- PhD Researcher
Prithwijit Chakraborti is a PhD researcher in iCRAG at University College Dublin. He is an Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate scholar. His research focuses on 3D modelling of volcanic rocks in the Limerick Basin subsurface using geophysics and petrophysics. Prithwijit graduated from Fergusson College, Pune (India) in 2017 with a BSc in Physics and earned a degree of MSc. Tech in Applied Geophysics from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (India) in 2021.
Limerick Basin, located in the south-western part of Ireland has been area of intense mineral exploration activity since the discovery of several economic and sub-economic Zn-Pb prospects in the region. The mineralization in this region exhibits a close spatial association with the volcanics rocks which necessitates the modelling of the volcanic rocks in detail. Prothwijit's research focuses on developing a new modelling techniques employing geophysics and petrophysics to visualize the subsurface of Limerick Basin and generate more precise and realistic models depicting the distribution of volcanic rocks.
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