Full Name
Ajay Kumar Singh


R&D Group


Petrology, Geochemistry, Meteorite impact crater, Shock metamorphism

  Academic Identity

My scientific interests include geochemistry, geochronology, petrology, and meteorite impact crater. Identifying impact craters based on microstructural features and geochemistry of impact melt rocks in order to understand the role of meteorites collision in the early history of planetary evolution. Trying to identify terrestrial analogues of Fe-concretion in order to understand the mechanism of formation of Martian hematite concretion (Martian blueberry). My major research interest includes the following: 

  1. Geochemical analysis of geological material.
  2. In-situ U-Pb geochronology of zircon using LA-ICPMS.
  3. Textures, microstructures, and geochemistry of impactite.
  4. Petrology and geochemistry 

  1. Singh, A.K., Upadhyay, D., Pruseth, K.L., Mezger, K., Nanda, J.K. 2021. Age, provenance and tectonic setting of metasedimentary rocks of the Simlipal Complex, Singhbhum Craton, eastern India. Precambrian Research, volume 355, 106113. (IF = 4.427)
  2. Singh, A.K., Upadhyay, D., Pruseth, K.L., Mezger. K., Nanda, J.K., Maiti, S., Saha, D. 2021. Shock metamorphic features in the Archean Simlipal Complex, Singhbhum Craton, eastern India: possible remnant of a large impact structure. Journal of the Geological Society of India, volume 97, p. 35-47. (IF = 1.466)
  3. Pandey, P., Mezger, K., Upadhyay, D., Paul, D., Singh, A.K., Maltese, A., Söderlund U., Gumsley A. 2021. Major-trace element and Sr-Nd isotope compositions of mafic dykes of the Singhbhum Craton: insights into evolution of the lithospheric mantle. Lithos, 382-383. (IF = 4.02)
  4. Upadhyay, D., Kooijman, E., Singh, A.K., Mezger, K., Berndt, J., 2015. The Basement of the Deccan Traps and Its Madagascar Connection: Constraints from Xenoliths. The Journal of Geology, volume 123, p. 295–310. (IF = 2.324)

  1. Scientist, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Uppal Road, Telangana – 500007, India (28/12/2022-present)
  2. Postdoctoral researcher (Petrology and Geochemistry) at Chungnam National University, Daejeon, South Korea (01/05/2022-27/12/2022)