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Dr. alok k. Singh

Ph. D. (Banaras Hindu University)
Associate Professor (Geology)
Email: asingh@rgipt.ac.in, singhalokk@yahoo.co.in

Education:

Ph.D., Organic Petrology and Evolution of Paleogene Coal   Deposits of   Northeastern Himalaya, India, Banaras Hindu University, India

M.Sc., Geology, Banaras Hindu University, India

B.Sc., (Geology Hons.), Banaras Hindu University, India.

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTREST

Coal and Organic Petrology, Organic Maturation & Thermal History, Oil and Gas Generation, Sedimentology, Coal Beneficiation, Petroleum Geology

EXPERIENCE:

  1. Doctoral - 1991- 1997
  2. Teaching & Research (Postdoctoral) -1998 to 2004
  3. Industrial Research- 1st June, 2004 - 24th June, 2010 (R & D, Tata Steel Limited,                                                          Jamshedpur)
  4. Associate Professor - Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, U.P.
AWARDS / HONORS:

Awards:

  1. YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD By Indian Science Congress Association
  2. KHARE AWARD for BEST PAPER by Indian Institute of Mineral Engineer’s
Professional Activities:
  1. Member, International Committee for Coal & Organic Petrology since 2000
  2. Executive Council Member of Coal Petrological Society of India
  3. Life member of Geological, Mining and Metallurgical Society of India
  4. Life member of Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers
  5. Life member of Geosciences Foundation
Academic Honors:
  1. Junior Research Fellowship (Oil Natural Gas Commission Project)
  2. Junior Research Fellowship (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun)
  3. Senior Research Fellowship (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi)
  4. Research Associate (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi)
  5. Senior Research Associate (Pool Officer) (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi)

INVITED TALKS & WORKSHOPS:

  • Geology for Non- Geologists for Oil Industry Professionals
  • Work shop on Coal Petrology for Steel Industry Professionals

SPONSERD RESEARCH PROJECT:

  • Working on research projects related with Indian lignites and Gondwana coals of India funded by the Govt. of India

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Singh, A.K. 2015: Petrographic and Geochemical Characterization of Coal from Talcher Coalfield, Mahanadi Basin, India. Geological Society of India. Accepted
  2. Singh, A.K. 2015: Petrogenesis of Eocene Coals, Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 8, Issue 12, pp 10705-10714.
  3. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., Singh, P.K. and Das, A. 2015: Study of washability characteristics of coals from seam IX Jamadoba colliery of the Jharia Basin. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, Volume 33, Number 2, pp. 181–202
  4. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Singh, P.K., 2015: Microstructural studies and distribution of mineral matter in the macroscopic ingredients of the Eocene coals of platform basins, Meghalaya, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Volume 37, pp.1089–1097.
  5. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Signh, P.K., 2015: Utilization of Permian coal deposits of West Bokaro, India: A Petro-Chemical Evaluation. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Volume 37, pp.1081–1088,.
  6. Singh, A.K. Singh, M.P., and Singh, P.K. 2013: Petrological investigations of Oligocene coals of foreland basin of Northeast India. Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 31, Number 6, pp. 909–936.
  7. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., Arora, M & Nayak, and A.S., 2013: Evaluation of oil potential of East Kalimantan coals from Indonesia by petrographic analysis. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 35, pp.1728–1740.
  8. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, 2012: Petrographic characteristics and carbon isotopic composition of Permian coal: Implications on depositional environment of Sattupalli coalfield, Godavari Valley, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 90-91, pp.34-42.
  9. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, Naik, A.S. & Singh, V.K., 2012: Petrological and geochemical investigations of Rajpardi lignite deposit, Gujarat, India. Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 30, Number 1, pp. 131-152.
  10. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K,  & Naik, A.S., 2012: Petrographic and geochemical characterization of coals from Tiru valley, Nagaland, NE India., ., Energy Exploration & Exploitation,Volume 30 · Number 2 · 2012 pp. 171–192
  11. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, 2012:  Evaluation of oil potential of East Kalimantan coals from Indonesia by petrographic analysis. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects.
  12. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, 2010: Petro-chemical characterization and evolution of Vastan Lignite, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 82, pp.1-16.
  13. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K. & Arora, M., 2010: Petrographic characteristics of coal from the Lati Formation, Tarakan Basin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 81,  pp. 109-116.
  14. Nag, D., Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., 2009: Metallurgical Use of Heat Altered Coal: A Case Study.Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 8, No.7, pp 541-549.
  15. Das, A., Vidyadhar, A., Singh, A.K. and Bhattacharya, K.K., 2008:  A novel beneficiation scheme for a medium coking coal fines from India. Coal Preparation. International journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 28, pp.189-200.
  16. Singh, A.K., D. Chakravarti, and P.K. Banerjee, 2008: Floatability characteristics: case study with three typical Indian prime coking coal” in Mineral Processing and Extractive Mineralogy Review, Vol. 29, pp. 299-317.
  17.  Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2000: Petrographic characteristics and depositional conditions     of Eocene coals of Platform    basins, Meghalaya, India.   International Journal of Coal Geology, Vol. 42, pp. 315 - 356.
  18. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Mishra, A., 2006: Mode of occurrence of mineral matter and their liberation characteristics from medium coking coals: A case study of West Bokaro coals of India. Frontier Areas in Geological and Technological Aspects of Fossil Fuel and Mineral resources (GTFM-2006), pp. 101-114.
  19. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2006: The morphology, maceral association and distribution of pyrite in the Tertiary coals of Northeast India: A proposal for the classification of high sulphur coals. J. Geological Society of India, Vol. 67, No. 6, pp. 783-801.

DETAIL RSEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

International
  1. Singh, A.K. 2015: Petrographic and Geochemical Characterization of Coal from Talcher Coalfield, Mahanadi Basin, India. Geological Society of India. Accepted
  2. Singh, A.K. 2015: Petrogenesis of Eocene Coals, Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 8, Issue 12, pp 10705-10714.
  3. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., Singh, P.K. and Das, A. 2015: Study of washability characteristics of coals from seam IX Jamadoba colliery of the Jharia Basin. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, Volume 33, Number 2, pp. 181–202
  4. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Singh, P.K., 2015: Microstructural studies and distribution of mineral matter in the macroscopic ingredients of the Eocene coals of platform basins, Meghalaya, India. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Volume 37, pp.1089–1097.
  5. Singh, A.K., Singh M.P., and Signh, P.K., 2015: Utilization of Permian coal deposits of West Bokaro, India: A Petro-Chemical Evaluation. Accepted, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Volume 37, pp.1081–1088,.
  6. Singh, A.K. Singh, M.P., and Singh, P.K. 2013: Petrological investigations of Oligocene coals of foreland basin of Northeast India. Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 31, Number 6, pp. 909–936.
  7. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., Arora, M & Nayak, and A.S., 2013:  Evaluation of oil potential of East Kalimantan coals from Indonesia by petrographic analysis. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 35, pp.1728–1740.
  8. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, 2012: Petrographic characteristics and carbon isotopic composition of Permian coal: Implications on depositional environment of Sattupalli coalfield, Godavari Valley, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 90-91, pp.34-42.
  9. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, Naik, A.S. & Singh, V.K., 2012: Petrological and geochemical investigations of Rajpardi lignite deposit, Gujarat, India. Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Volume 30, Number 1, pp. 131-152.
  10. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K,  & Naik, A.S., 2012: Petrographic and geochemical characterization of coals from Tiru valley, Nagaland, NE India., Energy Exploration & Exploitation,Volume 30 · Number 2 · 2012 pp. 171–192
  11. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K, 2010: Petro-chemical characterization and evolution of Vastan Lignite, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 82, pp.1-16.
  12. Singh, P.K., Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K. & Arora, M., 2010: Petrographic characteristics of coal from the Lati Formation, Tarakan Basin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 81,  pp. 109-116
  13. Nag, D., Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K., 2009: Metallurgical Use of Heat Altered Coal: A Case Study.Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 8, No.7, pp 541-549.
  14. Das, A., Vidyadhar, A., Singh, A.K. and Bhattacharya, K.K., 2008:  A novel beneficiation scheme for a medium coking coal fines from India. Coal Preparation. International journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization, Vol. 28, pp.189-200.
  15. Singh, A.K., M.P. Singh and P.K. Banerjee, 2008: Variation in petro-chemistry of coals from Talcher coalfield, Mahanadi Valley, Orissa.  Mineral Processing Technology 2008, pp. 442-466.
  16. Singh, A.K., D. Chakravarti, and P.K. Banerjee, 2008: Floatability characteristics: case study with three typical Indian prime coking coal” in Mineral Processing and Extractive Mineralogy Review, Vol. 29, pp. 299-317.
  17. Singh, A.K. and P.K. Banerjee, 2006: Liberation study of mineral matter from the coal: A case study of seam no. VII of West Bokaro coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Mineral Processing Technology 2006, pp. 573-581.
  18. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2000: Petrographic characteristics and depositional conditions     of Eocene coals of Platform    basins, Meghalaya, India.   International Journal of Coal Geology, Vol. 42, pp. 315 - 356.

National:

  1. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. & Ojha, A.K., 2010: Petro-chemical behaviour of captive coals of Tata Steel.  Tata Search, pp.87-91.
  2. Nag, D., Banerjee, P.K., Singh, A.K. and Sharma R., 2009: Some studies for the use of Jhama coal in Metallurgical industries. Tata Search 2009, pp. 103-106.
  3. Singh. A.K., Banerjee, P.K., A. Mishra and Ojha, A.K Characters of seam no VI from West Bokaro: A permian coal deposits, Jharkhand, India.  Tata Search 2008, pp.179-185.
  4. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Ojha, A.K.,  2007: Comparative study of the characteristics of coals from Seam VIII QA and Seam VIII SEB, West Bokaro and their behaviour during beneficiation. Tata Search 2007, pp. 57-61.
  5. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Mishra, A., 2007: Liberation characterization of a typical medium coking coal from West Bokaro coalfield, Jharkhand, India. Tata Search 2007, pp. 45-52.
  6. Singh, A.K., Banerjee, P.K. and Mishra, A., 2006: Mode of occurrence of mineral matter and their liberation characteristics from medium coking coals: A case study of West Bokaro coals of India. Frontier Areas in Geological and Technological Aspects of Fossil Fuel and Mineral resources (GTFM-2006), pp. 101-114.
  7. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2006: The morphology, maceral association and distribution of pyrite in the Tertiary coals of Northeast India: A proposal for the classification of high sulphur coals. J. Geological Society of India, Vol. 67, No. 6, pp. 783-801.
  8. Singh, A.K., D. Chakravarti, A.K. Gupta and P.K. Banerjee, 2006: Study of Floatability and washability characteristics of three typical Indian prime coking coals of Jharia coalfield. Tata Search, pp.71-77.
  9. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2005: Evidence of pyrolysis of resinite in coal through thermal maturation vis-à-vis hydrocarbon generation: an example from the Oligocene coals of Upper Assam, Northeast India. J. Geological Society of India, Vol.65, No.6, pp. 238-344.
  10. Singh, A.K., 2005: Occurrence of mineral matter in coal, their origin & significance. Tech Scan, No.18, pp1-4.
  11. Singh, M.P., Singh, P.K. and Singh, A.K., 2003: Petrographic characteristics and depositional environment of the Permian coal deposits of Deoghar basin, Bihar. J. Geological Society of India, Vol.61, pp. 419-438.
  12. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2003: Hydrocarbon emigration (primary migration) through microfracturing in vitrinite: An example from the Oligocene coals of Borjan coalfield, Nagaland. J. Geological Society of India, Vol. 61, pp. 170-176.
  13. Singh, A.K. and Shanker, B., 2002: Petro - Chemical behaviour of Yellandu coals, Godawari Valley, A.P. Minetech, Vol. 23, No.5, pp. 27-36.
  14. Singh, A.K., 2002: Classification and potential utilization of Permian coal deposits of Chirimiri coalfield, Sarguja district, Chhattisgarh. Mining Engineer’s Journal, Vol. 3, No.9, pp.18-27.
  15. Singh, A.K., 2002: Geochemical characteristics of Permian coals of Chirimiri coalfield, Sarguja district, Chhattisgarh. Journal of Ultra Scientist of Physical Sciences, Vol. 14, pp.31-38.
  16. Singh, A.K., 2002: Geochemistry of Karo Group of coal seams (Dhori area), East Bokaro coalfield, District Giridih, Jharkhand, India. The Quarterly Journal of Geological Association and Research Centre, Vol. 10, No.1, pp.-5-12.
  17. Singh, A.K., 2002: Petro-chemical behaviour and potential utilization of the coal deposits of Yellandu coalfield, Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Ultra Scientist of Physical Sciences, Vol. 14, pp.136-138.
  18. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2001: Oil-prone source rock characteristics and maturation of Paleogene coals, Northeastern Himalaya.   Journal Geological Society of India, Vol. 57, pp. 353-368.
  19. Singh, A.K. and Shanker, B., 2001: Classification and potential utilization of the Yellandu coals, Godawari Valley, Andhra Pradesh. The Quarterly Journal of Geological Association and Research Centre, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 47-54.
  20. Singh, M.P. and Singh, A.K., 2000:  Micro structural relation and distribution of mineral matter in the organic constituents of Tertiary Coals of    Eastern Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Indian Journal of Geology, Vol. 72, No.3, pp. 223-229.
  21. Singh, A.K., 2000: Petrographic characteristics and depositional conditions of Chandarpur Group   sandstones, South of Dhamtari, Southern Chhattisgarh basin, M.P.  Bulletin of Pure & Applied Sciences, New Delhi, India, Vol. 19F (No.1-2), pp. 19 - 34.
  22. Singh, A.K., 1999: Textural behaviour and paleodepositional conditions of the lithofacies of Chandarpur Group sandstones, South of Dhamtari, Southern Chhattishgarh basin, M.P.  Indian Academy of Geosciences, Hyderabad, Vol. 42, No.1, pp.1-11.

RESEARCH PAPERS IN HINDI

  1. सिंह, आलोक कुमार, सिंह पी. के. एवं सिंह जी. पी., 2007: कोयला क्षेत्रो में प्रदुषण की समस्या: एक पुनरालोकन. कोयला संशाधन – 07, राष्ट्रीय संघोष्ठी, 83-88.
  2. चौधरी,एस. सी एवं सिंह, आलोक कुमार, 2007: कोयला का अभिलक्षण एवं धोबनियता : पश्चिम बोकारो कोयला क्षेत्र का अध्यन. कोयला संशाधन – 07, राष्ट्रीय संघोष्ठी, 34-38.
  3. सिंह, आलोक कुमार, बनर्जी पी. के. एवं झा एस. के., 2007: पश्चिम बोकारो कोयला क्षेत्र के कोयला की शैल्वार्णनात्मक  अध्यन. कोयला संशाधन – 07, राष्ट्रीय संघोष्ठी, 1-15.
  4. सिंह पी. के., सिंह, आलोक कुमार, एवं सिंह जी. पी., 1996: भारत के जीवाश्म ईधन संसाधन एवं उनका संरक्षण. Geoscience Journal, Vol. XI,      Pt. 1&2, 1996, pp.27-37.
  5. सिंह पी. के., श्रीवास्तव वी. एवं सिंह, आलोक कुमार : कोयला उत्खनन, उपयोग एवं हमारा पर्यावरण: समस्या और समाधान. Geoscience Journal, Vol. VII, Pt. 1&2,1991,  pp.81-88.