EGCON 2022 Keynote Speaker Details


Prof. Bhabesh Chandra Sarkar

Professor (HAG) Geostatistics and Mineral Exploration
Department of Applied Geology, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad

Prof. Bhabesh C. Sarkar, Professor (HAG) in the Department of Applied Geology at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad, is a renowned Geostatistician possessing over 42 years of professional experience with a strong blend of industry and academics. Prof. Sarkar is recipient of a large number of awards in recognition of his scholarship, impeccable devotion to work and outstanding contributions in the fields of ‘Mineral Exploration and Geostatistics’. To name the important ones, he is a National Geoscience Awardee for the year 2019 in the field of Applied Geology for his significant contributions in the field of Geostatistics and IT applications in mineral exploration; Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of IIT Kharagpur for the year 2020 for outstanding achievements, leadership, contribution to society, and peer recognition; MEAI Service Excellence Award for the year 2021 in recognition to extraordinary services to Mineral Industry; Information Technology Award of MEAI-SRG for the year 2018-19 for significant contribution in Information Technology for Mining and Mineral Industries; Master Tanay Chadha Memorial Geologist Award of MEAI for the year 2014 in the field of Mineral Exploration; Award of Excellence of SGAT for the year 2014 for contributions in the field of Geostatistics; Dr. J. Coggin Brown Memorial Gold Medal award of MGMI for the year 2014-15 for Geological Sciences; S. Narayanaswami Award 2014 of Geological Society of India for significant contributions in the field of Economic Geology; Distinguished Academic Award of IGC for the year 2013 for enhancement and enrichment of the knowledge of Geosciences; Dr. P. N. Bose Award of the Indian Mining & Engineering Journal 2013 for contribution in the field of Geological Sciences in general and Geostatistics & IT Applications in particular; Subarna and Sashibhusan Bhattacharya Memorial Best Teacher Award of ISM Dhanbad for the year 2009 for innovative research in Earth Sciences.

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