Dr. Suman Paul

Professor / HOD


"Ph.D. in Applied Geophysics (CBM Exploration), IIT (ISM), Dhanbad M.Tech. in Petroleum Exploration, IIT (ISM), Dhanbad M.Sc. in Applied Geology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata B.Sc. (Honors) in Geology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata"


Petroleum Exploration

Research Area:

Coal Bed Methane Exploration, Formation Evaluation, Reservoir Geomechanics


Years of experience

"1. Chatterjee, R., Mukhopadhyay, M., Paul, S., 2011. Overpressure Zone under the Krishna-Godavari Offshore Basin: Geophysical implications for Natural Hazard in Deeper-water Drilling. Natural Hazards (Springer), 57 (1), 121 – 132. [Impact Factor: 3.685 (2021)] 2. Paul, S. and Chatterjee, R., 2011a. Determination of in-situ stress direction from cleat orientation mapping for coal bed methane exploration in south-eastern part of Jharia coalfield, India. International Journal of Coal Geology (Elsevier), 87 (2), 87-96. [Impact Factor: 6.300 (2021)] 3. Paul, S. and Chatterjee, R., 2011b. Mapping of cleats and fractures as an indicator of in-situ stress orientation, Jharia Coalfield, India. International Journal of Coal Geology (Elsevier), 88 (2-3), 113-122. [Impact Factor: 6.300 (2021)] 4. Chatterjee, R. and Paul, S., 2013. Classification of Coal Seams for Coal Bed Methane Exploitation in Central Part of Jharia Coalfield, India - A Statistical Approach. Fuel (Elsevier), 111, 20-29. [Impact Factor: 8.035 (2021)] 5. Ghosh, S., Chatterjee, R., Paul, S. and Shanker, P., 2014. Designing of plug-in for estimation of coal proximate parameters using statistical analysis and coal seam correlation. Fuel (Elsevier), 134, 63-73. [Impact Factor: 8.035 (2021)] 6. Ali, M., Paul, S. and Chatterjee, R., 2017. Cleat Orientation from Ground Mapping and Image Log Studies for In-Situ Stress Analysis: Coal Bed Methane Exploration in South Karanpura Coalfield, India. Energy & Fuels (ACS), 31 (7), 6812-6824. [Impact Factor: 4.654 (2021)]"



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“1. Awarded “Prafulla Kanta Banerjee Silver Medal” for “Best All Round Graduate in the Remaining Faculty 2002” by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India for commendable performances in academic and extra-curricular activities.

2. Achieved All India Rank: 32 (with 95.13 percentile) in GATE 2007 (GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS).

3. Received Scholarships from Ministry of Human Resource & development (MHRD), Government of India for 2 years (2007-2009) during M.Tech. (Petroleum Exploration) course.

4. Awarded “Young Teacher’s Award 2014” for his outstanding contribution in teaching from the Confederation of Education Excellence, New Delhi on 6th September, 2014.

5. Awarded “Bharat Gaurav Award 2016” for Meritorious Services, Outstanding Performance and Remarkable Role from the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi on 12th May, 2016.

6. Awarded Travel Support by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India through International Travel Support (ITS) Scheme for presenting paper at 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town, South Africa during 27th August – 4th September, 2016.

7. Awarded partial Financial Support by the Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), Chennai (promoted by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi in association with Scientific Agencies and departments) through INSA-CSIR-DAE/BRNS-CICS Travel Fellowship for presenting paper at 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town, South Africa during 27th August – 4th September, 2016.

8. Reviewer of Fuel (Elsevier)

9. Reviewer of Natural Hazards (Springer)

10. Reviewer of Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer)

11. Reviewer of International Journal of Earth Sciences (Springer)

12. Reviewer of Journal of Indian Geophysical Union (JIGU)

13. Reviewer of Geomechanics and Engineering

14. Reviewer of Austin Journal of Earth Science

15. Reviewer of Journal of Geological Society of India (JGSI)

16. Reviewer of AAPG Bulletin (AAPG)

17. Book Proposal Reviewer of American Geophysical Union (AGU)”