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Department of Earth and Space Sciences
     
Rajesh V.J., Ph.D
Associate Professor
 
Office
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Email:rajeshvj@iist.ac.in













Education
  • Ph.D. Geology, Yokohama National University, Japan, 2004
  • M.Sc. Geology, University of Kerala, 1999
  • B.Sc. Geology, University of Kerala, 1997

Course Offered
  • Introduction to Earth Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences
  • Earth Resources and Tectonic Systems
  • Planetary Geosciences
  • Astrobiology (Geology Component)

 


Experience
  1. Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (15 February 2010 onwards)
  2. Research Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, South Korea (December 2009-10 February 2010)
  3. Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences, Kanazawa University, Japan (November 2007-November 2009)
  4. Research Full time Lecturer (Post Doctoral Research Fellow), Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, South Korea (March 2007-October 2007)
  5. Part-time Lecturer in Metamorphic Petrology, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, South Korea(March 2007-July 2007)
  6. Specialist Researcher, Korean Institute of Landscape and Geology, Sunchon National University, South Korea(September 2006-February, 2007)
  7. Part-time Lecturer in Igneous Petrology, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, South Korea (September 2006-February 2007)
  8. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, South Korea(May 2006-August 2007)
  9. Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chonbuk National University, South Korea(May, 2005- May, 2006).
  10. Foreign Visiting Research Fellow, Geological Institute, Yokohama National University, Japan (June 2004-April 2005)

Research Work / Area
  1. Understanding the petrologic and geochemical data to interpret the processes associated with the evolution of various magmas (ultramafic-mafic-felsic igneous systems) in diverse tectonic environments in the Earth’s upper mantle and deep lower crust
  2. REE-rich mineral formations associated with alkaline, mafic and carbonatitic magmas/melts and behavior of trace and rare earth elements in igneous systems
  3. Understanding the origin of anorthosites in earth and moon
  4. Chromite genesis associated with ultramafic to mafic and anorthositic magmatic systems; and genesis of chromitites in various tectonic environments.
  5. Fluid and melt inclusions in silicate and oxide phases, its major, trace and rare earth element compositions and significance in Economic Geology. Origin of various mineralizations associated with granites, adakites and mafic-ultramafic magmatic systems.
  6. Stable C-, S- and O- isotopes of minerals such as calcite, dolomite, pyrites, pyrrhotites, siderite, and graphite
  7. Radioactive isotopic systems such as Rb, Sr, Nd and Pb, Lu-Hf, Re-Os etc. in igneous petrogenesis.
  8. Geochronology and/or any other related fields.

Funded Project

  1. A comprehensive study on crustal dichotomy and extensional tectonics in and around Valles Marineris, Mars (ISRO MOM 1-AO project)
  2. Spectral characterization and Morphology of Olivine-Pyroxene Spinel bearing lithologies on Moon: implications for Lunar Endogenic processes (ISRO Chandrayaan 1-AO project)
  3. Arc accretion in the past and present and its bearing on metallogeny (DST-JSPS India-Japan bilateral project)
  4. Deep crustal processes during the evolution of archaean Nilgiri block, southern India (MoES Funded Project)

 


Awards
  1. Brain Korea (BK 21) Research Fellowship (Research Professor), Ministry of Education, South Korea (December, 2009)
  2. JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) Post Doctoral Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology, Japan (November, 2007)
  3. Brain Korea (BK 21) Research Fellowship (Post Doctoral Fellowship), Ministry of Education, South Korea (March, 2007)
  4. INOUE Foundation Fellowship, Inoue Science Foundation, Japan (March, 2006; declined)
  5. Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Chonbuk National University, South Korea (May, 2005)
  6. Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (October, 2000)
  7. State Level Eligibility Test for doing Ph.D. in Geology in various research institutes affiliated to University of Kerala (in 2000)
  8. State Level Eligibility Test for Teaching in Higher Secondary Schools in Kerala, India (in 2000)
  9. First position in order of merit in the M.Sc. Final Examination (University of Kerala, 1999).
  10. Fifth position in order of merit in the B.Sc. Final Examination (University of Kerala, 1997)

Memberships in International / National Organizations

  1. Fellow, International Association for Gondwana Research
  2. Screening Committee Member, International Association of Gondwana Research
  3. International Association of Gondwana Research Award Committee Member (2007)
  4. Editorial Board Member, Gondwana Research (2005-2007)
  5. Fellow, Korean Society for Economic and Environmental Geology (2007)
  6. Editorial Board Member, Journal of Korean Society for Economic and Environmental Geology (2007 onwards)
  7. Fellow, Japan Geoscience Union
  1. Brain Korea (BK 21) Research Fellowship (Research Professor), Ministry of Education, South Korea (December, 2009)
  2. JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) Post Doctoral Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Sports, Culture, Science and Technology, Japan (November, 2007)
  3. Brain Korea (BK 21) Research Fellowship (Post Doctoral Fellowship), Ministry of Education, South Korea (March, 2007)
  4. INOUE Foundation Fellowship, Inoue Science Foundation, Japan (March, 2006; declined)
  5. Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Chonbuk National University, South Korea (May, 2005)
  6. Monbukagakusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (October, 2000)
  7. State Level Eligibility Test for doing Ph.D. in Geology in various research institutes affiliated to University of Kerala (in 2000)
  8. State Level Eligibility Test for Teaching in Higher Secondary Schools in Kerala, India (in 2000)
  9. First position in order of merit in the M.Sc. Final Examination (University of Kerala, 1999).
  10. Fifth position in order of merit in the B.Sc. Final Examination (University of Kerala, 1997)
  1. Oral presentation titled “Probable Precambrian oceanic remnants in the Palghat-Cauvery Suture Zone, southern India” in the 7th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), Hyderabad, India (July 5-9, 2010).
  2. Participated  in the seminar on “Recent Advances and Future Directions in Science and Technology” organized by Indian JSPS Alumni Association (IJAA) sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan and supported by The Embassy of Japan, India (May 10-11, 2010).
  3. Oral presentation entitled “Alaskan-type Ultramafic Rocks in Neoproterozoic Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone in southern India: Implications on Petrogenesis and Tectonic Setting”  in the 6th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam (October 2-6, 2009)
  4. Oral presentation entitled “Petrogenesis and Tectonic Setting of Alaskan-type Ultramafic Rocks in Neoproterozoic Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone in southern India”. 6th Annual General Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore (11 – 15 August, 2009)
  5. Oral presentation entitled “Genesis of Volatile-rich High-Mg Olivine Cumulates with Low Ni and Cr in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India” Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2009, Chiba, Japan (16-21 May, 2009)
  6. Oral presentation entitled “Petrogenesis of Ultrapotassic Melts and Implications for Extensional Tectonics in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India” in 5th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (October 31-November 2, 2008)
  7. Oral presentation entitled “Petrology of Ultramafic Rock in Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone, Southern India: Implications on Origin and Tectonic Evolution” in 5th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (October 31-November 2, 2008)
  8. Poster presentation entitled “Genesis of unusual high-Mg low-Ni dunites in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India”in AGU Chapman Conference on Shallow Mantle Composition & Dynamics 5th International Orogenic Lherzolite Conference Mount Shasta Resort, Mount Shasta, California, USA (September, 22-26, 2008)
  9. Oral presentation entitled “Petrogenesis of an Unusual Ultramafic-ultrapotassic Intrusive Complex in a Late Proterozoic Ductile Shear Zone in Southern Granulite Terrain, South India” in Open Research Center of Okayama University of Science International Symposium on Material Science and History of Earth and Sister Planets, Okayama, Japan (March 14-16, 2008)
  10. Oral presentation entitled “Petrogenesis and Geological Significance of Ultramafic Rocks in Singok area within the Honseong Belt, Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea” in the Annual conference of Korea Society of Economic and Environmental Geology at Kyeongju, South Korea (April 25-27, 2007)
  11. Oral presentation entitled “Petrogenesis and geological significance of ultramafic rocks in Hongseong area, Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea” in 4th International Symposium of Kanazawa University 21st Century COE Program on Promoting Environmental Research in Pan-Japan Sea Area – Young Researchers’ Network, Kanazawa, Japan (May 8-10, 2006)
  12. Oral presentation entitled “First report on Zirconolite and Baddeleyite from Achankovil Shear Zone, South India” in the “International Symposium and Field workshop on Gondwana Evolution and Dispersal” (November 13-14, 2004) at Kochi University, Japan
  13. Poster presentation entitled “A First Report of the spinel-quartz assemblage in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India” in the Joint Meeting of Earth and Planetary Science (JMEPS) at Tokyo, Japan (May 27- 30, 2002)
  14. Oral presentation entitled “Geology of Achankovil Shear Zone, South India” in ‘The International Symposium on the assembly and break up of Gondwana and growth of Asia’ at Osaka, Japan (October 26-30, 2001).
  15. Oral presentation entitled “Phlogopite bearing Ultramafic rocks in Achankovil Shear Zone, southern India: Implications for Crust-Mantle Interaction processes along a Late Proterozoic Suture Zone” in the Joint Meeting of the Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists (JAMPEG) at Akita, Japan (September 28- October 1, 2001)
  16. Participitated in the CONTACT PROGRAMME ON HIMALAYAN GEOLOGY AWARENESS for MASTER’S LEVEL STUDENTS conducted by Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (June 7-17, 1999)
  17. Participated in UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP-368 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND FIELD WORKSHOP IN TRIVANDRUM (INDIA), August 20-27, 1996 Co-sponsored by Centre for Earth Science Studies, Trivandrum
Manuscripts in Refereed (SCI) Journals
  1. Thesniya P. M. and Rajesh V. J. (2019) Lunar Crust, Morphology. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020 B. Cudnik (ed.), Encyclopedia of Lunar Science (in press)
  2. Thesniya P. M. and Rajesh V. J. (2019) Lunar Crust, Chemical Composition. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020 B. Cudnik (ed.), Encyclopedia of Lunar Science (in press)
  3. K.R. Hari, E. Shaji, S. Ganguly, V.J. Rajesh and M. Santosh (2019) Evolution of the Indian subcontinent: Introduction. Geological Journal (in press)
  4. Sam Uthup, Toshiaki Tsunogae, V.J. Rajesh, M. Santosh, Yusuke Takamura, and Yukiyasu Tsutsumi (2019) Neoarchean arc magmatism and Paleoproterozoic granulite‐facies metamorphism in the Bhavani Suture Zone, South India. Geological Journal (in press)
  5. Mahima Singh, V.J. Rajesh, Bharathi Kannan and Satadru Bhattacharya, 2018, Spectral and chemical characterization of gypsum‐phyllosilicate association in Tiruchirapalli, South India, and its implications, Geological Journal, Vol. 53, pp. 1685-1697
  6. C. Ishwar-Kumar, V.J. Rajesh, B.F. Windley, T. Razakamanana, T. Itaya, E.V.S.S.K. Babu, K. Sajeev (2017). Chromite chemistry as an indicator of tectonic setting: The Ranomena ultramafic complex, NE Madagascar. Geological Magazine, Vol. 155,       pp. 109-118.
  7. M. Singh, V.J. Rajesh, K.S. Sajinkumar, K. Sajeev and S.N. Kumar. (2016) ‘Spectral and chemical characterization of jarosite in a paleolacustrine depositional environment in Warkalli Formation in Kerala, South India and its implications. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular spectroscopy, Vol. 168, pp. 86-97
  8. M. Singh, J. Singhal, A. Prasad, V.J. Rajesh, D. Ray and P. Sahoo (2016). Spectral Characteristics of Banded Iron Formations in SinghbhumCraton, Eastern India: Implications to Hematite Deposits on Mars, Geoscience Frontiers, Vol. 7, pp. 927-93C.
  9. Ishwar-Kumar, V.J. Rajesh, B.F. Windley, T. Razakamanana, T. Itaya, E.V.S.S.K. Babu, K. Sajeev (2016). Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of the Bondla mafic-ultramafic complex, western India: Inferences from chromian spinel chemistry, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, Vol. 130, pp. 192-205
  10. J. Seo, C.W. Oh, S.G. Choi, V.J. Rajesh (2013). Two ultramafic rock types in the Hongseong area, South Korea: Tectonicsignificance for northeast Asia, Lithos, v. 175–176, pp. 30–39
  11. V.J. Rajesh, S. Arai, M. Satish-Kumar, M. Santosh, A. Tamura (2013). High-Mg low-Ni Olivine cumulates from a Pan-African accretionary belt in southern India: Implications for the genesis of volatile-rich high-Mg melts in suprasubduction setting. Precambrian Research, v. 227, pp. 409-425
  12. Ratheesh Kumar, B.F. Windley, V.J. Rajesh, M. Santosh. (2013)  Elastic thickness structure of the Andaman Subduction Zone: Implications for convergence of the Ninetyeast Ridge. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, v. 78, pp. 291-300
  13. C.W. Oh, J. Seo, S.G. Choi, V.J. Rajesh, J.H. Lee (2012) U–Pb SHRIMP zircon geochronology, petrogenesis, and tectonic setting of the Neoproterozoic Baekdong ultramafic rocks in the Hongseong Collision Belt, South Korea. Lithos, v. 128–131, pp. 100-112
  14. Ngo Xuan Thanh, V.J. Rajesh, Tetsumaru Itaya, Brian Windley, Sanghoon Kwon, Chan Soo Park (2012) A Cretaceous forearc ophiolite in the Shyok suture zone, Ladakh, NW India: Implications for the tectonic evolution of the Northwest Himalaya. Lithos, v. 155, pp. 81-93.
  15. Cho, K-S., Rajesh, V.J., Kang, S-S. and Kim, C-B. (2011) Petrologic, chemical and isotopic evaluation of pitchstones in the Samho area, southwestern Okcheon Belt, South Korea. Geosciences Journal, v. 15, pp.137-147
  16. Oh, C.W., Rajesh, V.J., Seo, J., Choi, S.-G. and Lee, J.H. (2010) Spinel compositions and tectonic relevance of the Bibong ultramafic bodies in the Hongseong Collision Belt, South Korea. Lithos, v. 117, pp. 198-208.
  17. Santosh, M., Rajesh, V.J., Tsunogae, T. and Arai, S. (2010) Diopsidites from a Neoproterozoic-Cambrian suture zone in southern India. Geological Magazine, v. 147, pp. 777-788.
  18. Rajesh, V.J., Arai, S., Santosh, M. and Tamura, A (2010). LREE-rich Hibonite in Ultrapotassic Rocks in southern India. Lithos, v. 115, pp. 40-50.
  19. Rajesh, V.J., Arai, S and Satishkumar, M. (2009) Origin of graphite in glimmerite and spinellite in Achankovil Shear zone, southern India: Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 104, pp. 407-412.
  20. Oh, C.W., Choi, S.-G., Seo, J., Rajesh, V.J., Lee, J.H., Zhai, M. and Peng. P (2009) Neoproterozoic tectonic evolution of the Hongseong area, southwestern Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea; implication for the tectonic evolution of Northeast Asia. Gondwana Research, v. 16, pp. 272-284.
  21. Choi, S-G., Rajesh, V.J., Seo et al. (2009) Petrology, geochronology and tectonic implications of Mesozoic high Ba-Sr granites in Haemi area, Hongseong belt, South Korea. Island Arc, v. 18, pp. 266-281.
  22. Cheong-Bin Kim, Rajesh, V.J. and Santosh, M. (2008) Geochemistry, K-Ar Geochronology and Sr-Nd-Pb isotope compositions of pitchstone in Gohado, southwestern Okcheon Belt, South Korea. Island Arc, v. 17, pp. 26-40.
  23. Kim, S.W., Oh, C.W., Williams, I.S., Rubatto, D., Ryu, I.C., Rajesh, V.J., Kim, C-B.,Guo, J. and Zhai, M. (2006) Phanerozoic high-pressure eclogite and intermediate pressure granulite facies metamorphism in the Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea: implications for the eastward extension of the Dabie-Sulu continental collision zone. Lithos, v. 92, pp. 357-377.
  24. Kim, S.W., Oh, C.W., Ryu, I.C., Williams, I.S., Sajeev, K., Santosh, M. and Rajesh, V.J. (2006) Neoproterozoic bimodal volcanism in the Okcheon Belt, South Korea, and its comparison with the Nanhua Rift, South China: implications for rifting in Rodinia. Journal of Geology, v. 114, pp. 717-733.
  25. Rajesh, V.J. and Arai, S. (2006) Baddeleyite-apatite-spinel-phlogopite (BASP) rock in Achankovil shear zone, South India, as a probable cumulate from melts of carbonatite affinity. Lithos, v. 90, pp. 1-18.
  26. Rajesh, V.J., Yokoyama, K., Santosh, M., Arai, S., Oh, C.W. and Kim, S.W. (2006) Zirconolite and baddeleyite in an ultramafic suite from southern India: Early Ordovician carbonatite-type melts associated with extensional collapse of the Gondwana crust. Journal of Geology, v. 114, No. 2, pp. 171-188.
  27. Rajesh, V.J., Arima, M. and Santosh, M. (2004) Dunite, glimmerite and spinellite in Achankovil shear zone, South India: implications for highly potassic CO2-rich melt influx along an intra-continental shear zone. Gondwana Research, v. 7, pp. 961-974.
National and International  Abstracts
  1. Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., 2020. Ages and chemistry of Maria basaltic units in the Grimaldi basin on the nearside of the Earth’s Moon: Implications for the volcanic history of the basin. In: abstracts of the ‘International Geological Congress 2020’, to be held at New Delhi, India, 20 Mar’ 2020.
  2. Thesniya, P.M., Saranya R. Chandran, Rajesh, V.J., 2020. Spectral and chemical characteristics of the chromites associated with Sittampundi Anorthosite Complex, Southern India: Implications for the similar spinel compositions on Moon. In: abstracts of the ‘International Geological Congress 2020’, to be held at New Delhi, India, 20 Mar’ 2020.
  3. Thesniya, P. M., Sai Neelu Harishchandran, Rajesh, V.J., 2020. Pyroxene Chemistry and Ages of Basaltic Units in the Mare Humorum on the Nearside of the Moon: Implications for the Interior Composition of the Earth’s Moon. In: abstracts of the ‘Kerala Science Congress 2020’, to be held at Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies, Mundoor, Palakkad during 25-27th January 2020.
  4. Haritha, A., Arya Krishna, Rajesh, V.J., Sanjeev Kumar, and Asif Iqbal Kakkassery, 2020. Mineralogical characterization and genesis of magnesite deposits in Salem, Southern India. In: abstracts of the ‘International Geological Congress 2020’, to be held at New Delhi, India, 20 Mar’ 2020.
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  6. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery, Haritha, A., and Rajesh, V.J., 2020. Salem Ultramafic Complex in southern India: A Potential Terrestrial Analogue Site to Understand Serpentinization and Carbonation Processes on Mars. In: abstracts of the ‘International Geological Congress 2020’, to be held at New Delhi, India, 20 Mar’ 2020. # 4714.
  7. Saranya R. Chandran, Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., 2020. Compositional variations of magmatic spinels on Moon. In: abstracts of the ‘International Geological Congress 2020’, to be held at New Delhi, India, 20 Mar’ 2020.
  8. Deepchand, B., Haritha, A., Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., and Binoj Kumar, 2020. Chemical and Spectral Characterization of Chromites in Nuggehulli Schist Belt, Western Dharwar Craton, Southern India: Implications for the Remote Observation of Spinels on the Moon. In: abstracts of the ‘International Geological Congress 2020’, to be held at New Delhi, India, 20 Mar’ 2020.
  9. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Local glacial features on eastern valles marineris trough wall: Implications for glacial processes on low latitudinal Mars. In: proceedings of the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, LPI Contrib. No. 2132.
  10. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Mineralogy, Structure and Morphology of Western Eos Chaos Trough of Valles Marineris, Mars. In: abstracts of the National Space Science Symposium, Abstract #1810000669.
  11. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Implications for fluvial and glacial processes From Eos Chaos region of Valles Marineris, Mars. In: abstracts of the 2nd international Conference on Geology: Emerging Methods and Applications, pp. 23.
  12. Thesniya, P.M., Sai Neelu Harishchandran and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Pyroxene chemistry of basaltic units in the Mare Humorum on the nearside of the Moon using Chandrayaan-1 data. In: abstracts of the European and planetary Science Conference, held at Centre International de Conferences de Genève (CICG) Geneva, Switzerland, 5-20 Sept’ 2019, EPSC-DPS2019. Abstract No. #1836.
  13. Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., and Juda Benhur, I. S., 2019. Evidences for late stage volcanic activity from the Ohm crater on the farside of the Moon. In: proceedings of the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held at Hotel Marriott Convention Centre, The Woodlands Waterway, The Woodlands, Texas, U. S., 18-22 March, 2019. Abstract No. #2624.
  14. Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Deriving the Chemical History of Maria Basaltic units in the Grimaldi Basin on the Nearside of the Moon using Chandrayaan-1 data. In: abstracts of the ‘NSSS (National Space Science Symposium) 2019’, pp.433, held at Savitribai Phule University, Pune, India, 29-31 Jan’ 2019.
  15. Thesniya, P.M., I. S. Juda Benhur and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Chemistry and morphology of olivine occurrences from the Ohm crater on the farside of the Moon: Insight into their origin. In: abstracts of the 2nd international conference on ‘GEM 2019 (Geology: Emerging Methods and Applications)’, pp.71, held at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Christ College, Thrissur, Kerala, India, 17-19 Feb’ 2019.
  16. Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Earth’s Moon: Geology and research highlights. In: abstracts of the 2nd international conference on ‘GEM 2019 (Geology: Emerging
  17. Methods and Applications)’, pp.111, , held at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Christ College, Thrissur, Kerala, India, 17-19 Feb’ 2019.
  18. Jappji, M., Thesniya, P.M and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Morphological and Mineralogical Characterization of Das crater on the Farside of the Moon. In: abstracts of the 2nd international conference on ‘GEM 2019 (Geology: Emerging Methods and Applications)’, pp.29, held at Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Christ College, Thrissur, Kerala, India, 17-19 Feb’ 2019.
  19. Jappji, M., Thesniya, P.M and Rajesh, V.J., 2019. Characterization of Morphology, Mineralogy and Ejecta Emplacement of Das crater on lunar farside. In: abstracts of the European and planetary Science Conference, to be held at Centre International de Conferences de Genève (CICG) Geneva, Switzerland, 5-20 Sept’ 2019, Abstract ID: EPSC-DPS2019, #1842.
  20. Deepchand, B., Haritha, A., Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., and Binoj Kumar, 2019. Chemical and Spectral Characterization of Chromites in Nuggehulli Schist Belt, Western Dharwar Craton, Southern India: Implications for the Remote Observation of Spinels on the Moon. In: abstracts of the National Seminar on ‘Advances in Earth and Environmental Sciences’, pp.20, held at Dept. of Geology, the University of Kerala, India, 20 Sept’ 2019.
  21. Saranya R. Chandran, Thesniya, P.M. and Rajesh V.J., 2019. Chemical and spectral characterization of Sittampundi chromites, TamilNadu, India. In: abstracts of the National Seminar on ‘Advances in Earth and Environmental Sciences’, pp.20, held at Dept. of Geology, the University of Kerala, India, 20 Sept’ 2019.
  22. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery, Ruksana and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Structural and mineralogical studies of re-entrant Valley near Kasei Valles on Mars. In: proceedings of the National Seminar on ‘Advances in Earth and Environmental Sciences’, pp.18.
  23. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Mineralogy and Morphology of Eos Chaos Region. In Eastern Valles Marineris, Mars: Implications for Diverse Geological Processes. In: abstracts of the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly 2018, Pasadena, California.
  24. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Western Eos Chaos on Mars: A Potential Site for Future Landing and Returning Samples. In: abstracts of the 2nd International Mars Sample Return 2018 Berlin, Germany, LPI Contrib. No. 2071.
  25. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Detection of Zoisite from Eos Chaos: Implicatios  for Hydrothermal Alteration on Mars. In: proceedings of the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2100.
  26. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Mineralogical and structural characteristics of Eos Chaos on Valles Marineris, Mars: Implications for aqueous and hydrothermal processes”. In: proceedings of 5th UGC-SAP DRSII (2013-2018) seminar and talks of the current trends in the earth system sciences, pp.8-11.
  27. Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Spectral and morphological mapping of Western Eos Chaos, Valles Marineris: Implications for aqueous processes on Mars. In: abstracts of the 30th Kerala Science Congress, pp.120.
  28. Shubhonkar Paramanick, Rajesh, V.J., M. N., Praveen and K. S., Sajinkumar, 2018. Spectral Characterization of Copiapite and Rozenite from Sulphide - rich Banded Iron Formations in Wayanad, Kerala, India and its implications. In: proceedings of the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract #2299.
  29. Akhila P., Nair, Rajesh, V.J., and L., Gnanappazham, 2018. Morphological and mineralogical features of Juventae Chasma, Mars: Implications for hydration processes. In: proceedings of 5th UGC-SAP DRSII (2013-2018) seminar and talks of the current trends in the earth system sciences, pp.28-33.
  30. Akhila P., Nair, Rajesh, V.J., and L., Gnanappazham, 2018. Spectral and chemical characterization of red sands, Muttom. In: abstracts of the 30th Kerala Science Congress, pp.120.
  31. Thesniya, P. M., Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Olivine rich exposures in the Grimaldi basin on the nearside of the Moon: Implications for lunar endogenic processes. In: abstracts of the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, held at Pasadena, California, U.S., July 14-22, 2018.
  32. Thesniya, P. M., Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Compositional mapping of a previously unidentified localized pyroclastic deposit in the Grimaldi basin. In: Abstracts of the 30th Kerala Science Congress, pp. 121-122, held at Brennan College, Kannur, Kerala, India, 28-30 January 2018.
  33. Thesniya P. M. and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Detection of primary mineral assemblages in the Grimaldi basin on the nearside of the Moon: Implications for the evolution of the lunar crust. A. P. Pradeep Kumar, E. Shaji (Eds) Shear Zones and Crustal Blocks of Southern India vol.5, Proceedings of the 5th UGC-­SAP­-DRS II (2013-2018) & CTESS seminar, Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala, India, ISBN: 978-81-923449-9-7.
  34. Thesniya, P. M., Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Detection of primary mineral assemblages in Grimaldi basin on the nearside of the Moon: Implications for the evolution of the lunar crust. In: proceedings of the 5th UGC-SAP-DRS II (2013-18) conference, vol. 5, pp. 13-19, held at Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala, India, 15-16 Feb’ 2018.
  35. Thesniya, P.M., Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Remote spectral and chemical characterization of Mare basalts in the Grimaldi basin on the nearside of the Moon. In: abstracts of the National Seminar on ‘Advances in Earth and Environmental Sciences’, pp.20, held at Dept. of Geology, the University of Kerala, India, 15 Oct’ 2018.
  36. Saranya, R. C., Thesniya, P. M., Rajesh, V.J., and Sajeev Krishnan, 2018. Chemical and Spectral characterization of chromites from Sittampundi Anorthosite Complex, South India: Implications for remote observations of spinels on Moon. In: abstracts of the NIPR (the Ninth Symposium on Polar Science) 2018, held at National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan, 4-7 Dec’ 2018.
  37. Saranya R Chandran, Asif Iqbal Kakkassery and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Morphology and Mineralogy of Calydon Fossa, Mars: Implications for diverse geological processes. In: proceedings of the National Seminar on ‘Advances in Earth and Environmental Sciences’, pp.19.
  38. Saranya, R. C., Thesniya, P. M., Rajesh, V.J., Ajith, G., 2018. Compositional diversity of lunar magmatic spinels: Implications for endogenic processes. In: Proceedings of the 5th UGC-SAP-DRS II (2013-18) conference, vol. 5, pp. 24-27, held at Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala, India, 15-16 Feb’ 2018.
  39. Jappji, M., Thesniya, P.M and Rajesh, V.J., 2018. Morphological and mineralogical characterization of Das crater on the farside of the Moon. In: abstracts of the National Seminar on ‘Advances in Earth and Environmental Sciences’, pp.22, held at Dept. of Geology, the University of Kerala, India, 15 Oct’ 2018.
  40. Sam Uthup, T., Tsunogae and Rajesh, V.J., 2017. Significance of mafic-ultramafic rocks in Bhavani Shear Zone, South India: Implications for Archean crust-mantle interaction processes. In: abstracts of the Eight Symposium on Polar Science, National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, #00156.
  41. Thesniya, P. M., Rajesh, V.J., 2017. Characterization of Localized pyroclastic deposits in the Grimaldi basin. In: abstracts of the Brainstorming session on ‘Vision and Explorations for Planetary Sciences in Decades 2020-2060’. This was organized by Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, 8-10 Nov’ 2017.
  42. Mahima Singh, Anmol Garg, V.J. Rajesh, K.S. Sajinkumar and S.N. Kumar (2014) Hyperspectral and Geological characteristics of Jarosite in Warkalli Formation, Varkalai, South India: A Probable Terrestrial Analogue to Mars. Abstract submitted to “Workshop on “Mars Orbiter Mission-Data Analysis and Science Plans” PRL, Ahmedabad during 20-21 August, 2014)
  43. K.S. Sajinkumar, V.J. Rajesh, A.S. Arya and S.N. Kumar (2014) A systematic study on the morphological features and landslides on Martian surface with special emphasis on Valles Marineris using MCC and other data of varying resolution and scales. Abstract submitted to “Workshop on “Mars Orbiter Mission-Data Analysis and Science Plans” PRL, Ahmedabad during 20-21 August, 2014)
  44. V.J. Rajesh, S. Arai and M. Santosh (2014) Petrology and Tectonic Significance of Probable NeoArchaean Alaskan Type Ultramafic Rocks in Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone, southern India. Proceedings of the UGC-SAP-DRS II seminar “Shear Zones and Crustal Blocks of Southern India”, Department of Geology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum (29 March 2014)
  45. V.J. Rajesh , S. Arai and M. Santosh (2014) Ultramafic–ultrapotassic rocks and associated mineralization in  Achankovil Suture Zone, southern India. Proceedings of the ‘Mineralia-2014’ National Seminar on Mineral Resources of Kerala, Department of Geology, University of Kerala, Trivandrum (6–8 March 2014)
  46. Mahima Singh, Rajesh V.J., Satadru Bhattacharya, Prakash Chauhan and Gnanappazham, L (2014) Spectral Characteristics of Hydrous sulphate-Phyllosilicate association in Tiruchirapalli, India: Implications to Mars. 18th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS – 2014), Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam (January 29-February 1, 2014)
  47. Rajesh V.J., Tushar Wankhede, Mahima Singh, Arun Prasad (2014) Petrological Characteristics and Spectral Features of Red Sand Beds in southern India: Probable Analogue to Mars. 18th National Space Science Symposium (NSSS – 2014), Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam (January 29-February 1, 2014)
  48. Mahima Singh, Jayant Singhal, Arun Prasad, V.J. Rajesh, L. Gnanappazham (2013). Spectral characterization of hematite from banded iron formation, Singhbhum craton: Astrobiological Implications to Mars. Abstract submitted to National Symposium on Remote Sensing and GIS for environment, 4-6 December 2013, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
  49. V.J. Rajesh, Mahima Singh, Bharathi Kannan, Satadru Bhattacharya, Dwijesh Ray, Prakash Chauhan, L. Gnanappazham (2013). Geological Features of gypsum in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu: Implications for hydration processes on Mars. Paper presented at workshop on Lunar and Mars Geosciences, 30-31 July, 2013, SAC, Ahmedabad.
  50. Mahima Singh, Jayant Singhal, Arun Prasad, V.J. Rajesh, L. Gnanappazham (2013). Spectral characteristics of hematite from banded iron formation, Singhbhum craton: A probable terrestrial analogue site for hematite on Mars. Poster presented at workshop on Mars Orbiter Mission, 26-27 July 2013, PRL, Ahmedabad.
  51. V.J. Rajesh, Mahima Singh, Bharathi Kannan, Satadru Bhattacharya, Dwijesh Ray, Prakash Chauhan, L. Gnanappazham (2013). Spectral and chemical characteristics of gypsum from Permballur, Tamil Nadu: Implications for hydrations processes on Mars. Paper presented at workshop on Mars Orbiter Mission, 26-27 July 2013, PRL, Ahmedabad
  52. V.J. Rajesh and S. Arai (2013). Alaskan-type ultramafic rocks in Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone, Southern India. Paper presented at 100th Indian Science Congress, 3-7 January 2013, Kolkata
  53. V.J. Rajesh, Bharathi Kannan, Satadru Bhattacharya, Prakash Chauhan, L. Gnanappazham (2013). Petrology and Spectral Characteristics of Disseminated Gypsum from Peramballur, Tamil Nadu: Implications for Geological Processes and Life on Mars. Oral presentation at 100th Indian Science Congress, 3-7 January 2013, Kolkata
  54. Bharathi Kannan, V.J. Rajesh, Satadru Bhattacharya, Prakash Chauhan, L. Gnanappazham (2012) Spectral Characteristics of Disseminated Gypsum from Peramballur, Tamil Nadu: A Probable Terrestrial Analogue for Mars hydrous sulphates. National Symposium on Space Technology for Food& Environmental Security and Annual Conventions of Indian Society of Remote Sensing and Indian Society of Geomatics, December 5-7, 2012, New Delhi
  55. Rajesh, V.J. and S. Arai (2012) Alaskan-type ultramafic rocks in Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone, Southern India. Oral presentation at International workshop on Magmatic ore deposits, 1-8 December 2012, Bengaluru.
  56. Tushar Wankhede, Rajesh, V.J. and Abhishek Chhari (2012) A probable Martian analogue site in Muttom in southern India. 39th COSPAR scientific assembly, 14-22 July 2012, Mysore, India.
  57. V.J. Rajesh and S. Arai (2011) Petrogenesis and Tectonic Implciations of Fe-Ti-P Gabbro in Achankovil Shear Zone, Southern India. Oral Presentation at IAGR Annual Convention-2011 and 8th International Symposium on Gondwana to Asia “Supercontinent Dynamics: India and Gondwana” at NGRI, Hyderabad (26-28 August, 2011)
  58. Rajesh, V.J. (2011)A probable terrestrial analogue of Martian sedimentary rocks in southern India. Oral and poster presentation in “Brainstorming Session on Mars Science and Exploration” organized by Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (24-25 March, 2011)
  59. Rajesh, V.J. (2011) Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Alaskan-type ultramafic rocks in Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone, southern India. Oral presentation in A conference on ‘Tectono-thermal evolution of the South Indian Shield’ organized by Dept. of Geology, University of Kerala as a part of the activities related to the UGC-SAP programme (9 March, 2011).
  60. Rajesh, V.J. (2011) Alaskan-type ultramafic rocks in Palghat Cauvery Suture zone, southern India: Petrologic Tectonic and Economic significances. Oral presentation at “23rd Kerala Science Congress” Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam Trivandrum. (29-31 January, 2011)
  61. Rajesh, V.J. (2011) Fe-Ti-P Gabbro in Achankovil Shear Zone, southern India: Implications for intraplate magmatism. Oral presentation at “23rd Kerala Science Congress” Centre for Earth Science Studies, Akkulam Trivandrum. (29-31 January, 2011)
  62. Seo, J., Rajesh, V.J., Choi, S-G. and Oh, C.W. (2010) Petrology of the Singok Ultramafic Bodies in the Hongseong area, Gyeonggi Massif,South Korea. Proceedings of the 20th General meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Budapest, Hungary (21-27 August, 2010)
  63. Rajesh, V.J., Sajeev, K. and Arai, S. (2010) Probable Precambrian oceanic remnants in the Palghat-Cauvery Suture Zone, southern India. Oral Presentation at 7th Annual General Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Hyderabad, India (5-9 July, 2010)
  64. Thanh, N.X., Rajesh, V.J., and Itaya, T. (2010) Igneous stage of chromian spinels from albite porphyroblast-bearing greenschists in Shyok suture zone, Ladakh Himalaya, India. Proceedings of Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2010, Chiba, Japan (23-28 May, 2010)
  65. Oh, C.W., Choi, S-G., Rajesh, V.J., Lee, J., Seo, J., Zhai, M. and Peng, P. (2009) Neoproterozoic tectonic evolution of the Hongseong area, southwestern Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea; implication for the tectonic evolution of Northeast Asia. Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union, 90(52), Fall Meeting San Francisco (December 14-18), Abstract volume.
  66. Rajesh, V.J. and Shoji Arai (2009) Intra-plate Origin of Fe-Ti-P Gabrro in Southern Granulite Terrain, southern India: Evidence for Gondwana break-up related magmatism (??). 6th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam (October 2-6, 2009), IAGR Conference series 8, pp. 10-11.
  67. Thanh, N.X., Rajesh, V.J., Itaya, T and Tu, M.T. (2009) Chemical compositions of chromian spinels and K-Ar geochronology of greenschists in Shyok Suture Zone, Ladakh Himalaya, India: Implications on Tectonic Setting. 6th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam (October 2-6, 2009), IAGR Conference series 8, pp. 49-50.
  68. Rajesh, V.J. and Shoji Arai (2009) Petrogenesis and Tectonic Setting of Alaskan-type Ultramafic Rocks in Neoproterozoic Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone in southern India. Proceedings of 6th Annual General Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore (11-15 August, 2009).
  69. Rajesh, V.J.and Shoji Arai (2009) Genesis of Volatile-rich High-Mg Olivine Cumulates with Low Ni and Cr in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India. Proceedings of Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2009, Chiba, Japan (16-21 May, 2009)
  70. Rajesh, V.J., Arai, S., Santosh, M. and A. Tamura (2008) Petrogenesis of Ultrapotassic Melts and Implications for Extensional Tectonics in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India in 5th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (October 31-November 2, 2008) IAGR Conference series 7, p. 18.
  71. Rajesh, V.J., Choi, S-G., Pak, S.J. and Oh, C.W. (2008) Geochronology and Petrogenesis of Granites with Adakitic Signatures in a Post-Collisional Tectonic Setting, Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea. In 5th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (October 31-November 2, 2008) IAGR Conference series 7, pp. 37-38.
  72. Rajesh, V.J. and Sajeev, K. (2008) Petrology of Ultramafic Rock in Palghat Cauvery Suture Zone, Southern India: Implications on Origin and Tectonic Evolution. In 5th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (October 31-November 2, 2008) IAGR Conference series 7, pp. 25-26.
  73. Oh, C.W., Choi, S., Rajesh, V.J., Lee, J.H., Seo, J.E., Zhai, M., Guo, J. and Peng, P.  (2008). The Neoproterozoic Transition from arc to rift tectonic setting in the Hongseong area, the southwestern part of Gyeonggi Block in South Korea and its meaning to the tectonic evolution of Northeast Asia. In 5th International symposium on Gondwana to Asia, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (October 31-November 2, 2008) IAGR Conference series 7, p. 22.
  74. Rajesh, V.J. and Arai, S. (2008) Genesis of unusual high-Mg low-Ni dunites in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India. In Abstract volume of AGU Chapman Conference on Shallow Mantle Composition & Dynamics 5th International Orogenic Lherzolite Conference Mount Shasta Resort, Mount Shasta, California, USA  (September, 22–26, 2008), pp. 59-60.
  75. Seo, J., Choi, S-G., Rajesh, V.J., Oh, C.W. and Park, J.W. (2008) The post-collisional origin of high Ba-Sr granite and shoshonitic syenite in Hongseong area, South Korea. In Abstracts Volume General contributions to igneous petrology, International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway (August 6-14, 2008), CD volume.
  76. Wee, S-M., Park, J.W., Choi, S-G., Kim, Y-J., Ryu, I-C and Rajesh, V.J. (2007) Early Cretaceous productive and barren granitoids in Gunbuk-Jindong area in Gyeongsang basin, South Korea: Petrogenesis, geochronology and implications for Cu (-Au) mineralization. The 23rd International Applied Geochemistry Symposium (IAGS 2007) Asturias, North-Western Spain in June 2007.
  77. Park, J. W., Choi, S. G., Rajesh, V.J., Ko, E. M. and Chi, S. J. (2007) Geochemical characteristics of productive and barren intrusives in the Geodo area, Taebaeksan Basin, South Korea: implications for adakite magmatism and Fe-Cu(-Au) mineralization. The 23rd International Applied Geochemistry Symposium (IAGS 2007) Asturias, North-Western Spain in June 2007.
  78. Choi, S-G., Rajesh, V.J., Seo, J., Oh, C.W., Kim, S.W., and Park, S.J. (2007) The relationship between tectonics, granitoids and Mesozoic Au-Ag mineralization in the Hongseong Collision Belt, South Korea. The 23rd International Applied Geochemistry Symposium (IAGS 2007) Asturias, North-Western Spain in June 2007.
  79. Rajesh, V.J., Choi, S-G., Seo, J., Oh, C.W. and Kim, S.W. (2007) Petrogenesis and geological significance of ultramafic rocks in Singok within Hongseong belt, Gyeonggi massif, South Korea. Abstract volume of the Annual conference of Korea Society of Economic and Environmental Geology at Kyeongju, South Korea (April 25-27, 2007)
  80. Rajesh, V.J., Oh, C.W., Kim, S.W. and Arai, S. (2006) Petrogenesis and geological significance of ultramafic rocks in Hongseong area, Gyeonggi massif, South Korea. Proceedings volume, 4th International Symposium of Kanazawa University 21st Century COE Program / IICRC Promoting Environmental Research in Pan-Japan Sea Area – Young Researchers’ Network, March 8-10, p. 23-24.
  81. Rajesh, V.J. and Santosh, M. (2005) Siderite in Achankovil Shear Zone, Southern India: A perspective of copious CO2 fluid infiltration along a Late Proterozoic shear zone in Gondwana. Mohanty, S., Chakraborty, P.P., Dhar, Y.R. and Majumder, T. (Editors). Proterozoic System of India: Evolution and Economic Potential. Proceedings of National Seminar, ISM, Dhanbad. Abstract Volume, p. 32.
  82. Seo, J., Choi, S.G., Oh, C.W., Kim, S.W., Rajesh, V.J. and Song, S.H. (2005) Petrogenesis and Metamorphic Evolution of Ultramafic Rocks in Hongseong Area within the Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea. Conference series of International Symposium on Gondwana to Asia: Comparison on the geological evolution of eastern Asia (September 10-12, 2005, Beijing, China), pp. 59-60.
  83. Rajesh, V.J., Arima, M. and Santosh, M. (2004) First report on zirconolite and baddeleyite from Achankovil Shear Zone, South India. Gondwana Research v. 7, pp. 1370-1373.
  84. Rajesh, V.J. and Makoto Arima (2004) Dolomite-phlogopite bearing ultramafic rocks in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India and its implications for deep rooted fluid activity and crust mantle interactions. In Tectonics and Evolution of the Precambrian Southern Granulite Terrain, India & Gondwanian Correlations-Abstracts &Geological Excursion Guide. pp. 92-93.
  85. Rajesh, V.J. and Arima, M. (2002) A First Report of the spinel-quartz assemblage in Achankovil Shear Zone, South India in the Joint Meeting of Earth and Planetary Science (JMEPS) at Tokyo, Japan (May 27- 30, 2002)
  86. Rajesh, V.J., Arima, M. and Santosh, M. (2001a) Geology of Achankovil shear zone, Southern India. Gondwana Research, v. 4, pp. 744- 745.
  87. Rajesh, V.J., Arima, M. and Santosh, M. (2001b) Phlogopite bearing ultramafic rocks in Achankovil Shear Zone, southern India: implications for Crust-Mantle Interaction processes along a Late Proterozoic Suture Zone. Japanese Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists (JAMPEG) Abstracts Volume, p. 223