Abhijit Mukherjee, Associate Professor in IIT, Kharagpur, has been selected for the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for 2020 in Earth Atmosphere Ocean and Planetary Sciences. His work in groundwater exploration in a suitable manner for a sustainable development has been recognized.
Mukherjee works at the Geology and Geophysics and the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
He has excelled in the area of groundwater exploration for suitable and sustainable drinking water ” Recently, his research group developed an AI prediction model for detecting Arsenic in groundwater in the Gangetic delta. The work finds mention in communications by the Jal Jeevan Mission. His research areas include Arsenic and other contaminants fate and transport: global-scale to laboratory-scale; Interaction of groundwater with sea and river water; Groundwater recharge and estimation; Groundwater evolution (flow and chemistry) of large sedimentary basins; Groundwater exploration, management and remediation; Urban Geosciences, ” an official statement said.