Gourab Bhattacharya


Dr. Gourab  Bhattacharya


Assistant Professor


Earth Sciences, Box 5062

Email Address:


(931) 372-6268


Kittrell Hall 118


Dr. Bhattacharya teaches Physical Geology, Geology for Engineers, Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, and Economic Geology. His research interests include global tectonics and Himalayan geology.  Dr. Bhattacharya also manages the Earth Sciences X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Laboratory. 

PhD, University of Alabama, 2020

Recent Publications

Bhattacharya, G., Robinson, D.M., and M.M. Wielicki, 2021 Detrital zircon provenance of the Indus Group, Lakdakh, NW India: Implications for the timing of the India-Asia collision and other syn-orogenic processes, GSA Bulletin, v. 133, 1007-1020.

Bhattacharya, G., Robinson, D., Orme, D., 2021, (U-Th)/He Thermochronology of the Indus Group, Ladakh, Northwest India: Is Neogene cooling a continental-scale thermal event in the India-Asia collision zone? Lithosphere.

Bhattacharaya, G., Robinson, D., Orme, D., Najman, Y., and A. Carter, 2020, Low-temperature thermochronology of the Indus Basin in central Ladakh, Northwest India: Implications of Miocene-Pliocene cooling in the India-Asia collision zone, Tectonics, v. 39.