Saugata Datta

PhD: Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada: 2001

Mellon-Barnard & Columbia Earth Institute Fellow, Columbia University, New York: 2004

 
 

CURRENT NEWS IN THE LAB

Welcome to the Datta Lab!


We are hydrogeologists and low temperature geochemists working on environmental sustainability.

Associate Professor

Chemical Hydrogeology and Environmental Geochemistry


Department of Geology, Kansas State University

104 Thompson Hall, Manhattan, Kansas, 66506

Phn: (785) 532-2241

Fax: (785) 532-5159

Email: sdatta@ksu.edu

Prior Appointments:

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences,

Georgia College & State University, Georgia (2004-2008)


Reader, University of Calcutta,

Department of Geology, India (2005-2006)

New people joining our group: Jamie Harrington and Austin Krehel (Fall 2014)


CO2 Sequestration Projects

Small scale field test demonstrating CO2 sequestration in Arbuckle Saline Aquifer and by CO2-EOR at Wellington field, Sumner County, Kansas. Funding: Department of Energy (3 year project) - Applications Postdocs are currently invited


Undergraduate Interns - Michael Vega, Kylee Siegrist and Pedro Caldana, Kansas State University


Goldschmidt Conference presentations  2013 - Golam Kibria / Saugata Datta [Florence, Italy] (click for abstracts)

GSA presentations 2013  - Brent Campbell, Michael Vega, Austin Krehel, Shovon Barua, Golam Kibria [Denver, CO]

AGU presentations 2013 - Brent Campbell, Golam Kibria [San Francisco, CA]

ICOBTE presentation 2013 - Chad Hobson [Athens, Georgia] (scroll down on PDF abstracts)

MEDGEO presentation 2013 - Austin Krehel [Arlington, VA]

Goldschmidt Conference 2014 - Golam Kibria, Shovon Barua, Austin Krehel, Saugata Datta, Chad Hobson [Sacramento, CA]

Arsenic Congress 2014 - Golam Kibria, Saugata Datta [Buenos Aires, Argentina]

GSA 2014 -


Urban Water Institute - Faculty Advisory Council; Urban Water Institute Research


Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) Secondary Major- Elected to Governing Board. June 2014


Recent News published from the lab

  1. Bullet CO2 Story

  2. Bullet Tungsten StoryTungsten-Chemical Geology, KState, Oct 2013 The Conversation, UK, Nov 2013;   Science Daily News

  3. Bullet Manganese in Airborne Particulate Matter Story

  4. Bullet Brownfield Action

  5. Bullet Perspectives-Winter_2013.pdf

  6. Bullet NSF Highlights June 2013; NSF Hydrology News

  7. Bullet Arsenic and Pond Story ; Science Daily- Arsenic and Women; Zee News

  8. Bullet Nitrate Study at KState, Aug 2013 ; Nitrate Story by Environmental Monitor, Sep 2013Nitrate Story Followup Spring 2014  

    NewsWise


AWARDS OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

CURRENT FUNDED RESEARCH

EAR - 1014971: Collaborative Research: Chemical Hydrogeologic Investigations of Tungsten: Field, Laboratory, and Modeling Studies of an Emerging Environmental Contaminant. Project location: Kansas State University, National Science Foundation, Hydrologic Sciences Program


DE-FE0002056: Modeling Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Saline Aquifer & Depleted Oil Reservoir, Project Location: Kansas State University, U.S. DOE / NETL


DE-FE0002056: Supplementary: Modeling Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Saline Aquifer & Depleted Oil Reservoir-Western Annex, Project Location: Kansas State University, U.S. DOE / NETL


DE-FE0006821: Small Scale Field Test Demonstrating CO2 Sequestration, Project Location: Kansas State University, U.S. DOE / NETL


DE-FE0004566: Prototyping and testing a new volumetric curvature tool to model reservoir compartments and leakage pathways in Arbuckle saline aquifer to reduce uncertainty in CO2 storage and permanence, U.S. DOE / NETL


Pariette Wetlands Salinity / Selenium Study: Project Location: Kansas State University, Bureau of Land Management, Utah

Andrew Neal -   Obtained following grants: NASA: KSU NASA Space Grant Consortium (http://www.k-state.edu/ksgc/) ; Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research Grant (https://rock.geosociety.org/grants/); American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants-in-Aid: Barrett Family Named Grant (http://foundation.aapg.org/gia/); Kansas Geological Foundation Scholarship (http://www.kgfoundation.org/); GSA Student Travel Grant, South-Central Section (http://www.geosociety.org/grants/travel.htm); Kansas State Research Forum, Apr 2010-Second Position. Congrats Andrew for defending Masters thesis successfully - Dec 2010

Shovon Barua - 2014 Geological Society of America Research Award


Brent Campbell - 2014 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation Grants-in-Aid Program-

                            Barrett Family Named Grant (Grants-in Aid Page)


Golam Kibria, Shovon Barua and Brent Campbell  -  KState Arts and Sciences Travel Funds, Oct 2013


Austin Krehel -   Travel Grant to MEDGEO Conference, Washington DC 2013

                           3rd Position at the Poster Competition,  MEDGEO Conference, Washington DC Aug 2013

                           Hope College, Article, 2013


Shovon Barua -  Travel Grant to GSA Meeting, KState Graduate Council, 2013


Golam Kibria -   Travel Grant to GSA, Kansas State University Graduate Student Council, 2013

                           Travel Grant to GSA Meeting, Graduate Student Council, 2012

                           Geological Society of America, Graduate Research Grant, 2013

                           NSLS/CFN Users Meeting Student Scholarship, 2013


Mike Vega -        Arts and Science Undergraduate Research Award Fall 2013


Chad Hobson -    3rd position at 17th Annual K-State Research Forum in the Division of Graduate Engineering/Math/Physical

                            Sciences, 2012

                            Travel Grant to Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal Canada, 2012

                            Travel Grant to AGU, Kansas State University Graduate Student Council, 2012


Sophia Ford -     Undergraduate intern - KSU nomination for Morris K. Udall Scholarship, 2012

                            Kansas Research Forum 2nd Position in Undergraduate Poster Competition, 2013


Robin Barker -    1st position for poster presentation  at AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student Expo. Judged among 47     

                             posters in the Geology Section,  2012

                             National Energy Technology Laboratory- DOE, Pittsburgh, Summer Internship 2011

                             GSA Travel Grant 2011

                             Congrats for defending Masters Thesis, successfully - Nov 2012


M.S. Sankar -     3rd Position at the 18th Annual Kansas State Research Forum, Interdisciplinary Division, 2013

                            Congrats for defending Masters Thesis, successfully - Jul 2013


O.C. Eke -          Currently at USDA Forest Services. Congrats for defending Masters Thesis, successfully - Aug 2011