Benjamin R. Fosu

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Research Scientist (PRP)

Postdoctoral Scientist

Current research and/or projects

Research, development and application of the clumped isotope thermometry


Research and/or project statements

Prasanna K; Ghosh P; Eagle RA; Tripati A; Kapur VV; Feeney RF; Fosu BR; Divya M. 2021. Temperature Estimates of Lower Miocene (Burdigalian) Coastal Water of Southern India Using a Revised Otolith “Clumped” Isotope Paleothermometer. Geochem, Geophys, Geosyst. 22 (12), e2020GC009601.

D.A., Yakovlev, S.I., Kostrovitsky, B.R., Fosu, I.V., Ashchepkov. 2021. Diamondiferous kimberlites from recently explored Upper Muna field (Siberian craton): petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry insights. Geol Soc, London, Spec. Pub, 513.

Fosu, B.R., Ghosh P., Weisenberger, TB., Spurgin, S., Viladkar, SG. 2021. A triple oxygen isotope perspective on the origin, evolution, and diagenetic alteration of carbonatites. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 299, 52-68.

Fosu, B.R., Subba, R., Peethambaran, R., Bhattacharya, S.K., Ghosh, P., 2020. Technical Note: Developments and Applications in Triple Oxygen Isotope Analysis of Carbonates. ACS Earth Sp. Chem. 4, 702–710. doi:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00330

Pramanik, C., Chatterjee, S., Fosu, B.R., Ghosh, P., 2020. Isotopic fractionation during acid digestion of calcite: A combined ab initio quantum chemical simulation and experimental study. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 34, 1–12. doi:10.1002/rcm.8790

Fosu, B.R., Ghosh, P., Viladkar, S.G., 2020. Clumped isotope geochemistry of carbonatites in the north-western Deccan igneous province: Aspects of evolution, post-depositional alteration and mineralisation. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 274, 118–135. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.01.020

Ghosh, P., Fosu, B.R., 2019. Clumped Isotope Thermometry and its Application in Geoscience Research, in: Eglington, B., Fayek, M., Kyser, K.T. (Eds.), Applied Isotope Geochemistry: Topics in Mineral Sciences. Mineralogical Association of Canada, Vancouver BC, p. 200.

Fosu, B.R., Ghosh, P., Mishra, D., Banerjee, Y., K, P., Sarkar, A., 2019. Acid digestion of carbonates using break seal method for clumped isotope analysis. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 33, 203–214. doi:10.1002/rcm.8304

Fosu, B.R., Ghosh, P., Chew, D.M., Viladkar, S.G., 2019. Composition and U—Pb ages of apatite in the Amba Dongar carbonatite–alkaline complex, India. Geol. J. 54, 3438–3454. doi:10.1002/gj.3350

Education and awards

PhD. Geochemistry, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), 2020

BSc. Earth Science, University of Ghana, 2013

Key publications

Fosu BR, Jautzy JJ, Yong W, Secco RA. 2023. Introducing the “Franken‐Kiel” Carbonate Device: First Application to Δ47‐T Calibrations of Calcite and Dolomite. Geochem, Geophys, Geosys 24 (10), e2023GC011047

Research facility

490 rue de la Couronne
Québec, QC G1K 9A9


European Association of Geochemistry

The Geochemical Society

Society of Petroleum Engineers




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