Contractional, Transpressional and Trasntensional Regimes. Rock Deformation. Trap Formation, Assessment and Integration. Reservoir Characterization. Stable Isotope, Major- Minor, Trace and Rare Earth Element Geochemistry. Source Rock Geochemistry and Geochronology of Organic Rich Sedimentary Rocks.
Drivers and Implications of Natural Hazards.
Assistant Professor/Lecturer (ad-hoc/on contract), in the Postgraduate Department of Geology, University of Jammu. (2009-2011; 2014-2015; 2015-2016; 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 sessions).
Visiting Scientist, Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI), University of Utah, USA (May – July, 2013). Indian Subcontinent Shale Resource Plays, Phase 1 project with research focusing on the Himalayan Foreland Basin (HFB).
Researcher Investigator in the project titled “”Increasing Resilience to Environmental Hazards in Border Conflict Zones” from January to October 2017. University College London and University of Jammu. Principal Investigator: Prof. Peter Sammonds (UCL)
Research Contributor, National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), India. Project on, “Spring sanctuary development in the foot-hills of the NW Himalaya.” (2017-19)
Regional & Basin Experience
Worked as a geologist in different terrains in North-West Himalaya, Cambay Basin (western India), Assam-Arakan Basin (north-east India), and Ghana (West Africa). Presently continuing research work in the Himalaya as a researcher, researcher investigator and consultant.
Investigations related to rock deformation, tectonic, structural and sedimentary processes in the present and past environments, primarily concerning the hydrocarbon resources. The core focus is on the geological controls on the shaping of the petroleum system elements within the sedimentary basins in space and time with integration of field, structural, seismic and geochemical data.