Dr. Mohammed Rafi G. Sayyed

Associate Professor and Head

Email ID: rafi.sayyed@poonacollege.edu.in

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"

EDUCATION QUALIFICATION:

University of Pune / B.Sc.

June 1981, Pune

University of Pune / M.Sc.

June 1983, Pune

University of Pune / M.Phil.

December 1988, Pune

University of Pune / Ph.D.

January 1997, Pune

 

EXPERIENCE:

Affiliation

Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Camp, Pune 411001/ Head of the Geology Department.

15th July 1983 to PRESENT

AREA OF RESEARCH:

 

Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Palaeoclimatology, Global Climate Change.

 
 

PUBLICATION:

Affiliation

Sayyed M. R. G and Patwardhan A.M. 1992: Petrographic and Geochemical Characteristics of the Kamthi and Maleri Formations, Adilabad and Karimnagar districts (A.P.) Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 39, 129-140 (ISSN 0016-7622).

Sayyed M. R. G. 1993:  Geochemistry of the Gondwana sandstones from the area of Adlibbed and Karimnagar districts (A.P.) Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 42, 585-596. (ISSN 0016-7622).

Sayyed M. R. G. 1995:  Nature and Palaeoweathering of Source rocks and Palaeoclimates for the Gondawana sandstones from the area of Adilabad and Karimnagar districts (A.P.) Jour. Geol. Soc. India, 46, 631-635. (ISSN 0016-7622).

Sayyed M. R. G., Hundekari S.M. (2006): Preliminary comparison of ancient bole beds and modern soils developed upon the Deccan volcanic basalts around Pune (India): Potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Quaternary International,  156–157, 189–199 (Elsevier)

Ghosh Prosenjit. Sayyed M. R. G., Islam R., Hundekari S. M., (2006): Inter-basaltic clay (bole bed) horizons from Deccan traps of India: Implications for palaeo-weathering and palaeo-climate during Deccan volcanism. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 242, 90–109 (Elsevier)

Sayadi M.H , Sayyed, M. R. G, Saptarshi, P.G. (2008) An assessment of the Chitgar River sediments for the short term accumulation of the heavy metals (Cr, Co, Cd, Cu, Pb, Ni and Zn) from Tehran, Iran. Pollution Research, Vol. 27(4), pp. 627-634.  (ISSN: 02578050)

Sayadi, M. H., Sayyed, M. R. G, Shabani, N. (2009) Quantification of heavy metal pollutants in the Surface soils of Chitgar industrial area (Tehran, Iran) with spatial references to their spatial pattern. Pollution Research Vol. 28 (3), pp. 1-8. (ISSN: 02578050)

Sayadi M. H., Sayyed, M. R. G, Suyash Kumar (2010) Short-term accumulative signatures of heavy metals (Co, Cd and Pb) in river bed sediments, Chitgar industrial area, Tehran, Iran, Environ. Monit Assess. Vol. 162, pp. 465–473.  DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-0810-3.(Springer)

Sayyed, M. R. G. and Sayadi, M.H. (2011). Variations in the heavy metal accumulations within the surface soils from the Chitgar industrial area of Tehran. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 1(1), pp 36-46. (ISSN 2220-8860)

Sarkar, P. K., Sayyed, M.R G., Hundekari, S. M., Mude, S. N. and Ukey, M. (2011) Deformed and dragged red bole horizon near Pune, Maharashtra. Current Science, 100 (10), 1488-1489 (ISSN: 0011-3891).

Sayadi, M. H., Sayyed M. R. G. (2011). Comparative assessment of baseline concentration of the heavy metals in the soils of Tehran (Iran) with the comprisable reference data. Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 63 (6), pp. 1179-1188, DOI: 10.1007/s12665-010-0792-z (Springer)

Sayyed M. R. G. and Wagh G. S. (2011) An assessment of groundwater quality for agricultural use: a case study from solid waste disposal site SE of Pune, India. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 1(3-4), pp. 195-201. (ISSN 2220-8860)

Sayyed M. R. G., Wagh G. S. and Supekar, A. (2013) Assessment of impact on the groundwater quality due to urbanization by hydrogeochemical facies analysis in SE part of Pune city, India, Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Vol.  3(2), pp. 148-159 (ISSN 2220-8860)

Wagh G. S. and Sayyed, M. R. G. (2013) Assessment of Macro and Micronutrients in Soils from Panvel Area, Maharashtra, India. Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, Volume 3 (1): 72-78. (ISSN 2249 0256)

Wagh G. S. Chavhan D. M. and Sayyed M. R. G. (2013) Physicochemical Analysis of Soils from Eastern Part of Pune City. Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, Volume 3 (1): 93-99 (ISSN 2249 0256)

Sayyed M. R. G., Mansoori Moghaddam S. and Jaybhaye R. G. (2013) SWOT Analysis of Tandooreh National Park (NE Iran) for Sustainable Ecotourism. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 3(4): 296-305 (ISSN 2220-8860)

Sayyed M. R. G. and Wagh G. S. (2013) Evaluation of groundwater pollution sources in Pune metropolitan city (India) by using major ion chemistry. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary 1(16), 399-420. ISSN : 2319 – 2801.

Wagh G.S, Sayyed M.R.G and , Sayadi M. H. (2014) Evaluating groundwater pollution using statistical analysis of hydrochemical data: A case study from southeastern part of Pune metropolitan city (India) International Journal Of Geomatics and Geosciences 4(3), 456-476. (ISSN : 0976 – 4380)  

Wagh G.S, Sayyed M.R.G (2014) An assessment of the temporal variations in the intensity of the ground water pollution from southeast part of Pune city (India). Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1(19): 204- 217. (ISSN : 2319 – 2801).

Bhat, F., Mahajan, D. M., Sayyed, M. R. G., Bhat, A. Patil, R. M. 2014. Assessment of floristic diversity in north Lolab valley, (Kupwara, Kashmir Himalaya) India. In Sustainable Energy Development and Environment Systems (Vol. II - Environment) National Conference at Haribhai V. Desai College, Pune (India) 31-41. (ISBN : 978-93-83414-18-5).

Bhat, F., Mahajan, D. M., Sayyed, M. R. G., Bhat, A. Patil, R. M. 2014. Ethno-Medicinal survey of North Kashmir Himalaya – a case study of Lolab valley (J&K), India. Eco. Env. & Cons. 20 (1): 59-71, (ISSN 0971–765X).

Sayyed M. R. G. (2014) Flood basalt hosted palaeosols: Potential palaeoclimatic indicators of global climate change. Geoscience Frontiers 5:791-799, DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2013.08.005 ((Elsevier, ISSN: 1674-9871).

Sayyed M.R.G., Pardeshi, R. G. and Islam, R. (2014) Palaeoweathering characteristics of an intra-basaltic red bole of the Deccan Flood Basalts near Shrivardhan of western coast of India. J. Earth Syst. Sci. 123 (7): 1717–1728 (Springer).

Sayyed M. R. G. (2014). Textural Control on the Weathering of Basic Igneous Rocks: A Micro-morphological Approach, Clay Research, 33(1):26-35, ISSN: 0255-7193.

M. R. G. Sayyed (2014). Lithological control on the mobility of elements during chemical weathering. Comunicações Geológicas, 101(1): 63-69. ISSN: 0873-948X; e-ISSN: 1647-581X.

Sangpal, R. R., Kulkarni, U. D. and Sayyed, M. R. G. (2014) Impact of Point and Non-point Sources of Pollution on Drinking Water Quality within Yeshwantsagar Reservoir (Ujjani Dam), District Solapur, Maharashtra (India) International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3(4): 236-242.

Rashid Asifa, Sayyed, M. R. G. and Bhat, Fayaz. A. (2015) The dynamic response of Kolohai Glacier to climate change. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 5(1): 1-6

Wagh, G. S., Sayyed, M. R. G. and Sayadi M. H. (2015). Seasonal variations in the ground water quality form the area surrounding the solid waste disposal site from the Pune city (India). Journal of International Academic Research for Multidisciplinary, 2(12): 403-410, ISSN: 2320-5083.

Bhat, F., Mahajan, D. M., Sayyed, M. R. G., Bhat, A. 2015. Phytosciological measurements and vegetation analysis along an altitudinal gradient of Lolab valley (Kashmir Himalaya, India)  WCS’s National Journal of Interdisciplinary Research 1(1): 1-13

Craig, P., Chevrier, V., Sayyed, M. R. G. and Islam, R. (2017). Spectral analysis of Deccan intrabasaltic bole beds: Implications for the formation and alteration of phyllosilicates on Mars. Planetary and Space Science, 135:55–63 (0032-0633).

Sayadi, M. H., Rezaei, A. and Sayyed, M. R. G. (2017) Grain size fraction of heavy metals in soil and their relationship with land use. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 7(1):1-11

Sayyed, M. R. G (2019). Phytolith analysis of intrabasaltic palaeosols (bole beds) from the Deccan volcanic province of western India. Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 9(1): 14-23. ISSN 2220­8860.

 
 
MISCELLANEOUS:

 

Leadership in International Conferences

  1. Convener for the symposium SES-03: intrabasaltic sediments and weathering horizons as monitors of climate change” along with Dr. Mike Windowson Open University, Milton Keynes, UK) in the 33rd International Geological Congress (August 2008) Oslo, Norway.

  2. Convener for the session 7i: Rates and mechanisms of erosion and weathering processes- From experiments to models along with F. Chabaux, (University of Strasbourg and CNRS, Strasbourg, France); S. Brantley (Pennsylvania State University, USA) and Y. Godderis (LMTG Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France) at the Goldschmidt 2009 to be held in Switzerland, June 21 to 26, 2009.

  3. Main Convener for the session Monitoring and remediation of surface and groundwater contamination due to natural and anthropogenic sources along with Prof. N. J. Pawar at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society in Singapore, August 11 to 15, 2009.

  4. Convener for the session Indicators of climatic changes in saprolite, paleosols, polygenetic soils, and soil sediments along with Daniela Sauer (Germany) and Birgit Terhorst (Germany) at the INQUA 2011 Congress  held in Bern ( Switzerland) during  20th July – 27th July, 2011.

  5. Convener for the Session 7d “records of climate change from terrestrial archives: paleosols and loess” along with Martine Gerard (IMPMC, Paris) at the 22nd V.M. Goldschmidt 2012 Conference held from June 24th  to June 29th, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  6. Convener for the session 3.3 Monsoons, droughts and extreme weather events: deciphering climate variability from the geological record along with Jonathan Nott (Australia) and James Shulmeister (Australia) at the 34th International Geological Congress held in Brisbane (Australia) during August 2012.

  7. Convener for the session Paleosols and Pedosedimentary Sequences for Understanding Impacts of Climatic Changes along with Dr. Alexander Makeev (Moscow University, Russia) at the 30th World Congress of Soil; Science held in Jeju (Korea) during June 2014.

  8. Advocate for the session Deep time Paleosols and sediments from the boundary events (Flood basalt eruptions and Bolide impacts): Their applications and limitations as geological proxies in understanding the Paleo-Environmental conditions during the Mass extinctions (Session No. T:197) along with Professor Kunio Kaiho (Japan) during Geological Society of America Annual meeting to be held in Vancouver (Canada) during October 2014.

  9. Lead Convener for the session Interpreting terrestrial palaeoclimates with the help of palaeosols and palaeoweathering profiles along with Daniela Sauer (Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany) and Dr. Alexander Makeev (Moscow University, Russia) during INQUA Congress 2015 held in Nagoya (Japan) during 26th July – 2nd August 2015.

  10. Convener for the session Palaeosols, palaeoweathering profiles and polygenetic soils indicators of climate change along with Dr. Alexander Makeev (Moscow University, Russia) and D. M. Banerjee during 35th International Geological congress held in Cape Town (South Africa) during 27th August- 4th September 2016.

  11. Advocate for the session Deciphering Climate Change and Climate Variability in the Geologic Record Using Palaeosols, Loess, Palaeoweathering Profiles, Pedosedimentary Sequences, and Polygenetic Soils: Their Applications and Limitations as Terrestrial Proxies in Understanding Impacts of Climatic Changes. (Session No. T:169) during Geological Society of America Annual meeting to be held in Seattle (USA) during 22-25 October 2017.

Research Guide

      1. Ph.D Guide recognized by Savitribai Phule Pune University in the subject of Geology.

      2. Ph.D Guide recognized by Savitribai Phule Pune University in the subject of Environmental Sciences

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