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Ratan Mohapatra - Science & Mass Spectrometry

  1. 1. Ratan K. Mohapatra, Ph.D. Research Scientist & Mass Spectrometry Specialist Highly adaptive scientific researcher specializing in mass spectrometry and scientific programming. More than 15 years of professional experience from premier scientific institutions in Canada, Germany, India and the United Kingdom. Proven track record of innovative analytical developments in mass spectrometry, ultrahigh vacuum applications to deliver “out of the box” solutions to routine and exceptional challenges of scientific research. Rich skills of statistical and scientific evaluation of research findings and interpretation in the perspective of a “bigger picture”. Proactive, detail oriented, collaborative with a strong background of original contributions to address outstanding issues as demonstrated by well-cited (h-index: 12) peer-reviewed scientific publications. 1.613.440.1603 Nepean, Ontario K2G 4R1 ratan_m@outlook.com linkedin.com/in/ratan2011 researcherid.com/rid/A-3512-2009 researchgate.net/profile/Ratan_Mohapatra
  2. 2. July 3, 2014                                          Ratan Mohapatra | Page 2 of 5    SKILLS & INTERESTS: Mass Spectrometry & Scientific Research:  Magnetic Sector . Time of Flight . Quadrupole  Resonance Ionization . Cryogenics . Laser Ablation . Resistance and. RF heating  Developing state of the art ultra high vacuum (UHV) sample preparation systems to address specific needs and goals of scientific research  Computer aided technical drawing . Computer programming for statistical analysis, evaluation and modelling of experimental data  Translating scientific challenges to viable experimental projects  Professional writing and presentation Computers and programming:  (Visual) BASIC . Macro based programming in EXCEL VBA . FORTRAN, C, Java  Linux . Macintosh . UNIX . Windows . Virtual OS using VMWare and ORACLE Virtual Box  Remote Desktop using Team Viewer and LogMeIn  HTML, Apache – MySQL– PHP database development  Adobe Dreamweaver . Fireworks . Flash . Illustrator . Photoshop Personal Interests: Computer Technologies . DSLR Photography . Photo Journalism . Web development . Graphic Designing . Volunteering for charity and helping small scale business [http://ratan.visiontech4u.ca ] EXPERIENCE: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario 2006 to 2014 Research Associate Environmental Research and Management  Managed a state-of-the-art Environmental Research Laboratory with multi-million dollar research grants and a diversity of scientific projects such as Geological site characterisation for toxic and nuclear waste disposal, Ground water studies, Monitoring low level tritium in environmental samples, Mapping pollution in ground water, soil and organic materials, Study samples from NASA’s Stardust space mission to understand the evolution of comets  Operation, Troubleshoot, Maintenance of MAP 215-50 and HELIX SFT noble gas mass spectrometers . VG and SRS Residual Gas Analysers . Developed ultra-high vacuum (~10-10 atm) sample preparation systems  Developed analytical protocols for applying helium as a tracer in geological and environmental samples for uranium exploration, dating cave deposits to address paleoclimatology issues, and other environmental studies
  3. 3. July 3, 2014                                          Ratan Mohapatra | Page 3 of 5    University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom 2002 to 2006 Research Associate Earth and Planetary Science Research  Collaborated with colleagues to develop a unique time of flight mass spectrometer for low (~1000 atoms) level measurement of xenon isotopes applying laser ablation, cryogenic and resonance ionization techniques  Developed a high efficiency UHV sample preparation system for the extraction and analysis of xenon from single grains of interstellar dust (~2 micro meter in diameter) to address outstanding scientific issues regarding the origin and evolution of Solar System and stars  Sample preparation in an ultraclean laboratory environment . Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy and X ray diffraction for sample characterization  Studied interstellar particles (~2 µm) and meteorites from Mars and other Solar System objects to understand the origin and evolution of starts and planets Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany 2000 to 2002 Guest Scientist Earth and Planetary Science Research  Studied interstellar particles and meteorites from Mars and materials from Earth’s mantle to understand the origin and evolution of stars and planets . Cosmochemical modelling  Developed a rare kind of analytical facility that allowed the analysis of nitrogen and noble gas isotopes in the same experiment  MAP 215-50 noble gas mass spectrometer Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India 1993 to 2000 Research Scholar and Post-doctoral Fellow Earth and Planetary Science Research Doctoral and post-doctoral research . Analytical developments in mass spectrometry and computer programming EDUCATION: 1999, Doctor of Philosophy, Geology, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India 1993, Masters of Science, Applied Geology, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India 1989, Bachelor of Science, Geology, Physics & Mathematics, Berhampur University, India SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS: Citation Metrics courtesy http://www.researcherid.com/
  4. 4. July 3, 2014                                          Ratan Mohapatra | Page 4 of 5    KEY SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS Analytical developments: Crowther S., Mohapatra R.K., Turner G., Blagburn D.J., Kehm K. & Gilmour J.D. (2008) Characteristics and applications of RELAX, an ultrasensitive resonance ionization mass spectrometer for xenon. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 23(7), 938-947. Interstellar grains: Kehm K., Crowther S., Gilmour, J.D., Mohapatra R.K. & Hohenberg C.M. (2009) Upper limit concentrations of trapped xenon in individual interplanetary dust particles from the stratosphere. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44, 249-259. Ott U., Altmaier M., Herpers U., Kuhnhenn J., Merchel S., Michel R. and Mohapatra R.K. (2005) Spallation recoil II: Xenon evidence for young SiC grains. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 40,1635- 1652. Koscheev A.P., Gromov M.D., Mohapatra R.K. & Ott U. (2001) History of trace gases in presolar diamonds inferred from ion implantation experiments. Nature, 412, 615-617. Environmental Geochemistry: Clark ID, Al T, Jensen M, Kennell L, Mazurek M, Mohapatra R, Raven KG. (2013) Paleozoic-aged brine and authigenic helium preserved in an Ordovician shale aquiclude. Geology, 41(9), 951–954. Mantle Geochemistry: Mohapatra R.K., Harrison D., Ott U., Gilmour J.D. & Trieloff M. (2009) Noble gas and nitrogen isotopic components in Oceanic Island Basalts. Chemical Geology, 266, 29-37. Mohapatra R.K. & Honda M. (2006) “Recycled” volatiles in mantle derived diamonds- evidences from nitrogen and noble gas isotopic data. Earth Planetary Science Letters, 252, 215-219. Mohapatra R.K. & Murty S.V.S. (2004) Nitrogen isotopic composition of the MORB mantle- a reevaluation. Geochemistry Geophysics & Geosystems, 5, Q01001. Mohapatra R.K. (2004) Nitrogen isotopes in mantle-derived diamonds: indications of a ‘multicomponent’ structure. Current Science, 87, 1577-1580. Mohapatra R.K. & Murty S.V.S. (2002) Nitrogen and noble gas isotopes in mafic and ultramafic inclusions in the alkali basalts from Kutch and Reunion- implications for their mantle sources. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 20, 867-877. Mohapatra R.K. & Murty S.V.S. (2000) Search for the Mantle nitrogen in the ultramafic xenoliths from San Carlos, Arizona. Chemical Geology, 164, 305-320. Mohapatra R. K. & Murty S. V. S. (2000) Origin of air-like noble gases in oceanic basalts. Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 1583-1586. Mohapatra R.K., Murty S.V.S. & Pande K. (1999) Nitrogen and light noble gases in mantle xenoliths from Kutch and a dunite from Reunion. In: Subbarao K.V. (Ed) Deccan Volcanic Province, Geol. Soc. India Mem., 43 (2), 903-910, Bangalore, India. Mohapatra R.K., Murty S.V.S. & Pande K. (1997) Noble gases in mantle xenoliths from San Carlos, Arizona. In Rare Gas Geochemistry: Applications in Earth and Environmenta Sciences, edited by H.S. Virk, pp. 9-16, Guru Nanak Dev University Press, Amritsar, lndia. Mars and martian meteorites: Mohapatra R.K., Schwenzer S.P., Herrmann S., Murty S.V.S., Ott U. & Gilmour J.D. (2009) Noble gases and nitrogen in Martian meteorites Dar al Gani 476, Sayh al Uhaymir 005 and Lewis Cliff 88516: EFA and extra neon. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Act, 73, 1505-1522. Schwenzer S.P., Fritz J., Stoffler D., Trieloff M., Amini M., Greshake A., Herrmann S., Herwig K., Jochum K.P., Mohapatra R.K., Stoll, B. & Ott U. (2008) Helium loss from Martian meteorites mainly induced by shock metamorphism: Evidence from new data and a literature compilation. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 43, 1841-1859. Schwenzer S.P., Herrmann S., Mohapatra R.K., & Ott U. (2006) "Noble gases in mineral separates from three shergottites: Shergotty, Zagami, and EETA 79001. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 42, 387-412. Mohapatra R.K. (2004) Understanding Mars from meteorites- the nitrogen and noble gas perspective. Current Science, 86, 1499-1505. Mohapatra R.K. & Murty S.V.S. (2003) Precursors of Mars- constraints from nitrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions of martian meteorites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 38, 225-241. Murty S.V.S. & Mohapatra R.K. (1997) Nitrogen and heavy Noble gases in ALH84001: signatures of ancient Martian atmosphere. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 61, 5417-5428. Goswami J.N., Sinha N., Murty S.V.S., Mohapatra R.K. & Clement C.J. (1997) Nuclear tracks and light noble gases in Allan Hills 84001: Preatmospheric size, fall characteristics, cosmic ray exposure duration and formation age. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 32, 91-96.
  5. 5. July 3, 2014                                          Ratan Mohapatra | Page 5 of 5    SCIENTIFIC TALKS: 2012: 22nd Goldschmidt Conference, Montréal, Canada: Estimation of He Diffusion Coefficients in Low Permeability Sedimentary Rocks 2009: Invited Talk at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India: Signatures of ancient Martian crust in Nakhla & Monitoring and managing radioactive pollutants on our planet 2005: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.: Xenon in Yamato 000593 & NWA 817- nakhlites from two diverse terrestrial environments 2004: Invited Talk at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad: Understanding Mars from meteorites 2002: Invited Talk at Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques, Nancy, France: Precursors of Mars- inferences from nitrogen and oxygen isotopic compositions of martian meteorites 2002: 12th Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland: Nitrogen in the OIB-Mantle 2001: 64th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Rome, Italy: Precursors of Mars-Clues from nitrogen and oxygen isotopes 2000: Paneth Colloquium, Nördlingen, Germany: Precursors of Mars: Stable and radiogenic isotopic constraints 1998: Invited Talk at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, San Diego, California, U. S. A.: Nitrogen isotopic composition of Earth's mantle-inferences from simultaneous nitrogen and noble gas isotopic study of mantle-derived materials 1998: Invited Talk at University of California, Los Angeles, California, U. S. A.: Nitrogen in Earth's mantle-implications for mantle geochemistry