Dr. Amol Dayanand Sawant

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften -
    Strukturgeologie & Tektonik

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie,
    Campus Süd

    Adenauerring 20a
    76131 Karlsruhe

Dr. Amol Dayanand Sawant

Research areas

  • Structural geology
  • Numerical modelling
  • Elemental cycling of the Earth (e.g., restrictions due to exhumed ultra-high pressure rocks from paleo-sutures/subduction zones)
  • Improving workflows for reservoir modelling
  • Hydrogen in the lithosphere


  • Collaboration in the KIT geothermal project Gecko
  • Collaboration in the German-Egyptian project GeoDes


  • Supervision of field courses for master's students at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Igneous petrogenesis laboratory course for Master students
  • Mathematics course for higher secondary students
  • Optical microscopy, SEM, EBSD, EPMA, LA-ICP-MS
  • MATLAB, Petrel



PhD in Geosciences at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Thesis title: Strike-slip tectonics along a Kraton-Mobile belt contact: structure, metamorphism, geochronology and gravity on the border between Eastern Ghats Province and Rengali Province, India
Supervision: Prof. Saibal Gupta (IIT Kharagpur) and Prof. William K. Mohanty (IIT Kharagpur)


BSc honours and MSc (a five-year integrated course) in Applied Geology at Geosciences at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Master Thesis Title: Search for terrestrial Mars Analogs-the example of Kutch, Deccan Volcanic Province, India.
Supervision: Prof. Saibal Gupta (IIT Kharagpur) and Mr. Satadru Bhattacharya (Indian Space Research Organization-Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad)


Peer-Review Publications

Refining workflow for obtaining subseismic-scale fracture density along scan lines (P10) in reservoir analogs
Sawant, A. D.; Allgaier, F.; Busch, B.; Hilgers, C.
2021, September 22. GeoKarlsruhe (DGGV 2021), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 19–24, 2021
Crustal-scale fluid flow across a craton-mobile belt strike-slip contact
Sawant, A. D.; Gupta, S.; Mohanty, W. K.
2020. 36th International Geological Congress (2021), New Delhi, India, August 16–21, 2021
The Rauer–Rengali connection in the Indo-Antarctica amalgam: evidence from structure, metamorphism and geochronology
Sawant, A. D.; Gupta, S.; Clark, C.; Misra, S.
2017. Special publications / the Geological Society, London, 457 (1), 171–196. doi:10.1144/SP457.9
The Northern Margin of the Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt: Evidence for Strike-Slip Tectonics Along a Craton-Mobile Belt Boundary
Gupta, S.; Dobe, R.; Sawant, A. D.; Misra, S.; Mohanty, W. K.
2020. Structural Geometry of Mobile Belts of the Indian Subcontinent. Ed.: T. Biswal, 153–174, Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-40593-9_7