Joyjit Dey


2018 (Oct - Present): Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
- Supported by: LIDS scholarship (International) 
- Evolution of melt-microstructure during melt-rock interaction under static and dynamic condition (integrating experimental and field samples)

2018 (Jan - Oct): Masters of Research (in the MRes-Ph.D. bundle) at the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
- Supervisors- Dr. Nathan Daczko (Primary) and Dr. Sandra Piazolo
- Supported by: iMQRTPS Scholarship
- Title: Recognition of quartz grown from a melt during static and dynamic condition

2016 - 2017: Assistant Manager (Geology), Coal India Limited (CIL)
- On site geologist in the North Karanapura Coal field
2014 - 2016: Masters of Science in Geology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

2011 - 2014: Bachelors of Science (Geology Major), Jadavpur University (Kolkata), India

Research interests

My research interest revolves around the micro- and mesoscale processes and how they could influence the macro scale phenomena such as regional tectonics, behaviour of deformation, metamorphism etc. In particular, I am interested in quantifying microstructures and integrating microstructural process to understand basic physico-chemical interactions of rock-fluids under different P/T conditions. Thus I am working with an array of rocks from the New England Fold Belt (Australia), Fiordland (New Zealand), Connemara (Ireland) and Greenland starting from a plutonic Granitoid to a melt percolating shear zone. Fields of research interest include: (i) structural geology and large scale tectonics, (ii) microstructural and-chemical analysis, (iii) Electron back scatter diffraction studies (EBSD) and microdynamic modelling (platform Elle (, (iv) heating of rocks and analogue materials, (v) field mapping, (vi) rheology and deformation mechamisms in rocks.

Felsic melt intruding a Gabbro (Field location: Connemara, Ireland)

Felsic melt intruding a Gabbro (Field location: Connemara, Ireland)

Any research project I'm working on will be listed below. Have a look at the range of reserach projects in our faculty.


  • Masters of Research (MRes)- Macquarie University
  • Masters of Science- IIT Kharagpur, India

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics