas at Austin, 2006-2008

Earth Institute Fellowship at Columbia University (Offered), 2006

Graduate Research Award, Hydrogeology Division, Geological Society of America, 2004

Pirtle Fellowship, University of Kentucky, 2004-2006



Geological Society of America.

International Association of Hydrogeologists.

Indian Science Congress Association (life member)

Delineating physico-chemical dynamics of discharging groundwater to sea in coastal areas of the Bay of Bengal (PI), 2013-2016 (Approval in Process), INR Rs. 78 Lakhs, Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India.

Understanding the extent and natural/anthropogenic controls on groundwater recharge in water scarce areas of western districts of West Bengal (PI), 2013-2016, INR Rs. 28.3 Lakhs, Govt. of West Bengal.

Field Demonstration of Low Cost Laterite Base Arsenic Filter: Community Scale (Co-PI with Prof. Shirshendu De (PI), Chemical Engineering, IIT KGP), 2012-2014, INR Rs. 263890, funded by UNICEF.

Groundwater-seawater interaction at a coastal aquifer adjoining the Bay of Bengal: implications on flux and solute exchange (PI), 2011-14, INR Rs. 5 Lakhs, funded by IIT KGP ISIRD.

Impact of land use on groundwater recharge in arid and semi-arid parts of India (Joint PI), 2006-2008, USD $12000, funded by the University of Texas at Austin.

Hydrogeochemical evolution of groundwater along a flow path in western Bengal basin (PI), 2003-2006, USD $3500, funded by Geological Society of America.

Arsenic contamination of groundwater of western Bengal basin (PI), 2003-2006, USD $3000, funded by the University of Kentucky.