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Dr Saumitra Misra


Senior Lecturer/Dr


BSc: University of Patras, Greece

PhD: National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Office Block:

Office Nr 117

Block H1

Westville Campus




+27 (0) 31 260 2800

+27 (0) 31 260 2280




Biographical sketch


I did my B. Sc. (1982), M. Sc, (1984) and Ph.D. (1993) in Geology from the University of Calcutta, India, followed by various post-doctoral researches between 1994-2009.


Community Activities

  • Member of the Geological Society of South Africa, Editorial Board member of the journal ISRN Geology, Hindawi Publishing Corporation (http://www.hindawi.com/).


Current Teaching / courses

  • GEOL 201
  • GEOL 301
  • GEOL 701
  • GEOL 206 (Optical mineralogy and igneous petrology)


Research Interests / areas of specialty

Precambrian geology

Mid-oceanic ridge basalt

Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry

Isotope Geology, Impact crater and Geochemistry.


Research Projects

  • University Competitive grant Project, UKZN.