Texas Tech University

Dr. Sankar Chatterjee

Paul Whitfield Horn Professor
Curator of Paleontology and Director of Antarctic Research Center, Museum of Texas Tech University

Email: sankar.chatterjee@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-4590

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: J17 Museum of Texas Tech and 211 Science Building

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

ORCID ID#0000-0002-1065-0782

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Sankar Chatterjee


  • B.Sc. Geology , Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 1962
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology , Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 1964
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, London University, London, 1967-68
  • Ph.D. Geology, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India 1970
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, 1977-78


  • Origin, evolution and functional anatomy
  • Systematics of Mesozoic vertebrates, Evolution and biomechanics of vertebrate flights
  • Ontogeny and phylogeny of birds, Heterochrony and evolution
  • Plate tectonics and paleobiogeography, KT mass extinction
  • Shiva Crater and Deccan volcanism, Cranial kinesis of birds
  • Evolution of archosaur brain and intelligence


  • GEOL 2401 - Historical Geology
  • GEOL 1350 - History of Life

Synergistic Activities

  • Curator, Paleontology Division, Museum of Texas Tech University
  • Director, Antarctic Research Center, Museum of Texas Tech University