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Dr. Dipak Kumar Panda
Scientist - SF


Planetary Science Division (Thaltej Campus)
Physical Research Laboratory
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +91-79-2631 4426

Research Interests

  • Origin and Early Evolution of the Solar System
  • Isotope Cosmochemistry
  • Planetary Geochemistry
  • Terrestrial Analogues studies
  • Remote Sensing (X-rays and gamma rays)
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Current Research Activities

  • Primary and Secondary alteration in Carboneceous chondrite
  • Gamma Ray Spectrometer for Planetary Application
  • Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Science (Physics) PRL, Ahmedabad and Sardar Patel University, Vallbh Vidyanagar
  • M.Sc. in Electronic Science, Berhampur University
  • B.Sc in Physics (Hons), Sambalpur University
  • Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Present Scientist-SF Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
  • 2015 - 2020 Scientist-SE Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
  • 2009 - 2014 Scientist-SD Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
  • 2002 - 2008 Scientist-SC Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
  • 1999 - 2002 Research Scholar Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety, DRDO, Delhi
  • Recent Publications

    1. S. Sathiyaseelan, D. K. Panda , D. Ramesh, D. Banerjee, and A. D. Shukla, 2021
      Chronology of coastal dune ridges in Vaigai Prodelta Region, South-Eastern Tamil Nadu, India, Current Science, 120, 382-388
    2. S. Baliyan, H. Moitra, S. Sarkar, D. Ray, D.K. Panda , A.D. Shukla, S. Bhattacharya and S. Gupta, 2020
      Mineralogy and Spectroscopy (VNIR and FTIR) of Mukundpura CM2: Implications for asteroidal aqueous alteration, Geochemistry, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemer.2021.125729
    3. Dipak K. Panda , Dwijesh Ray, Anil Shukla, 2020
      The petrochemical constraint and cosmogenic records of Mahadeva (H5) chondrite: a new fall in India, Planetary Space Science, 194, 105111, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2020.105111
    4. R. P. Bourman, D. Banerjee, C. V. Murray-Wallace, S. Buckman, D.K. Panda, A. P. Belperio and C. L. Jayawardena, 2020
      Luminescence dating of Quaternary alluvial successions, Sellicks Creek, South Mount Lofty Ranges, southern Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 67, 1-21, doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2020.1722967.
    5. A. Niyogi, J. K. Pati, M. K. Panigrahi, D. Panda , M. Chakarvorty and G. Parthasarathy, 2018
      Raman, Infrared, and Chemical Characterization of Fly Ash-Generated Spherules, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy, 85, 856-863.
    6. Ambalika Niyogi, Jayanta Kumar Pati, Shiva Kumar Patil, Dipak Panda & Munmun Chakarvorty, 2018
      Magnetic measurements and geochemical characterization of the road-deposited sediments (RDS), Allahabad city, India: impact of climatic perturbations on sediment composition and provenance tracing, Journal of Soils and Sediments, 18, 2581-2595 doi.org/10.1007/s11368-018-1936-0.
    7. Maibam Bidyananda, Stephen Foley, Ambre Luguet, Dorrit E.Jacob, Toijam Bapin Singh, Dwijesh Ray, Dipak Kumar Panda and Ruth Keppler, 2017
      Characterisation of chromites, chromite hosted inclusions of silicates and metal alloys in chromitites from the Indo-Myanmar ophiolite belt of North-eastern India, Ore Geology Reviews, 90, 260-273. doi.org/10.1016/j.oregeorev.2017.05.032.
    8. D. K. Panda, D. Banerjee, S.K. Goyal, A.R Patel, and A.D. Shukla, 2017
      Development of CeBr3 based gamma ray spectrometer for space Application, Advance Space Research, 60, 1307-1314. doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2017.06.016.
    9. D. K. Panda , D. Banerjee, S.K. Goyal, A. R. Patel and A. D. Shukla, 2016
      Development of a Cerium-doped Lanthanum bromide gamma ray spectrometer for planetary missions and feasibility studies for determination of elemental abundances of radioactive elements (Th, K and U), Current science, 110, 2135-2138.
    10. S. K. Goyal; D. Banerjee, S. Vadawale, Dipak K. Panda, A. R. Patel, A. Patinge, T. Ladiya; A. Basu Sarbadhikari, 2016
      Gamma ray spectrometer for future Mars mission: design concept and simulation study, SPIE, 9905, 99056G, doi: 10.1117/12.2232425
    11. N. I. Jamnapara, V. Nayak, D. U. Avtani, N. L. Chauhan, D. Panda, S. B. Gupta, K. Kalaria, N. Vaghela, S. Mukherjee and A. S. Khanna, 2014
      Al 2O3 films grown by glow discharge plasma aluminizing, Surface Engineering, 30(7), 467-474, DOI: 10.1179/1743294414Y.0000000267
    12. Ambalika Niyogi A., Pati J.K., Panda D, Chakarvorty M., and Usmani M, 2014
      Micro-chemical analysis of anthropogenic spherules and its role in spherule type discrimination , Indian Journal of Chemical Society, 91, 569-573.
    13. M. Shyam Prasad, N. G. Rudraswami and Dipak K. Panda, 2013
      Micrometeorite Flux on Earth during the last ~50,000 years., JGR: PLANETS, VOL. 118, 2381–2399, doi:10.1002/2013JE004460
    14. Jyotiranjan S. Ray , Kanchan Pande, Rajneesh Bhutani, Anil D. Shukla, Vinai K. Rai, Alok Kumar, Neeraj Awasthi, R. S. Smitha and Dipak K. Panda, 2011
      Age and geochemistry of the Newania dolomite carbonatites, India: implications for the source of primary carbonatite magma, Contribution Mineral Petrology, DOI 10.1007/s00410-013-0945-7,
    15. Ambalika Niyogi, Jayanta K Pati, Suresh C Patel, Dipak Panda and Shiv K Patil, 2011
      Anthropogenic and impact spherules: Morphological similarity and chemical distinction -A case study from India and its implications, J. Earth Syst. Sci. 120(6), 1043 - 1054.
    16. Prashant Rai, Jayant K. Pati, Suresh C. Patel, Ashutosh Naik, and Dipak Panda , 2009
      Multi-shelled orbicular Olivine gabbronorite from Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh Himalaya, Current Science, 97, 1769-1774.
    17. D. Banerjee, V Mahalingam, D.K. Panda, 2008
      TL sensitivity of single chondrules from type 3 chondrites: Thermal metamorphism of chondrules in a nebular environment?, Radiation Measurement, 43, 406-409.

    Courses Taught:

  • Planetary Geology
  • Isotope Geology
  • Cosmochemistry and Nucleosynthesis
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Analytical techniques in Cosmochemistry