Adjunct Faculty at Department of Earth Sciences
Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur
Dr. Rajkumar Ghosh works as a consultant geologist since 2021. He worked as a project scientist in the Land Use and Survey Division of the Remote Sensing Application Center, Uttar Pradesh, from 2021 to 2022. He worked as a geologist at GSI from 2015 to 2021. He worked as Teaching assistant from 2013 to 2015. He worked as project staff at IIT Bombay from 2012 to 2013.
Dr. Rajkumar Ghosh received a B.Sc. in Geology (H) from Presidency College (Kolkata) in 2010. He received an M.Sc. in Applied Geology (in 2012) and a PhD in Geology (in 2022) from IIT Bombay. His research interests include both fault zones and Shear zones. He has focused on fault zone and shear zone mapping, geo-chemical mapping, micro-structural research, and analog modeling. He has presented his research findings at national and international conferences.
Geology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Earth-Surface Processes, Stratigraphy
India has seen enormous urbanization in recent years, resulting in increased energy consumption and water demand in its metropolitan regions. Adoption of grid-connected solar rooftop systems and rainwater collection has gained significant popularity in urban areas to address these challenges while also boosting sustainability and environmental consciousness. Grid-connected solar rooftop systems offer a long-term solution to India's growing energy' needs. Solar panels are erected on the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings to generate power by utilizing the abundant solar energy available across the country. Solar rooftop systems generate clean, renewable electricity, reducing reliance on fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. This is compatible with India's goal of reducing its carbon footprint. Urban residents and companies can save money on electricity by generating their own and possibly selling excess power back to the grid through net metering arrangement
Rice milling is an important activity in agricultural economy of India, particularly the Burdwan district. However, the environmental impact of rice mills is frequently underestimated. The environmental impact of rice mills in the Burdwan district is a major source of concern, given the importance of rice milling in the local economy and food supply. In the Burdwan district, more than fifty (50) rice mills are in operation. The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of rice mills on several environmental components, with a particular emphasis on groundwater, surface water, soil, and vegetation. The research comprises a thorough review of numerous rice mills located around the district, utilising both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Water samples taken from wells near rice mills will be tested for groundwater quality, with an emphasis on factors such as heavy metal pollution and pollutant concentrations. Monitoring rice mill discharge into neighbouring bodies of water
Fly ash, a byproduct of coal combustion, has become a prevalent environmental concern due to its potential impact on both groundwater quality and local climate change. This study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the various mechanisms through which fly ash contaminates groundwater, as well as the possible consequences of this contamination on local climate change. The presence of fly ash in groundwater not only poses a risk to human health but also has the potential to influence local climate change through complex interactions. Although fly ash has various applications in construction and other industries, improper disposal and lack of containment measures have led to its infiltration into groundwater systems. Through a comprehensive review of existing literature and case studies, the interactions between fly ash and groundwater systems, assess the effects on hydrology, and discuss the implications for the broader climate. This section reviews the pathways through which fly ash
Rajkumar Ghosh and Soumyajit Mukherjee Springer International Publishing
He worked as Senior Geologist at Geos Mines Consultant LLP (in Engineering Geology related Project)
He worked as a Project staff at IIT bombay from 2012 to 2013.
He worked as a Trainee Geologist at the Geological Survey of India from 2015 to 2016.
He worked as a Geologist at the Geological Survey of India from 2016 to 2021.
He worked as Senior Geological Consultant at Geos Mines 2022.