Supriyo Chakraborty

Visiting Faculty

Department of Atmospheric and Space Sciences

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Pune - 411007


Research Interests

My research interests lie in the fields of paleoclimatic reconstruction, especially the reconstruction of monsoon using natural archives.  I also work on the isotopic analysis of precipitation to understand the moisture dynamical processes. Additionally, I employ the eddy-covariance based technique to quantify the atmosphere-biosphere carbon exchange and energy fluxes in natural ecosystems. The study of greenhouse gases in the urban environment is another component of my research.


Received B.Sc. in Geological Science, from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp), in 1984. M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics (IIT-Kgp) in 1986. I did Ph.D. in Geology from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad in 1993. 


Supriyo Chakraborty, Scientist-F (Retd.) was the Head of the Mass Spectrometry Group and the MetFlux India Project that investigates the atmosphere-biosphere exchanges of CO2 and energy fluxes at various ecosystems across the country.

He obtained his B. Sc (Hons) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1984, and M.Sc. in Exploration Geophysics from the same institute in 1986.

He worked as a graduate student at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, and obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 at M.S. University of Baroda.

He undertook postdoctoral work at the University of California, Santa Barbara, during 1995-1996 and at the University of California, San Diego, during 1996-1998.

Afterward, he worked at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, and Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleosciences, Lucknow, and currently working at IITM since 2007.

He has been working in the fields of monsoon reconstruction using the isotopic analysis of natural archives, stable isotopic characteristics of precipitation, and study of moisture dynamical processes, ecosystem GHGs fluxes, and energy transfer processes at various natural ecosystems. He has been recognized as Adjunct Professor at the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.