Anubhav belongs to Odisha, a coastal state in Eastern India. His fascination about nature and a keen interest to know about the earth processes and the effects of human activities on nature attracted him toward the field of Earth Sciences. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Ravenshaw University and pursued Master’s degree in Applied Geology from IIT Roorkee. During his Master’s he worked on “Palaeoclimatic Reconstruction of River Terraces in the Upper Siwalik Formation” where he analysed the paleosols found in the river terraces to find the bulk composition and the clay mineral composition using X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence techniques. Through his work, he inferred the prevailing palaeo-depositional and palaeo-environmental conditions during the deposition of the palaeosols. His desire to contribute to society as a whole by understanding the intricacies of earth’s mechanisms has led him toward clean energy studies. Anubhav’s project is based on “Pathways for clean energy development through using neutron scattering and gas sorption studies in gas shales”. He will be working under the aegis of Prof. Vikram Vishal from IIT Bombay and Prof Ranjith Pathegama Gamage from Monash University.
When Anubhav is not in his laboratory, he loves to capture nature through his camera lenses. He considers himself to be a philologist by nature. His project title is ‘Pathways for clean energy development through using neutron scattering and gas sorption studies in gas shales’.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0884