Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX)
1. Application of laser fluorination system to measure the 3-O isotopes of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial materials to classify the new meteorites, understand the processes happened in the solar nebula and/or on the parent bodies.
2. Application of silicon isotopes to bridge three interrelated research areas including evolution and differentiation of the Earth, meteoritics and impact hydrothermal mineralization.
3. To develop macro-/micro-analytical protocols to be used for comprehending the cosmochemical and geochemical processes that causes agreement or disagreement in geochemical and isotopic features of meteorites and rocks.
4. The CO2 Clumped isotope geothermometry to constrain the temperatures of ocean and carbonate formation at subsurface levels; special emphasis is on application of these isotopologues to carbonaceous meteorites (e.g., Tagish Lake) to constrain the surface temperatures and composition of water at planetary bodies that potentially have caused the aqueous alteration processes
Ali, A., and Srinivasan G. (2011) Chromatographic separation technique for high precision 142Nd/144Nd and 143Nd/144Nd isotopic measurements of Standards by Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry. V. 299, p. 27-34, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (doi: 10.1016/j.ijms.2010.09.014).
Sahoo, Y., Nakai, S. and Ali, A. (2006) Modified ion exchange separation for tungsten isotopic measurements from kimberlite samples using multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The Analyst, V.131, p. 434-439.
Ali, A., Nakamura, E. and Yamamoto, H. (2002) Sm-Nd mineral ages of pegmatite veins and their host rocks from Chilas Complex, N. Pakistan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, V.21, No.3, p. 331-339.
Zafar, M., Murata, M., Ali, A., Jabeen, I., Khan, T., Ozawa, H. and Nishimura, H. (2001) Oxygen Isotope compositions of Miocene Garam Chashma leucogranites, North Pakistan, Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, V. 96, No. 5, p. 197-204.
Srinivasan G., Ali, A., Jabeen, I. and Srinivasan S. (2011) Ba isotope composition of Tagish Lake meteorite. 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, #1953.
Srinivasan G. and Ali, A. (2010) Ba Isotope abundances in Bulk meteorite Samples. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society at New York City, USA, #5344.
Jabeen, I., Ali, A., and Srinivasan G. (2010) Determination of Gd and Sm isotopic composition in rock samples using TIMS: Applications for cosmic ray produced secondary neutron capture. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society at New York City, USA, #5328.
Ali, A., and Srinivasan G. (2009) High Precision 142Nd/144Nd and 143Nd/144Nd Isotope Ratio Measurements in Rock Samples. Joint Assembly, American Geophysical Union (AGU) at Toronto, Canada.
Ali, A., Nakai, S., Bell, K., and Sahoo, Y. (2008) Tungsten isotope study of natrocarbonatite lavas from Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, V. 72, No. 12S, A15.
Ph.D. in Isotope Geochemistry, University of Okayama (Supervised by Dr. Eizo Nakamura)
M.Phil. in Surface Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University
M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University
B.Sc. (Chemistry & Biology), Government College University
Awards & Scholarships
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology of Japan Scholarship for PhD Research
University Grants Commission Scholarship for M.Phil. Research
Graduate Student Award