Bhupesh Meher

Bhupesh Meher

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“Geology is the study of pressure and time, and that's all it takes, really- pressure and time”- as quoted by Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption, I’m an avid fan of the words and I can’t really agree more on this. Let's make this 'Pressure and Time' worth taking.

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About me

Hi, my name is Bhupesh Meher and I am native of India. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD at the Rock Deformation Lab, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel). In my current research, I use experimental approach to investigate the mechanical properties of rocks and minerals associated with subduction zones to better understand the kinematics and dynamics of the subduction zone.

This website is an outcome of the sheer love, appreciation and gratitude that I have for Geology, and anything and everything attached to it. The website will cater to my utmost curiosity of getting connected to the equally rivetted geo-fraternity, and my proclivity for contributing to the society at large through whatsoever means possible. I always encourage the geo-fraternity people to visit my website and discuss all the possible research problems.

Thanks for spending some times to know about my personal life and research!

My Resume
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Ph.D. in Geoscience)

Be’er Sheva, IS 8410501
2022 – Pursuing
Specialization in Experimental deformation of Ca-rich amphibole.

Department of Geology, Central University of Kerala, India (M.Sc. in Geoscience)

Kasaragod, Kerala, IN 671316
2017 – 2019
Specialization in Structural Geology and Tectonics.

Department of Geology, Govt. College, Sundargarh (Sambalpur University) (B.Sc. in Geology)

Sundargarh, Odisha, IN 770002
2014 – 2017
Specialization in Field Geology and Stratigraphy.

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, IN

Kanpur, IN 208016
Dec, 2021 – Feb, 2022
Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
Specialization in Earthquake Groundwater

Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, IN

Kasaragod, Kerala, IN 671316
Jan, 2019 – April, 2019
Master’s Dissertation
Topic: Dynamic Recrystallization Mechanisms and Vorticity Analysis along Lakhna Shear Zone, Nuapada District, Odisha, India

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, IN

Powai, Maharashtra, IN 400046
May – June, 2018
Summer Internship
Topic: Petrographic and Structural Analysis of Deformed Charnockites and Khondalites of Achankovil Shear Zone, Southern Granulite Terrain, Kerala.

GSA Warren Hamilton field trip award (Absent)
USA 10th July – 10th Aug 2022 Organized by the Geological Society of America Funding Support: $ 165
EXCITE Workshop (Absent)
Vienna, Austria 4th – 7th Sept 2022 Topic: Advanced X-ray and Electron Imaging in Geoscience. Funding Support: € 400
DEPThS: Field-based summer school on subduction forearc dynamics

The Western Alps and Milano, Italy
1st to 5th July 2022
Organized by the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Funding Support: € 300

Awarded as Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

IIT Kanpur, UP, India
December – February 2022
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP

Winner of Geo-Click, Protolith’18

IIT Bombay, India
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Maharashtra

Secured All India CUCET (PG) 18th
Detrital Geochronology and Thermochronology

[3rd February 2022]
Institution: University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Moderator: Prof. Marco G. Malusà

MATLAB Essentials

[28th March – 2nd May, 2022]
Platform: edX (Online)

Reservoir Geomechanics

[6th Dec 2021 – 10th March, 2022]
Course code: StanfordOnline – GEOPHYSX0001
Institution: Stanford University, California – 94305
Instructor: Prof. Mark Zoback

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics

[9th Jan 2022 – Present]
Course code: StanfordOnline – GEOPHYSX000
Institution: Stanford University, California – 94305
Instructor: Prof. Mark Zoback


Currently, in my Ph.D. research, I am working on the deformation mechanisms of Ca-rich amphiboles in naturally and experimentally deformed samples using high-pressure (~ 3 GPa) and high-temperature (1300°C) experiments with the new-generation Griggs solid-medium apparatus.

In addition to this, I use electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD) to understand from micro- to nanoscale microstructure.

Top: Hornblende-single crystal and bottom: Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) at the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, BGU (Israel)
The new-generation solid-medium Griggs rig, Rock Deformation Lab, BGU (Israel)

During my master, I have carried microstructural analysis of quartzo-feldspathic mylonite samples from the Lakhna shear zone, revealing the evolution of the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt.

Microstructural examination, analysis of stress, deformation mechanism, and shear vorticity revealed that the juxtaposition of the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt occurred by dislocation mediated simple shear thrusting. This work was published in the Journal of Earth System Science (Meher et al., 2020).

Photomicrograph of granite mylonite. (a) BLG recrystallization, (b) SGR, (c) GBM recrystallization of quartz grains, and (d) S-C fabric. S deBnes the maximum stretching direction.
1) Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany

From 10th November to present
Here I will do my proposed deformation experiments with microstructural analysis using EBSD.

Publication & Conferences

1) Meher, B., Behera, B.M. and Biswal, T.K., 2020. Dynamic recrystallization mechanisms and vorticity estimation of the Terrane Boundary Shear Zone (Lakhna shear zone): Implications on dynamics of juxtaposition of the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt with the Bastar Craton, NW Odisha. Journal of Earth System Science, 129, pp.1-13.

Meher, B. and Boneh, Y.: Delineating microstructural features of deformation and recrystallization of Ca-rich amphibole from naturally deformed amphibolites , EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-11779,, 2023.

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