Earth Science

Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya, North Carolina State University

Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, United States

Earth science is field of research that often uses novel tools to decipher geological, climatological, oceanographic and even biological events and their causes, sometimes in the present but mostly in the past. One such tool comes from space. Extraterrestrial material from meteorites and comets that pass through the inner solar system and accrete onto the Earth over millions of years. These particles, called interplanetary dust particles or IDPs, could help us in gaining incremental knowledge about our inner solar system as well as the Earth.

-Vasantha Kumar

“My research focuses on the earth, although interplanetary dust in ocean mud is a neat tool for deciphering the nature of events in the inner solar system”

“It is not just enough to be involved in science; we must have scientists and stakeholders working together”

Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya is a research scholar and lecturer in North Carolina State University, Raleigh, United States. She completed her PhD from Harvard University, masters from IIT Khargpur and bachelor’s from Presidency College, Kolkata. Apart from being a researcher, she is an active writer working towards generating enthusiasm about natural science among young people and stakeholders. Dr. Bhattacharya has written for a variety of audience, publications and magazines.  In addition, she pursues experimental cooking, writing short-stories, learning new languages and photography.

In this interview, Mr. Vasantha Kumar discusses Dr. Bhattacharya’s research work and its potential applications as well as her interest in science writing.  We thank her for giving us the opportunity to interact with her and know more about her research work.