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    • Ph.D., Planetary Science, Hampton University, 2021

    • M.S., Planetary Science, Hampton University, 2019

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  • Debajyoti Basu Sarkar

    Currently, I am seeking postdoctoral research opportunities internationally. My research has so far involved modeling and simulating early thermal history of terrestrial bodies, including Venus, Earth, and Mars. For my postdoctoral research, I am interested in employing mantle dynamics and/or high-performance computing to address problems in solid Earth geophysics or planetary science in general. In addition, I am willing to work with satellite/spacecraft data and geological analogs—on Earth and other planetary bodies—to build physical models. Also, I am always looking forward to working on interdisciplinary projects. I am passionate about research efforts that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries—for example, following a systems science approach—to leverage and expand my skill set.

    I received my Ph.D. in planetary science this past Spring 2021 semester from the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, USA. I worked under Prof. Dr. William B. Moore for my dissertation research. It was supported by The Living, Breathing Planet team, which is a part of NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS) collaboration network. Also, I was a graduate research assistant at the National Institute of Aerospace. I received my M.S. in planetary science from Hampton University in 2019. Prior to moving to Hampton, I got my first master’s degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA. I studied geology as an undergraduate student at the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.



    Basu Sarkar, D.; Moore, W. Climatic evolution and habitability of terrestrial planets: perspectives from coupled atmosphere-mantle systems, Abstract P41B-2079 presented at 2016 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 12-16 Dec. [Poster]

    Basu Sarkar, D.; Elwood Madden, M. Rheology and thermal state of Titan’s crust: potential role of methane clathrate, Abstract P42B-07 presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 15-19 Dec. [Talk]

    Basu Sarkar, D.; Elwood Madden, M. Clathrate hydrate stability models for Titan: implications for a global subsurface ocean, Abstract P41E-1973 presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec. [Poster]