Dr. N.C. Mondal received B.Sc. Physics (Hons.) degree from Burdwan University, West Bengal and M.Sc. Tech. Geophysics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He obtained his Ph.D. in Geophysics from Osmania University, Hyderabad in 2005, and also pursued Advance Groundwater Modeling Study at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA under the BOYSCAST Programme (DST, GoI).
Presently Dr. Mondal is working as a Senior Scientist of Earth Process Modeling Group, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India & holding Faculty Position of Physical Sciences, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR).
His principal research topics encompassed in groundwater exploration, hydrochemistry, aquifer modeling and entropy theory in water resources. He has developed (1) efficient & versatile technique for estimation of groundwater potential zones, (2) an Index called Saline Water Mixing Index (SWMI) for evaluating the relative degrees of saline water mixing, (3) a new innovative entropy-based model for assessing natural groundwater reserve, and (4) also interaction-based model for assessing the degrees of hydrogeological vulnerability.
Dr. Mondal has actively participated in establishing the Pilot Project on Aquifer Mapping (AQUIM), India in the collaboration with CGWB (MoWR) & Aarhus University, Denmark.
He has credited 92-Research Articles in International & Indian Journals (Google Scholar Citations: 2069, h-index: 23 & i10-Index: 46; https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?hl=en&user=Sn5vqikAAAAJ); 17-Chapters in Books and 45-Technical Reports. He has guided 6-M.E./M.Tech. Theses, and 7-Summer/Winter Trainees.
He is member(s) of European Water Resources Association (EWRA), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), Association of Hydrologists of India (AHI), Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH), Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH) & Association of Global Groundwater Scientists (AGGS).
He is presently Associate Editor-AGGS Journal of Ground Water Research, and Member of National Editorial Advisory Board- Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences: Geology.
He is the recipient (s) of the BOYSCAST Fellowship-2009 (DST, GoI), The National Geoscience Award-2017 (Ministry of Mines, GoI), Bharat Jyoti Award-2019 (IIFS, New Delhi) & Outstanding Scientist Award-2020 (VDGOOD Professional Association, Chennai). He has been honored as an “Associate Fellow" of the Telangana Academy of Sciences (TAS) for the Year-2017.
He also visited to USA, Singapore & Mauritius for presenting his research findings.
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