Joyashish Thakurta

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Joyashish Thakurta
Assistant Professor of Geosciences
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Mailing address: 
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, 2003
  • M.Sc., Jadavpur University, 2000
  • B.Sc., University of Calcutta, 1998
Research interests: 
  • Origin of magmatic and hydrothermal sulfide mineral deposits
  • Origin of Ural-Alaskan type complexes
  • Economic mineral deposits in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Dr. Joyashish Thakurta is assistant professor of igneous petrology and economic geology in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University.

Thakurta focuses his research on the origin of magmatic intrusive bodies and occurrences of sulfide mineral deposits of base and precious metals. He emphasizes the economic importance of Ural-Alaskan type complexes and its origin. He works on the petrogenesis and geochemical characterization of a selected group of Ural-Alaskan type complexes in southeastern Alaska.

Thakurta is interested in the metallic sulfide mineral deposits located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan related to the Penokean orogeny (1.8 Ga) and the magmatic events associated with the formation of the Mid-continent Rift system (1.1 Ga). He is also interested in applications of stable isotope geochemistry in high temperature geological processes.