Saugata Datta

PhD: Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, Canada : 2001
Mellon-Barnard & Columbia  Earth Institute PostDoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, New York: 2004

Assistant Professor
Geology (Hydrogeology and Environmental Geochemistry)

Department of Geology,  Kansas State University

104 Thompson Hall,  Manhattan,  Kansas,  66506
Phn: (785) 532 2241      
Fax: (785) 532 5159


                          Prior Appointments:
                          Assistant Professor
                          Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences,
                          Georgia College & State University, Georgia  (2004 - 2008)
University of Calcutta,
                          Department of Geology, India  (2005 - 2006)

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                          Research                               Publications
                          Research Group                      Links
                          Teaching                                Research Photos


We are hydrogeologists and low temperature geochemists who work on environmental sustainability.


.Undergraduate Interns - started June 2011: Sophia Ford and Logan Kelly


RESEARCH GROUP (some research photos)

Past Graduate Students:

Several awards of current graduate students:

Andrew Neal -  (Grad Student) on the Arsenic Project: Obtained following grants: NASA: KSU NASA Space Grant Consortium ( ; Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Student Research Grant ( ): American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants-in-Aid: Barrett Family Named Grant (; Kansas Geological Foundation Scholarship (; GSA Student Travel Grant, South-Central Section (; Kansas State Research Forum, Apr 2010-Second PositionCONGRATS ANDREW!!!   also Congrats Andrew for defending Masters thesis successfully - 8 Dec/10

I am always looking for new students! Contact me if you are interested in Graduate studies in Hydrogeology and Geochemistry at KSU. Students can apply to work in my lab through the Department of Geology and the School of Arts and Sciences.

  • University of Western Ontario-Earth Sciences
  • Queens University- Dept. of Geology
  • University of Calcutta, India 

  • Brownfield Action 
  • Johns Hopkins- PM Research Center