Faculty Profile


Name : S.  Mukherjee
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : School of Environmental Sciences
Room No : 207
Off. Phone : 26704312
Residence : 26741631/9313908512
Email : saumitra@mail.jnu.ac.in   
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/smukherjee/cv.pdf


PDF: (Commonwealth Fellow). Remote sensing applications in Water resources, Earth & Ocean Sciences, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
Ph.D: Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
PhD Topic (Geology & Geochemistry of Pegmatites and Associated Rocks of Jorasemar and Sapahitola Area District Bihar with special reference to Applications of Remote Sensing Techniques in Exploration of Natural Resources) September 1989, 365 Pages
M.Sc.: Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1st Div
B.Sc. : Geology, Botany, Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1st Div PGD: Environment & Ecology, IIEE, New Delhi., 1st Div
Certificate: Remote Sensing & GIS, RRSSC, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal
Certificate: Groundwater Exploration and Management, CGWB, Govt.of India.  

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Geology, Remote sensing, Space Sciences & GIS applications in Environmental Geosciences 


Have 25 years experience in Remote sensing Applications in Geosciences.
2006-till date-Professor (Geology & Remote sensing) SES/JNU • 2004-2005.Visiting Professor, Earth& Ocean Sciences, The University of Liverpool,UK • 1998-2006-Associate Professor(Remote sensing) SES/JNU • 1992-1998 Assistant Professor (Remote sensing)SES/JNU New Delhi • 1989-1992: Scientist-C, Remote Sensing Applications Center, UP, Lucknow. • 1985-1989: Hydrogeologist Central Ground Water Board, Calcutta.  

Awards & Honours

Appointed Member of Excellence in Geophysical Award Committee of American Geophysical Union, USA (2010-2012) (Representing India)
UGC Professor of Geology, Remote sensing and Space Sciences (2008) Invited as a speaker (represented India) in NASA supported International Heliophysical Year 2007 at Physics Center, Bad Honnef Germany on “Influence of Sun and other cosmic factors on Environment of the Earth”.(1.5.07-20.5.07)
Commonwealth Fellow (2004-2005) at Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. Designated as Visiting Professor by the University authorities.
Educator Associate (2003-till date) at AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), USA.
British Association of Sciences Award for popularizing Sun-Earth connection in Liverpool, UK. (2004-2005)
UGC Associate (2002-2003). The work includes development of curriculum for Remote sensing application in Geosciences in Indian Universities.
Recipient of Award from Ministry of Environment and Forest in 2003 for writing a book on “New trends in ground water Research” published in 2006.  

International Collaboration/Consultancy

International Collaboration with:
2.European Space Agency (Italy)
3.World Water Forum (Convener of Groundwater Theme in Japan 2003)
4.European Geosciences Union (Convener of Hydrogeology in NICE 2004)
5.Member, European Fleet For Airborne Research, France
7.Member AIAA, USA
9.Member, AOARD Japan

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

1.Mukherjee, S. (2009). Sensible measures to guard India’s groundwater supply. Nature. Volume, 462,276 (19 November 2009), doi: 10/462276d.
2.Mukherjee Saumitra. (2008) Role of Satellite Sensors in Groundwater Exploration. Sensors 2008, 8, 2006-2016
3.Mukherjee Saumitra. (2008).Cosmic Influence on Sun-Earth Environment. Sensors 2008, 8, 7736-7752; DOI: 10.3390/s8127736
4.Mukherjee, S., with Jaisawal, R.K and Krishnamurthy, J. (2003). Role of Remote sensing and GIS techniques for generation of groundwater prospect zones towards rural development- an approach. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2003 Vol.24, No.5, 993-1008
5.Mukherjee, S., with Jaisawal R.K Raju, K.D., and Saxena R. (2002). Forest fire risk zone mapping from satellite imagery and GIS. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 4 (2002) 1-10  

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

1.Mukherjee .S. (2010). Water Resource Management. ISBN: 978-383838-1084 LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Germany
2.Mukherjee. S.(2011). Sun-Earth-Cosmic connection ISBN 978-3-8443-0731-3 LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Germany
3.Mukherjee,S.(2011). Guest Editor, Geocarto International (Volume: Remote sensing Applications in Geosciences), Taylor & Francis.Geocarto International is publishing a Special Issue on ‘Remote Sensing Applications in Geosciences’ (with special emphasis on the South Asian region) covering research on glaciers, river systems, ground water issues, coastal systems and related topics: Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/TGEIcfp.pdf  

Patents (if any)

Influence of Sun and other cosmic factors on Earth’s Space Weather Environment (No FA48690714096)