Abhayanand Singh Maurya - Department of Earth Sciences,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Abhayanand Singh Maurya
Abhayanand Singh Maurya Associate professor asmaurya@es.iitr.ac.in +91-1332-285610 Website
Areas of Interest
  • Marine Micropaleontology, Paleoceanography, Mass Spectrometry, Isotope Geology
Professional Background
2001-01-012 years JRF (DST)University of Allahabad
2003-01-013 years Research ScholarUniversity of Allahabad
2006-01-012 years SRF (CSIR)University of Allahabad
2008-01-013 years Post Doctoral FellowPhysical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
2011-01-017 years Assistant ProfessorEarth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
2018-01-01OngoingAssociate ProfessorDeparment of Earth Sciences, IIT Roorkee
Multiple Posts
2011-01-013 years OC Time Table and ExaminationIIT Roorkee
2020-07-012 years 11 months 29 daysCoordinator, Stable Isotope Laboratory, Department of Earth SciencesIIT Roorkee
2020-01-013 years Coordinator, Thermal Ionization Spectrometer (TIMS)Institute Instrumentation Center, IIT Roorkee
2015-01-01OngoingFaculty AdvisorHamrock Society and Congnigence
2016-01-014 years 5 months Faculty AdvisorHimalayan Explorer Club
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Rejuvenation of drying springs in Takoli Gad catchmentNMCG, Ministry of Jal Shakti2020-02-052 years 11 months 30 days
Estimation of Actual Evaporation from Running Water using Stable Water Isotopes (δ18O and δD)SERB2020-03-152 years 11 months 27 days
Paleoceanographic significance of deep-sea benthic foraminifera at Kerguelen Plateau Southern OceanCSIR2015-013 years
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
PaleontologyES-209IMT (GLT) 2nd YearAutumn
Global Biogeochemical CycleES-441IMT (GLT) 4th Year and MT (GLT) 2nd YearSpring
PaleobiologyES-524AM.Sc. (Applied Geology)Spring
StartigraphyES-204Geological TecnologySpring
Introduction to Earth SciencesES-101IMT (GLT and GPT)Autumn
MicropaleontologyES-524IMT (GLT) 5th Year and MT (GLT) 3rd YearAutumn
StaritigraphyES-302IMT (GLT) 3rd Year and MT (GLT) 1st YearSpring
PaleontologyES-203Geological Tecnology 2nd YearAutumn
Introduction to Earth sciencesES-101Geological Tecnology Ist YearAutumn
GlacilogyIES-05Not Fixed (General Science Course)Autumn
Introduction to GeosciencesES-201Civil 2nd YearSpring
PaleontologyES524M.Sc Ist YearSpring
Stratigraphy and Geology of IndiaES-356IMT (GPT) 3rd Year and MT (GPT) 1st YearSpring
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Ms Nidhi ChudharyMicroplastics and Biological Magnification
Ms Rimjhim SinghPaleontology
Ms Triparna GhoshPaleontology and Isotope Geochemistry
Mr Nitish KumarIsotope hydrology
Mr Praveen KumarIsotope Hydrology
Ms Pragaya PandeyMicropaleontology and Early Cenozoic Paleoceanography
Ms Neha RarhIsotope Hydrology
Rakesh KumarMicropaleontology
Ravi YadavPaleontology and Stratigraphy
Ms Nora CarolinBiostratigrapgy, Stable Isotopes and Paleontology
Special Lectures Delivered
Sample Collection, Storage and Transportation Protocols for isotopic measurements NIH Roorkee2011-01
Climate Change: Present and FutureGarhwal University2020-08
National International Collaboration
Stable isotopes in Hydrological InvestigationsPhysical Research Laboratory
Isotope Hydrology and Clumped IsotopesAcademia Senica
Climate during Paleocene-EoceneBSIP Lucknow
Estimation of Evaporation in running water bodies using stable IsotopesNational Institute of Hydrology Roorkee
Quaternary climate dynamicsWadia Institute of Himalayan Geology Dehradun
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. SK Verma, A S Maurya, S Bajpai (2021) Cyprinid fishes from Eocene molasse deposits (Liyan Formation), India-Asia collision zone, Eastern Ladakh, NW Himalaya, India: implications for non-marine aquatic connections between India and Mainland Asia. HISTORICAL BIOLOGY https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2020.1855636
  2. Laskar, AH,   Maurya, AS,  Singh V, Gurjar BR, Liang, MC (2020) A new perspective of probing the level of pollution in the megacity Delhi affected by crop residue burning using the triple oxygen isotope technique in atmospheric CO2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114542

  3. Pandey R. and Maurya A S (2020) Hydrocarbon uncertainty based on facies analysis: Middle Jurassic Sequence (Jaisalmer Formation), Jaisalmer Basin, Rajasthan, Journal of Geological Society of India, vol. 95(3):301-307

  4. Pandey, R., Kumar, D., Maurya, A. S., Pandey, P. (2019) Evolution of gas bearing structures in Jaisalmer Basin (Rajasthan), India. J. Ind. Geophysical Union,  Vol 23 (5), pp- 398-407

  5. Pandey, P., Kumar, D., Maurya, A.S. (2019) Facies analysis, Depositional Environmental and reservoir characterization of Tertiary sequences, Jaisalmer Basin, Rajasthan. ONGC Bulletin  vol. 54(1), pp- 102-116

  6. Pandey, P., Kumar, D., Maurya, A. S., Pandey, P. (2019) Hydrocarbon generation potential of source rocks in Jaisalmer Basin, Rajasthan, India. Current Science, Vol 116(5), pp. 822-827

  7. A S Maurya, S P Rai, N Joshi1, K S Dutt, N Rai (2018) Snowmelt Runoff and Groundwater Discharge in Himalayan Rivers: A Case study of the Satluj River, NW India, Environmental Earth Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-018-7849-9

  8. H. Achyuthan, R.D. Deshpande, M.S. Rao, B. Kumar, T. Nallathambi, K. S. Kumar, R.Ramesh, P. Ramachandran, A. S. Maurya, S.K. Gupta (2013) Distributions of stable isotopes and salinity in the surface waters the Bay. Marine Chemistry,v.  149, 51–62.   
  9. R.D. Deshpande, A. S. Maurya, R.C. Angasaria, M. Dave, A.D. Shukla, N. Bhandari, and S. K. Gupta (2013) Isotopic study of Megacryometeor in western India. Current Science, v. 104, No. 6, p. 728-737.
  10. 3. R.D. Deshpande, A. S. Maurya, B. Kumar, A. Sarkar and S.K. Gupta (2013) Kinetic Fractionation of Water Isotopes during Liquid Condensation under Super-saturated Condition. Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, v 100, 60–72.
  11. A. S Maurya, Miral Shah, R.D. Deshpande  and S.K. Gupta (2011) Hydrograph separation and precipitation source identification using stable water isotopes and conductivity: River Ganga at Himalayan foothills, Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7912
  12. R.D. Deshpande, A. S. Maurya, B. Kumar, A. Sarkar and S.K. Gupta (2010) Insight into Vapour Source and Rain-Vapour Interaction using Stable Isotopes from Semi-Arid Western India, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2010JD014458
  13. A K. Rai and A. S. Maurya  (2009) Response of Miocene paleoceanographic changes to the deep sea benthic foraminiferal diversity at ODP site 754A in the southeastern Indian Ocean, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, v.38(4), p.423-431.
  14. 7.S. S. Das, A. S Maurya, A. C. Pandey, U. Bhan  and A. K.Rai (2008) Influence Of Sediment Source and Monsoonal Variations on the late Quaternary Clay mineral assemblages at ODP Site 728a, North Western Arabian Sea. Current Science, v. 95, No. 9, p. 1320-1326
  15. A. K. Rai, V. B. Singh, A. S Maurya and S. Shukla (2008) Ventilation of North-western Arabian Sea Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ) during last 175 kyrs: A pteropod record at ODP Site 728A. Current Science, v. 94, No. 4, p. 480-485.9
  16. Ajai K. Rai and A. S Maurya (2008) Miocene deep sea benthic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of southeastern Indian Ocean. Journal of Paleontological Society of India, v.  53(2), p. 147-158.
  17. A. K. Rai and A. S Maurya (2007) Paleoceanogrphic significance of Miocene deep-sea benthic foraminiferal diversity of Wombat Plateau, eastern Indian Ocean. Journal of Geological Society of India, v. 70, No. 6, p. 837-845.
  18.  A. K. Rai, M. S. Srinivasan and A. S Maurya (2007) Influence of Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) and monsoonal activity in the central Indian Ocean over  past  5   million years:  Benthic foraminiferal record at  DSDP Site  238. Journal of Geological Society of India, v. 69, No. 2,  p. 222-232.
  19.  A. S Maurya and Ajai K. Rai. (2006). Palaeoceanographic significane of Early Miocene deep sea benthic foraminifera at ODP site 761B on Wombat Plateau, Eastern Indian Ocean. National Academy Science Letters, v. 29, no. 5 & 6, p.213-219.
  20.  A. S. Maurya and Ajai K. Rai. (2005) Miocene deep sea benthic    foraminiferal biostratigrappghy at ODP sites 760A and 761B (Wombat Plateau) eastern Indian Ocean. Indian Journal of Geology, v.1-2, p. 1-12


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